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#299977 - 04/02/10 01:06 PM QS8s for side AND rear surrounds
SurroundMan Offline
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Hey Axiom owners, I am really looking for the most immersive surround experience. Right now I have small klipsch surrounds for the side and rear that have 2 woofers which fire out at 45 degree angles and one horn tweeter which fires in the center. The surround field is OK but I am just looking for more immersion.
Does anyone have the QS4s or QS8s as both side and rear surrounds? What is the best option? My room is about medium size and I have a good 5-6 feet behind my listening area
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#299987 - 04/02/10 02:48 PM Re: QS8s for side AND rear surrounds [Re: SurroundMan]
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A lot of us use Q's all the way around and it is awesome. The main goal is that you have enough room behind the seating area to justify "rear" surrounds, sounds like you do. For 7.1, the "side" surrounds should be directly to the side of the seating area.

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#299989 - 04/02/10 02:56 PM Re: QS8s for side AND rear surrounds [Re: SirQuack]
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I think QSx'ss all round are recommended unless you have enough distance behind the seating area that room reflections will have a chance to diffuse the sound from the rear speakers.

I have something like 9 feet between seating and rear speakers which should be enough for direct (M2) speakers to work well. If I ever get my 7.1 receiver back from repair I'll be able to report on how it works ;\)
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#300023 - 04/02/10 05:00 PM Re: QS8s for side AND rear surrounds [Re: bridgman]
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With 5-6ft behind you I think you can use direct radiators and see if you like them better than the more diffuse sound from the mult-pole speakers like your current ones or the QS's. Some people find the rear channels less effective with diffuse speakers.
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#300026 - 04/02/10 05:12 PM Re: QS8s for side AND rear surrounds [Re: jakewash]
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I've tried a pair of M60s in place of our rear QS8s surrounds and preferred the four QS8s over the QS8s sides/M60s back combo ... all surround speakers are 7' distance from the sides and to the rear of the seating.
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#300027 - 04/02/10 05:14 PM Re: QS8s for side AND rear surrounds [Re: RickF]
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You're just not some people Rick ;\)
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#300239 - 04/04/10 07:47 AM Re: QS8s for side AND rear surrounds [Re: SurroundMan]
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I've got QS8's all around in a less than ideal room position. [Room is 19 x 25 and the HT is laid out on the short side, meaning that we sit really close to the TV - 11' - but still have 5.5' to the back wall. The side QS8's are 25' apart. All those odd distances are taken care of in the setup using a good sound meter. The mains are toed in to take care of the short distance and really help with off-center seating - the guy sitting on the left can hear the right main almost as well as the left main.]

Sorry, back on topic. When all speakers are in play it's absolutely amazing, you can't pick out any one surround speaker. I'd say go for it.

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#300242 - 04/04/10 08:26 AM Re: QS8s for side AND rear surrounds [Re: a401classic]
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My side speakers are 2 ft behind the listening position (8-10 ft from the back wall). That would mean my sides are at least 6 ft from the back wall. Have they been in the wrong spot all this time? Am I loosing performance?

I was confused with the placement of the sides. I thought they should be 2 ft behind the listening position with 7.1.

Errrrrr....
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#300243 - 04/04/10 08:33 AM Re: QS8s for side AND rear surrounds [Re: Ya_basta]
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I think you'll be good with that location Cam, most articles suggest anywhere from 90-135 degree angle from the seating for the side surrounds in a 7.whatever setup....


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#300245 - 04/04/10 08:42 AM Re: QS8s for side AND rear surrounds [Re: RickF]
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Thanks, Rick. I'll try to get the exact measurements today, just to be sure.
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