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If you hook up a 2 channel CD player to a 5.1 AVR and set the output mode to 5.1 stereo, does music come out of the fronts and rears? Is it synthesized? If a 5.1 AVR has zones A and B and there are 6 amps for each 5.1 channel, which amps drive zone B?
If you send 2 channel audio to a 5.1 channel receiver that has the ability to synthesize the 2 channels to 5.1 then you will get music from all your speakers, otherwise you will just get 2 channel music from the front speakers.
A 5.1 receiver has 5 channels of amplification (2 channels for the front speakers, 1 channel for the center speaker and 2 channels for the rear speakers) and a line-out (or LFE) output for a powered subwoofer.
If your receiver has speaker outputs for A and B (A/B) these outputs share the same 2 channel amplifier. In a 5.1 channel receiver it will be the front 2 channels. If you select either A or B you will get music only from the speakers that are hooked up to either A or B. If your receiver also has an A+B option then the amplifier output will be split between both A and B outputs and you will get music from both pairs of speakers. Read you manual for speaker impedance requirements when using the A+B option.
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Thank you for the answer in English. If a receiver is a multi zone receiver, which amps drive zone 2?
The "A" speaker option is the same as zone 1 and the "B" speaker option is the same as zone 2. So it would be the same as described above for A, A+B, B. Some receivers with more channels (e.g. 7.1) will use the 2 additional channels to power the zone 2 speakers and still have 5.1 channels for zone 1. Some receivers may even use 2 of the 5 channels for the second zone leaving 3.1 channels for the main system. If the receiver has additional pre-amp outputs for more zones you will have to add an additional amplifier for each zone. Manufacturers and receivers use different methods so it would be a good idea to download the manuals for the receivers that you are considering.
A stereo source contains two channels, nothing more.
If you set the AVR to 5.1, it will come out the original two channels, and possibly the subwoofer.
If you want it to come out all channels you will need to select some synthesized mode on the receiver like Dolby Pro Logic or Neo.
I realize that it I set the receiver to the stereo mode, I will get 2.1 stereo. I am still interested in the same 2 questions..
Good luck in your quest for knowledge
If a 5.1 AVR has zones A and B and there are 6 amps for each 5.1 channel, which amps drive zone B? Did you answer this question without me knowing?
For starters, all receivers are different.
First off, when discussing "zones", they are referred to numerically. i.e. Zone 1, zone 2, zone 3 etc. NOT zone and B.
Now, are you referring to A and B speakers? That's an entirely different question.
Finally, most receivers require a separate amplifier for any but zone 1, the first zone. Some can be configured to use some of the internal amps for zone 2.
EXACTLY which receiver are you tslking about?
In closing, what receiver has 6 internal amplifiers? A 5.1 channel receiver has 5(or more, in pairs)internal amps, a 7.1 channel has 7 (or more, in pairs).
What 5.1 receiver has 6 internal amps?
Now, it's entirely possible you didn't state it clearly enough to be answered but, please, don't try to blame your ignorance and/or inability to communicate your thoughts clearly on me.
...and you wonder why nobody wanted to answer you? Wanna try again?
Why are you guys so hard to talk to? I am trying as hard as I can to be kind. I have many friends and have never been accused of being arrogant or hard to talk to.. You act upset if I say something wrong. I do not know everything, that is why I want to learn. The receiver I am thinking about is a HK AVR 7000, but I also have some other multi-zone receivers. No, I am not talking about A & B speaker switches. I thought a DVD had 6 audio channels? That is why I thought some receivers had 6 separate amps. Even if they have 5 amps (I am so sorry for not knowing this), which amps drive zone 2?
We're not hard to talk you. It's just that you don't understand the answers given and then try to lay the blame on us.
A DVD DOES have six channels. Five are full range signals. which are the "5" that are played by the internal amps in a 5.1 receiver
The sixth, or the ".1", is the LFE channel which, if you haven't noticed, is generally played by a powered subwoofer.
As for zone 2, I answered that above. Sorry you didn't understand it.
Maybe someone else can get through to you. I'm done.
Every time I write to this or any asylum, I try to be as kind as I can, but always get raked over the coals for something I said wrong. Who is blaming who here? You claim you answered my last question about zone 2. I must be really dumb, because I do not read it anywhere. Ever heard of explaining things twice? This site is really frustrating. You claim we did not explain our questions thoroughly for you to answer, but do you explain your answer well enough for us? It seems like you think if you put us down enough it makes you "special" people. Better than us.
Who is this "us" of which you speak. I have no trouble communicating my thoughts with everyone else here and at other sites.
"We" can explain it TO you but we can't understand it FOR you.
Reread this thread again if you have any questions. The answers are in there.
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