Should I get one rear center or two more surrounds?

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  1. GregZ

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    Hey guys,
    I have a 7.1 Dennon and I currently have a 5.1 set-up. I want to make use of the two extra channels in the back but don't know if I should get one center or two surrounds. Also, the two rears I have now are direct radiators, should I add two bi-poles?
    Thanks,
    Greg
     
  2. BrentPollard

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    What kind of speakers do you have? Maybe just another pair of what you have. I'm a direct radiator fan.[​IMG]
     
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    The way that I've seen it done is this:

    Move the current direct radiators to the rear, get a pair of dipoles for the sides. That's just the "proper" way I think is recommended, but you can certainly do whatever you want.

    4 of the same direct radiator would make for really nice pans across the back. Personally that's what I plan to do if I ever do more than 5.1.
     
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    Unless you have a very large listening area, 7.1 is overkill (imho). Go with a 6.1 set-up.
     
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    I agree with Rory to get good 7.1 effect you some room. Another consideration is if you intend on moving into DVD Audio or SACD. I believe in these cases you would want direct radiators. Having said that know that I have neither in my system so I am not 100% sure. [​IMG]
     

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