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Old September 21, 2010, 09:43 PM
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BTW what do you mean by "front height channel"?
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Old September 21, 2010, 09:47 PM
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BTW what do you mean by "front height channel"?
I assumed tower/floor standing speakers.
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Old September 21, 2010, 10:08 PM
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That's what I thought too... just a funny way of saying it if that's what he intended.
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Front height speakers are a new version of an old idea. The concept is to ass two extra speakers to the front set, above the left and right, giving you a 5.1 surround with two extra speakers making it a different form of 7.1. If you ever hear someone say 9.1 it means they have either front height speakers, or front wide depending how they set it up. It's also where you get 11.1. All of it is really over kill, even the version I want to set up. From what I hear, until it becomes supported on the software side (or studio side in the case of movies), rather than the amp deciding what goes to the channels, it's not a huge jump from 5.1 but is noticeable if you A and B. Not normally worth the money, but the amp I plan to get can do it so I've been thinking of giving it a shot.

When we finish getting the new Onkyo amps in I am wiring it up at work and running it through its paces but wanted to check here if anyone had used the set up before. My worry was that an analog out wouldn't need to be decoded, so the extra processing may not be added, hence me checking. Going to check when I get the chance anyway, but thought I'd see if anyone else already had.

Anyway, I best be off. Thanks for the help by the way. Should have myself a 460 by Christmas if work keeps busy.
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I do not understand the point of this since no movies have a soundtrack capable of this.
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To most there is no point. It's overkill, and unnecessary, but it's worth giving a shot for someone like me that can try it without any extra expense.

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This article has some great info on it.
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