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


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#1 of 111 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted April 01 2011 - 04:41 PM

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 of 111 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted April 01 2011 - 04:57 PM

I'm using a 7.1 system in my primary room with back channels.



#3 of 111 OFFLINE   Jim Mcc

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Posted April 01 2011 - 05:00 PM

I'm using a 5.1 system with our front projector. Energy speakers and BIC America F-12 sub.



#4 of 111 OFFLINE   gene c

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Posted April 01 2011 - 05:01 PM

Main room 5.1, Surround-Backs turned off. Pioneer Elite 94txh.


"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 


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Posted April 01 2011 - 06:34 PM

5.1 setup.



#6 of 111 OFFLINE   walnut186

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Posted April 01 2011 - 06:52 PM

9.2'ish (two subs) with back surrounds and front height



#7 of 111 OFFLINE   bgart13

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Posted April 01 2011 - 07:04 PM

:D Two speakers, plus the tv's speakers. :D Now, where do I vote?

#8 of 111 OFFLINE   Radioman970

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Posted April 01 2011 - 09:54 PM

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.


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#9 of 111 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted April 01 2011 - 10:05 PM

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)



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#10 of 111 OFFLINE   mrmike898

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Posted April 01 2011 - 10:45 PM

5.1 here



#11 of 111 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted April 01 2011 - 11:21 PM



Originally Posted by Adam Gregorich 

I'm using a 7.1 system in my primary room with back channels.



The same with me.





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#12 of 111 OFFLINE   AppleSpider

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Posted April 01 2011 - 11:30 PM

5.1



#13 of 111 OFFLINE   AlexF

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Posted April 01 2011 - 11:39 PM

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 of 111 OFFLINE   Al.Anderson

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Posted April 01 2011 - 11:43 PM

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 of 111 OFFLINE   Charles Smith

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Posted April 02 2011 - 01:15 AM

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


#16 of 111 OFFLINE   JohnRice

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Posted April 02 2011 - 02:49 AM

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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#17 of 111 OFFLINE   dmiller68

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Posted April 02 2011 - 02:54 AM

I have my brand new 7.1 system.


Equipment: Panasonic TC-P65VT25, Panasonic DMP-BDT100, Pioneer Elite SC-37, TiVo Premiere XL, Limited Edition MW3 XBOX 360s with Kinect, Apple TV
Speakers: Definitive Technology Mythos XTR60 (3), Definitive Technology Mythos XTR20BP (4), Definitive Technology SuperCube II


#18 of 111 OFFLINE   Ed Moxley

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Posted April 02 2011 - 03:25 AM

I'm using a 7.1 system with back channels.

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


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#19 of 111 OFFLINE   Phil A

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Posted April 02 2011 - 03:29 AM

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 of 111 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted April 02 2011 - 04:21 AM

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

speakers at some point.


 

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