6 identical speakers for 6.1??

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  1. STLMIKE

    STLMIKE Stunt Coordinator

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    For a dedicated HT (not used for music), would 3 pairs of JBL Studio 36 speakers work well for me?

    I want to go 6.1, but haven't found anyone that will sell 1 surround speaker by itself (always in pairs) for the rear center. Will a decent bookshelf speaker work as well as a front "center channel" speaker? Or should I get 2 centers, larger bookshelf mains (i.e. Studio 38s) and then a little smaller surrounds?....

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    Mike
     
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    Along the same lines.

    Is it possible to move your center speaker to the rear surround in a 6.1 setup, and simply use the speakers on your tv as the center speaker? I know that I can do that with my reciever, but I don't know if I will blow out my speakers on the tv (or something equally unpleasant).
     
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    NO to using a TV speaker as a center channel.

    I just order 3 pair of Dahlquist QX 6's to complete a 6.1 system. I'm hoping that a perfect sonic match with all speakers will make for great surround. All three front speakers will be 4 foot off the ground and the back three will be wall mounted just below the ceiling, angled down.
     
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    You could get 3 pairs of S36's for a 6.1 setup using one of the S36's for the center, and the other for the back center.
    OR, you could get 3 pairs of S36's and add an S CenterII (which sounds to me as a very good sonic mate for the S36's) and be all ready for 7.1

    I beleive Mark Knight has the 6.1 setup with all S36's and he seems very pleased.

    One thing you want to remember is to get a good quality sub that is smooth into the midbass region as the S36, though a very smooth speaker, does not produce a lot of bass...

    Robert
     

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