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#332267 - 12/22/10 06:32 PM Re: Newbie (almost)-question about matching speakers [Re: zzzaxxx]
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Dave,
I second the QS8 comments. Nothing can make it sound like bullets are whizzing past and over your head like the 8's.
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#332337 - 12/23/10 11:06 AM Re: Newbie (almost)-question about matching speakers [Re: Argon]
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Excellent...
So, QS8s will likely be next, then an M2 for the center.
-or, the other way around....ah, choices...stupid budget!!!

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#332362 - 12/23/10 12:57 PM Re: Newbie (almost)-question about matching speakers [Re: zzzaxxx]
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Considering how close together the mains are I think you should get the Q's first and stick with a phantom center.
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#332375 - 12/23/10 02:47 PM Re: Newbie (almost)-question about matching speakers [Re: jakewash]
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I actually already have a center, so I will just use it for now. My fronts will be about 9 feet apart, by the way.
Does anyone see a significant problem with having the center on a shelf right above the television? If I were to wall mount my TV, I could put the center on my equipment/TV stand, then it will be at the same height as the front speakers-that would be ideal of course. I guess I can certainly 'test' the center in both positions and find out for myself...

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#332388 - 12/23/10 04:23 PM Re: Newbie (almost)-question about matching speakers [Re: zzzaxxx]
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You answered your own question, decide for yourself smile

I ran my center over my TV and it was equally as good as having it lower, possibly even better as the 150 seems to sound a little better, at least to my ears, the farther away it is.

A pic of my old set up for reference:


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