I've got a really stupid question which will hopefully get answered quickly to end this, but I'm trying to work out what speakers I can connect to the onkyo tx-nr608 receiver. It's down as a 7.2 amp.
And it has these connections
I've currently got it wired up to fronts, centre, surround and surround backs. But I've recently got a projector which is fairly high up on the wall. As the room has high ceilings, I was thinking about putting some front height speakers in. I know they're only presence speakers and I'm not expecting to be blown away by configuring it this way, but it will hopefully make good use of the size of the wall. Plus the 4 surrounds sometimes are taking over the sound stage, so it might help rebalance everything.
Question is, I was under the impression that I'd have to sacrifice my surround backs and wire them up as the front heights, but looking at the manual, it's not 100% clear (to me, at least)
On page 13 of the manual, on the left side of the page you can see what speaker options are available. Now look at where it explains the notes 1 and 2. Especially 2 - Front high, surround back and front wide speakers cannot be used at the same time.
Do you read that as you can't have all those 3 sets of speakers setup, or do you read it that you can't have any 2 combinations of those 3 setups running at the same time?
As if you go back to the connections picture, you can see that one says, "Front high or front wide" and the next one says, "surround back, or front high, or front wide"
so I was thinking, why can't I have the first set as front high, and the second set as surround back?