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Re: stereo vs surround
Mathew #344482 04/07/11 06:19 PM
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Here they are again. Thanks in advance.

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Mathew #344496 04/07/11 07:37 PM
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Hmmm... I see what you are talking about. I still think that you could put some QS8s in there. I mean the goal of the surround channels for movies is to provide an engulfing sound field , not for exacting precision (at least for the most part). Thus the reason that the Axiom QS surrounds are so nice. You get sound firing in 4 directions to fill a lot of space.

When I first saw the pictures, I right away was thinking some M22 fronts for space. They could possibly be put next to your screen and not have to be on the floor like the larger M series. That would help to fire the sound past the fireplace. Add a good sub and the M22s are very nice.

Just some thoughts. Others will chime in.


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nickbuol #344500 04/07/11 07:58 PM
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Do you actually use the fireplace? I'd ditch the mantle, hang my display over the fireplace. Then the speaker placement gets easy.

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nickbuol #344501 04/07/11 07:58 PM
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I listen to music about 50 % of the time. I'm just wondering how the M22's do with music. Everyone raves about the m60s and even more about the m80s.

The main concern with the rear surrounds is that the door which comes from the outside opens into where the rear speaker would hang.

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Cary #344503 04/07/11 08:00 PM
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I have suggested that numerous times but my wife isn't keen on that idea.

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Mathew #344504 04/07/11 08:10 PM
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How about hanging the surrounds on the side walls, but near the rear wall. One either above the book case, or affix a white board to the front of it and place the surround on the new piece of wood. For the other side, mount the speaker between door and window.

I posted some pictures earlier in this thread of my living room where I decided not to mount surrounds. Back in the day when I only had a HTIB setup with small speakers. I put one surround above the curtains about in the center of the room. Then the other one on the tall wall, but directly across from the other speaker, so it was only about halfway up the wall. This was sorta ok, but didn't work too well for those sitting in the back of the room.

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CatBrat #344516 04/07/11 09:20 PM
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I would put a door stopper for the door coming from the outside just enough so it doesn't touch the speaker and put the QS8s on the back wall.


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bdpf #344521 04/07/11 10:09 PM
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Welcome to the forum Mathew.

Since you cannot put the TV above the fireplace, I'll suggest you the following:

Replace the 1 seater at the back of the room with the 3 seater leaving some place towards the window wall to walk up to the TV. Now, move the TV console to the center aligning it with the edge of fireplace ledge and the window wall. Place the M60's/M80's on the floor next to the TV console. Hang QS8's, one on the wall between the window and the door that exits out, and other on the fireplace brickwork towards the edge where the 3 seater is placed.

It would be a little odd that the bookshelf near the TV console will have to be approached from behind the TV, but the placement should serve your purpose.

Do you think this placement will work for you?


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Sarang #344525 04/07/11 11:18 PM
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M22s with a sub are great for music.

JC is right though, that's a pretty suboptimal room. Even for 2ch music it's got issues, let alone placement for rears.

It's shaped very similar to my mom's family room but with different and much more intrusive fireplace placement.

Is the TV too big to go to the right of the fireplace to provide some balance there (and better viewing angle)? Probably. I actually like the stand it's on a lot but off on the far side like that it seems like kind of an afterthought.

What's your main seating position for TV viewing? For music listening?

I wonder if you'd be better off just putting stereo speakers on either side of the fireplace and sitting on the couch for music, not worrying about HT at all.

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Dave B #344531 04/08/11 12:34 AM
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I agree with DaveB

M22s + [sub] = Happiness [power of 2]

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