5.1 or 6.1?


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Username: Dangler88

Post Number: 6
Registered: Oct-04
Hello all,
I am wondering if I will notice much difference running six speakers instead of five. My system consists of
H/K AVR 230
Athena AS-B2 mains
AS-C1 Centre
S5 rear surrounds

I am thinking of running an AS-R1 centre rear surround. The channel is there on the receiver, but will I notice much difference? Is my receiver upgradable to 7.1 and if so how? I appreciate any help or opinions.

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Username: Shantao

Post Number: 58
Registered: Apr-04
Hi Derek;

honestly, adding the extra rear speaker, while nice, adds little over a properly set up 5.1 system.

There are very few disks that have the 6.1 encoding.

A properly set up 6.1 will add a little smoother surround with complex sound effects. But again, a well set up 5.1 set up is fantastic, and I personally wouldn't spend the money again for the 6th speaker were I to do it over.

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Username: Dangler88

Post Number: 7
Registered: Oct-04
Thanks, perhaps I'll just wait and enjoy my system the way it is for now. Maybe upgrade to 7.1 in a few years.
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