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post #1 of 7 Old 12-21-2012, 01:36 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello everyone, been browsing these forums for a while now because every time I ask Google an audio question, this site seems to have the answer. BTW, if this is posted in the wrong section, please accept my apologies. But I figured I'd ask away here. I recently purchased a Pioneer sc1222k. Have them hooked up to klipsch quintet III 5.1. I also have the Klipsch Synergy Sub-10. Now, I just got the Def Techs bp8b floorstanding speakers, a pair as a hand me down for a cheap price from a buddy who was upgrading. What would be the best way to hooking this up I'm assuming as a 7.1 System? The Receiver inputs have Front L, R and also Front Height and Front Wide. . Should I use the existing 4 quintet speakers for side surround and back surround, then just proceed to hook up the center then the 2 Def Techs for L and R. Or is there a better more efficient way for this? Basically my goal is to add the 2 floor standing to an existing 5.1 quintet III. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.smile.gif
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You can hook up the speakers anyway you want but you would want to keep the front 3 the same "family".

That being said, I would try and match up a DefTech CC to your L/R ones to give you a balanced sound stage.

Its up to you.
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Wire up your DefTech mains, and your Quintet side and rear surrounds; calibrate your system (run MCACC, then tweak if/as desired); and then test out your system:
- with one Quintet as a center speaker; and
- with no center speaker.

Go with whichever options sounds best to you until you can find matching DefTech center speaker.
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Thanks for the advice. . . I'll try both setups and tweak as I go.

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I would use 2 of the Quintets for side surround and 2 for Fwide or Fheight depending on your room. You will get a more significant advantage. Fwide would be best if you can manage it unless you have a very tall ceiling. Very little if any sound comes out of the rear speakers. You would probably not even notice they are there 95% of the time.

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I understand front heights are to be placed on the front wall as high as possible. . My ceiling in the basement is 8'. How exactly would speaker placement go if I were to go with the front wides and skip the rears?

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I understand front heights are to be placed on the front wall as high as possible. . My ceiling in the basement is 8'. How exactly would speaker placement go if I were to go with the front wides and skip the rears?
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Ideally they should be 6ft above and 6ft out of each main.

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