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Receiver for Bose AM-16 6.1 speaker

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I just bought a Bose AM-16 6.1(5 surround and 1 center + 1 sub) system. I want to upgrade it to 7.1 and buy and HDMI 1.3 receiver to drive it. My budget is around $400. Do you have any suggestion and method to do that.

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    Can't you just connect the 5 speakers + sub through the Bose and run the rear surround directly from the receiver to the speakers? I'm planning on doing this when I upgrade to a 7.1 receiver but not sure if it will work right.

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I added the vcs 10 center channel speaker for 180 to "upgrade" to the 7.1 and bought a new pioneer vsx-91txh receiver on ebay for 515.

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