Originally Posted by h20wahine
So I just looked into these receivers but they are 7.1 if the bose system is for a 5.1 will that make a difference? Sorry I know this is probably basic stuff to you guys but I am new to this. I will be happier to go to a bigger receiver as long as it works right but don't know the difference between a 5.1 n 7.1 besides watts and stuff.
You will only use 5 of the 7 channels for your Bose. The other two will either remain dormant, or you can assign those two channels to drive a pair of separate speakers in another room or wherever! You will find the channel "re-assignment" in the onscreen setup menu of the receiver.