Throughout this article are links to other articles that go into more depth on each topic. Setting up the system correctly is just as important as what you buy. Just disable it in the settings menu. These mics vary in accuracy and thoroughness. Below is a picture of the receiver, and a diagram of how everything should be hooked up.Next
One problem is there is no volume control so when you have the outside and inside speakers on it just doesnt work, to load inside also you have to manual swap the subwoofer plugs behind the stereo to run the base I placed outside. From this point on, and have fun. I cannot tell you how many clients I have talked to who have spent hours pouring over manuals only to end up more confused than when they started. It is very hard to modify Bose to adapt it for another purpose, like hooking it up to your computer. Connect the front-channel speaker wire to the receiver, then to the receiver itself. Many high definition cable and satellite boxes also come with these connections so you can enjoy 5.Next
The sound comes out sounding great. And from the receiver somes all of the monster cables leading to five speakers. You will have a global crossover setting, or you will see a list of each speaker with a frequency next to it. Watching a movie on a properly set up surround sound system, or listening to your music through a new set of speakers can be an amazing experience. On the receiver the audio and video connection are totally separated. It is the highest quality connection available, in most new system this will be the only cable you need.Next
This is why we recommend manual setup of your bass management. Ferguson primarily focuses on computer and electronic articles. Selecting the Right Cables and Connections - What's the Difference? First, we need to look at you will encounter. If I get a movie from on demand, it only will play in prologic or stereo 2 channel What am I missing? Have Bose Acoustimas speakers, series 3; 2 Pioneer speakers and 2 older Bose speakers in a second room. Choosing to setup your system for multiple seating locations may also affect your decision to go with a 5. If you have enough speakers, you can go ahead and plug in those extra 2 side ones, but they won't play any sound at all on a 5. I know the last few weeks that this has been a problem with a lot of people.Next
Center Channel Speaker: The center speaker should be located directly above or below the display. If they are too far apart, you will have a gap in the sound stage between the front 3 speakers. In that case, you will have to run either composite or component cable s for your video signal, and a separate cable for sound. A cheap, inadequate, or poorly placed sub has the ability to ruin an otherwise great system. After that, you'll find some navigation links at the bottom of every page allowing you to continue to the next page in the How-To or select any page via in the how-to via a drop-down box. The proper setting on the surround sound systems will typically be.
Step Connect the video output jack on the receiver with a cable leading to the video input jack on the back of the television. Xbox 360: The Xbox is pretty easy to setup. Finally, please do yourself a favor, and do not mount these in the corners of your room. I always recommend running the mic because some features on your receiver will not work without running the initial setup. If you don't understand something, read through the entire How-To as most of it will be explained in detail. Most Setup systems either don't set a crossover setting, or they do it non ideally for your speaker system.
The first page contains a short introduction and will probably start by identifying components, inputs, outputs, and etc. You should be able to hook up your Bose system the same way you hook up any other home theater system. Your receiver is the center piece of the home theater as far as video and audio switching is concerned. You only need to strip back enough so the bare wire can go into the back of the receiver and speakers. Then, step out of the listening area, make sure everything is quiet, and start the test. Any ideas what I have and how would I hook it up to get 5.
Don't worry too much if there is no way to tell the difference between the + and — wires, you can check for it later, but it is much easier to hook it up correctly the first time. I get sound but only from 2 or 3 speakers. Some cable boxes don't have that option, in that case it should be enabled automatically. This lets you play all of your sound through your surround sound speakers if you'd like. The best video you can get next to composite or s-video. If you notice that your subwoofer level is turned down as far as possible, you should turn down the volume knob on the back of the subwoofer a little bit, and run the setup mic again.Next
Modern receivers usually have a simple connection now for iPods and other devices. So, you bought a home theater system? I don't know how the sound is processed. In my experience, many salespeople underplay the importance of a subwoofer. Some mics take measurements from multiple positions. Both of these are 100% digital, whereas composite is analog. A test disc will have various patterns that show you how to adjust settings.Next