Home theater speakers to tv....?
Question: So i had a panasonic home theater system and i was able to use the surround sound on every channel on the tv including any input for video games etc.. I now have a new home theater system and i cannot figure out how to get the speakers to use for any other channel besides the dvd channel. the dvd player hooks up to a subwoofer which holds cables for the surrounding speakers to attach to. the only hook up between the dvd player and my tv is an rca cable (red yellow and white) and im not sure which ones to hook up where.. Any help? Thanks
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Impossible to answer without looking at the back of your devices (TV, dvd player, home theater receiver, + whatever else you have) or in the manuals to see what inputs and outputs you have available. Since you didn't list brand or model number, I can't look up the manuals on line. However, you have the devices in front of you, so you can go to the manufacturer's websites and look up the manuals yourself. Most manuals have step by step instructions with pictures and diagrams showing you how to hook everything together.
Rear speakers that achieve a full adio spectrum are going to have to be three way speakers with a tweeter, mid range and bass driver of at least 10". Problem with this, is that the rear speaker would be very large. Most people don't like this. If you already have a subwoofer, I would forgo a full range speaker and just build one that can achieve at least 80hz or lower to blend in with a sub. Basically you can build a two way speaker with a one inch tweeter and either a 5.25" or 6.5" mid range driver and that will easily achieve 80hz (the 6.5" should go down to 60Hz). Then crossover the rear channel at 80Hz and have the lower bass frequency sent to the sub for the rear channels. Low bass is omnidirectional and crossed over at 80hz you should'nt be able to tell where the bass is coming from. By building a two way speaker you can use a smaller speaker. If you have never built a speaker before, you may find that it is easier and more cost effective to just buy an Insignia rear speaker from Best buy for 70.00/pair the speaker has a 6.5" mid range driver and tweeter that can go down to 60Hz and according to members at various reputable Audio video sites is an excellant speaker for the money.
The red, white are for stereo (the left and right channel only and the yellow is for the video. Check your system if it has an optical (multi channel audio) audio input, also your tv has to have the same optical audio output. Connect an optical audio cable between the two system for you to get surround sound. Keep in mind that not all source are in surround sound. Only those tv program with the Dolby digital logo will have surround sound. Hope this will help you out.
Per the manual: Five 57mm drivers per tower Dual banana jack terminals Frequency response: 55hz - 20khz Dimensions: 85mm x 1206mm x 100mm weight: 5.6kg impedance 8ohms power handling: 60 watts rms It looks like they can be wall mountable or floorstanding. They actually look nice on the wall next to a nice flatscreen tv. I hope you enjoy them if you end up getting them. I have Bose 701 towers that sound great, contrary to the bose haters that try saying that I don't like them lol. Good luck!
Another way that you can do this is that if you have a vcr you can use your vcr as the primary function. What I mean is that you can hook your cable or any other component to vcr. Then you would hook your input jacks from the vcr directly to the surround sound source. You may have to do this depending what input jack your tv has. It sounds like you just have the dvd hooked up for surround sound as will you are going to have to change it to get everything you want to play on the surround sound system........
1. If you are referring to the bass module in a Bose system then it is what is known as a bandpass enclosure. Basically it is a box with an internal divider that creates two seperate chambers inside. A bandpass can be either a single bandpass(sealed rear chamber) or a dual bandpass(ported rear chamber) A woofer or woofers are mounted to the divider and this seperates the front sound waves from the rear sound waves. Then a port is added to the front chamber(single bandpass) and sometimes to the rear chamber(dual bandpass) to output sound into the listening area. All the sound that is heard emanates solely from the ports and there is no visible woofer/s. A bandpass is so named because the design only allows a narrow range of frequencies to be reproduced. It "passes" only a certain "band" of frequencies. The box design effectively filters unwanted high frequencies. Sort of like getting a "free" crossover albeit at the expense of a larger enclosure. An advantage is that the design filters distortions which results in a clean sound. This can also be a disadvantage because if you overdrive the speaker and it is bottoming out or suffering any mechanical stress, the noise will also be masked by the bandpass design. All of a sudden the speaker stops playing because it has suffered catastrophic failure. 2. A subwoofer is a speaker driver that is designed to handle the lowest audible frequencies. Typically from 100Hz and below. It is a loosely used term and sometimes people just say "woofer". 3.The front two speakers also known as the "main" speakers are suppose to play most of the audio track and the sound will move from left to right and vice versa in sync with the movie action. The center channel(if used) will also play a huge part of the audio track and it helps anchor the dialogue to the video display so that voices appear to come from the center.The rear or "surround" channels are to create ambience. These speakers should never be aimed towards the listener's ears. Their job is to create a diffuse sound that should not be localizeable. You want more reflected sound than direct sound from the rears. Ideally they should be mounted on the side walls 3-4 feet above the listener's head when seated. The speakers should be pointing at one another. Like in a real theater. Also the rear speakers will ONLY play sound when there is "surround" material present on the audio track of the movie. 4. Anyone that is serious about quality sound reproduction would never use a Bose system. There are much better speakers to choose from for the same money and many times for much less. People buy Bose mainly for asthetics and because of the W.A.F. The wife acceptance factor. I feel sorry for those weenies. And for the guy that said that anyone who says Bose sucks doesn't know what they are talking about, I say it sucks. I have 22 years of audio experience. I've done car audio, custom residential systems in multi-million dollar mansions, commercial systems, and professional sound reinforcement. How much experience do you have doing audio systems?
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