why 9 channels?

gmorrisgmorris Posts: 1,179
edited August 2003 in 2 Channel Audio
I just read a press release for the new Yamaha receiver with 9 channels. Could someone explain what the 9 channels are for.

My thoughts are the 7x170 watt channels are a typical 7.1 surround setup, with the 2x50 watt channels serving as powered Zone 2. Is that correct?

Also, is the Yamaha electronic company the same as the motor company? Different divisions, obviously, but is it the same company?
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  • hoosier21hoosier21 Posts: 4,406
    edited August 2003
    It might be for the two front effect speaker, if Yamaha is still doing that?
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  • Frank ZFrank Z Polk-a-dweeb Posts: 5,967
    edited August 2003
    The 2 additional channels are for "Front Effects," I've read a few threads at HTF about it sometime ago. If I were to add 2 more speakers I'd have to find a new place to live!!
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  • izafarizafar Posts: 807
    edited August 2003
    If I were to add 2 more speakers I'd have to find a new place to live!!

    more important would be to find a wife that can live with 9.1 speakers in a living room;)

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  • Airplay355Airplay355 Posts: 4,294
    edited August 2003
    screw that, lets just buy our own movie theater
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,936
    edited August 2003
    Well Yamaha receivers do front/back surround in 7.1 Not side/back (unless they changed that).

    I could see 10.2...

    Mains (2)
    rear center/center (2)
    front/back/side surrounds (6)
    Subwoofers (2)
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  • fireshoesfireshoes Posts: 3,212
    edited August 2003
    What Yamaha does is like regular 7.1 plus the front effect speakers which provide more height to the soundstage. They are placed higher and wider than the mains.
  • begbiebegbie Posts: 630
    edited August 2003
    aahh... yes . a speaker for the ceiling ...or else called "the voice of God" ceiling channel !! ;)
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