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#332279 - 12/22/10 09:40 PM Home theater project
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Me and my wife are actually make our last touch on our architectural plan for the new house. Of course there will be a dedicated HT room. 14wide x 13deep x 8celling. This is what i calling an average room. Budget is 5k$ for the speaker. So far i endeed like this ...

6.1 setup, a/v reciever Integra DTR-70.1

M60
VP180
2xEP500
3xQS8


Total : $5,064.31 CAD

What you guys think ?
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#332281 - 12/22/10 09:46 PM Re: Home theater project [Re: Philippe]
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I would suggest a bookshelf (or two) as a center channel that would be a better match for the M60's, then add another QS8.

Edit-I believe the 180 is best used in conjunction with the M80's.


Edited by wheelz999 (12/22/10 09:49 PM)
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#332282 - 12/22/10 09:47 PM Re: Home theater project [Re: Philippe]
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Philippe, forget the 6.1 setup. If you have adequate room(say at least 4')behind the listening position for a rear sound field to form, both back surround speakers should be used in a 7.1 setup. If not, stay with 5.1.
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#332283 - 12/22/10 09:50 PM Re: Home theater project [Re: JohnK]
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Take a M2 or M3 over a VP180 ?
Than add a second QS8 for 7.2 ?
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#332284 - 12/22/10 09:56 PM Re: Home theater project [Re: Philippe]
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It wouldn't appear to be necessary to use a center as powerful as the EP180 with the M60 mains. As Cam pointed out, a center such as the M22 would be suitable and would allow more room in the budget for the full 7.1 surround setup.
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#332285 - 12/22/10 09:57 PM Re: Home theater project [Re: JohnK]
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Does a 7.1 setup really worth it over a 5.1 with a good frontstage like the vp180 ?
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#332286 - 12/22/10 09:59 PM Re: Home theater project [Re: Philippe]
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Others with more knowledge than I will chime in, but yes, that's my suggestion as I THINK the 180 is a better suited match with the M80's.
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#332287 - 12/22/10 10:00 PM Re: Home theater project [Re: Philippe]
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If a rear soundfield is helpful, it's helpful, regardless of what the front soundfield is.
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#332288 - 12/22/10 10:05 PM Re: Home theater project [Re: Philippe]
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Originally Posted By: Philippe
Does a 7.1 setup really worth it over a 5.1 with a good frontstage like the vp180 ?


As John said, it's dependent on the distance behind the listening position. If you have 4 feet behind it, I would say it's definitely worthwhile to go with a 7.1 setup, over a 5.1. But, if there's not much room behind the listening position, a 5.1 setup would be sufficient.

If there's not enough space behind the listening position, I would think that a 7.1 setup couldn't truly be enjoyed to its full potential.


Edited by wheelz999 (12/22/10 10:06 PM)
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#332289 - 12/22/10 10:06 PM Re: Home theater project [Re: JohnK]
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What about just a small M2 with a pair of M80, should it be just fine than, we talking here over 600$ difference.
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