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#430819 - 12/31/18 01:54 PM Upgrade my QS-8's Question
jhas Offline
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I think it's time for an upgrade of my QS-8's V1

My current setup has them behind the listening position due to windows.

My choices are the new QS-10's for side surrounds or I'm looking at the SVS Ultra surrounds. Thoughts on these choices or any others would be greatly appreciated.

Happy New Year!

Joe

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#430821 - 12/31/18 07:22 PM Re: Upgrade my QS-8's Question [Re: jhas]
Mojo Online   content
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I had the QS8v2 for 11 years in my 4200 cu ft room. They were each installed 11 feet away from the MLP and slightly forward. They were puny. I upgraded to the QS10 and I am very happy. I have them crossed over at 40Hz. I can't believe how much I was missing with the QS8.

I've never heard the SVS. Based on specs, the QS10 will play lower and louder likely because it has the 6.5" high power driver. It's likely also more dispersive given the the quadpolar design.

I also have the 800, 160, M100, M3, M5 all v4 and love them all. The HP driver is terrific and I can't say enough about the tweeter. With all due respect to Axiom, v2 was crap compared to what I hear out of the v4. Read my product reviews; v4 is magic. I can't get enough of it.

You might want to consider the trade-in and member loyalty programs when it comes to deciding. I'll be upgrading to QS14s when available.

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#430822 - 12/31/18 07:39 PM Re: Upgrade my QS-8's Question [Re: Mojo]
jhas Offline
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Mojo...thanks

If I put the QS-10’s on the side would it be wise to sell the older QS-8’s or put them as rears?

Still on the fence about trading my M60 V1 for M5’s. Sound stage might improve immensly.

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#430823 - 12/31/18 07:48 PM Re: Upgrade my QS-8's Question [Re: jhas]
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Don't bother with rears. Human ears are relatively insensitive to sounds from behind. Sell them or trade them in. I had rear QS8s as well and traded the sides and rears for a pair of QS10. It doesn't even feel like I need Atmos. I hear the dragons from Game of Thrones beside and above me.

Trade in those M60s and run to buy M5s. The M3v4 sound better than my M80v2 and the M5s are manna from heaven! Read my M5 review on the second M5 product review page. No need for height or width speakers either with the v4. No need for simulated surround like PLII either for music.

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#430824 - 12/31/18 08:08 PM Re: Upgrade my QS-8's Question [Re: jhas]
jhas Offline
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You got me....

Traded QS-8 and M60’s.

QS-10 and M5’s for $1000


Edited by jhas (12/31/18 08:12 PM)

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#430825 - 12/31/18 08:16 PM Re: Upgrade my QS-8's Question [Re: jhas]
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You're gonna love it!
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M100,VP160,QS10HPx2,EP800,M5HP,M3,M50 v4
M80,VP150,QS8x4,EP600 v2
ADA-1000-2,3,1500-3
Air N2

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#430826 - 12/31/18 09:22 PM Re: Upgrade my QS-8's Question [Re: jhas]
jhas Offline
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Thanks for the help.........

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#430827 - 12/31/18 09:30 PM Re: Upgrade my QS-8's Question [Re: jhas]
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...with ending your suffering.

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#430829 - 01/01/19 02:02 PM Re: Upgrade my QS-8's Question [Re: Mojo]
Rjlitho Offline
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Registered: 03/01/17
Posts: 62
Loc: Mississauga, ON
Mojo
Are you suggesting switching QS8s out and replace with a pair of QS10s. My current set up is 4 QS8s rear and side. M100 fronts VP 180 center and ADA 1500 3 channel for front and center.room is 17x 17 we sit 10ft away from TV . Let me know your thoughts
Thanks
Bob M
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M100 V4,VP180 V4,QS8 V4 x4 EP500 V4,ADA 1500-3,Air N2

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#430830 - 01/01/19 03:26 PM Re: Upgrade my QS-8's Question [Re: jhas]
brendo Offline
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I've never had the Qs8, But got in on early Qs10. they are fantastic. Use mine as side surround, in a 5.2.2 Atmos. DTSX set up. 1.5 to 2 feet above seated ear.
M80 VP160 powered by a ADA1250, Qs10 side M22 as front height.

Suspect 4 Q series would probably be more effective unless your taking the plunge to ATMOS. To which have read strong recommendations for multi pole speakers as width, for best envelopment in such systems.{7.2.4 9.2.2} Haven't tried my Qs in such placement yet. So far terrific as sides.
With your M100 being in the HP line the match might be better.

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