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Sony MHC-RV8 speakers

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i have that system lying around gathering dust... speakers seem powerful but it isnt 5.1 output..

i would like to have this hooked up to the computer to make it a 5.1 system or 7.1 system.

how do i go about doing that?

i have a HTPC with DG45ID motherboard.

how do i make the best use of these speakers?

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That should work but don't believe any of the specs given on that ebay page.

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That should work but don't believe any of the specs given on that ebay page.

yea this mhc-rv8 is 7000W system... is that good enough to power this? i guess not...

what do i need then?

here is the product information http://www.sony.co.in/support/product/mhc-rv8

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Let me get this straight, you think a Sony shelf stereo is 7000 watts, (I've seen true 1000 watt amplifiers and trust me, they're bigger than that whole unit, speakers 'n' all)

and to run 5.1 or 7.1 you want a car amp?

Why not simply buy a 5.1 reciever amp in the 40, 60 or 100 watt range, cause I'll tell you this, those 5.1 surround blue ray players that boast thousands of watts are lies,

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Let me get this straight, you think a Sony shelf stereo is 7000 watts, (I've seen true 1000 watt amplifiers and trust me, they're bigger than that whole unit, speakers 'n' all)

and to run 5.1 or 7.1 you want a car amp?

Why not simply buy a 5.1 reciever amp in the 40, 60 or 100 watt range, cause I'll tell you this, those 5.1 surround blue ray players that boast thousands of watts are lies,

any links to products you suggest?

this is 7000 watts PMPO

basically it should match the specs... ohms and all..

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ok so assuming your speakers are 6ohm I'll check.....

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ok so assuming your speakers are 6ohm I'll check.....

cool here is the product information http://www.sony.co.in/support/product/mhc-rv8

front 6 ohms

rear 24 ohms

sub 8 ohms

the sub seems to have an extra cable coming off it...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-SS-WGV8-Subwoofer-MHC-RV7-MHC-RV8-Stereo-System-8Ohm-/190812119113

diagram for the subs electronics not sure if this sub will work on the new amp/rec

https://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CC0QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdiagramas.diagramasde.com%2Faudio%2FSS-WGV8.pdf&ei=F8-IUciTJcXyrQfmx4FA&usg=AFQjCNGRbIeciuLTuwKKGOxW783qJ--PpQ&bvm=bv.45960087,d.bmk

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~snip~

Here's one I've found after a quick search (NOTE the model may no longer be available in your area as I don't know which nation you live in...)

http://salestores.com/jvcrxd40.html

http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=58529.0

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/AV-Receivers/Pioneer+Receivers/VSX-815-K

With most of these, if you're running sound for your computer, you can simply set the volume, and then adjust from the system tray, there is little to no danger of damaging your speakers at the lower end of the volume scale, though under high volumes you could, most modern amps have a safety cut off, but as I'm not 100% aware of the exact spec of your speakers I make no promises...

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Here's one I've found after a quick search (NOTE the model may no longer be available in your area as I don't know which nation you live in...)

http://salestores.com/jvcrxd40.html

http://www.audiocirc...p?topic=58529.0

http://www.pioneerel...ivers/VSX-815-K

With most of these, if you're running sound for your computer, you can simply set the volume, and then adjust from the system tray, there is little to no danger of damaging your speakers at the lower end of the volume scale, though under high volumes you could, most modern amps have a safety cut off, but as I'm not 100% aware of the exact spec of your speakers I make no promises...

cool this stuff is 300$ atleast im wondering if i should just buy a 5.1 speaker system instead of hacking this music system...

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cool here is the product information http://www.sony.co.i...product/mhc-rv8

front 6 ohms

rear 24 ohms

sub 8 ohms

the sub seems to have an extra cable coming off it...

http://www.ebay.com/...m-/190812119113

diagram for the subs electronics not sure if this sub will work on the new amp/rec

https://www.google.c....45960087,d.bmk

That sub is powered, so it doesn't need an amp, but it will need the correct connector (9pin)

Now, it might be simpler to buy yourself a Technics stereo that already had 5.1 built in... then simply connect it to the pc... (I apologise as I should have mentioned this in my first post)

the one I use in my bedroom is A Technics SA-EH790, it's old but still kicks out great sound (for my bedroom) and doen't actually need a sub as the main speakers are bassy enough...

(My living room is a whole other story)

cool this stuff is 300$ atleast im wondering if i should just buy a 5.1 speaker system instead of hacking this music system...

please note my reply ... :)

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That sub is powered, so it doesn't need an amp, but it will need the correct connector (9pin)

Now, it might be simpler to buy yourself a Technics stereo that already had 5.1 built in... then simply connect it to the pc... (I apologise as I should have mentioned this in my first post)

the one I use in my bedroom is A Technics SA-EH790, it's old but still kicks out great sound (for my bedroom) and doen't actually need a sub as the main speakers are bassy enough...

(My living room is a whole other story)

please note my reply ... :)

cool so you are suggesting i stick with 2.0 which technics sa-eh790 is. i was hoping to do better xD

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no that was an example

http://www.superfi.co.uk/P-6737-discontinued-technics-sceh790-home-cinema-mini-system.aspx

this is my stereo in my bedroom it can handle 6 channel input, with dolby pro logic, I didn't sugges you get that exact one, and I use it as a 2 channel, (the satellites are in storage) as it's main role is an alarm clock (since I got married) but it does compensate for not being true 5.1 when running with the satellites, true 5.1 surround systems can start at ?2000 UK decent ones, a great deal more... which is why mostly if one is limited by a budged one buys a dvd or blue ray player that comes with 5.1 built in, but like I said, the figures of wattage on the box are not TRUE as the weight of an amp that handles that kind of power weigh a ton

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no that was an example

http://www.superfi.c...ini-system.aspx

this is my stereo in my bedroom it can handle 6 channel input, with dolby pro logic, I didn't sugges you get that exact one, and I use it as a 2 channel, (the satellites are in storage) as it's main role is an alarm clock (since I got married) but it does compensate for not being true 5.1 when running with the satellites, true 5.1 surround systems can start at ?2000 UK decent ones, a great deal more... which is why mostly if one is limited by a budged one buys a dvd or blue ray player that comes with 5.1 built in, but like I said, the figures of wattage on the box are not TRUE as the weight of an amp that handles that kind of power weigh a ton

cool i was thinking of buying just the volume control unit here http://ghaziabad.olx...r-iid-503649719

it looks similar to mhc-rv8 it seems to be a 5.1 system too. just hook it up to my music system speakers? you think that might work...

or maybe even this http://gandhinagar.olx.in/sony-mhc-gnv111d-7900-wpmpo-music-systems-with-5-1-channel-3-dvd-changer-iid-387982260

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either one of those as a full stereo (I wouldn't overthink it by trying to use parts from different units,) would do what you want it to do just fine, may I ask why only sony?

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either one of those as a full stereo (I wouldn't overthink it by trying to use parts from different units,) would do what you want it to do just fine, may I ask why only sony?

you are right that would complicate things. i was thinking of matching the sony volume control with sony speakers i have right now. if i have to buy a new system then buying other brands is also an equal option..

so now i can

1. buy a new 5.1 mini hi fi

2. buy a new 5.1 computer audio speaker system (a la creative)

i guess those are the only options.

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not the ONLY options, but a lot more simpler, (true 5.1 or 7.1 home theatre systems can cost more than most cars here in the UK if you're going into full audiophile like meridian, bowers and wilkins, musical fidelity etc...)

My living room 2.0 is Rotel preamp rc03, 2 Rotel power amps rb03 running a Bowers and Wilkins DM604 (s3) speaker system each

I just use the 5.1 that came with my blue ray as I (1) couldn't be bothered to get a component system and (2) I couldn't afford the one I wanted.

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