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#190227 - 01/01/08 11:55 AM Re: QS8 vs. QS4 -- Big Difference? [Re: Ken.C]
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Thanks guys. I'll probably go with the QS8s for the side surrounds, since the ceiling pre-wiring for the side speakers is only about 5 inches away from the side walls.

But I'll most likely have to use regular ceiling speakers (flush with the ceiling) for the two rear speakers. Reason is because the kitchen is connected to the family room front-to-back, and the living room and dining room are connected to the kitchen. It's one big open space. Therefore, having anything hanging from the ceiling (right smack-dab in the middle of the house) would look nasty. My wife would never go for it. Actually, I'm not sure *I'd* go for it! ;\)

Anyone have any recommendations for plain ol' ceiling speakers that don't sound too bad?

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#190291 - 01/01/08 08:27 PM Re: QS8 vs. QS4 -- Big Difference? [Re: SoundsGood]
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If you look at my review...there is a difference between the QS4's and QS8's...

http://www.axiomaudio.com/boards/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=189754#Post189754
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#190304 - 01/01/08 09:03 PM Re: QS8 vs. QS4 -- Big Difference? [Re: danmagicman7]
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I did find the older QS4s sounding different tonally than the QS8s I wonder if it was the smaller driver causing that difference as well as that hybrid tweeter they ran.
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#192100 - 01/14/08 09:32 AM Re: QS8 vs. QS4 -- Big Difference? [Re: jakewash]
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Anyone know how much clearance is needed from the top of the QS4/QS8 to the ceiling?

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#192101 - 01/14/08 09:38 AM Re: QS8 vs. QS4 -- Big Difference? [Re: SoundsGood]
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I would say try to go no less than 4" if possible. I used some DIY brackets with nice plastic covers to hide the wires, I picked up at Menards. I believe I have about 6" or so of clearance and it works fine.

Current Qs8's


Back when I had the mansfield color...

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#192102 - 01/14/08 09:39 AM Re: QS8 vs. QS4 -- Big Difference? [Re: SirQuack]
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Also, if you have the money, Axiom has some nice new brackets that swivel and tilt and work good for ceiling installs.
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#192109 - 01/14/08 10:35 AM Re: QS8 vs. QS4 -- Big Difference? [Re: SirQuack]
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Good stuff... thanks guys!

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