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#297287 - 03/18/10 09:44 PM Which Speaker for Heights M2 or Qs8
FeeFi Offline
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I currently own two M80, VP150, two QS8 and two M2 with an SVS sub. now I have just upgraded my AVR which I use as a Pre\Pro to the Onkyo tx-nr1007. This will allow me to add Heights to my setup. I was wondering would I be better going with ceiling mounted M2's or QS8's?

Thanks for the help.

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#297288 - 03/18/10 09:52 PM Re: Which Speaker for Heights M2 or Qs8 [Re: FeeFi]
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Fee, long time no see; welcome back. Since the derived height material is ambient and diffused in nature, a speaker with very wide dispersion would be more suitable. The QS4s should be plenty for that application.
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#297381 - 03/19/10 03:25 PM Re: Which Speaker for Heights M2 or Qs8 [Re: JohnK]
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But Audyssey recommends using direct fire speakers for height. See what works best for you and let us know!
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#297423 - 03/19/10 08:43 PM Re: Which Speaker for Heights M2 or Qs8 [Re: Hansang]
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Audyssey recommends direct radiating speakers in all locations. So if you like what your QSes do for the ambient nature of the surrounds, then they'd be even more appropriate for the totally non-directional height.
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#297437 - 03/19/10 09:47 PM Re: Which Speaker for Heights M2 or Qs8 [Re: ClubNeon]
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I’ve tested QS8s and M22s as heights and the QS8s win easily. However, based on what I hear coming out of them (purely ambient stuff) I think John is correct that QS4s are more than good enough for the job.
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#297451 - 03/19/10 11:13 PM Re: Which Speaker for Heights M2 or Qs8 [Re: grunt]
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Where do you use your M2's? Are you in a 7.1 config with them in the rear, or side surround location?
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#297466 - 03/20/10 02:32 AM Re: Which Speaker for Heights M2 or Qs8 [Re: Micah]
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Hello FoFum

I like the concept of the Dolby IIz 2 front L and 2 R. I followed the advice of one of our resident audio gurus and bought 2 M2s for rear surround speakers. I found them unsuited to the task. I replaced them with QS8s which work very well. I agree with JohnK and the others who recommend one of the QS speakers. I'd use QS8 or 4s as back surrounds, side surrounds and front uppers.

Personally, I also really like the Mission 77DS bipole surround speakers which I picked up from UBid years ago for $40 a pair (MSRP was $400). If any of you can find a minty pair of these at a good price they are extremely excellent surround speakers.




Edited by 2x6spds (03/20/10 02:38 AM)
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#297479 - 03/20/10 07:23 AM Re: Which Speaker for Heights M2 or Qs8 [Re: 2x6spds]
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Let's not forget that the QS4 and QS8 speakers ARE direct radiating....just in several directions.

That is, opposed to speaker designs which fire some drivers out of phase.
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#297483 - 03/20/10 08:28 AM Re: Which Speaker for Heights M2 or Qs8 [Re: MarkSJohnson]
FeeFi Offline
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I am using the M2 as rear surrounds. Thanks for the advice. now I have to talk the wife into two more speakers.

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#297488 - 03/20/10 10:15 AM Re: Which Speaker for Heights M2 or Qs8 [Re: FeeFi]
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Good luck!
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