5.1, 6.1, 7.1 - what's next, 10.1 ?

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  1. Kirk Gunn

    Kirk Gunn Screenwriter

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    Trying to wire up the basement before the sheetrock gets installed, so how many speakers should it be ?

    Currently have it wired for:

    Front L/R/C
    Front L/R Effects (for any Yammy I might purchase)
    Center L/R
    Rear L/R/C
    Sub

    This gives me 10.1 - any upgrades I'm missing ?

    PS - I don't have enough rear room to put up multiple rear L/R surrounds.

    Thanks
     
  2. Stephen Hopkins

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    I recently saw on TechTV that the next sound format for theaters was going to be 10.2. I don't know how long until this trickles down to HT, or if the .2 even will, becaus i don't see the need for 2 different LFE tracks. Just passing on what i saw.
     
  3. Yogi

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    I wouldn't want my living room to look like a speaker showroom, so I am not even going to get into it, or alteast not right now. 5.1 is goodenough for me rightnow even though I have a 7.1 receiver. Some day when I'll have my basement finished, I might build a dedicated HT in there and then I might go for the 10.2 format. Even then I'll probably have the front speakers hidden behind the front projector screen. I am not that crazy about being overwhelmed by speakers in my room.
     
  4. MikeRP

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    Second Sub
     
  5. Steve K.H.

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    9.1
    Sunfire already offers it. [​IMG]
     
  6. Steve K.H.

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    Fact is, a 9.1 or 10.1 or greater system simply ain't going to derive benefit in the majority of the personal HT's out there. Too much sound for too small a space... it will likely muddy everything instead.

    Even 7.1 is essential overkill (that said, check my setup)

    I wouldn't worry about upping beyond what you've done.
     

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