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7.1 set up
#351653 07/11/11 09:18 PM
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I've attached (I think) a blueprint of my great/theater room, and wanted to know if the 7.1 speaker location woudl work. I know it's not perfect, but would it suffice?

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shoeless #351655 07/11/11 11:55 PM
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Hi shoeless,

Yes, it should work out very well if you use QS8 surrounds. You might try moving the left rear surround even farther back if that's possible. But the QS8 surrounds don't have to be symmetrically positioned--one can be higher up than the other and one closer if your room setup dictates that arrangement. You can take care of the differing distances in the setup of your AV receiver.

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alan #351656 07/12/11 12:08 AM
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Also, if you just can't get it to work (or don't hear a noticeable improvement) you could always return the 2 QS8's and stick with 5.1


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terzaghi #351657 07/12/11 12:21 AM
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Thanks for the responses. Unfortunately, the QS8's are not happening. Im going to angle a pair of M0's from small cavities in between the studs.

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Why are the Q's not happening, you won't even come close to the same experience with M0's, or even larger bookshelfs for that matter. You would be better off just going 5.1 with Q's and forget about rears in my opinion.

For whatever reason the Q's are a no go, at least go larger on your inwalls, versus 3" woofers.


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shoeless #351659 07/12/11 12:49 AM
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Shoeless, as Randy said go with the QS8's - you will not be disappointed! Keep in mind you do not have to angle the Q's towards the listening position as you mentioned and have shown in your diagram. Just flush mount them to the wall in the best position your room will allow - generally speaking they do not need to be pointed at the listening position.


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cb919 #351660 07/12/11 01:38 AM
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At least the Qs4's if budget is an issue, there is always the auction site for additional savings.


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SirQuack #351661 07/12/11 01:45 AM
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I'm with the others. If it's to put M0s in the back, I would just go with 5.1 with QS8s.


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bdpf #351662 07/12/11 01:58 AM
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If the plan is to go with m0's all the way around the space seems a little large for that IMO. If budget is a major issue I would consider Building incrementally (start with fronts, add surrounds, add sub, add center) or something along those lines.


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terzaghi #351666 07/12/11 03:01 AM
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M0's on 5.1 and 7.1 (all built into the walls) and in wall m2's up front. If the speakers are too small, then so be it. Maybe i will change it sometime down the road. I can calibrate the smaller speakers to push more relative to the m2's

Back to the original question. Does the proposed location of the 7.1's fall too far outside the "ideal" location for them to be of any use?

Thanks in advance.

Edit: these are 4 original m0's, not on-walls. That is why they are being hidden in between the studs.

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