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5.1 surround sound...from a single speaker!

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by David Galindo, Aug 2, 2004.

  1. David Galindo

    David Galindo Well-Known Member

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  2. JamesCB

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    OK. That's the UGLIEST speaker I have ever seen.

    Have you ever seen this? I have been bugging my dealer to get one to demo. Only $650 MSRP.
     
  3. Brad_See

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    A recent home theater magazine had a review of the Niro speaker. Can't remember which mag but I read the review in Barnes and Noble. I think they were impressed by it but it still wasn't entirely convincing in the rear channel sound. I think they said it was, so far, one of the best at attempting the "5.1 from one cabinet" type of deal.

    brad cook
     
  4. Rob.melone

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    I suggest you visit the Nirotech website. I have heard this system and for HT it has remarkable presence and clarity. Surround sound while not the same as having a hardwired speaker is surprisingly entertaining. The sub (for its size) is most impressive with an excellent blend with the speaker array. The web site offers a free trial offer.
     
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    M&K (Miller & Kreisel) has a similar offering:

    http://www.mksound.com/mp4512.htm

    Have not listened to it, but it's a novel concept that may be appropriate in a dorm, bed room, or conference room.

    The soundtrack's of many movies have been mixed on M&K's speakers.
     
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    What? My link didn't work? I just posted the same thing above.

    James

    Just another example of posting without reading the previous posts.
     
  7. Michael Cawcutt

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    I once saw in best buy a two speaker system that was 5.1 - I forget the total science of how it worked, but the angle of the drivers, or direction of the soundwaves. etc.. something like that made it feel that it was true 5.1 with sound from the rear. It was "fairly" accurate, but I'll stick to actually having speakers in the rear that I can hear and see [​IMG]
     
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    So do you run 5 pairs of speaker wires to the box from the reciver or just 1 pair?
     
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    IIRC, Bose has one of these type setups as well.
     
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    For the M&K one, yes. 6 pair to be exact. The niro one does not need a receiver you just hook your digital out from the DVD player.
     
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    Why 6? It is only for 5.1 (note: Technicaly 5.0, a sub is needed/reccomended for 5.1)

    This weekend I'm going to ask my dealer about getting this for audition.

    James
     
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    Please folks don't try this at home or in your dorm room unless you don't care about real 5.1 sound.
    [​IMG]
     
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    They are all the same to me when it comes to one speaker producing 5.1 worth of sound.
     
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    I haven't heard it yet, but I think the all in one speaker could be a good compromise for a bedroom or for someone who is not or will not appreciate the performance of a 5.1 system with speakers for each channel. For those of us that are really into home theater I would never consider an all-in-one speaker for one's primary theater.

    We need someone to go out and listen to it.
     
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    Pardon me for being skeptical, but I have heard too many systems claim a "5.1" experience from two speakers and have never been fooled. They sound way to artificial.

    I hope I was not the only one to see what Shane was getting at, and I think he hit the nail right on the head.
     
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    I did ask my dealer this weekend to order one for audition. I hold high hopes for overall sound quality from this product. M&K seems to know sound quality. Creating a beleivable surround experience from a single enclosure is, at best, a compromise. Each company that tries it has their method. It's an interesting niche to fill, where space is severely limited. I'll keep you posted if I get to hear the M&K.

    James
     
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    ???? you got me??? I just counted the binding post in the picture.
     
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    What binding posts? Sorry, I'm not seeing the same thing. None the less, it has 5 inputs (5.0).
    James
     

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