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5.1 vs 6.1 vs 7.1

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#1 of 9 Jedd


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Posted March 12 2002 - 01:14 PM

Do you feel/hear any niticeable difference between these modes?
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#2 of 9 Dave Vaughn

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Posted March 12 2002 - 03:32 PM

In a word, YES!!! I have listened to many things both ways (blind tests with friends as well), and every time people pick the 6.1/7.1 sound as the best sounding. Just my .02.
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#3 of 9 itai


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Posted March 13 2002 - 07:56 AM

setup back surrounds, insert Gladiator dts-es to dvd machine, seat on couch, push the play button.
if a smile doesnt come on your face within the first minues, return the speakers to the dealer.
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(if you cant do the above test, the answer is yes)...

#4 of 9 Marty Lockstead

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Posted March 13 2002 - 07:17 PM

Hey Jedd,
I share the other guys' opinion that 6.1/7.1 set ups are better. I recently purchased a Yamaha RX-V3200 which is rated at 120watts into 6 channels with a DTS-ES discrete rear center signal. I won't go so far as to say that it's a WAY better audio experience, but it certainly is noticeable. I strongly reccomend this receiver if you're considering an upgrade. Happy experimenting!
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#5 of 9 Matthew G Hetman

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Posted March 13 2002 - 09:27 PM

I just recently added the two back channels to my system which uses a Denon 3801. It really added a lot to my enjoyment. This is especially true with the DTS-ES discrete titles like "The Haunting", "Bones" and musically Sheryl Crows new album...

#6 of 9 Jedd


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Posted March 14 2002 - 01:08 AM

Damn, this means I go H/K 520 instead of 320, buying stereo amp and two more speakers. Posted Image Posted Image
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#7 of 9 GabrielC


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Posted March 14 2002 - 02:16 AM

LOL, the sacrifices that must be made Posted Image

It'll be worth it!! Posted Image

#8 of 9 Mike Strassburg

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Posted March 14 2002 - 09:33 AM

JPIII is the one that did it for me.......7.1 is awesome on that DVD.

Spend a little more now or instantly have "buyer's remorse"...

#9 of 9 Quentin



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Posted March 14 2002 - 11:11 AM

itai answered it best. If you watch Gladiator and hear those arrows flying over your head from behind you, you'll kill for 6.1/7.1.