Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Which Speaker for Heights M2 or Qs8
#297287 03/19/10 01:44 AM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 3
F
FeeFi Offline OP
newbie
OP Offline
newbie
F
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 3
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.

Re: Which Speaker for Heights M2 or Qs8
FeeFi #297288 03/19/10 01:52 AM
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 10,654
shareholder in the making
Offline
shareholder in the making
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 10,654
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.


-----------------------------------

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.


Re: Which Speaker for Heights M2 or Qs8
JohnK #297381 03/19/10 07:25 PM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 602
H
aficionado
Offline
aficionado
H
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 602
But Audyssey recommends using direct fire speakers for height. See what works best for you and let us know!


--
Denon 4520, EPIC80/500/VP180 Speakers
Re: Which Speaker for Heights M2 or Qs8
Hansang #297423 03/20/10 12:43 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,466
connoisseur
Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,466
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.


Pioneer PDP-5020FD, Marantz SR6011
Axiom M5HP, VP160HP, QS8
Sony PS4, surround backs
-Chris
Re: Which Speaker for Heights M2 or Qs8
ClubNeon #297437 03/20/10 01:47 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,569
connoisseur
Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,569
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.


3M80 2M22 6QS8 2M2 1EP500 Sony BDP-S590 Panny-7000 Onkyo-3007 Carada-134 Xbox Buttkicker AS-EQ1
Re: Which Speaker for Heights M2 or Qs8
grunt #297451 03/20/10 03:13 AM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,789
connoisseur
Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,789
Where do you use your M2's? Are you in a 7.1 config with them in the rear, or side surround location?


My Stuff :

M80's
QS8's
VP150
EP800
Denon 4802
Emotiva XPA-3
Samsung BD-P3600
Sharp 65 Inch Aquos LCD
Re: Which Speaker for Heights M2 or Qs8
Micah #297466 03/20/10 06:32 AM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,477
Likes: 9
connoisseur
Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,477
Likes: 9
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.



Last edited by 2x6spds; 03/20/10 06:38 AM.

Enjoy the Music. Trust your ears. Laugh at Folks Who Claim to Know it All.
Re: Which Speaker for Heights M2 or Qs8
2x6spds #297479 03/20/10 11:23 AM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 11,451
shareholder in the making
Offline
shareholder in the making
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 11,451
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.


::::::: No disrespect to Axiom, but my favorite woofer is my yellow lab :::::::
Re: Which Speaker for Heights M2 or Qs8
MarkSJohnson #297483 03/20/10 12:28 PM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 3
F
FeeFi Offline OP
newbie
OP Offline
newbie
F
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 3
I am using the M2 as rear surrounds. Thanks for the advice. now I have to talk the wife into two more speakers.

Re: Which Speaker for Heights M2 or Qs8
FeeFi #297488 03/20/10 02:15 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,874
connoisseur
Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,874
Good luck!


-David
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Link Copied to Clipboard

Need Help Graphic

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics24,435
Posts433,055
Members15,428
Most Online2,082
Jan 22nd, 2020
Top Posters
Ken.C 18,044
pmbuko 16,437
SirQuack 13,693
CV 11,828
MarkSJohnson 11,451
Who's Online Now
1 members (Kevin1), 236 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newsletter Signup
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4