In January I'm planning on taking the plunge big-time and buying a new AV receiver, the Yamaha RX-V2700, and a whole new 7.1 speaker system. After many months of reading reviews I've decided on Axioms and would like some advice from you helpful owners. The home theatre room in our new house--we just took possession last Friday--is 13 feet wide, 19.5 feet long, and just a hair under 8 feet high. I have a digital projector and a 118" screen, so we'll be seated back about 14 feet. I'm pretty much set on M60's for the fronts, a VP150 for the centre, and an EP350 for the sub. It's the surrounds that I'm debating. What advantage will the QS8's give me over the QS4's in a 7.1 set-up? It seems to me that having 4 surrounds is almost too much since most of the important sounds are coming from in front of the audience, but I want 7.1 for the next generation of high-def DVD's. I'll mostly be using the home theatre for movies, so there won't be too much listening to CD's, but I'm sure when I first get the new system I'll be listening to everything under the sun.
So what would you suggest I do? Go with 4 QS8's, or 4 QS4's? Besides being a little more expensive, how much difference would I notice with the bigger QS8's? How about 2 QS8's for the surrounds, and 2 QS4's for the rear surrounds?
Any advice would be most appreciated.
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