I have included more information so you get an idea of what my overall plan is. Using the soundbar as the only speaker There are actually a few ways you can use a soundbar as the main speaker with a receiver. As of right now, my soundbar is connected straight to the tv via optical cable. As above the power usage for normal listening will be very similar and even if it was different you will have to save a lot of electricity to get the money back on what you will spend on the soundbase. Depending on the passive soundbar you have, there may be multiple channels or it could be merged into a single channel. Note that you may need to enable the pre-out center channel on the receiver.
I will see what I can do with the wires later on. Women are just as intelligent as men and kids learn things a lot faster than adults. Most of the time all we want to do is switch on the telly and watch a programme, without having to worry about configuring or ensuring the amp's settings are configured to our taste, etc. As you asked, I am married and I also have 2 kids 8 and 4 now. I would suggest reading this if you want to use the receiver to its full potential! One important element is that in the new apartment, I do not want to work through hiding the wires for the back speakers 5. And connecting one device thru other will end up loosing sound quality or functionality or both.
The sound would then be played through the soundbar. At night even at normal listening volumes the system is still too loud, mainly a lot of base. They are typically meant to be the all in one piece for your home entertainment system. If you have kids, sometimes pressing buttons accidentally and changing settings, you'll understand what I mean. I then plugged my satellite into it and then plugged my xBox into it. You seem to think the soundbase will be much simpler to use but this is not the case. Not to mention receivers aren't that expensive relatively speaking.
It also sits nicely in the shelf just like a normal av device. My wife actually wanted one Thank you very much for helping me to decide! Another reason - is the heat coming from the receiver. Instead of trying to figure out how to modify your receiver to accept an optical cable, you might as well buy a new receiver. I do take all your points on board, not every family works in the same way, and not everyone's circumstances are the same as yours, or your way of thinking, or as simple. You quite simply, connect speaker wire from the receiver to the soundbar. This is a perfectly understandable reason to connect your soundbar to a receiver, however, this is probably not the best idea. Yes , you can , although I don't know what settings you'll have to play with between your tv and soundbar but it should be fairly simple.
So it does not have to be hard or complicated. Optical can't handle the data rate. If the soundbar is a single channel, then connect the leads to the soundbar and to the center channel binding post on the receiver. You only just posted your rather useless response an hour ago, give people a chance to reply. Because of the characteristics of a soundbar, it will most likely sound very different from the other speakers connected to the receiver.
You can connect the soundbar to a receiver by an optical cable. If you are interested in learning more about soundbars, check out my article on It dives into the different specs outlined for soundbars and how they can be a little misleading. Different scenarios for connecting an Active Soundbar to a Receiver Connecting an active soundbar to a receiver is not a typical setup, but there are some scenarios that may warrant this decision. Hi psm1, My last post wasn't directed at you, Dante or Ghost rider, sorry if you felt that. Often more than one response is required from other posters to fully understand the explanations that one sets out. Receivers let you use much higher quality speakers than all but a few expensive soundbars. In case of the wireless soundbar each speaker is powered independently and heat is spread as well.
My last post was aimed at another poster early this morning who basically repeated already what you guys said, in an unnecessary tone as if I was wrong to ask or even think of what was possible. However, some are proud of their extensive knowledge to the extent of becoming a bit arrogant. And again - you are loosing functionality and some audio. Currently, I have a Sony soundbar for my speakers connected to set by optical cable, and I'd like to continue using it until I decide upon final speakers. Also, here is an article on the general workings of a Home Theater System:! The fewer wires -- the better.
As the amp will be switched off for normal viewing, how can the soundbase conflict with the amp? If the camera pans from right to left or vice versa, the audio if designed correctly will also follow. The sound in terms of volume will be exactly the same. Even my technophobic mum has no issues using my setup when they come over to look after the kids. The amp is just for films or games and will be switched on for that reason only. You can choose the ones you like, the type of speaker and match them to the room and placement you require.
I don't know why but thinking about hiding the wires that go to the rear speakers makes me feel really uncomfortable. Which soundbar can connect to a receiver? They do not contain any amplifiers or signal processing abilities. Note that this method could take a lot of setting adjusting on the receiver side. Can the sound bar just be connected via optical cable to the tv and work separately than with the avr? The receiver will, of course, need a digital optical out port. I never intend on using them at the same time.
And I connect my MacBook via hdmi for watching downloaded movies and whatnot. For a couple hundred dollars, you can buy a really nice dolby digital receiver and integrate it into your home theater system. So as sound moves from the front right speaker to the soundbar center speaker then to the front left speaker, you will probably notice a difference in sound as it transitions between speakers. But I will give it more though. Are you married by any chance. I'm kind in the same boat, I have a pioneer elite sc95 mated to Polk audio Rti series speakers. Receivers supply the amplification for the speakers on the sound bar.