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#200022 - 03/11/08 10:04 PM Re: m3ti's for surround backs? [Re: PaulHa]
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Direct radiating speakers (bookshelfs) don't envelope/surround you in the experience like a true surround speaker. You have to be in more of the sweet spot. Now, being that far back it might work out fine. Some who listen to 7.1 music find it nice to have bookshelfs in the back. I think the Q's do a great job for HT and music.
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#200024 - 03/11/08 10:10 PM Re: m3ti's for surround backs? [Re: HAY]
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That's not quite thirds but close enough \:\) .

I placed QS8s 13 feet behind me and I regret it. I should have put M3s or M22s back there. One day, I'll have to take care of that.

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#200026 - 03/11/08 10:22 PM Re: m3ti's for surround backs? [Re: Mojo]
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Would it be true that the QS8's would be better for HT as surround backs and the M3's better for music? Not that I could convince the better half to put four speakers on the back wall, but the Denon 3805 actully allows two different sets as the surround backs. It lets you choose one or the other.


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#200030 - 03/11/08 10:31 PM Re: m3ti's for surround backs? [Re: PaulHa]
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So I am wondering if the distance behind the listening area matters. Hay switched to QS8's from M3's and his back distance look fairly close. Mojo distance is more at 13 ft. and will evenly swith from the QS8's to the M3's or M22. That was some of my resoning for the M3's originally as the distance to the back wall from my listening area is 15 ft.

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#200031 - 03/11/08 10:47 PM Re: m3ti's for surround backs? [Re: PaulHa]
Mojo Offline
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I am sure both distance and room geometry play a factor but distance more so. They are so far way from me that I only get reflected sound and by the time that reaches me, it is greatly attenuated. I've tried turning them up but then it sounds too "smeared".

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#200050 - 03/12/08 01:53 AM Re: m3ti's for surround backs? [Re: Mojo]
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You know, Mojo, if you like I'd be willing to trade my M3s for your QS8s.

Yes, I really am that considerate.
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#200051 - 03/12/08 01:56 AM Re: m3ti's for surround backs? [Re: doormat]
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Something told me to get out of bed and check the boards.

Are they black? Mine are black as you may remember.

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#200052 - 03/12/08 02:03 AM Re: m3ti's for surround backs? [Re: Mojo]
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They sure are!
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#200066 - 03/12/08 11:01 AM Re: m3ti's for surround backs? [Re: doormat]
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Then you know what to bring with you next time you're through here \:\) . The QSs come with wall-mount brackets. How do you have the M3s mounted?

Oh no! Randy's gonna hunt us down for having this discussion.


Edited by Mojo (03/12/08 11:02 AM)

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#200071 - 03/12/08 12:02 PM Re: m3ti's for surround backs? [Re: Mojo]
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They're on some MDF stands.

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