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Re: 13' w x 18' d x 7.5' high room -- 7.1 speakers?
nickbuol #389581 02/11/13 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted By: nickbuol
I am just trying to keep the guy within some sort of budget. Save the rear channels for later and get better surrounds, center, and sub now...

Otherwise you've got a lot to upgrade later on.

Not to mention you will find yourself strangely lusting for Hummers. Do it once, do it right.


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Re: 13' w x 18' d x 7.5' high room -- 7.1 speakers?
horseflesh #389599 02/11/13 05:13 AM
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But it sounds good now. smile

Re: 13' w x 18' d x 7.5' high room -- 7.1 speakers?
horseflesh #389601 02/11/13 06:06 AM
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Center 1st.
The QS4's will surprise you.
Go big.
Be happy.

P.S.
M80's are amazing

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Re: 13' w x 18' d x 7.5' high room -- 7.1 speakers?
fredk #389603 02/11/13 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted By: fredk
Originally Posted By: nickbuol
I am just trying to keep the guy within some sort of budget. Save the rear channels for later and get better surrounds, center, and sub now...

Otherwise you've got a lot to upgrade later on.

Not to mention you will find yourself strangely lusting for Hummers. Do it once, do it right.


H1 or bust...




Re: 13' w x 18' d x 7.5' high room -- 7.1 speakers?
horseflesh #389973 02/22/13 04:16 AM
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What did you decide?

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Re: 13' w x 18' d x 7.5' high room -- 7.1 speakers?
horseflesh #390179 02/25/13 06:31 PM
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To start off with, I'd stick to 5.1 and use the money saved on the second surround speakers to upgrade to QS8's, one of the larger centre channels and/or an EP500 sub or competitors equivalent. You can always upgrade to 7.1 at a later date if you feel like it without compromising on your main components up front.


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Re: 13' w x 18' d x 7.5' high room -- 7.1 speakers?
horseflesh #392975 05/10/13 01:49 AM
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For me it would depend on how far your sofa is off viewing wall.

If you follow the rule of thirds for standing waves, your sofa should be about 12' off the front wall. This puts your surrounds at 12.5-14 from front and only leaves 4-6 feet of breathing room for your rears. Not ideal.

Too small to take advantage of 7.1 imo.... rears will smear into surrounds and become indistinguishable. Soundfield collapses.

Wouldn't consider at less than 20+ feet or so.

+1 for putting saved dough into good center channel!

Good luck.

Re: 13' w x 18' d x 7.5' high room -- 7.1 speakers?
horseflesh #392976 05/10/13 01:56 AM
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P.S. those are nice room dimensions for acoustics. lucky.

Almost ideal golden rectangle.

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Re: 13' w x 18' d x 7.5' high room -- 7.1 speakers?
horseflesh #392979 05/10/13 02:48 AM
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My room is almost identical in size.
It has 2x 7.1 setups wired from one reciever.
No regrets.
Maybe one, I want better speakers.
Axioms stay.




Re: 13' w x 18' d x 7.5' high room -- 7.1 speakers?
nickbuol #400253 01/21/14 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted By: nickbuol
I am just trying to keep the guy within some sort of budget. Save the rear channels for later and get better surrounds, center, and sub now...

Otherwise you've got a lot to upgrade later on.


As Nick says, the OP did kind of mention within a budget. and adding the two rears later is better. He can use that $550 towards and upgraded VP160 and maybe find a bit more for the EP500.

It is not paramount to have 7.1 when a 5.1 will surfice for a few more months.


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