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#390380 - 02/28/13 09:23 AM Re: sshhh don't tell the wife (LFR1100 questions) [Re: Mad_Chesser]
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I'd assume the LFR's in a 5.1 will give you a similar sound field as you would get with a 7.1 setup using front presence speakers.
You could justify some of the difference by considering the cost of the potential reciever upgrade and the extra pair of surrounds.
After setting up two different 7.1 layouts I'd agree the effort and expense was worth it.
And...they're LFR's! Who doesn't want a pair or two?
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#390382 - 02/28/13 09:51 AM Re: sshhh don't tell the wife (LFR1100 questions) [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
He might be buying them to get the 5% discount.


this is correct.

And to the other member who asked about diecast, no I don't need it. I'm not getting them for the sound. Just for the look. I don't NEED them
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#390383 - 02/28/13 09:53 AM Re: sshhh don't tell the wife (LFR1100 questions) [Re: cohesion]
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Originally Posted By: cohesion
It is quite a bit more money. Do you really need the die cast woofers? Ian said there is no difference in sq so I didn't get them on my LFR's.

Anyway, what I can say is that they're excellent. Whether they're really more than two grand better than the M80's is very subjective. I think you can notice the slightly deeper bass of the LFR's but it is not a huge difference.

The rear firing drivers combined with the DSP do certainly add sonething. Depending on the source material, the difference can be anything from very subtle to astonishing! However, only you can really decide if they'll be worth it.

Perhaps you should check with Axiom to see if any have found a home out near you yet.

Mike


hey mike, thanks for that. So how do they sound with home theater?
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#390384 - 02/28/13 09:58 AM Re: sshhh don't tell the wife (LFR1100 questions) [Re: Mad_Chesser]
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I think you really need to have a very well configured room to get the best of the LFRs.
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#390385 - 02/28/13 10:18 AM Re: sshhh don't tell the wife (LFR1100 questions) [Re: tomtuttle]
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
I think you really need to have a very well configured room to get the best of the LFRs.


Is my assumption about front presence vs LFR's correct?
I too will upgrade some day but I'd be tempted to use the LFR's and front presence, spread farther apart.
LFR's for music. I can't currently use 2 channel and front presence with out sending a signal to the rest of the 7.1 setup.
That said once I finish tweaking the room my M80's are in I'll be sitting pretty. They already sound really nice. The have a great sound field, like having no speakers most of the time (can't localize the sound unless it should be). I have had to walk up to the center to confirm if it was being sent a signal!
I personally love how you can keep turning them up and the quality doesn't suffer.


Edited by brwsaw (02/28/13 10:23 AM)
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#390386 - 02/28/13 10:21 AM Re: sshhh don't tell the wife (LFR1100 questions) [Re: Mad_Chesser]
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i think the same as Tom, the room config is as important as the speakers, maybe even more.
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#390391 - 02/28/13 12:28 PM Re: sshhh don't tell the wife (LFR1100 questions) [Re: Mad_Chesser]
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It would be nice if someone could "define" what the perfect room would be for a 7.1 setup. With/without LRF's.

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#390392 - 02/28/13 01:20 PM Re: sshhh don't tell the wife (LFR1100 questions) [Re: Mad_Chesser]
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#390393 - 02/28/13 01:49 PM Re: sshhh don't tell the wife (LFR1100 questions) [Re: Mad_Chesser]
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Did anyone else read the title of this thread as an ssh command?
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#390397 - 02/28/13 02:03 PM Re: sshhh don't tell the wife (LFR1100 questions) [Re: Mad_Chesser]
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Ours will be 8' x 18' x 28'.
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