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I have a VSX-1121k and my Polk A6 center just arrived. I am waiting on my A9 and was wondering if it would be possible to test out my receiver with just the center?

It says in the manual very clearly that I need both fronts at minimum but was wondering if there is actually an alternative solution. Help please?
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I don't see the harm. Each speaker plays it's own discrete signal. It's not like you unplug one speaker and the rest of them explode.
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I don't see the harm. Each speaker plays it's own discrete signal. It's not like you unplug one speaker and the rest of them explode.

Actually it kind of is like that, the output transistors need a load. The possibility of them blowing is fairly low, you'd need to be pretty much at full volume with no speakers connected for it to happen but it can happen. Old school bi-polar transistors are pretty much the only transistors that aren't affected by this.
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Actually it kind of is like that, the output transistors need a load. The possibility of them blowing is fairly low, you'd need to be pretty much at full volume with no speakers connected for it to happen but it can happen. Old school bi-polar transistors are pretty much the only transistors that aren't affected by this.

What if you set all the channels to none, except the center?
    
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You DID order two....A9's right? They're sold as each, just an FYI. wink.gif Not everybody knows this, hence why I asked.

And yeah, I don't see a problem with using just your center. You will be missing a LOT of the audio, as the front L/R channels are very important. But it shouldn't harm anything.

EDIT:
Not like it matters since I'm sure your speakers have already arrived by now anyway. doh.gif Thread necro's are awesome like that.
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post #6 of 6
Wouldn't do it. Be patient.
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