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#402545 - 04/07/14 04:04 PM Re: QS8s as Rear Surrounds? [Re: Ken.C]
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If I was a samurai, sepukku would be my only option.

Good thing I'm not. Phew! cool
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#402546 - 04/07/14 04:05 PM Re: QS8s as Rear Surrounds? [Re: blastermaster]
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Omg, best avatar ever!!
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#402547 - 04/07/14 04:05 PM Re: QS8s as Rear Surrounds? [Re: tomtuttle]
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Dude, you've been here a week. You're behaving badly. Please stop.

You're not the only one here that is familiar with Dolby and THX.


So because i've only been on This site a week even thou i've spent Decades in the Business I should stop according to you.

If you are familiar with this THX recommendation then why wasn't it discussed on this Forum about Surrounds before I got here?

Can you link me to one of your posts where you have made this very comment in the past?

Tell me about your current setup....
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#402549 - 04/07/14 04:09 PM Re: QS8s as Rear Surrounds? [Re: Serenity_Now]
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Originally Posted By: Serenity_Now
Omg, best avatar ever!!


Thanks. The subject of my old avatar is about 2 years older than that pic now, so I thought it was time for a change.
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#402550 - 04/07/14 04:10 PM Re: QS8s as Rear Surrounds? [Re: blastermaster]
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I have purposely tried to keep my comments professional and instead of giving my
personal opinions on correct Speaker Placement I link to the Industry Standards
which have been set forth by companies like Dolby & THX and I try to inform those
that are unaware of how they should ideally be set-up where available.

Yet i'm criticized for trying to educate....
Just because you may know of these standards doesn't mean that
everyone has.

I specifically started my membership here Because of the lack of critical discussion involving these subjects. As I've read none on this Forum. And as other people search the web looking for answers I wanted to help them find the Standards, that way they could strive for perfection.


Edited by AlaskanAVGuy (04/07/14 04:23 PM)
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#402552 - 04/07/14 04:13 PM Re: QS8s as Rear Surrounds? [Re: blastermaster]
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I'm running out of note pads and my hand have cramps from scribbling so much.

I knew I should have upgraded to electronic medical records!
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#402555 - 04/07/14 04:22 PM Re: QS8s as Rear Surrounds? [Re: medic8r]
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Originally Posted By: medic8r
I'm running out of note pads and my hand have cramps from scribbling so much.

I knew I should have upgraded to electronic medical records!


YOU HAVE NO HONOR.
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#402558 - 04/07/14 04:42 PM Re: QS8s as Rear Surrounds? [Re: blastermaster]
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I have received another email with insults about my intellect.

Oh well, good ol' "Block User" works.

Also, for those people that look back at my posts and wonder if I know anything about this hobby, I have been in it for decades. As in my first 5.1 setup was from around 1988. 26 years for some quick math. I still don't know everything, but I do feel like I know and have experienced quite a bit.

Things have changed, including speaker placement recommendations. Sometimes I have been able to follow the guidelines, sometimes I had to experiment and share those experiments with others to help expand on what to do when you can't do "the ideal."

We are seeing a trend in the industry towards taking the side surrounds and moving them slightly forward of the main seating area. When will this show up in recommendations from the big audio groups? Not sure. Just like surround speakers moving from direct to di/bi/quad pole, the industry evolves. Some of the big groups' diagrams show direct radiating, some show a more "dispersion capable" speaker. Most of those are not direct from Dolby, DTS, or THX.

But once again, to answer the original post (how many times have I done this now?) QS8s for rear surrounds work VERY well.

Imagine if people never experimented or deviated from the "rules." I was going to say that we would be stuck with things like leaded gasoline, and then thought, what about horses... Needed to go back further. No internet, no light bulb, no cars, no real technology as we know it. We would not have invention or innovation. We wouldn't have these forums either and this topic would never exist.

I am glad that people are willing to try something new. Look at the QS surrounds. I know of nobody else doing this and they are amazing. Axiom had to deviate from the "rules" to invent that, same with the LFR speakers. Innovation. I love it!

EDIT: Maybe we should keep score. Naw, not worth it. I just received yet another insulting PM while I typed the above. He thinks that he has had the last laugh with his "ha ha, I got the final insult" PM, but I really don't care. I don't know him, and I only bring it up for the better of the community so that they know the type of person they are dealing with when it comes to anything that comes out of his keyboard. The funny thing is that he called me an "old man" because I've been at this for 26 years, and yet he has "been in the business for decades." Considering I started as a teenager...

This topic is done. Beaten to death. I've set up my user block and I am moving on. Let go find another place to share knowledge and helpfulness and let this topic go.


Edited by nickbuol (04/07/14 04:48 PM)
Edit Reason: More insulting PMs received. YAY
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#402559 - 04/07/14 04:48 PM Re: QS8s as Rear Surrounds? [Re: blastermaster]
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Enough said
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#402560 - 04/07/14 04:50 PM Re: QS8s as Rear Surrounds? [Re: Socketman]
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Originally Posted By: Socketman
Enough said


+1

I think that I am going to revive a thread in the watercooler. Go check it out in a little bit.
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