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Upgrade Itch....need speaker advice
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So I have just upgraded some of my dedicated theater components and now am thinking of upgrading the speakers.
I Want everyone’s honest hands experience and opinions.
Current setup is in a totally dedicated 14.5’x25’ treated theater room...

Marantz 7704 7.2.4 atmos config.
EMOTIVA XPA 7. Channels-300w(LCR&surr)
EMOTIVA XPA 4 channels-65w for ceilings
3- M80v3 (LCR)
4- QS8v3 (main surr.)
4- M3ceilingv3 ( Atmos surr.)
2 svs-pb+ Subs

Should I change my main surrounds to a more directional M5HP or upgrade to QS10HP
I think the ‘M80’s are fine along with the ceilingM3’s but the 300watt per channel EMOTIVA seems like it’s wasted on the qs8’s. Also with a full 11.2 channel configuration I think maybe I want the directional sound but I’m just thinking out loud. Maybe just the upgrade bug speaking 🐜

Re: Upgrade Itch....need speaker advice
Scott44 #428522 01/31/18 08:55 PM
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Dolby be does recommend that the surrounds be direct firing and the QS8's are not. Other than that i think what you have should be more than satisfying. If you only use it for theater purposes your sub has the bass covered so no real need for the HP version.
I am putting together atmos right now and i will use my QS8's and switch out with M2's to see which i like better.


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Re: Upgrade Itch....need speaker advice
Scott44 #428523 01/31/18 09:49 PM
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I currently have 5.2.2 using Qs10 for side surround M22 as front on wall height, Mrx720 gives selection of on wall ceiling and module for Atmos Personally the Q is spectacular, much more effective than 7.2 was.

Maybe I mean DTSX format though either way Atmos DTSX most have both now. It's pretty darn cool maybe even "better" with monopoles. Have yet to add my M3 back in my mix. Need to mount them in some way.

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So maybe the QS10’s for side surrounds since they are positioned between 1st and 2nd rows, and the M5HP’s for the rears firing forward.....? I will be repurposing the old speakers in another room so at least there not being wasted

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Scott44 #428534 02/01/18 03:27 PM
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If your happy with how the QS8's work in that position then that would be sound reasoning.


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Gr8_White_North #428535 02/01/18 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted By Socketman
If your happy with how the QS8's work in that position then that would be sound reasoning.


Sound reasoning - think, understand, and form judgments by a process of logic for audio-related matters

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Scott44 #428538 02/01/18 08:39 PM
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sound reasoning = making audio based decisions, like how i worked that in smile that was an intended pun and you can not take that from me . EVER MAHHAHAHA

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Scott44 #428540 02/01/18 10:03 PM
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We need creative thinkers like you on these boards. :p


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Im expanding on my word of the day underwear


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Re: Upgrade Itch....need speaker advice
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Hi Scott

You will not waste any of the 300 watts your amp is putting out by using QS8s. You rarely use more than 1 watt at normal listening levels. Axiom speakers are pretty efficient, usually better than 90db at 1 watt at 1 meter. In order to use all 300 watts you would need massively inefficient speakers, or you could use your system as a sonic weapon.

Choose your speaker based on sound quality. It would be very difficult to top your QS8s.

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