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#223840 - 10/04/08 03:30 PM Speaker Order order
OhioKyle Offline
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I'm sure this has been asked before but I can't find it. So...

When ordering speakers for a new setup (50/50 HT/music) in stages (over several months), what order would you order in? This is my guess:
1. mains
2. sub
3. surrounds
4. center

However, when considering the cost of a sub is almost the same as the center and surrounds combined maybe:
1. mains
2. surrounds and center
3. sub

Any comments on what provides the most improvement for money spent?

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#223841 - 10/04/08 03:33 PM Re: Speaker Order order [Re: OhioKyle]
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I think you'd get a lot of mileage out of mains and a sub. That combo will go far for both music and movies. Then add surrounds and center later.
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#223851 - 10/04/08 04:17 PM Re: Speaker Order order [Re: St_PatGuy]
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If budget does not allow you to get everything, I would say get the center last, you can use phantom mode to simulate the center channel with your mains.

Both the Sub and Surrounds are vital for good HT experience, so that is a hard one.

Not sure what your budget is, but if you order from the Factory Outlet and order 5 or more items, you get 10% off and also another 5% for the 5 items, so maybe you can afford more at once...
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#223862 - 10/04/08 04:57 PM Re: Speaker Order order [Re: OhioKyle]
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I think it really depends on what speakers you plan on using for your mains, If you go with the M80's you could probably go without a sub and get surrounds, if you plan on using M22's as mains a sub might be your next best choice.
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#223863 - 10/04/08 05:04 PM Re: Speaker Order order [Re: HomeDad]
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Homedad has the right of it. Me, I went with sub, mains, surrounds, center (then some other stuff), but I'm weird.
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#223869 - 10/04/08 05:27 PM Re: Speaker Order order [Re: Ken.C]
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I went center, surrounds, sub, followed by the mains, ok just kidding.
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#223871 - 10/04/08 05:35 PM Re: Speaker Order order [Re: Ken.C]
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What exactly does music sound like with just a sub? I accidentally directed the surround channel to all speakers when I was trying to figure out my soundcard. That was wierd!
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#223882 - 10/04/08 07:46 PM Re: Speaker Order order [Re: fredk]
OhioKyle Offline
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I am planning on going with the M60s as mains, then EP350, QS8s and VP100. Unfortunately, my moms TV is going bad so I will probably end buying her a new one since she is retired and on a fixed income. That will put a damper on buying a full set of speakers all at once.

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#223886 - 10/04/08 08:41 PM Re: Speaker Order order [Re: OhioKyle]
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Sounds like a good plan to me.
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#223890 - 10/04/08 09:36 PM Re: Speaker Order order [Re: OhioKyle]
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Kyle, since you're going to using M60s which have pretty good bass extension for mains, I'd suggest moving the QS8s into second place ahead of the sub.
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