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#389581 - 02/10/13 08:13 PM Re: 13' w x 18' d x 7.5' high room -- 7.1 speakers? [Re: nickbuol]
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Originally Posted By: nickbuol
I am just trying to keep the guy within some sort of budget. Save the rear channels for later and get better surrounds, center, and sub now...

Otherwise you've got a lot to upgrade later on.

Not to mention you will find yourself strangely lusting for Hummers. Do it once, do it right.
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#389599 - 02/11/13 12:13 AM Re: 13' w x 18' d x 7.5' high room -- 7.1 speakers? [Re: horseflesh]
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#389601 - 02/11/13 01:06 AM Re: 13' w x 18' d x 7.5' high room -- 7.1 speakers? [Re: horseflesh]
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Center 1st.
The QS4's will surprise you.
Go big.
Be happy.

P.S.
M80's are amazing


Edited by brwsaw (02/11/13 01:28 AM)

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#389603 - 02/11/13 02:06 AM Re: 13' w x 18' d x 7.5' high room -- 7.1 speakers? [Re: fredk]
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Originally Posted By: fredk
Originally Posted By: nickbuol
I am just trying to keep the guy within some sort of budget. Save the rear channels for later and get better surrounds, center, and sub now...

Otherwise you've got a lot to upgrade later on.

Not to mention you will find yourself strangely lusting for Hummers. Do it once, do it right.


H1 or bust...

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#389973 - 02/21/13 11:16 PM Re: 13' w x 18' d x 7.5' high room -- 7.1 speakers? [Re: horseflesh]
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What did you decide?


Edited by brwsaw (02/21/13 11:17 PM)

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#390179 - 02/25/13 01:31 PM Re: 13' w x 18' d x 7.5' high room -- 7.1 speakers? [Re: horseflesh]
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To start off with, I'd stick to 5.1 and use the money saved on the second surround speakers to upgrade to QS8's, one of the larger centre channels and/or an EP500 sub or competitors equivalent. You can always upgrade to 7.1 at a later date if you feel like it without compromising on your main components up front.
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#392975 - 05/09/13 09:49 PM Re: 13' w x 18' d x 7.5' high room -- 7.1 speakers? [Re: horseflesh]
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For me it would depend on how far your sofa is off viewing wall.

If you follow the rule of thirds for standing waves, your sofa should be about 12' off the front wall. This puts your surrounds at 12.5-14 from front and only leaves 4-6 feet of breathing room for your rears. Not ideal.

Too small to take advantage of 7.1 imo.... rears will smear into surrounds and become indistinguishable. Soundfield collapses.

Wouldn't consider at less than 20+ feet or so.

+1 for putting saved dough into good center channel!

Good luck.

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#392976 - 05/09/13 09:56 PM Re: 13' w x 18' d x 7.5' high room -- 7.1 speakers? [Re: horseflesh]
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P.S. those are nice room dimensions for acoustics. lucky.

Almost ideal golden rectangle.


Edited by Hellcommute (05/09/13 10:04 PM)

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#392979 - 05/09/13 10:48 PM Re: 13' w x 18' d x 7.5' high room -- 7.1 speakers? [Re: horseflesh]
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My room is almost identical in size.
It has 2x 7.1 setups wired from one reciever.
No regrets.
Maybe one, I want better speakers.
Axioms stay.

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#400253 - 01/21/14 12:05 PM Re: 13' w x 18' d x 7.5' high room -- 7.1 speakers? [Re: nickbuol]
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Originally Posted By: nickbuol
I am just trying to keep the guy within some sort of budget. Save the rear channels for later and get better surrounds, center, and sub now...

Otherwise you've got a lot to upgrade later on.


As Nick says, the OP did kind of mention within a budget. and adding the two rears later is better. He can use that $550 towards and upgraded VP160 and maybe find a bit more for the EP500.

It is not paramount to have 7.1 when a 5.1 will surfice for a few more months.
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