Truth about using Soundbar w/ Denon AVR

by Pepe7 - 11/13/13 12:20 PM

In Reply to: No sound from Denon receiver with optical cable by touchdown7

Truth be told, soundbars are not intended to be used with traditional AV receivers. For that you obtain proper surround speakers & sub. There's no such thing as 5.1 from any soundbar. Sorry.

For an good value entry level speaker/sub system, check out the Energy Take Classic 5.1 system (@ Amazon), or look at the Monoprice generic version for even less $ but decent surround sound. Just to see what you are missing w/ the overpriced Vizio soundbar.

http://www.amazon.com/Energy-Classic-Theater-System-Black/dp/B001202C44

http://reviews.cnet.com/surround-speaker-systems/monoprice-9774/4505-7868_7-35512507.html