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#375023 - 05/03/12 12:21 PM Just purchased a pair of QS8's
claysae Offline
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I have read some great reviews of these speakers so made the decision today and ordered a pair for my rear channels.

Primarily for HT use, I have been listening to a 3.1 setup for the past 6 months: Denon 990 AVR, Chase SHO-10 LCR, and Outlaw LFM-1 Plus Sub.

I hope all these great reviews havent set my expectations too high. Can't wait to get some surround setup.


Edited by claysae (05/03/12 12:22 PM)

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#375025 - 05/03/12 12:35 PM Re: Just purchased a pair of QS8's [Re: claysae]
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Congrats ... I bet you'll be very impressed!
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#375026 - 05/03/12 12:36 PM Re: Just purchased a pair of QS8's [Re: claysae]
Murph Offline
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Grats!! I'm confident you will not be disappointed. There never seems to ever be any controversy around the QS8s but be sure to let us know what you think.
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#375028 - 05/03/12 12:47 PM Re: Just purchased a pair of QS8's [Re: claysae]
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What gauge wire would you recommend for rear speakers? Is 12 needed or would 16 or 18 work fine?

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#375032 - 05/03/12 01:11 PM Re: Just purchased a pair of QS8's [Re: claysae]
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My favorite bang/buck is 14 gauge. 18 is pretty thin. I've used 12 and 14 in the past, both without issues.

Others will chime in that you should use 12 gauge. And if the price is close to 14 gauge, and the wire is flexible enough to meet your installation needs, then by all means, go for 12 gauge and never look back wondering if you should have gotten a little bit better wire gauge.

Also, don't buy into the hype of expensive speaker wire. Good old "lamp cord" from Home Depot, Lowes, etc works just fine as well and is pretty cheap. Just make sure that it is the gauge that you want.
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#375034 - 05/03/12 01:14 PM Re: Just purchased a pair of QS8's [Re: claysae]
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12-14 is fine...I've used 14 with no issues for years.
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#375037 - 05/03/12 01:27 PM Re: Just purchased a pair of QS8's [Re: claysae]
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The others are probably correct, but you should be asked: "How long a run to said speakers?"
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#375042 - 05/03/12 01:38 PM Re: Just purchased a pair of QS8's [Re: claysae]
claysae Offline
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Appreciate the advice. Went with 14...running the wire about 25 feet for each.

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#375051 - 05/03/12 02:10 PM Re: Just purchased a pair of QS8's [Re: claysae]
INANE Offline
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You have to be using a lot of power over a pretty long run for 12 to be necessary.
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#375053 - 05/03/12 02:32 PM Re: Just purchased a pair of QS8's [Re: claysae]
Shoie Offline
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I also just picked up a pair of these through the auction. Question, if you used the supplied T brackets for install, did you have to use studs or can anchors hold these babies?
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