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Speakers for a 7.1
#410793 03/14/15 02:36 PM
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I am looking for some advice.

I have pretty much a 5.1 solution right now that sounds really good. LFR1100 + VP180 for the front, and QS8 for the side. I have some rather small Energy Take5 speakers that I have fitted on the back but to be quite honest, I can't really decide if they are adding anything to the sound mix.

I was thinking of getting a nice set of the new M1 computer speakers and was thinking of perhaps putting in a better set of speakers for the rear channel. Perhaps a set of M2 or M3's

Anthem: AVM60
Axiom: ADA1000, LFR1100, VP180, QS8, EP500, M3, M3comp
AudioSource: Amp One/A
Re: Speakers for a 7.1
MatManhasgone #410794 03/14/15 04:39 PM
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I have M3s for my side and rear surrounds now (was running QS8s for about 10 years). My initial thought was to just go with QS8s for the side surrounds and then add something direct radiating like a pair of M2 or M3s to the rear. For other reasons I swapped them all out. I can now really hear the 2 rear channels on 7.1 mixed discs. Before the sound field was smooth and even around the room, but I have 2 rows of seats, and without blasting the rear row by turning up the rear QS8s, I would almost completely lose them. Maybe that was actually a good thing, but I really like having the M3s back there now due to the distance between my front row seat and them.
I went with on-walls and while they are taller than the QS8s, they don't stick out as much.

If you only have 1 row of seats, and the rear surrounds will be a similar distance away from you as your side surrounds, then another pair of QS8s for the rear might be a great fit too.

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