Originally Posted by Pain Infliction
Interesting that you think the wides do more than the heights. I think the opposite. I guess the material you are using really matters the most. What are you demo-ing and are you using Neo:X? I found that Neo:X sounded best for my liking.
Actually, I said the wides aren't doing much, and I've been a/b'ing for a week with the wides...the heights are doing more definitely, given there's enough of a distance between the horns of the main and the the heights...with the 212 on the floor, that's 6 feet for me right now...this def gives more of wall of sound. If someone wanted to add anything more up front, bookshelf horns under $400 like my eD...or JBL, Klipsch, or SEO
should work very well IF there is enough space. With the dispersion of a speaker like the 212/228, it's the distance between LR and heights that will really come into play. If I don't end up selling the eD to anyone, I'll keep them for sure and put them to use in here...they do a great job at keeping up with the JTRs and a perfect value for surround duties. So will end up with having 11.2 and one extra left over...can't let the eD6c go to waste
For material, I'm using scuba clips...Scenes like Book of Eli shootout really provide the complete surround experience extremely well...And yes, DTS Neo X is what the AVR automatically went to...And I took it reference level, but of course...on my AVR...cleanly, efficiently, without any signs of abuse, neglect, or struggle