6.1 vs. 7.1

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  1. Bill Mullin

    Bill Mullin Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm about the add back speakers to my system. I know that there are little to no DVD's that take advantage of 7.1 sound right now, but my Sony DA4ES should handle the mode with no problem. Additionally, there are 2 back corners of the room that are ideal for 2 additional back speakers, but there's a huge sliding door between them which makes it difficult to install only 1 back speaker. With all this in mind, is there any good reason why I should be considering 6.1 instead of 7.1 sound? That is other than the cost of the additional speaker? [​IMG]

    TIA, Bill
     
  2. Bill Mullin

    Bill Mullin Stunt Coordinator

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    Anyone?
     
  3. John Garcia

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    Corners are not ideal, even for surrounds, but on either side should work with some careful placement. I had a similar issue, with a sliding glass door in the center of the room (whole wall was windows/glass). I STILL put a single center on a stand, but once my friend got drunk and knocked it over, I went back to 5.1.
     
  4. DonnyD

    DonnyD Screenwriter

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    I changed from a single rear center to dual rear centers simply because of a placement issue and have been very happy with the enveloping rear center sound.... I have mine hung on a back wall just above ear level and just below my rear surrounds..... Even if I didn't have a placemnt issue, I'd still use the dual rear cneters.......
     

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