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Beam (gen 1) and ERA 100 for TV surround

  • 28 July 2023
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I have an older Beam and I would like to get surround sound out of my TV (Beam connected to TV via HDMI ARC).  Thinking of buying a couple of ERA 100s for rear speakers, but some of the stuff I read seem to indicate I’ll get a 75ms delay out of the ERA 100s.  Is this true?  What does the community recommend for this config?

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Best answer by jgatie 28 July 2023, 01:07

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There's no delay when used as surrounds.  The delay only applies when other rooms are grouped to play the TV source.

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The Eras will work just fine, with no delay for your sound as said above. But...

Since you have a Play 1 listed in your profile you might consider using two of them as surrounds and putting the Eras where they came from. The 100s are going to be a lot better than the Play 1s as primary speakers whle the Play 1s are adequate surrounds. More audio bang for your buck.