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#390278 - 02/27/13 07:35 AM Moved and have a new set-up, 7.1 feasible?
vassillios Offline
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Registered: 02/28/07
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Loc: Warrenton, VA
Ok, so I moved to a new place and I'm thinking 7.1 would be a waste with where I was limited to put my side surrounds, what do you think?

The room was originally intended to be a formal dining room, but I have no need for that. The ugly chandelier will soon be gone and replaced with something cooler.

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#390281 - 02/27/13 08:59 AM Re: Moved and have a new set-up, 7.1 feasible? [Re: vassillios]
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And for the record, I had 7.1 at my old place because I had about 4 feet from the listening position to the back surrounds. It just doesn't seem like I would get any benefit in this new set-up
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#390293 - 02/27/13 10:50 AM Re: Moved and have a new set-up, 7.1 feasible? [Re: vassillios]
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Hi Vassillios,

I would agree with your assessment. No point, since your couch is against the rear wall -- exactly the same setup as I have. When I tested my setup with temporary installation of a 7.1 arrangement, I could not detect any significant (i.e. audible) gains over 5.1.

Regards,
Alan
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#390294 - 02/27/13 10:55 AM Re: Moved and have a new set-up, 7.1 feasible? [Re: vassillios]
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Thanks Alan, I thought so...less wholes to cut and wires to fish through walls wink
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#390295 - 02/27/13 10:58 AM Re: Moved and have a new set-up, 7.1 feasible? [Re: vassillios]
Murph Offline
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Loc: PEI, Canada
Funny, I could have sworn I posted similar agreement to this thread but it's not here.

Alan must have moderated me! I don't recall poking fun at him. Well, not since the Tales from the Volcano cartoons anyways????

Kidding. Wouldn't be the first time I hit [Go] instead of [Submit]. But I do agree. I tried 7.1 in a small room and I even had about 2' behind my couch but it wasn't enough to make them useful.
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#390298 - 02/27/13 11:42 AM Re: Moved and have a new set-up, 7.1 feasible? [Re: vassillios]
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I just don't see how you could possibly get any benefit from 7.1 in that room the way it is configured.
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#390310 - 02/27/13 02:56 PM Re: Moved and have a new set-up, 7.1 feasible? [Re: vassillios]
medic8r Offline
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I say go for it! 7:1 all the way! Go big or go home!

Then again, I'm feeling oppositional today.
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#390312 - 02/27/13 03:15 PM Re: Moved and have a new set-up, 7.1 feasible? [Re: vassillios]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
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I moved my couch out a couple of feet from the rear wall and it sounded better. I doubt that you'd want to leave it this way in your current arrangement, but you might try it just to see if it improves the sound field any.

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#390315 - 02/27/13 04:00 PM Re: Moved and have a new set-up, 7.1 feasible? [Re: CatBrat]
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Originally Posted By: CatBrat
I moved my couch out a couple of feet from the rear wall and it sounded better.

I've moved my couch to several different positions, and it always sounds the same.
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#390316 - 02/27/13 04:00 PM Re: Moved and have a new set-up, 7.1 feasible? [Re: vassillios]
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If it's telling you to kill, then I need to up your rx.
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