7-channel stereo info

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  1. Guyza

    Guyza Stunt Coordinator

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    When running a receiver in 7-channel stereo musci mode, does the amount of music sent to the side and rear channels typically overtax the standard dipole/quadpole surround speakers?

    Or is the amount of info sent through these channels minimal like a DVD surround channel may send back there?

    I'm asking because I'm curious as to the effectiveness of placing surround vs. direct radiating speakers all around. My system will be 50/50 music/HT so I don't want to cripple myself necessarily for one mode over the other.

    If the amount of frequencies and musical content sent to the back channels is "filler" than I would guess surround speakers would suffice. If the content sent is fuller range, than probably direct radiating would be the ticket.
     
  2. Yogi

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    I am a 2ch music guy but from what I understand about multi channel music is that you need all full range direct radiating channels for multi channel music. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
     
  3. Lyden

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    i use 6 chanel stereo and for the center and side srear speakers i knwo that it is full range thats being sent well actualy the center chanel is a blend not as full as the otehr chanels i dont know much about the center back i really dont have one hooked up
     
  4. Tom Lee

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    Yes, if you prefer listening to music, Direct Radiating is the only way to go.
     

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