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#286339 01/11/10 06:40 AM
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Hi All,

I have a small, rectangular Home Theatre room 12 foot by 15 foot, 8 feet high. The Seats are at one end of the room and the screen at the other. The surround speakers need to be on the wall about 3 feet in front of the seats which is why I am looking at dipole/multipole sides.

This is just used for gaming, movies and TV. We listen to music on a dedicated 2ch system in another room. Only 5.1.

I am thinking of the epic grand master in wall solution - inwall speakers will free up some room in there.

What are peoples thoughts/experiences?


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madjak #286347 01/11/10 12:56 PM
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Can you ceiling mount the surrounds or place them on the back wall to keep them from being 3 feet in front of you?

My couch is against my back living room wall, and due to placement issues ( no wall on left side and brick fireplace wall on the right) I had to place my QS8's on the back wall. They are spread out fairly far and are about 6 feet off the ground.

They sound great!


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terzaghi #286387 01/11/10 06:54 PM
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I think you would be pleased. I have a similar setup in a larger room (closed 19 x 12) and the in walls are great. I would recommend upgrading to the EP350 sub though, and the W150 center channel if you are going to be using it for HT.

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Potatohead #286402 01/11/10 08:16 PM
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Terzaghi,

Unfortunately I can't move the side speaker locations or go through the ceiling. There is a massive steel girder in the ceiling that is insurmountable and the wells on either side have a door/window in the way. I need to leave the side/rear speakers where they are.

Thanks for the advice, potatohead. Do you think the QS8s for the surrund speakers or would the QS4s cut it?


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madjak #286413 01/11/10 08:58 PM
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 Originally Posted By: madjak
Terzaghi,

Unfortunately I can't move the side speaker locations or go through the ceiling. There is a massive steel girder in the ceiling that is insurmountable and the wells on either side have a door/window in the way. I need to leave the side/rear speakers where they are.

Thanks for the advice, potatohead. Do you think the QS8s for the surrund speakers or would the QS4s cut it?



In that size room the QS4 is probably ok, but I do know that Axiom recommends the QS8's with the M/W22's if you look at the Home Theater packages. They use a matched driver and I assume the crossover points are closer matched, but you may want to check with Axiom to find out exactly why. I think if it boiled down to it, and it's mostly HT use, you would be better off putting a few more bucks in the center channel as the first upgrade, the sub second, and then into surrounds third. I personally have a W22/W150/QS8 setup with an SVS sub (kind of midway between EP350 and EP500), and I love it. I don't think I would miss much with QS4's to be honest, but it's not a huge price difference.

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Potatohead #286415 01/11/10 09:11 PM
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I was wondering about center channel with 2 W22's. Wouldn't the W100 be a better match for these, since they each have 2 mids and 1 tweeter? That's what I'm planning for the living room in about 2 months from now. The only downside to this seems to be that the centers are way below ear level and you can't tilt up using the W100 with it flush mounted on the wall. Perhaps what's needed is for Axiom to make some sort of wedge shaped bracket for these (hint, hint). I'll probably just have to up the volume on the W100 or exchange them for the W150 if it doesn't sound right.

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You could build a box that mounts to and in the wall that has the proper angle for the W100 to sit in.


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I have posted my solution to this problem with the center a couple times, so I won't post it again (do a search) but I can see if someone wasn't building a wall or something similar, it could pose a problem.

Either center works fine, the main difference being that if you sit more than 12' from the speaker, or have off some seating off to the sides, you're better off with the larger W150.

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Potatohead #286420 01/11/10 09:42 PM
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I know there's a lot of duplication, but the search function here leaves a lot to be desired. I rarely find what I'm looking for when using it.

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