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I was thinking if my stereo music only system should grow to a multi channel due to interest in SACD or DVD A, I was going to go with 60’s or 80’s with 22’s and a 500 sub for closer timbre matching. Not sure if I would go with a center channel or run it in phantom. Do you guys have any thoughts on that?
I realized I had forgotten to address this question. 80's or 60s with 22s as rears would be a great system. I would prefer to have a center, but there are those around here who prefer a phantom center. Your call.
As far as the surrounds go, it would depend on your ratio of movie watching relative to SACD/DVD-A listening. The QS8s are such great surround speakers that you don't lose much when using them for SACD/DVD-A. It's just my opinion, but I think you would lose less using QS8s for SACD/DVD-A (I've done this), than you would using 22s for movies. On the other hand, though I've not had 22s as rears, others have, and have made good reports.