Need help with 7.1 configuration!

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by doug zdanivsky, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. doug zdanivsky

    doug zdanivsky Supporting Actor

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    Ok, let's see if we can get a consensus..

    There's 2 camps for the following 2 issues..

    Is THIS the ideal configuration:

    http://tinypic.com/ih731g.jpg

    With the speakers proximal to the listening area?

    Or is this the ideal (and if not ideal at least acceptable):

    http://tinypic.com/ih73hk.jpg

    Keeping in mind the size of the room (dimensions available in the 2nd diagram I posted), the walls, etc..

    Also, IF ambient sound is preferred, and you are currently using Paradigm di/biploes for surrounds in a 5.1 configuration, do you use di/bipoles as well for the rears, firing right at each other, like the 1st diagram I posted..

    Or do you use direct firing monopoles, say Studio 20's even though the goal is ambient sound?

    Thanks for any and all input!
     
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    My room is very similar in size to yours and almost setup exactly like your plan. I have 2 rows and use Axiom qs8 qualdpoles for for all the surrounds. I have a 4 "side" sourounds, a left and a right for each row, and 2 rears. It sounds fantastic.
     
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    Which?

    The ones with the speakers on the walls, or proximal to the listening area?

    Can you sketch a diagram of the config, and the type of speaker (dipole/bipole, direct firing)?
     

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