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Oh sorry for the confusion but I moved them from the front to the surround since they were not working in the front, and was playing in surround.

UPDATE: Now both a and b channels are working for some reason....maybe the system had to "warm up" or something.

Just FYI when you play in surround, assuming you have a surround source, you will only get part of the sound out of surround channels. That's how that works. With two speakers you always plug into front L/R outputs and select stereo mode.

I don't see a DAC there. Better speakers and an entry level DAC like an AQ Dragonfly would go a long way for you.

Well I do know the basics of how to set up and use a stereo...I don't plan on using surround sound. I think I just confused everyone with what I was doing while I was testing outputs, along with the pictures.
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http://www.amazon.com/Debut-Bookshelf-Speakers-Andrew-Jones/dp/B014GSEQ06/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1445124212&sr=8-1&keywords=Elac+B6

Actually this is the best bang for the buck in speakers in 2015. Elac Debut B6. Designed by Andrew Jones. By all accounts they sound like $1000 class speakers, but for less than $300 a pair. Can't go wrong. Pick up some half decent speaker cable too.

Yes for the $300 range these are great. Actually have a pair on the way to replace my b-20s as main speakers. Granted not everyone is willing to spend 300 bucks on some speakers.

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Just FYI when you play in surround, assuming you have a surround source, you will only get part of the sound out of surround channels. That's how that works. With two speakers you always plug into front L/R outputs and select stereo mode.

I don't see a DAC there. Better speakers and an entry level DAC like an AQ Dragonfly would go a long way for you.

If you are listening to stereo you want to put your receiver in stereo mode like the guy said. It will turn off the extra amps, allowing the front channel amps not being forced to fight for power from the powersupply.






If you are going to be using this for music, forget thinking about getting Dayton speakers. Get the fluance, klipsch, or elac speakers posted.

I'm really not trying to spend 300 dollars for speakers at the moment so I will be getting something in the lower end range for right now. When we move in a month or so I will be getting floor speakers that are a bit older, 90's ish, and a better record player (about 300 total).
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Well I do know the basics of how to set up and use a stereo...I don't plan on using surround sound. I think I just confused everyone with what I was doing while I was testing outputs, along with the pictures.
I'm really not trying to spend 300 dollars for speakers at the moment so I will be getting something in the lower end range for right now. When we move in a month or so I will be getting floor speakers that are a bit older, 90's ish, and a better record player (about 300 total).

My audiophile bones are rattling. Not willing to spend $300 on speakers? It's called a turntable btw. Record player was what neophites and lay persons call them. You have a real stereo now, so you have to call it a turntable.

Does your amp have a phono stage? If not, a phono preamp, even a crappy one, will work wonders, and can be found used on the cheap.

Spend the money on decent speakers dude. I suggest you look on USA audiomart or Canuck audiomart depending on where you live. Take that $300 and buy some 80s or 90s speakers in good condition that cost $1500-3000 when they were now with your $300. Old, but not obsolete. The terminator said it so it must be true.
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