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post #1 of 6
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I sold my z5500's b/c I inherited a 5.1 Home theater system plus a couple of receivers...

but I am absolutely clueless as to how to get everything connected and how to get them to work w/ my Asus Essence STX.

I'm not if what I got for free from my brother's mother-in-law is any good, other than that her ex husband typically splurges on whatever he buys and he bought these items...

I have a yamaha RX-V530 and a Denon AVR-1705, can I use these together? I do I only need one?

and some Mirage Nanosat 5.1

here are some pics....





TIA! yes I am total audio newbie and not an audiophile in the least bit
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You could buy a Coax splitter to split a single output device to both amps? for example I have 2 Z5500's running in unison with a splitter in my SPDIF out. Not sure if that helps but hopefully it gives some insight =)
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I literally have a pile of wires on the floor haha, a BUNCH of coax cables and thick wire, which I assume if for the 5.1 speakers
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post #4 of 6
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so any help on how I can get this all connected up and running?

can I use both receivers? or should I just use one, and if I use one...which one? as I have no idea which one would be better or if I could even hear a difference haha
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Just use one, and use the one that sounds best to YOU. It doesn't matter if something is more expensive or has better reviews because what you hear is subjective.
Yamaha to me has a looser soundstage. More "boomy" and lacking in mids.
Denon seems a bit compressed at times, but that's also just my opinion.
Both are going to be fairly good sounding though.
I have heard good things about those Nanosats.
Edited by Nixuz - 1/25/11 at 2:06am
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post #6 of 6
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Ok I finally got things to work, but does the STX only allow 2.1? b/c I don't see a an option to get my 5.1 to work

ie. only my front right and left speakers are working, the sub isn't even working =(
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