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#412216 - 05/18/15 11:53 AM Ok, you got $12K to spend ......
TroyD Offline
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Ok,
You have $12,000 to spend on speakers any brand
the needs are Front R/L, Centre, 4 Surrounds and Dual Subs
also, but not mandatory front heights

Future would be for or a 7.2.4 Atmos setup. but the In Ceiling speakers or are not currently needed. Not sure how Atmos is going to go or if Dolby PIIz or DTS:X is all I will do.

Wondering if 4 QS4's would work
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#412218 - 05/18/15 12:59 PM Re: Ok, you got $12K to spend ...... [Re: TroyD]
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I've used the QS4s in the past & QS8s (presently) in a medium size room. They work just fine for surround duties..

In real world listening, I didn't find any difference in the 2 models; however, if you have a large space to fill, then the QS8s would be more appropriate I would think as they can put out more SPL...

TAM


Edited by exlabdriver (05/18/15 01:01 PM)

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#412223 - 05/18/15 02:01 PM Re: Ok, you got $12K to spend ...... [Re: exlabdriver]
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Originally Posted By: exlabdriver
I've used the QS4s in the past & QS8s (presently) in a medium size room. They work just fine for surround duties..

In real world listening, I didn't find any difference in the 2 models; however, if you have a large space to fill, then the QS8s would be more appropriate I would think as they can put out more SPL...

TAM


Yeh, I know for surround but, was wondering if for the Atmos Heights if they are preferred or if it's ceiling speakers that are needed for Atmos
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#412224 - 05/18/15 02:17 PM Re: Ok, you got $12K to spend ...... [Re: TroyD]
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Sorry, my 'speed reading' didn't work, ha!

I don't know about Atmos Heights/Ceiling Speakers & I'm presently not going there. 5.1(2) is enough for me...

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#412225 - 05/18/15 02:42 PM Re: Ok, you got $12K to spend ...... [Re: TroyD]
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yes, I not sure yet either.
I just need get my speakers bought over the next two years of what I want.
I have M80's now in Ver.3 and was going to go with Ver. 4 but now that Axiom has priced itself with the competition I am curious to see what maybe better at the same price.
Use to be there was a difference I could get a $1500 set of Axioms that performed as well as a $3000 pair of speakers. Now it's $2800 M80 HP which is just as equivalent as Paradigms Studio's 100 or Song Bird's or Totems. Just wondering if for a 7.2 system and you had $12K you want to spend what would you buy. could even consider +- $1000 if needed to get that good second sub.
I currently have a Anthem MCA50 and a MCA20. I have a Anthem AVM309 Which probably be upgraded to a AVM60 or D2v( or whatever the newer version will be in a few years.
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#412227 - 05/18/15 03:13 PM Re: Ok, you got $12K to spend ...... [Re: TroyD]
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I wouldnt muck around with and ID speakers at that price point. You are into the PMC 23, ATC 19, Tannoy Definition, Revel F208, Wharfedale Jade 7, etc price/performance realm. Kinda gets more about the looks over a certain price point. Gorgeous glorious looks. If you go this route count me as envious!

If performance is your goal I'd stick with a loaded Axiom system (since you already own some) with 2 SB13 ultras and treat the snot out of your room. Your room is far and away the biggest upgrade you can make in a given setup.

Send me the extra money! Lol.

P.S. Share pictures! Congrats. smile

Oh yeah.. PSB just overhauled the synchrony one tower in your price range... So yeah..... I hate you officially. laugh


Edited by Serenity_Now (05/18/15 03:15 PM)
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#412234 - 05/19/15 12:06 PM Re: Ok, you got $12K to spend ...... [Re: TroyD]
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I like the Golden Ear Triton Two and the SuperCentre XL
the only issue is GoldenEar only seems to have direct radiating rear speakers. ;(
But I heard them a couple years ago and the bottom end is awesome
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#412239 - 05/19/15 12:25 PM Re: Ok, you got $12K to spend ...... [Re: Serenity_then]
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Originally Posted By: Serenity_Now
I wouldnt muck around with and ID speakers at that price point. You are into the PMC 23, ATC 19, Tannoy Definition, Revel F208, Wharfedale Jade 7, etc price/performance realm. Kinda gets more about the looks over a certain price point. Gorgeous glorious looks. If you go this route count me as envious!

If performance is your goal I'd stick with a loaded Axiom system (since you already own some) with 2 SB13 ultras and treat the snot out of your room. Your room is far and away the biggest upgrade you can make in a given setup.

Send me the extra money! Lol.

P.S. Share pictures! Congrats. smile

Oh yeah.. PSB just overhauled the synchrony one tower in your price range... So yeah..... I hate you officially. laugh


Yeh, but I will be upgrading the Axioms to HP. I need to hear the subs and these M80 v.3 first for music.
I would rather have 2.0 ch for music. However, someone mentioned I would find it better with two good subs and the M80's.


Yes, SVS subs are on the radar but, just the Plus my room is on 17 x 12 x 8 so two Ultras would really be over kill, not that two SVS Plus are much less.
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#412240 - 05/19/15 12:26 PM Re: Ok, you got $12K to spend ...... [Re: TroyD]
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Thankfully when I find a product that I really like & does the job to my satisfaction, I tend to hold on to it for a long time. I used my AX2s for 20 good years & still have them stored away.

A couple of years ago when I finally looked at modernizing my systems, after auditioning many different brands & models at different price points, I didn't find anything that stood out so much that I just had to have it. Axiom products filled the bill nicely & my house is now full of them.

From what I've seen there is nothing out there that makes me want to go elsewhere because it becomes a case of diminishing returns when the price increases to levels that I don't want to pay - even though I could afford to if I wanted to...

TAM

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#412245 - 05/19/15 02:49 PM Re: Ok, you got $12K to spend ...... [Re: TroyD]
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Finish weighs heavily on cost, so you might want to prioritize that first.
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