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#334391 - 01/13/11 09:51 PM Re: Best match center channel for M22? [Re: luma]
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I think QS8s for the left and right surrounds, and M2s for the surround backs.

Even if it weren't for the missing chunk of room in the bottom left, monopole backs would probably be better in this room just because of the distance.

But for the side surrounds, the QSes still would be ideal.
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#334392 - 01/13/11 09:53 PM Re: Best match center channel for M22? [Re: ClubNeon]
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Loc: It's all about the location.
That room's pretty small, would he even need rears?
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#334393 - 01/13/11 09:57 PM Re: Best match center channel for M22? [Re: Adrian]
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That too. Rears would be completely optional in that room.
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#334394 - 01/13/11 10:31 PM Re: Best match center channel for M22? [Re: luma]
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Lu, welcome. Yes, as long as it's a few inches away from that "bumpout" wall section, the QS8(or QS4)should work very well, and its very wide dispersion would be especially useful in a room that small.
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#334395 - 01/13/11 10:39 PM Re: Best match center channel for M22? [Re: JohnK]
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Agreed. I think 7.1 in that small a room is overkill, but if you're set on it, I still think using the QS8's would still work in your surround positions.

Nice mspaint, btw smile I like pichers.
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#334402 - 01/13/11 11:03 PM Re: Best match center channel for M22? [Re: tomtuttle]
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Agreed. I think 7.1 in that small a room is overkill, but if you're set on it, I still think using the QS8's would still work in your surround positions.

Nice mspaint, btw smile I like pichers.

If 7.1 is overkill I don't suppose I should mention that I'm actually going for a 9.1 setup with M2s as front highs (no room for wides).

You guys almost have me talked into the dipoles. Is there any reason for the QS8s vs. the QS4s? It seems crazy to spend more on my surrounds than the fronts.

I'm going with on-walls all around due to both size and aesthetic reasons. While I appreciate that floorstanding or bookshelves might be better sounding options, I already have an array of giant black towers that this setup is replacing entirely due to aesthetic reasons. I'd blame it on the wife but it's more my idea - I want the room to look great and sound good, and the on-walls are simply a better fit.

Finally, back to the original question - any consensus on the center channel? I get the impression that folks on this forum aren't to hip to center channel speakers in general.

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#334405 - 01/13/11 11:10 PM Re: Best match center channel for M22? [Re: luma]
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Incidentally, the QSs aren't dipoles; all the drivers work in-phase. Maybe no consensus, but a small vertical center such as the M2 works best in my view if a center speaker rather than a "phantom" center is to be used.
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#334406 - 01/13/11 11:10 PM Re: Best match center channel for M22? [Re: luma]
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What is hip? grin
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#334407 - 01/13/11 11:16 PM Re: Best match center channel for M22? [Re: tomtuttle]
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We like centers, just that we like good speakers as centers, rather than design compromised horizontal centers (says the guy with the VP150).

If I had the room at all, I'd have the same speaker across the front, but for now the VP150 fits my setup best. I do know it is a compromise; I still feel a center is better than no center. If at all possible a standard vertical speaker is even more superior.
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#334420 - 01/14/11 01:56 AM Re: Best match center channel for M22? [Re: ClubNeon]
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Most member here believe a vertical speaker like M2/3/22 will provide a better option over the VP serie. I dont think that way. I had the chance to talk with JC about this "septical" theory provide from some member. And he was not very convinced about that idea. Well, what a center speaker is design for ... to be a center !?
I know THX will favored all 3 same speaker as front L/C/R.
But from my own experience, i have try the M3 over my VP150, and it was definitely not a good experience. The VP150 was way more superior in every aspect.

All i want say is that you should call Axiom about all this, and they will guide you in the good way i am sure.
Everyone here have good experience about HT but it still personal experience (i guess).

M22 and VP150 on wall would probably the best to go. My 2 cents wink


Edited by Philippe (01/14/11 01:58 AM)
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