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Need help with surround

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Flanker, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Flanker

    Flanker New Member

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    Hi,


    I am new to forum and looking for suggestions for the surround L/R and rear L/R for a 7.1 system.


    My current set-up is:


    Room size: 14'x20' with TV on the 14' wall and couch at about 10-11ft away.

    TV: Samsung PN58C680 Plasma 3D

    Reciever: Onkyo HT-R530

    Center: Klipsch Synergy SLX (I use one as my center, but I actually have two since they used to be my L/R speakers before I got my sony's)

    front L/R: Sony SS-F7000 towers

    Current sourround: Onkyo SKB-530's - these came with the reciever (theater in a box)

    Sub: Onkyo SK-W-530 - also came with reciever (theater in a box)


    I know this is a mishmash of brands etc., but it was put together simply based on funds and availability - it was not all purchased together.


    My question is - I am looking to replace the Onkyo surround speakers - they are boxy and will not mount in the areas I would need (above french doors etc). I am looking for good, inexpensive surrounds for a 7.1 system that will provide good surround sound for Blu-Rays as well as good sound for all channel music. I need them to mount on the wall between the top of a french doorway and the ceiling - which is about an 11" space. Any suggestions? I really would not want to spend over $100/speaker. I would have gone with Sony if they made a surround to compliment the SS-F7000's, but I can't find any. If I cant use the same brand, what should I go with?

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Flanker

    Flanker New Member

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    One option for me would be to purchase the Sony SSCN5000 center channel, which would give me all sony up front. Then use my 2 Klipsch Synergy SLX's as sides and keep 2 of the Onkyo surround SKB-530's for the back speakers. In order to do this, I would need to mount the SLX's horizontally on the sides...do you think this would effect surround effects since the speakers are about 25" long?

    Or I could keep the fronts as is and purchase 4 surrounds...thoughts?

    Also, any opinions on if I will be taking a step down in quality on the center channel if I swicth from the SLX to the Sony SSCN5000?

    Thanks!
     
  3. gene c

    gene c Well-Known Member

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    Using the three Sony's in the front is probably the best option. The front three need to be a close to each other as possible. Mounting the SLX's sideways shouldn't be a problem since they are being used for surrounds.
     

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