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Is it possible to to have a home theatre with Denon AVR 3600

I have a Denon AVR 3600 and having been using it for about 6 years , very happy with the performance, was previously using it with Tannoy DC3000, I replaced the Tannoy with Bose 901 series VI , however not able to get a clean 5.1as the Bose equalizer does not get connected with the Home theatre mode.I have checked the Bose catalog and it say the Home Theatre amplifier should have and the rear side horse shoe pins which connect from pre amp out to main amp in, the Denon 3600 does not have this option and I don't see any other brands of AVR's in the market with this option, please suggest/advise how do I connect the Bose 901 with the Denon 3600, Thankyou

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Re: Is it possible to to have a home theatre with Denon ...

One option that may yield results, since the bose connection to equalizer is presently not possible is to set the speaker out put on the denon for 'small' on all but the front speakers.
and then set the delay for all speakers based on the distance to the amp.
this should result in better audio that that with the bose eq.
will work on the issue of using the eq. with the denon if you like. but, you will likely not improve on the sound with the denon set up correctly.
good luck

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