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#199979 - 03/11/08 08:09 PM m3ti's for surround backs?
PaulHa Offline
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I recently moved and the stereo area is considerably larger as the living/dining is one room. I was previously running a 5.1 with M60's, VP150, QS8's and SVS PB1-ISD sub. The new residence's room is 29'long, 21' wide and 12' ceilings. The listening position is 12' from the mains, leaving 15' to the rear. My reciver is a Denon 3805 which has 7.1. I had a pair of M3ti's in the bedroom, and was wondering would they make good rear surround sound? Also, what would be the best way to mount them in a corner (the two rear corners of the room)?

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#199985 - 03/11/08 08:46 PM Re: m3ti's for surround backs? [Re: PaulHa]
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I presume you plan on using the QS8s as sides. The M3s should then be mounted on the back wall and not in the corners.

-------M3----------M3-------- rear wall

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#199988 - 03/11/08 08:53 PM Re: m3ti's for surround backs? [Re: Mojo]
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Yes, the QS8s are mounted on the side, about 3 feet behind the listening area. How close to the corner can I go (wife factor)?

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#200002 - 03/11/08 09:30 PM Re: m3ti's for surround backs? [Re: PaulHa]
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The wider you go, I'm guessing the harder it will be to notice seperation from the side surrounds.
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#200004 - 03/11/08 09:34 PM Re: m3ti's for surround backs? [Re: SirQuack]
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Look at my diagram above. Go that wide \:\) .

To clarify that is the rear wall because if you stand at the M3s and look forward, your rear is facing the wall and hence it is the rear wall. Right Randy \:D .

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#200008 - 03/11/08 09:39 PM Re: m3ti's for surround backs? [Re: Mojo]
PaulHa Offline
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So you are saying a third of the way in from the sides?

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#200009 - 03/11/08 09:40 PM Re: m3ti's for surround backs? [Re: PaulHa]
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Yes sir.

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#200012 - 03/11/08 09:46 PM Re: m3ti's for surround backs? [Re: Mojo]
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OK, thanks.
The QS8s came with brackets, etc. for wall mounting. Are there brackets for the M3? I should say is there a mounting mechinism that would allow the M3's to be pointed at the listening spot?


Edited by PaulHa (03/11/08 09:48 PM)

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#200013 - 03/11/08 09:51 PM Re: m3ti's for surround backs? [Re: Mojo]
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Like this Mojo?

I have since changed the M3's to another set of QS8's. I did this as the sound characteristics of the M3's was rather different than the other speakers. I loved the M3's but found them much more laid back the M60's. Having the M3's in a 2 channel stereo set up is awesome.
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#200020 - 03/11/08 10:00 PM Re: m3ti's for surround backs? [Re: HAY]
PaulHa Offline
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Hay, are you saying the M3's are not a good match for rear surrounds with the M60's and QS8's? Does it matter that they would be 15 feet behind the listening area?

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