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    6.1 Speakers on 7.1 Receiver?

    Maybe this is a dumb newbie question, but can one run 6.1 on a 7.1 receiver? I'm thinking specifically about the Yamaha 657, if that makes a difference. I'm thinking about getting the Yammy and also thinking I may want a set of matched speakers (I currently have Cambridge Model 6 fronts and Yammy NS-AC3 and NS-A770 center and surrounds, respectively) and many speaker sets now are 6.1. I know I need a sub. I guess another possibility would be to pick up a pair of Yammy NS speakers, and a sub, though I don't know if current NS speakers would be matched with my 8 year-old ones. Thanks for your input. Also, any recommendations for sub $500 HT speaker sets would be welcome. I don't think SWMBO will let me go above $900-1000 on HT equip @ one time

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    Quote Originally Posted by reschaff
    .....can (I) run 6.1 on a 7.1 receiver?
    Short answer: Yes, you absolutely can without any problem. And Yes, you need a sub.

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    Yeah, you can do it. You wire the positive lead from one of the back surround channels to the positive terminal of the back speaker, and the negative lead to the other channel.
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    You connect your single SB speaker to the LEFT SB speaker output on your AVR

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.J.
    You connect your single SB speaker to the LEFT SB speaker output on your AVR
    This is your best bet, also it's what your manual will say to do. It will sound fine.
    You will need a sub for HT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMichael
    This is your best bet, also it's what your manual will say to do. It will sound fine.
    You will need a sub for HT.
    HUH???

    I gotta sub already.

    R U on that snot again.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.J.
    HUH???

    I gotta sub already.

    R U on that snot again.....
    Sorry, I was quoting you but talking to the OP.

    Hope you don't feel left out.
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    What's SWMBO?

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    reschaff- you should be fine running 6.1 channels on the 657. I have the 657 and I'm very happy with it. Try not and pay the regular $499 price for it. You should be able to get it for about $420 or so. There's even some authorized online dealers that have it for about $400. Saw a few this week, but forgot exactly what sites (I know, not much of a help there).

    Not many sub $500 speaker set-ups that many would be happy with. Even $1K is tight with a decent sub. Good subs are usually around $400 at the cheapest. Then a few hundred for fronts and that only leaves you with a little cash for the rest. It's best to build slowly but surely. I (and I've seen others write this, too) recommend going the route of buying 2 front speakers and a matching center right off the bat (those are the ones that need to match for sure). Then save some more cash, or spread it out a bit and it doesn't look like as big of a purchase to your wife. I feel the same way sometimes- it's weird I feel bad spending $1500 at one time, but if it's 3 different purchases of $500, it seems better to me. Anyway, buying the fronts and the center first allows you to get better quality equipment (if that's what you want). Then you can finish up the rest of your HT in the future. Some people even buy more inexpensive fronts and eventually move them to the surrounds.

    You have a great start by looking at the Yamaha receiver.

    Good luck and enjoy!

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    Seeing as you already have Cambridge mains, maybe you should look into Cambridge speakers for the surrounds & front. It's better to have a matched set. Here is a link to some of there pakages.

    http://www.cambridgesoundworks.com/s...ry=spk_package

    If you add a 5.1 package to the 2 you have you'll end up with 7.1.
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