Originally Posted by Ari-chan
I want to make a 7.1 channel home theater, room 12' X 32'.
Configuration: Front - Mythos One, Center - Mythos Eight, rear - Mythos Gem
XL, on the sides - DefTech BP2X, subwoofer Velodyne SPL-1200R. Onkyo Receiver
TX-NR807, the ratio of music / movie 50:50. Are there any comments and
If you prefer to stay 100% bipolar in the back/sides, the only change I would suggest is going with the Gem XL's as side surrounds as well as the rear to reduce the variability in the rear/side surround field. If the sides mandate in-ceiling or in-wall installation, I have found that the Def Tech UIW RSS II's work very well.http://www.definitivetech.com/Produc...tid=UIW RSS II
(if you are planning to go with these in-ceiling, be sure to download the manual to make sure your ceiling joist placement will accomodate these--you need joists to screw into because these speakers are rather robust. This will influence the exact orientation of the speaker once installed).
If you prefer more directional rear effects, you could go 8's in the rear with either the Gem XL's or the UIW RSS II's on the sides (this is what I did)--just depends what you prefer. The THX and Dolby websites can give you some ideas Re: the advantages/disadvantages of the various permutations.
In terms of the sub, as long as you avoid the budget bandpass boxes, the exact brand is not terribly critical (in terms of blending with the Mythos) as long as it's frequency response melds well with that of the Mythos--with your setup, you may wish to plan a crossover around the 80 Mhz range. Select a sub that fits this profile and has enough output to satisfy you and your room and you should be fine.
I am not conversant with the Onkyo you mention, so I'll leave that to others. When I was looking, the two I was torn between were the Pioneer SC-07 and the Yamaha Z7, with the Yamaha finally winning out by a razor thin margin.