Can someone help regarding 5.1 amps?

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Found 17th Nov 2008
Mistakenly it seems i have bought an amp or whatever you call it (well a DVD player, that outputs in 5.1 with the speakers and everything.) but it doesnt seem to have inputs for a 5.1 signal (no optical or coaxial i think its called) so it only plays 5.1 from a dvd in the player. No good for my 360.

Now the speakers and sub which come with it are top notch for what i want, i just want the full 5.1 with the 360.

So in short im just after an amp that will allow me to do this am i correct?

Can someone show me what i need to buy? Am looking at spending maybe 100-150 tops if possible

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This is a great unit for the money:

richersounds.com/sho…880

What plugs do your speaker wires have? If they have propitiatory plugs that you need to cut off to get the bare wire that you need to connect them to an AV receiver, then this may be a bad idea as you will never be able to use them with the original DVD unit again.

Do you have a Pioneer all in one DVD system (your problem sounds familiar!)

Also check the specs of your system to ensure your subwoofer is not a passive one. An AV receiver will need a subwoofer with a built in amplifer, so a passive sub will never work.

Original Poster

its a sanyo all in one system. the wires are just two bare wires for each speaker, black and red. Sorry, im not clued up on this much!!

The sub connects to the one i have now in the same way as the speakers do, two wires, red and black, no other connections

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Heavertron;3491834

This is a great unit for the … This is a great unit for the money:http://www.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=SONY-STRK880What plugs do your speaker wires have? If they have propitiatory plugs that you need to cut off to get the bare wire that you need to connect them to an AV receiver, then this may be a bad idea as you will never be able to use them with the original DVD unit again.Do you have a Pioneer all in one DVD system (your problem sounds familiar!)Also check the specs of your system to ensure your subwoofer is not a passive one. An AV receiver will need a subwoofer with a built in amplifer, so a passive sub will never work.



I got this amp in my conservatory and I agree it's a decent piece of equipment (albeit an ugly thing to look at!).
Check that your speakers are powerful enough to cope with this amp though as it's pretty powerful.

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kristianity77;3491852

its a sanyo all in one system. the wires are just two bare wires for … its a sanyo all in one system. the wires are just two bare wires for each speaker, black and red. Sorry, im not clued up on this much!!



What's the total output on this unit? I also have one of these (confined to the wardrobe) and I know that the speakers with mine would NEVER cope with the Sony amp.

Ok, don't worry ;-)

To be honest, it may be better to start again and get a AV receiver and speaker package from scratch. Sell the one you have complete to recoup some cash.

I don't know your specific system, but it doesn't sound like your speakers are worth keeping if you are going to the expense to upgrade to an AV receiver.

The receiver I already listed is good value, and so is this Yamaha speaker package, including an active sub:

richersounds.com/sho…110

A separates system has many advantages over an all in one system.

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callde.co.uk/san…asp

thats the exact model i have now if thats any help to anyone

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kristianity77;3491892

http://www.callde.co.uk/sanyo_dc-ts750.aspthats the exact model i have … http://www.callde.co.uk/sanyo_dc-ts750.aspthats the exact model i have now if thats any help to anyone



Forget it with those speakers! Need to do as suggested above and start over. Can you make use of this in another room?

Original Poster

lol, possibly not no. im sure i can give them away tho!

kristianity77;3491920

lol, possibly not no. im sure i can give them away tho!



Sell the whole thing complete, and consider the amp and speaker package I listed.

Of course if you have some spare cash at the moment, then you can always spend it bit more and get a better sounding result by going for some higher end kit.

Original Poster

well, ive got as much cash as the missus is willing to spend on me at xmas, you know how it is!

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kristianity77;3491920

lol, possibly not no. im sure i can give them away tho!



Put it in your wardrobe like I did with mine! :-D

Once you've heard the difference in a seperates system compared to that "cinema in a box" system, you'll never go back. That's Why I got four different seperates systems and a wardrobe full of redundant a/v equipment! :thumbsup:

Original Poster

Would that do the trick?

Oh, can i not link to an ebay listing?



YAMAHA RX-V359 AV AMP/RECEIVER

superfi.co.uk/ind…082

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kristianity77;3492216

Would that do the trick?Oh, can i not link to an ebay listing?YAMAHA … Would that do the trick?Oh, can i not link to an ebay listing?YAMAHA RX-V359 AV AMP/RECEIVERhttp://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/3082



Yep, that'll do. Just need some decent speakers to complement it now and a subwoofer.

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its on ebay for 75 quid. Does the seem a reasonable price cuz if so ill buy it. Hardly used so the listing says. I was going to get the speakers also that were linked to earlier on this page. I take it they would be what i need?

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kristianity77;3492255

its on ebay for 75 quid. Does the seem a reasonable price cuz if so ill … its on ebay for 75 quid. Does the seem a reasonable price cuz if so ill buy it. Hardly used so the listing says. I was going to get the speakers also that were linked to earlier on this page. I take it they would be what i need?



That would be what you need yeah. Get some half decent speaker cable from a local electrical store (not the flimsy bell wire type, but there again, don't go mad, buy something about 50p - 60p a metre).
I don't know much about games consoles but it should have an optical out on it. If it does then this'll work fine with your new system. :thumbsup:

BTW. You could wait for a while on the Ebay item, no bids yet so you might get it for £49.99

Original Poster

thanks for the help mate, rep added!

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kristianity77;3492345

thanks for the help mate, rep added!



No problem.... good luck! :thumbsup:
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