Looking for the best way to keep my current 2.1 listen experience while adding a center channel for 3.1 TV and movie listening. Currently have the following setup Apple TV, Roku, and Antenna CD Player DVD Player Turntable XDA-2 XSP-1 XPA-200 Left-Right-Sub. Sub is self powered. Harmony remote that controls all with ease.
I own, and want to add the Fusion and center channel to this mix, without harming my 2.1 set-up. Any recommendations? Thanks!
Personally I'd go for the MC-700, it satisfies the requirements for HT 3.1 with the XSP-1 in HT By Pass mode. Then the XSP-1 is singularly the best solution for 2.1 music. Nothing comes remotely close in versatility and sound quality for anywhere near $599.
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Post by knucklehead on Jan 28, 2017 18:53:23 GMT -5
Connect the L/R preamp out jacks from the Fusion AVR 8100 to the HT Bypass inputs on the XSP-1. When you are using 2 channel the Fusion can be turned off. For 3.1 power up the Fusion 8100 and hit the XSP-1's HT bypass button. The XSP-1 does not control anything at this point. Use the Fusion as you normally would. The XSP-1 must be kept powered up - I have no idea why Emotiva designed it that way but this is how they made it work. There is NO need to buy more stuff.
Muzishare (KT88) Int Amp - Salk Song Towers - Technics SL-MC-7 CD Player - Emo XDA-2 - Marantz TT42 - HTPC (Linux Mint)
knucklehead - your recommendation (which I appreciate) seems to have my XDA-2 out of the picture. I heavily rely on this unit to convert my digital music stream via the optical out from the Apple TV (apple lossless). While I enjoy my turntable and my CD player, the convenience of the digital world wins more often than not, especially during a neighborhood get together. I fear the Fusion 8100's DAC is not as good as the XDA-2, and would like to keep it in the picture if possible. Any additional thoughts?
Axis - would love to avoid new purchases, until I pull the trigger on a XMC. Wish I would have held off on the Fusion, and floated the $'s towards something like the MC-700. My speakers are: RF/LF = Klipsch RF7s original series CC = Klipsch RP-440C Sub = Klipsch R-12SW
For what it is worth I have other setups as well. Klipsch Forte IIs Klipsch Academy Klipsch KG 1.5s Klipsch R-10SW
I just wanted to understand fully what you are wanting to do moitmoit. You mention a center speaker being added at some point. As in earlier posts, what speakers are you using now, and thoughts on your center. Also you have a 2 channel amplifier, and at some point you will require amplification for that center channel unless you are running active speakers. Or wish to run an active center channel of some kind. Otherwise for the time being I agree rvsixer, connect the XDA-2 to the XSP-1 and enjoy for the current time.