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#191899 - 01/13/08 01:36 AM Looking to get Axiom speakers but need some advice
Zak Offline
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Registered: 01/13/08
Posts: 53
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Hello,

I'm in need of a good set of 5.1 home theater speakers for my bonus room.

The bonus room that I'm using has the following dimensions:
19'0" long, 15'6" wide with 8'1" ceiling (2,400 cubic feet).

I'm using a new Yamaha RX-V3800 receiver (140 x 7) and a Samsung HL-R6168 DLP TV.
The primary use will be for watching Blu-ray movies and HDTV.

My current setup has floor standing towers, matching center channel, 10" powered sub and smaller wall mounted rear speakers.
The center speaker blew last night watching "The Rock" on Blu-ray so I'm using this as an excuse to get a new system.

I'm thinking of getting the following:

- M80's
- VP150
- EP350
- QS8'S

I have attached an image showing my current layout.

Thanks to all,
Zak


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#191900 - 01/13/08 01:39 AM Re: Looking to get Axiom speakers but need some advice [Re: Zak]
CV Offline
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Registered: 07/20/06
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Loc: Richland, WA, USA
That looks like a very fun room. I don't think you can go wrong with your choices. I'll let people with more knowledge advise you on the 4 ohm aspect of the M80s, but it seems like your receiver would be capable.

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#191901 - 01/13/08 01:40 AM Re: Looking to get Axiom speakers but need some advice [Re: Zak]
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Registered: 04/04/07
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Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
In a typical 5.1 setup the surrounds should be to the side of the listening area or slightly behind.

My couch is up against the wall so I have my side surrounds mounted on the back wall, but they are spread out to the sides and pretty close to the couch. Is there something keeping you from placing the speakers on the side walls?

Anyway, I recently got a 5.1 setup consisting of m80's, vp150, qs8's, and ep500. My room is 2150 cf and it sounds great. The m80's will work fine in that room.

I think you will be very happy with axiom speakers. What are you upgrading from?
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#191904 - 01/13/08 01:59 AM Re: Looking to get Axiom speakers but need some ad [Re: terzaghi]
Zak Offline
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Registered: 01/13/08
Posts: 53
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
 Originally Posted By: terzaghi
In a typical 5.1 setup the surrounds should be to the side of the listening area or slightly behind.


The house was pre-wired with the current locations for the rear speakers.
The wiring was done at the framing stage with a banana/binding post wallplate at the front of room.

It's hard to make out in the included layout but the wall behind the love seat has a 9' x 4' opening in it so I can't mount anything there and the other side of room has a full height window.

Zak


Edited by Zak (01/13/08 02:08 AM)
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#191905 - 01/13/08 02:00 AM Re: Looking to get Axiom speakers but need some ad [Re: Zak]
CV Offline
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That's the sad part of houses not being made of Legos.

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#191911 - 01/13/08 03:11 AM Re: Looking to get Axiom speakers but need some ad [Re: Zak]
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Zak, welcome. Yes, in a 5.1 setup the QS8s are sides, not "rears". If they have to be mounted on the back wall because of the wiring, at least they should be separated as much as possible, to within a few inches of the side walls.
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#191918 - 01/13/08 05:27 AM Re: Looking to get Axiom speakers but need some ad [Re: JohnK]
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I think I would bump up the sub to an EP500 other than that you have chosen a great system.

I think the QS8s will work great back there, just not quite as enveloping as when they are mounted to either side.

You could always pull extra wire down from those rear positions to the floor and run it around/under the base boards to the side position.
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#191941 - 01/13/08 11:40 AM Re: Looking to get Axiom speakers but need some ad [Re: jakewash]
Hansang Offline
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Registered: 02/07/07
Posts: 582
Loc: New York
 Originally Posted By: jakewash
I think I would bump up the sub to an EP500 other than that you have chosen a great system.

I think the QS8s will work great back there, just not quite as enveloping as when they are mounted to either side.

You could always pull extra wire down from those rear positions to the floor and run it around/under the base boards to the side position.


I have my QS8's next to the couch (I mean *RIGHT* next) to the rear couch and it works fine. I have them on the FMS stand that Axiom sells. Since QS8's have a speaker on the bottom, you can't use any old stand.

Also, if cost is a factor, I would bump M80's down to 60's and go for the EP500. I have the Epic-80/500 setup and I *love* it!!
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#191945 - 01/13/08 12:04 PM Re: Looking to get Axiom speakers but need some ad [Re: Hansang]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6722
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
Instead of trading performance of the M80s to the M60s to save money I would look at a different sub. Something like the Hsu VTF 3.3 for the same amount of money of the EP 350 but the performance closer to the EP 500. That is if you are in the states.
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#191955 - 01/13/08 12:51 PM Re: Looking to get Axiom speakers but need some ad [Re: jakewash]
Zak Offline
buff

Registered: 01/13/08
Posts: 53
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
 Originally Posted By: jakewash
You could always pull extra wire down from those rear positions to the floor and run it around/under the base boards to the side position.


I wish I could but the speaker wire running to rear locations has been spiral wound around the roof truss with only 6" of wire protruding from the rear wall plates.

Zak
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