Get Free, Friendly, Expert Advice
Call 1-866-244-8796 or email

Designed and Manufactured in Canada Since 1980


AxiomAudio Blog

Outdoor Speaker Placement

Speaker Placement: Unusual Room Layouts and Elevating Speakers

Positioning Floorstanding Speakers

Wall'O'Fame
Greetings fellow Axiom owners...
HG Rosewoods Part 3
Who's Online
1 registered (Socketman), 125 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Financing
Forum Stats
13295 Members
11 Forums
22826 Topics
403272 Posts

Max Online: 378 @ 02/24/13 04:33 PM
Top Posters
Ken.C 17741
pmbuko 16259
SirQuack 13318
CV 11146
MarkSJohnson 10833
Meanwhile On Facebook

A very fond farewell party last night . . . we miss you Noreen!

Hope everyone's got their summer favourite playlists cued up for the weekend! W...

(y) Love this customer review of the M2s! "the first time listening to my new a...

These LFR1100 speakers in custom Eggshell White are on their way to Taiwan (yes,...

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#387182 - 12/22/12 07:58 PM Best for rear surrounds?
blastermaster Offline
regular

Registered: 11/13/11
Posts: 7
Hello,

I recently upgraded my fronts and my side surrounds. I have the QS8's and they are fantastic. I have an older pair of monopole Infinity's and am always looking to make things better. Is a monopole speaker the best solution for the rears, or would I get better surround sound by going with another pair of QS8's or QS4's for the rears or just getting better monopoles like the M3? Thanks.

Top
#387183 - 12/22/12 08:13 PM Re: Best for rear surrounds? [Re: blastermaster]
fredk Offline
axiomite

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7031
Loc: Canada
a monopole will work if you have enough distance behind you to allow the sound to diffuse, but a QS series speaker really is the best as they are much less sensitive to distance and position.
_________________________
Fred

-------
Blujays1: Spending Fred's money one bottle at a time, no two... Oh crap!

Top
#387189 - 12/22/12 09:48 PM Re: Best for rear surrounds? [Re: blastermaster]
JohnK Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10363
Blaster, as Fred pointed out, if you have considerable distance behind the listening position(say, 10')monopole speakers can work well. However, overall the QSs are advantageous.
_________________________
-----------------------------------

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.



Top
#387191 - 12/22/12 10:32 PM Re: Best for rear surrounds? [Re: JohnK]
solarrdadd Offline
local

Registered: 05/04/10
Posts: 276
Loc: Alexandria, VA
i use to use QS8's for my surround rears but found that because the listening position was almost 15' away/behind that i had to change them out and go to M2v3 on-wall speakers in order to really make it work right.

that's not a knock at the QS8v3's either. it's an issue of how they work and the hugh distance from the listening position. for me, to get channels 6 & 7 to work like i feel they should, i went with the M2v3 on-wall speakers.

i went with the on-wall because we didn't want the speakers to stick out farther than the QS8's did so i decided to try the on-wall M2's and they worked out great.

they give me enough meaningful volume to work nicely into a 7 channel surround atmosphere that works and works well. i get all the nice highs and midrange from them. also i know that you don't get the LF out of the on-wall but that's what crossovers and subs are for! wink i had the QS8's for about 6 months before switching them out with the M2's. i've now had the M2's for about 3 months and this is what i needed. i'd say if i was inside the 10' mark say closer to 8', no question, the Q's would be there but, at 10' and > you need direct radiating speakers...at least to me.

good luck, keep us posted whatever you choose to do.
_________________________
SonySXRD55"
OnkyoPR-SC5507P pre-amp
Emotiva XPA-5,UPA-2amps,
14 Speakers, All Axiom
Oppo 105D&93

Top
#387200 - 12/23/12 12:48 PM Re: Best for rear surrounds? [Re: blastermaster]
INANE Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1660
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
I'm not saying the extra rear surrounds are completely worthless but I wouldn't lose much sleep over them either. In my previous HT room I had some direct radiating speakers for the 6/7 channels and in my currently HT I have some old QS4's that I'm using.

The rooms are different and my situation was similar to solardadd's. I would give the same recommendation but I would also add that if you already have some speakers to use back there, use them and spend your money on other components. I have yet to find much content that makes those channels necessary and yes I always enable PLIIx/NEO:6 for 5.1 material.
_________________________
-Ben
HT v2.0 !
HT v1.0

Top



Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Home  |  Corporate Info  |  Products  |  Message Board  |  FAQs  |  Warranty  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Statement   |  Contact Us

©2014 Colquhoun Audio Laboratories Limited
All Rights Reserved.