HTF Poll: How do you have your surround system configured? Vote and you could win a $50 Amazon gift

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  1. Adam Gregorich

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    We decided it might be fun to have an official poll every month, and to kick it off in style we have decided to give away a $50 Amazon gift card to one lucky HTF member. To enter just vote in this months poll. Winner will be drawn at random.

    This months question is: How do you have your receiver set up? 5.1, 7.1 or even 9.1?


    Feel free to discuss your setup below. Good luck!



    Poll closes Monday April 11th


    Fine print: We will chose one person at random who voted in the poll to win a $50 Amazon gift card (USD). In the event that the winner lives outside of the US we will at the winners request substitute a local currency Amazon gift card worth the equivalent of $50 USD.
     
  2. Adam Gregorich

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    I'm using a 7.1 system in my primary room with back channels.
     
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    I'm using a 5.1 system with our front projector. Energy speakers and BIC America F-12 sub.
     
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    Main room 5.1, Surround-Backs turned off. Pioneer Elite 94txh.
     
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    5.1 setup.
     
  6. walnut186

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    9.2'ish (two subs) with back surrounds and front height
     
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    :D Two speakers, plus the tv's speakers. :D Now, where do I vote?
     
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    I have a Panny Blu ray HTiB. The 7.1, 1250w system. But I don't bother with the side speakers unless I'm going to watch something that uses them, like Dark City.
     
  9. Cees Alons

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    I have a 6.1 or 5.1+ system. Basically 5.1 with an extra rear middle/height.

    And a sort of combined double-sub.


    But I'm technically convinced that 5.1 is enough.


    (Voted as 7.1 used in 5.1)



    Cees
     
  10. mrmike898

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    5.1 here
     
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    The same with me.





    Crawdaddy
     
  12. AppleSpider

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    5.1
     
  13. AlexF

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    We've got a 7.1 system, but don't use the 6+7 speakers for two reasons:


    a) they'd sit in the middle of the floor at the sides and my daughter would eat them (she's at that stage).

    b) we didn't notice any difference using them when we did have them in position, of course, if we were to use them regularly, we likely would begin to notice the difference, but reason 'a' limits that at the moment...
     
  14. Al.Anderson

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    My main system is 5.1, and that was my vote. I also have a system in my computer room, which is 7.1 set up as a 5.1 - which I also run a lot as 2.1.
     
  15. Charles Smith

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    7.1 -- in 7.1 configuration with rear speakers. Vandersteen, Energy, and Lava.
     
  16. JohnRice

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    I just expanded from 5.1 to 7.1 last weekend. Dipoles on the sides near the ceiling and bipoles at the back at about a 90 degree angle at the same height as the sides. Going to 7.1 wasn't like night and day, but it is definitely an improvement. The room is about 500 square ft.
     
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    I have my brand new 7.1 system.
     
  18. Ed Moxley

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    I'm using a 7.1 system with back channels.

    I just wish they'd do more movies in 7.1 surround.
     
  19. Phil A

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    I voted 6.1 as that is what I have in the main system. The secondary basement system has 8.1 with two height channels.
     
  20. Ronald Epstein

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    Using 5.1 on a 7.1 system. Hope to add two more

    speakers at some point.
     

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