7.1 vs. 5.1

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Clyde_, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. Clyde_

    Clyde_ Auditioning

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    Hi all,
    I am building a new home and will have a small HT room and wanted to know your opinion on 5.1 and 7.1. The room size is 12 x 19. 12 is front and back walls and 19 are the sides. Do I need 7.1 or is it over kill.
    Thanks
     
  2. John S

    John S Producer

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    It is not a matter of it being over kill, it is a matter of if because of the room dimensions you can get accurate 6.1/7.1 -vs- 5.1....


    Only experiementation can reveal this, sad to say. If your seats are flat against the back wall this is where difficulties come in on 6.1/7.1....

    Ooops mods, I should of waited for this thread to be moved to the proper forum. Sorry about that, I didn't even realize it was in Displays at the time.
     
  3. Clyde_

    Clyde_ Auditioning

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    Hi John,
    The main seating area will not be againts the back wall. Maybe 10 to 12 feet away. I wanted two rows of seating but i think the room might be too small for it.
     
  4. John S

    John S Producer

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    Shoot go for it. I see nothing that would prevent an accurate 6.1 or 7.1 then.
     

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