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Old 01-18-2015, 07:22 PM   #1  
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Bought a house that had a Bose system that was "professionally" installed. When they moved, they took the sub, the Bose receiver and front speakers.

So here's what I've got left...and my odd situation.

Installed and wired in the ceiling (10 feet) - directly BEHIND the main seating area are three rear speakers. They are spaced about 7 feet apart in a straight line - but at two different levels.

Because of the way the HVAC is running through the basement, the center speaker is lower than the left and right. The center speaker (at 8 feet) is in a part of the ceiling that drops down about 2 feet below the left and right speaker, which are at 10 feet.

The sub wiring is run through the walls and installed behind the seating area as well.

So...how would you set up a system that has three rear speakers?
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Bought a house that had a Bose system that was "professionally" installed. When they moved, they took the sub, the Bose receiver and front speakers.

So here's what I've got left...and my odd situation.

Installed and wired in the ceiling (10 feet) - directly BEHIND the main seating area are three rear speakers. They are spaced about 7 feet apart in a straight line - but at two different levels.

Because of the way the HVAC is running through the basement, the center speaker is lower than the left and right. The center speaker (at 8 feet) is in a part of the ceiling that drops down about 2 feet below the left and right speaker, which are at 10 feet.

The sub wiring is run through the walls and installed behind the seating area as well.

So...how would you set up a system that has three rear speakers?
First, be sure your receiver is capable of handling 4 ohm speaker.
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Either get a 6.1 system that would utilize the center rear or just forget the center rear. Some time ago there was some who used a pro-logic decoder to generate a rear center speaker from the left-right rear signals, but haven't seen or heard of this lately. Not sure where you would get a pro-logic box these days.
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First, be sure your receiver is capable of handling 4 ohm speaker.
I haven't purchased a receiver yet. But I do appreciate the advice. I will keep that in mind. Thank you.
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Either get a 6.1 system that would utilize the center rear or just forget the center rear. Some time ago there was some who used a pro-logic decoder to generate a rear center speaker from the left-right rear signals, but haven't seen or heard of this lately. Not sure where you would get a pro-logic box these days.
I'm not opposed to a used system, so if you happen to remember who made those box with a pro-logic decoder, please let me know. Thanks for the input, I didn't even know about a pro-logic decoder.
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I'm not opposed to a used system, so if you happen to remember who made those box with a pro-logic decoder, please let me know. Thanks for the input, I didn't even know about a pro-logic decoder.
ebay might find you some joy. Most any low cost analog surround receiver that uses analog inputs will have a pro-logic decoder. What would be required would be to send the rear signals to the inputs to the analog receiver. Then use the analog receiver's front speaker outputs (left-center-right) to drive the three rear speakers. It still would be best to get a 6.1 receiver.
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