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#48631 - 06/08/04 03:30 PM Speakers to match Yamaha 2400
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I am having a new house built and am taking the opportunity to rebuild my HT. My current HT setup is out-of-date and not worth mentioning here. I am going to purchase the Yamaha 2400 and use a 7.1 setup. I am wondering what would be the best speaker choice. The room is 15' wide x 19' long x 9' high. The setup will be for 90% HT. I was thinking about using 3 M22ti speakers for the fronts and center. But not sure about surrounds and rear surrounds. Would 4 QS4 speakers work? I will probably go with an HSU sub.

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#48632 - 06/08/04 03:36 PM Re: Speakers to match Yamaha 2400
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Loc: Ottawa, Canada
My Suggestion;

M60's L/R
VP150 C
QS8 Surround L/R
M2 Surround Back L/R or presence channels

The three M22's would sound great across the front too (I own M22's and am very happy with them). If you need to save money you can run a 'phantom' centre until you save up.

Cheers;


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#48633 - 06/08/04 03:36 PM Re: Speakers to match Yamaha 2400
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You're about to be inundated, but let's see if I can beat the rush.

Most people using 6.1 around here prefer 3 QS series in the back, but the 7.1 users generally use two QSes for the sides and M2s for the rears. The M22s are really nice speakers. They might be a little small for that room, so you might consider the M50s or M60s for the L/R speakers. What kind of Hsu are you considering?


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#48634 - 06/08/04 03:37 PM Re: Speakers to match Yamaha 2400
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Registered: 03/09/04
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EDIT: Oops, didn't beat the rush...

I'd go bigger than that if you can afford to. If cost is an issue, consider going with the Rx-v750 (very much like the 1400, with 100 watts/ch, and an abbreviated YPAO). I got one on eBay for $500 - a couple hundred cheaper than the 2400 will run you.

In a room your size, I'd go with the M60 or M80 (but the M22s may serve you well if you've got a good sub.) Think also about goign with the QS8s - they'll give you a bigger sonud in that room of yours - the 4s may be a little anemic. As for rear surrounds, think about the M2s. The center is another subject of debate - I have a room slightly smaller than yours, and I went with the VP100. Others really swear by their VP150. Just remember that laying an M22 on its side may cause wierd/undesirable soudn dispersion, and is really only recommended in its vertical orientation.

I realize that I've just spent a $1000 more than you were probably hoping. But, if your building a new home, consider it an investment.

Also, really take another look at that receiver, like I mentioned above. The 2400 is just a really powerful receiver that won't be of much use to you if you get 22s and QS4s...

Others, I'm sure, will also give you their opinion....

Welcome to teh boards. Have fun, and congrats on the new system (to be).


Edited by Capn_Pickard (06/08/04 03:38 PM)

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#48635 - 06/08/04 03:37 PM Re: Speakers to match Yamaha 2400
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Since you selected the M22s instead of the M60s, I take it you're being budget conscious, right? Three M22s across the front would be great. The only place I'd disagree with your selections is using 4 QS4s in the back. It's generally a better idea to use direct radiatin speakers in the rear. For this reason the M2s are most often placed in the back. QS4s are perfect as side surrounds.
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#48636 - 06/08/04 03:39 PM Re: Speakers to match Yamaha 2400
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Registered: 01/21/04
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Loc: San Angelo, TX
welcome to the forum. you have chosen the correct speaker.

with that size room and that sub, i would get M60's in the front, a VP150 center, 2 QS8's for surrounds, and either 2 M2's or M3's for the rear. i think its better to get direct firing speakers in the rear, rather than the the QS4's or QS8's.

you could go the M22 route for the fronts, but that is a pretty good sized room, and they might not reach the performance levels you want. definitely get the QS8s for surrounds.. those are awesome speakers.

good luck, and take all the input you are gonna get in stride. if you have been out of the HT loop for a while, you will have a lot to learn.. but the yamaha 2400 is a good start, thats a great receiver.

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#48637 - 06/08/04 03:48 PM Re: Speakers to match Yamaha 2400
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OK...I guess I am posting on the correct board I went the M22 route mostly because I was considering the HT aspect without much music listening (if any at all). I don't think that I have ever played any music on my current setup. Going up to a tower isn't a problem. This may sound crazy, but I am don't want overkill. You guys know a lot more than I do so lets try this again. How about M60 front, VP150 center, QS8 surrounds, and M2 rear surrounds?

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#48638 - 06/08/04 03:51 PM Re: Speakers to match Yamaha 2400
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I was thinking about the HSU STF-2. Will this be good?

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#48639 - 06/08/04 03:52 PM Re: Speakers to match Yamaha 2400
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Registered: 03/09/04
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Loc: Arlington, VA (NOVA)
If you've got the green, the system that you've just mentioned seems very popular, and is likely to satisfy.

About overpowering the room - it has been said that percieved loudness is different listening to better speakers (i.e. you can play better speakers at a higher volume and enjoy them more without some of the negative side-affects - like distortion - that mar lesser speakers when turned way up). And, who knows, when you get into HT with these puppies, you may wish you had a little more umph in your system...

This, way, you're getting the best, now you can forget about the rest ( -- no buyers remorse, no upgradeitis -- )

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#48640 - 06/08/04 03:54 PM Re: Speakers to match Yamaha 2400
chrixx Offline
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Registered: 04/02/04
Posts: 12
Will the Yamaha 2400 do justice to this speaker setup?

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