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#368206 - 02/28/12 04:34 PM Looking for some 5.1 advice for a room 16x20x9
ajrainey Offline
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Hi there! I'm looking for something for a room of this size, with one open side into the kitchen. I was thinking something like the Grand Master 175 HT Package or VP100 centre with M22s, QS4s or 8s and either the EP175 or EP350 sub. My catch is that I am going to buy in-walls for the LCR.

I was thinking the QS4s and smaller sub would most likely suffice, but wanted some input here.

Can you give me some advice/help/suggestions?

Much appreciated
Adam

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#368208 - 02/28/12 04:38 PM Re: Looking for some 5.1 advice for a room 16x20x9 [Re: ajrainey]
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Go with the QS4s and the EP350.
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#368212 - 02/28/12 04:59 PM Re: Looking for some 5.1 advice for a room 16x20x9 [Re: ajrainey]
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With a room that size, definitely nothing smaller than the EP350. I've no experience with the QS speakers, but also with that size of a room, I'd be tempted to go with the QS8's. Bigger box and bigger speakers = bigger sound. Many people are satisfied with their VP100, but I liked the sound from the VP150 better. If you can't afford to upgrade QS4 to QS8 or VP100 to VP150, I'd still go with the smaller versions.

3 identical speakers for L/C/R would be optimal, but most people can't place a vertical in the center position. If you could that would probably work better, sonically.

It looks like I'm suggesting the Epic Grand Master 350 system.


Edited by CatBrat (02/28/12 05:06 PM)

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#368215 - 02/28/12 05:08 PM Re: Looking for some 5.1 advice for a room 16x20x9 [Re: ajrainey]
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The QS4s do a great job in my 20x13 room. But as suggested, I'd go with the biggest sub (Axiom or not) I could afford.
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#368216 - 02/28/12 05:10 PM Re: Looking for some 5.1 advice for a room 16x20x9 [Re: ajrainey]
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Definitely big sub. I feel like I've been taxing my EP350 lately with the TRON movie turned up fairly loud. This is the first movie that has made me feel this way.

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#368217 - 02/28/12 05:12 PM Re: Looking for some 5.1 advice for a room 16x20x9 [Re: ajrainey]
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If it's in your budget, I'd opt for the QS8's over the 4's...imo, they are the better value and use the same drivers as the M22's. I also agree with the recommendation of the EP350
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#368222 - 02/28/12 06:05 PM Re: Looking for some 5.1 advice for a room 16x20x9 [Re: Adrian]
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Qs8's for sure, I have both and the 8's are more than twice the speaker.

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#368227 - 02/28/12 06:27 PM Re: Looking for some 5.1 advice for a room 16x20x9 [Re: ajrainey]
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Welcome Adam,
I have the QS8's, EP350, M60's, and VP100 in a slightly bigger room than yours with one side opening to a dining room. I'll probably go deaf before I max out the sound on this system. I would suggest the QS8's and EP350 as well.
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#368230 - 02/28/12 06:52 PM Re: Looking for some 5.1 advice for a room 16x20x9 [Re: ajrainey]
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yeah, you don't want upgradeitis within a few weeks. smile
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#368248 - 02/28/12 08:33 PM Re: Looking for some 5.1 advice for a room 16x20x9 [Re: ajrainey]
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Spend the extra $$ and get the EP500 with DSP.
I had the ep350 and then ended up with dual ep500's.
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