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3.1 Home TV/Movie set up

aph3972, modified 6 Years ago.

3.1 Home TV/Movie set up

Youngling Posts: 9 Join Date: 8/11/10 Recent Posts
Hi guys,
I have at my disposal all new equipment. x3 8030b, x 1 7050b sub.
What would the easiest way to set up a 3.1 TV/Movie/Music setup.
Does all the cabling go into some sort of amp? I can't imagine plugging speakers into an amp....
We will be predominately using a Foxtel unit in Australia with HDMI an optical digital and also a bluray DVD player.

Any help would be appreciated..
Cheers
mattspl, modified 6 Years ago.

Re: 3.1 Home TV/Movie set up

Youngling Posts: 16 Join Date: 7/18/15 Recent Posts
Hi,

You will need some sort of pre amp or processor. I would think a surround processor set to 3.1 would be ideal and would allow future upgrades to 5.1etc.

I run a 2.1 setup using a Matrix Quattro Dac.
1038, modified 6 Years ago.

Re: 3.1 Home TV/Movie set up

Jedi Master Posts: 340 Join Date: 4/6/09 Recent Posts
As matt said you'll need an AV processor, it must have pre outputs as this is where you will connect your 8030's and 7050. you will need to setup your speakers as "small" in the processor and i'd start by leaving the bass management set to 80Hz....

A mate of mine just bought a Yamaha RX-A850, he is loving it..... You should use HDMI from both your foxtel box and blu ray player into the "processor" HDMI carries both your audio and video signals...
aph3972, modified 6 Years ago.

Re: 3.1 Home TV/Movie set up

Youngling Posts: 9 Join Date: 8/11/10 Recent Posts
Thanks for the reply so guys
I think I have just worked it out