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#417805 - 03/17/16 01:44 PM QS4 or QS8 in small room
JFArbique Offline
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Hi,
I'm building a 7.1 system. The room is 17x16.
I am wondering if the qs4 speakers would be a good choice or should I go with the qs8 ?? (I need speakers on the sides and back)

Anyone tested those speakers in a room of similar dimension ?

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#417806 - 03/17/16 01:47 PM Re: QS4 or QS8 in small room [Re: JFArbique]
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#417807 - 03/17/16 01:52 PM Re: QS4 or QS8 in small room [Re: JFArbique]
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The center and fronts are of the Paradigm monitor series.
CC390, and monitor 11. The subwoofer is a 14 inch paradigm
The system is mainly used for movies, not for the "love" kind...well maybe 1 or 2 a year...


Edited by JFArbique (03/17/16 01:58 PM)

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#417808 - 03/17/16 01:55 PM Re: QS4 or QS8 in small room [Re: JFArbique]
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The amp is a Yamaha RXV-1800, 130W per channel


Edited by JFArbique (03/17/16 01:56 PM)

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#417809 - 03/17/16 02:00 PM Re: QS4 or QS8 in small room [Re: JFArbique]
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A coworker of mine put in QS4s into a rather large room (pretty much 50% of his whole basement is wide open), and they do a respectable job even in such a large space.

With that said, they don't go as deep as the QS8s of course, and I think that he could really benefit from the QS8s instead, but he still does alright with QS4. Of the two, I've only had QS8s and really liked them. I don't have them any more as I are stepping into the next realm of home theater sound with Atmos and DTS:X, so I traded them in for some on-wall M3s that I am absolutely loving for accurate immersive sound imaging.
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#417810 - 03/17/16 02:24 PM Re: QS4 or QS8 in small room [Re: nickbuol]
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Would on wall M3 be a good fit for the rear wall ?? since the back of my couch is approx. 4' from the wall...
Maybe not so good if I'm staying with DTS-HD for now...


Edited by JFArbique (03/17/16 02:25 PM)

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#417811 - 03/17/16 02:39 PM Re: QS4 or QS8 in small room [Re: JFArbique]
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I 'upgraded' from the 4s & the 8s in a medium size room. In the real world, I've heard absolutely no difference in performance.

I suggest that you go with the 4s if price is the deciding factor. Both models do their job exceedingly well & their powered wall mounting system is the slickest out there...

TAM

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#417812 - 03/17/16 02:55 PM Re: QS4 or QS8 in small room [Re: exlabdriver]
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Thank you for your advice.

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#417813 - 03/17/16 03:23 PM Re: QS4 or QS8 in small room [Re: JFArbique]
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Yeah, a lot of it depends on where your crossover is set. I could see the QS8 and QS4 sounding virtually identical. The QS8 can obviously handle a lot more power, but that is relative as well.

As for the M3 vs QS# question, I loved my QS8s for the many years that I had them, I just knew, from the moment I heard my first Atmos demo that I wanted to have it. Now I am just about a week away from full implementation of it, and it does a lot better with monopole (regular) speakers than a traditionally diffused bi/di/quad-pole speaker (with the QS series being quadpole).

Also, a lot of people, for regular 7.1 setups, prefer monopole speakers (like the on-wall M series) for rear surrounds and QS ones for the sides. You won't go wrong either way in that aspect for traditional 7.1 sound.
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