1. Sign-up to become a member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, so join the discussion today!
    Dismiss Notice

I've been out of the loop lately...what's this 6.1 and 7.1?

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Lee_L, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. Lee_L

    Lee_L Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2000
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I know what 5.1 is, but what's this 6.1 and 7.1 all about? Where are the extra speakers located? And are these new (to me) formats worth the extra cash? (Speakers, new receiver)
     
  2. gene c

    gene c Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2003
    Messages:
    5,853
    Likes Received:
    52
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Bay area, Ca
    Real Name:
    Gene
    Wecome back to the loop! The 6.1 adds a speaker between the surrounds and the 7.1 adds two between the surrounds. These set-ups, especially the 7.1, work better in a larger room where the seating (couch) is 2 or 3 feet from the back wall and not up against it. They do sound a little better, but I don't think it's worth a complete upgrade to get it. Some others may disagree however. Gene
     
  3. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2002
    Messages:
    4,791
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0

Share This Page