7.1 and pre/pro - amp interconnects question

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  1. Paul Gere

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    Might not be the best place to post this, but I'll give it a shot...

    Am upgrading from 5.1 speakers to 7.1. Use is 80/20, HT/music. I've currently got 5 higher-end interconnects between pre/pro + amps and won't be able to afford two more of the same IC's for a while. Am I best to put higher end interconnects [a] on side speakers or on the rears until I can get matching cables for the remaining two speakers? Why?

    Thanks!
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  2. Michael Mohrmann

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    Paul,

    I would choose the side surrounds over the rear surrounds for the higher end ICs if for nothing else than to be using the same ICs for any 6 Channel input source (SACD/DVD-A) you might have.

    Michael
     
  3. Darrel McBane

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    Hi Paul,

    I just upgraded to 7.1 also. There is very little information to the rear center speakers. So, I'd say put the lesser cables for the rear center speakers. I don't think you'll hear much of a difference unless you use some really cheap cables. And, maybe not even then.

    P.S. Nice setup in your room!
     
  4. Paul Gere

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    Hi Michael!
    Thanks for your post! Nice to run into you outside the now legendary AVM-20 thread. [​IMG] I was thinking the same as you suggest above, although I don't presently have SACD or DVD-A in my rig. Given that, would you still recommend sides or rears? (BTW, I'm another happy AVM-20 owner).

    Cheers,
    -Paul
     
  5. Paul Gere

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    Darrel,
    Thanks, that's very helpful!
    Thanks also for the kind words-the family loves this room!
     
  6. Michael Mohrmann

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    Paul,

    I don't have a 7.1 setup, so I am not sure how much information is spread amongst the surround speakers. But Darrel's comments are consistent with those of others I have read, so I would stick with the side surround speakers.

    Michael
     

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