Which Paradigm's for Side/Rear Surrounds...

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Alan Pummill, Sep 7, 2003.

  1. Alan Pummill

    Alan Pummill Screenwriter

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    I am a week away from going from 5.1 to 7.1 thanks to my recent upgrade to an Outlaw 950 pre/pro, an additional amp, and 4 used speakers I recently picked up.

    I will be picking up a used Rotel (2 x 200wpc) amp to power my Monitor 7 front speakers. I will use my Carver (5 x 125wpc) amp to push my CC-350 center and 2 side surrounds and 2 rear surrounds. I have 6 speakers with which to chose from for my surrounds: a pair of Monitor 3's, a pair of Mini Monitors, and a pair of ADP 170's.

    I realize that the ADP's are not from the Monitor line, but they sound pretty close!

    My room is currently 20' x 24' but will soon be split to include a dedicated HT room that will be 11' x 24'. Does anybody have a clue or a suggestion as to what array of speakers will sound the best for 7.1??
     
  2. JamieS

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    I'f it were me I'd put the Monitor 3s on the sides, the Minis in the rear and sell the ADPs for money to buy more speaker wire. I don't think the dipole diffusion of the ADPS is worth the differnce in sound over the Monitors bu that is just me.
     
  3. Alan Pummill

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    That's what I was thinking, Jamie.

    I've been experimenting with the different surround speakers in my current 5.1 configuration and found that I don't really care for the ADP dipole sound.

    I may even sell or trade my Monitor 3's for some Mini Monitors so I would have 4 identical surround speakers. I have often said that I went overboard when I bought the Monitor 3's for surrounds. After hearing the Mini's, I feel even stronger about that!! The smaller Mini's would really be better for my future plans and they sound really good!!

    Thanks for your input!!
     
  4. Alan Pummill

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    I ended up trading my Monitor 3's for Mini Monitors. I now have 4 Mini Monitors for my side and rear surrounds.

    The ADP 170's are for sale for $200 if anyone is interested!!
     

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