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My Dream Setup: Good or Bad?

by wSpell_7 / August 23, 2013 11:28 AM PDT

So, just in general, would this set up work? Would it be too much for the size of the room? Too many tower speakers? I do want a truly immersive experience for gaming (especially) and movies. Your thoughts?
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Are you trying to create a 7.1/5.1 experience?
by Pepe7 / August 23, 2013 12:41 PM PDT

If so, definitely look at what's recommended online here:

Where will the seating area be located? The rear surrounds may be too far behind to be most effective in a 5.1 setup, depending on where the seating area/couch is located. Again, see above for various layouts that maximize sound quality. If you moved the couch far enough back though, adding two more rears to the sides of a couch could product good 7.1 sound. There should only be a single tower, ideally, on each side.

*I agree to worry more about quality vs size(!) Good 5.1 is always better than poor 7.1 speakers. If anything take a year to pay for better quality speakers instead of buying sub-par ones up front in one fell swoop.

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by Dan Filice / August 23, 2013 11:59 AM PDT

Why 4 tower speakers? I answered your other post about tower vs bookshelf, and I've got to ask: What brand of speakers have you listened to? Bigger is not necessarily better in speakers. Bookshelf speakers are not necessarily tiny. My surround speakers are considered bookshelf, but the front speakers are Energy 2-way speakers with 8" bass drivers. My center is a Polk Audio and my sub is an older Infinity 10" down-firing unit. Get quality speakers and don't dwell on size.

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