This article will help answer that question.Many people wonder if they can use a 7.2 receiver with 5.1 speakers, and the answer is yes! We’ll go over how to set up your 7.2 surround sound system for optimal listening pleasure in this blog post.
How to connect 7.2 receiver with 5.1 speakers?
To connect the 7.2 receiver to a 5.1 audio system, connect the center, front left/right, left / right surround speakers, and a subwoofer, as usual, leaving the two rear outputs disconnected.
In the future, if you want to add two more speakers to the audio system, you can easily do this.
What is the difference between 5.1 and 7.2 receivers?
In a 5.1 home theater system, you’ll have the front right and left speakers, center channel, surround channels, and one subwoofer.
A 7.2 system will have the same thing, but it will have the additional back right and left speakers and two subwoofers.
The benefits to a higher-end receiver with more channels are that you have additional speaker options for your viewing space, such as mounting surround sound speakers on top or side walls near where you watch TV. You can also use an HDMI switch box to send sound to your TV and then wirelessly send the same signal from a transmitter to other speakers in your room. This way, you have an all-in-one system that is easy to install