I have a completely seperate 5.1 system coaxial with my 2.1 hifi system. I share the sub array through a manual switch.
Most TV I just listen to via Monsoon Planar 9s plugged directly into the TV.
Honestly, maybe I don't know what you need to know to give advice. AWOL is a brand of of projectors and screens which can be Googled. My issue is utilizing an excellent 2.2 system without the hoopla of surround sound. I have a surround system with excellent video but only good sound. I want to take my high end system to become a flexible HD AV system, but do not know how or what is needed to bring it together. Occasionally, I would like to stream met opera or Cleveland orchestra's "Adella" to watch and listen to in high Def. Anyway, if I'm not offering enough info to saturate anyone's crystal ball, then my bad. Please spare yourself the effort, as it likely will offer woefully inadequate advice, saturated with sarcasm that betrays ignorance. None of us want that. Thank you for trying, though.
I have the TV audio also go into my HiFi preamp through a stereo DAC but I don’t use it much because the stereo sound is good enough through the planars. Better to go 5.1 with 2 ESLs and 3 ribbons.
Much of the video I watch is 5.1+ which benefits from the latter.
I have seen NO advantages of what you are trying to do. Time to find millercarbon.
I think converting excellent Stereo to a limited video (without surround) is a viable choice. Especially if you already have a 5.1 elsewhere.
Very often I change to 2 channel, cut out my center and surrrounds, it sounds better.
This AVR has a full set of Pre-Outs, front, center, up to 4 subs
ou use it's pre-outs (AVR processses
IF you already have a 5.1 system, then using your 2.2 audio system for Video with no Surround is a viable alternative
A. a great sounding 2 channel stereo system
B1. An AVR with Preouts for Front and Preout for Subwoofers.
B2. AVR controls PROCESSING and VOLUME for all speakers for video only
B3. AVR powers NEW CENTER SPEAKER only. Subs are self-powered
C. Add a Preamp with a selectable input: which is Home Theater Pass Thru for Front Speakers. AVR volume controlled line level goes thru the Preamp/out to existing 2 channel Amp which continues to power front speakers for either video or 2 channel music Front Speakers.
Using the Subs for either Audio or Video is tricky, a switch may be needed, not sure.
This Denon AVR has a full compliment of Pre-Outs and up to 4 sub-woofers.
Thx, elliott...it sounds like I may need a pre-amp with video and and inputs. I was doping to stream thru roon or even the Rosinni, but that may not be be possible. I'll check with the dealer, but he doesn't handle AWOL video systems which would have suited me well! I appreciate you opinion and suggestions.
If you absolutely must maintain a 2 channel system then you'll need a preamp or integrated with a HT bypass input.
The next thing you need is either a receiver with preamp outs (for L and R) or a processor and multi-channel amplifier. The former is quite convenient as you get amps for the center and surrounds.
@classicalpiano , If you wanna just make do with your existing components, i.e., you don’t want to get a dedicated multichannel/atmos processor, additional speakers, etc, do as follows:
a) Get a Apple TV latest gen box/Nvidia Shield/Google Chromecast/Amazon firestick/etc, i.e. whatever your choice of streaming device is and plug its HDMI output directly into a HDMI input of your AWOL projector.
b) Run the projector’s SPDIF output into a SPDIF input of your hifi stereo dac/preamp for audio...
With your 2 speakers, you will now have hifi stereo through your hifi DAC, amps, etc for whatever you are watching! Hope that helps..
I am using a relatively primitive combination of audio and video and it works fine for me. My Oppo blue ray player is connected to my pre-amp with a pair of RCA IC's. Oppo is connected with a projector with an HDMI cable. My sub-woofers are connected to my pre-amp with balanced cables. My screen is retractable hanging above the windows.
My system produces fine sound stage, so I never needed a center speaker.
I hope this helps.
btw, screen height is very important. I'm 6', donna's 5'. while sitting in viewing position, we used piles of books, until we found height that was neck friendly.
Then I made a riser to position the TV above the cabinet below, and put the center speaker below tv, on rack
lousy pic, you get the idea
center speaker below tv anchors dialog to image. that's a metal sculpture on wall above tv