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#402562 - 04/07/14 04:54 PM Re: QS8s as Rear Surrounds? [Re: nickbuol]
AlaskanAVGuy Offline
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Registered: 04/01/14
Posts: 72
The reason that the industry has moved surrounds forwards is simple, we now have 4 instead of 2. You can experiment yourself but if you want the closest to perfection the industry standards are usually the best options because they have actually researched different placement options and understand how movies are recorded and mixed accordingly.
As most people don't have RTA (Real Time Analysis) they just guess as to what sounds the best.
I personally use the THX recommendations along with Audyssey and then my RTA and SPL meter to fine tune my system.

However if you own a set of QS's then your Speaker Placement can have a lot more wiggle room than Direct Radiating options which are quickly becoming more scarce in a Home Theater Surround capacity.

Follow the advice from the professionals it's your best option if your new and ignorant to how Acoustics work and don't have an RTA set-up. This is the best advice anyone can give to a newbie. Which is use Diffused Speakers over Direct for surrounds specifically and mount them all 2'-3'feet above the listener.

So here's the Industry's answer to Blastermaster Original Question and Forum Discussion: "I am wondering if anyone can chime in as to whether or not it would be better to get direct firing bookshelf speakers for the rear or would it be better to get another pair of QS8s (or even just one)? "

Edited by AlaskanAVGuy (04/07/14 05:11 PM)
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#402594 - 04/07/14 06:32 PM Re: QS8s as Rear Surrounds? [Re: blastermaster]
Murph Offline

Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6884
Loc: PEI, Canada
Is this is someone's new social experiment? Minus the humour part?


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#402627 - 04/07/14 08:28 PM Re: QS8s as Rear Surrounds? [Re: Murph]
chesseroo Offline

Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 4896
Loc: western canada
Originally Posted By: Murph
Is this is someone's new social experiment? Minus the humour part?


yes Murph
this is how a bored manitoban taunts a prince edward islandian
er, islandan?

There were go. Islander!
"Those who preach the myths of audio are ignorant of truth."

#402660 - 04/07/14 10:27 PM Re: QS8s as Rear Surrounds? [Re: blastermaster]
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Registered: 01/03/06
Posts: 681
Loc: South Florida
This is all quite entertaining. I do however, miss Bbigwyrs. 41 of the funniest posts I've ever read on this forum.

The term "ignorance" is also being used as a disguised insult here, despite its definition. NOT cool. I don't appreciate your tone, telling others to "man up" as an example. If some folks can't get their surrounds to proper positions because of room restrictions and yet enjoy what they're hearing, who cares if they're "incorrect"?!

" If your viewing environments are that bad to begin with and your trying to build a nice Home Theater System then perhaps you should spend some money on a proper room first instead of buying speakers. "

There's a point where your arrogance becomes much more revealing than any "education" you claim to grace us with. Thanks for the informative links.

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#402685 - 04/08/14 09:21 AM Re: QS8s as Rear Surrounds? [Re: blastermaster]
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 4614
Loc: Marion, IA
Nice addition Spoiler.

What is funny is that I was told to "man-up, quit being a child, stop being an old man, don't be ignorant..." but the interesting thing is that he said all of that to a guy (me) who has a room build specifically for home theater with all speakers within the exact guidelines (he called them "FACTS") that he talked about. How the heck do you call someone ignorant if they are already doing everything that you are telling people that they need to do?

The guy made no sense and went about everything so wrong.

I am sure that as others suggested, this thread will be linked elsewhere as "See how these Axiom people won't listen to 'FACTS'? They know nothing and don't care about audio anything."

Anyone that comes here and reads the entire threads that get linked will see through that since it is clear that he was being the exact opposite of what almost any forum would want in a user/member.

I don't think that there is any more to add. Who knew that when BlasterMaster created this topic that this all would happen. LOL
M60s, VP180, VP150, QS8s, M3s, SVS 20-39PCi, Shakers

#402686 - 04/08/14 10:35 AM Re: QS8s as Rear Surrounds? [Re: blastermaster]
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6410
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Yeah, thanks a lot, BlasterMaster, IF that is your real name ...
"The Universe is the game of the self, which plays hide and seek forever and ever" - Alan Watts

#402688 - 04/08/14 11:25 AM Re: QS8s as Rear Surrounds? [Re: medic8r]
nickbuol Offline

Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 4614
Loc: Marion, IA
Originally Posted By: medic8r
Yeah, thanks a lot, BlasterMaster, IF that is your real name ...

Don't be silly. His real name is James. Geez wink grin
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