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#322095 - 09/12/10 10:01 AM 9.2 ....10. 2. ... 11.2 where does it end
TroyD Offline
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Ok so I know what speakers i like to use in 7.1 ,but whats up with this 9.2 11.2 stuff. Is it really needed in smaller room as homes. Most home theatres on average are maybe 15 x 20 if we are lucky. is these many speakers gonna make a great difference. I can see it in a big room 20 x 30 with a few rows of seats.
and if so other than m80's for L/R and VP180 and 4 QS8's what do you use for the rear corners and the front sides and the front high ....did I get them all 8-)
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#322100 - 09/12/10 10:51 AM Re: 9.2 ....10. 2. ... 11.2 where does it end [Re: TroyD]
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It ends with a 7.something system in my room, period.
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#322103 - 09/12/10 11:19 AM Re: 9.2 ....10. 2. ... 11.2 where does it end [Re: RickF]
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People do often assume some sort of proportionality between number of speaker channels and the volume of a listening room, but I think having more speaker channels is all about greater quality of sound, not filling up more volume. (I use "speaker channels" rather than "speakers" to allow for the case of theaters using multiple speakers for each channel, which does seem to be a matter of filling volume.)

I don't see why it should ever end. I'm at 7.1 masquerading as 9.3 -- it's not actually 9 since I can't play my back surrounds and front heights simultaneously, and it's not actually .3 since my 3 subs all play the same signal. I'm looking forward to getting a real 9.2 system, then 11.2, and onward from there.
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#322107 - 09/12/10 12:32 PM Re: 9.2 ....10. 2. ... 11.2 where does it end [Re: TroyD]
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Originally Posted By: troyd
Ok so I know what speakers i like to use in 7.1 ,but whats up with this 9.2 11.2 stuff. Is it really needed in smaller room as homes. Most home theatres on average are maybe 15 x 20 if we are lucky. is these many speakers gonna make a great difference. I can see it in a big room 20 x 30 with a few rows of seats.
and if so other than m80's for L/R and VP180 and 4 QS8's what do you use for the rear corners and the front sides and the front high ....did I get them all 8-)


I think to go from 7.1 to 9.1 would be the addition of two front speakers for "height" that would go above the regular front channel speakers, and the ".2" would be an additional sub. Not sure where the other 2 to get to "11.2" would be placed though.

Since most Blu-ray discs are just now starting to come out in 7 channel audio, I agree there is not much need to upgrade receivers past that unless you need all 7 channels in the main room and want 2 channels for zone 2 in IMHO.

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#322109 - 09/12/10 12:42 PM Re: 9.2 ....10. 2. ... 11.2 where does it end [Re: 1sweetspot]
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Width channels.
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#322114 - 09/12/10 03:10 PM Re: 9.2 ....10. 2. ... 11.2 where does it end [Re: Ken.C]
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I understand what the other channels are for. But, given that Axioms 80's and QS8's are so good in sound and sound staging. Would these otehr 6 speakers really be make that much of a difference in a smaller room,I am talking 15 x 20ish. That's about a good home theatre sized room for a normal family joe blow. I can see more speakers for those of us who are furtunate to have larger movie rooms.
And also, I guess if you have M80's for fronts you may want M80's for the front wides and M80 for the rear corners and most likely M22 for the front Height. So, for an extra #3400 is it worth it. Actually if you can afford the first 7.2 with M80's and EP500's and have a huge movie room the extra $3500 is like piss in the wind, so why not.

OK I may have to think about possibly adding front Height M22's , but that won't be for another 6 - 10 years when the sources come out with 9.2 programming.
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#322119 - 09/12/10 04:54 PM Re: 9.2 ....10. 2. ... 11.2 where does it end [Re: TroyD]
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bring on 7.7
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#322151 - 09/12/10 09:24 PM Re: 9.2 ....10. 2. ... 11.2 where does it end [Re: SirQuack]
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Not 7.7. The answer is 9.7. 9.9 would be dangerous. Could fall on someone's head or something.
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#322163 - 09/12/10 09:46 PM Re: 9.2 ....10. 2. ... 11.2 where does it end [Re: 2x6spds]
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I'll probably stop at 7.2 but first I have to figure out how to use my 5.1..I think I need to buy set-up for dummies book..can't figure out this crossover thingy..lol
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#322172 - 09/12/10 10:00 PM Re: 9.2 ....10. 2. ... 11.2 where does it end [Re: DaMagicman]
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Cross over M80s and M60s at about 80 Hz. Cross over M22s or M3s at about 100 Hz. Cross over the QS8s at 100 Hz.

Set speakers for large.
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