Difference between 5.1 and 6.1?

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Steve Ridges, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. Steve Ridges

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    I'm finishing my basement and installing a home theater. I've wired for 6.1 instead of 7.1 (I hadn't been keeping up with recivers and such and didn't realize we've progressed to 7.1 and it's too late). I've decided to upgrade my surround speakers and everything seams to be sold in pairs. Do you think the difference in sound between a 5.1 and 6.1 setup justifies the extra cost of buying a second pair of speakers and throwing one in the closest for a spare?
     
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    Do a search on this one, it has been covered extensively. Look for the FAQ also (which I think is now archived), I belive it is covered there.
     
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    Sorry, there's a combined thread somewhere, I'll see if I can find it. Some manufacturers do offer single speakers, but that may not help you with your particular situation/speakers. You can also use another center speaker for the rear as well. Is it worth it to stick one in the closet? For me personally, no.

    It was actually a "sticky" in one of the hardware forums because it was discussed so regularly. All threads like this were automatically combined with it by the mods.
     
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    Thanks!
     

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