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Just installed my 6.5" Monoprice right and lefts last night. Due to a weight bearing stud, I am not able to install my center channel where it needs to go. Now I need to decide what the next step is:


-I heard that other manufactures Centers may not sound right. Any suggestions what might sound okay with these Right and Left speakers? Would prefer something as low profile as possible but realize I can't have it all...


-Can I install the Center Channel vertically? Not sure I want to simply for the sake of looks, but wasn't sure if it had an effect on the SQ.
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Yes but I would like to have two speaker run off of the center channel out, which only has one set of connection


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I wouldn't recommend doing this, is there a reason you want to do this?

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Yes but I would like to have two speaker run off of the center channel out, which only has one set of connection


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Each speaker audio channel has a particular function, the center responsible for dialogue.

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Just installed my 6.5" Monoprice right and lefts last night. Due to a weight bearing stud, I am not able to install my center channel where it needs to go. Now I need to decide what the next step is:


-I heard that other manufactures Centers may not sound right. Any suggestions what might sound okay with these Right and Left speakers? Would prefer something as low profile as possible but realize I can't have it all...
Did you read item #2 in the first post of the FAQ?


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Can I install the Center Channel vertically? Not sure I want to simply for the sake of looks, but wasn't sure if it had an effect on the SQ.
It may not disperse properly. You could buy another of your left and right.

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I wouldn't recommend doing this, is there a reason you want to do this?

My reason, I have an extra speaker sitting around doing nothing.


I guess you are right not a good idea, so I will scrap that idea.


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Hey cel great write up! I didn't even realize you started this thread till now lol. Anyway it was very interesting and helpful. Great info and thanks for posting it!!

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Hey cel great write up! I didn't even realize you started this thread till now lol. Anyway it was very interesting and helpful. Great info and thanks for posting it!!
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Hopefully people needing help will read that first post.

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I'm soon looking at buying in-wall and in-ceiling frameless 2-way speakers since I like the look but I'm not sure about what are good specs and prices for those. Also, is 6.5 inch or 8 inch better? I just purchased HDMI cables from cablecables.com and I saw that they also sell frameless Speakers. Plus, they have a 10% Discount on the whole site which makes it appealing. First time ordering from them so want to wait and see the quality of the cables before I decide to buy additional products from them. Here's the link to the speakers http://www.cablecables.com/speakers.html

Please let me know your thoughts. Thank
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Yes but I would like to have two speaker run off of the center channel out, which only has one set of connection


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you can put both speakers into the same channel. You just double up the wires inside of the port. Although, you will lose some sound quality.
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Am I going crazy or was the "Speakers" forum named "Speakers & Headphones" yesterday?
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you can put both speakers into the same channel. You just double up the wires inside of the port. Although, you will lose some sound quality.

I was just thinking that. Would loose some power too. I might try it. Thanks.
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Am I going crazy or was the "Speakers" forum named "Speakers & Headphones" yesterday?
Looks like they finally decided to start a separate headphone forum area: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/378-headphones/
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I have ordered an Edifier s330d speaker. It has a coaxial connection, optical spdif, rca connections, aux connection. Which connection gives the best sound quality? I believe it is the optical. My other question is, I have my pc, my xbox and a bluray player all connected to my tv via their own hdmi cables. The tv has an rca out and what looks like an optical spdif out. If I connect to the speaker via the spdif out of the tv, would that be the same as connecting directly from my pc to the subwoofer box? As far as quality is concernet, seeing how the computer is connected via hdmi, as it is converted within the tv, does it keep it's integrity normally or no? Also, the speakers are connected via speaker cables. Doesn't that lower the quality anyway? Is there any point of using something of better quality like an optical cable when it is downgraded as it goes to the speaker anyway? I appreciate your help.
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Fantastic post, this needs to be a sticky!
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Banana plugs

Is it ok to fold the bare copper wire to fit into the banana plug and set the screws? Will this affect high frequencies? The 8 gauge banana connector is too big and will not hold my 14 gauge cable as securely.


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Yes. You have to strip the end of the copper wire to use the banana clips.

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The builder ran the cables without labeling them. The speakers are hung up on the wall and connected. Can I use a AAA battery at the other end to test out which one is which using the pop sound method described in the video below. I don't want to damage the speakers

Can we do this via a multi-meter also? Can I set it to ohms setting and hook up one end of wires to the multi-meter (at the other end, speaker is already installed).

Also, I have a yamaha 3040 and I'm reading the manual right now to see how I can use the AVR to determine which wire is for which speaker.


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Best to start a thread of your own (see the first post in this thread).

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Here's a question that should be a no-brainer:

I just got a stereo pair of speakers that are asymmetrical. The Mid and tweeter are off-axis from the woofer. So there's a left one and a right one. Thing is, neither are labeled, and the manual doesn't say a word.

So...any ideas? Should I put the top drivers inboard or outboard?

If I use the "time align" philosophy, the mid/high drivers should be further from my ears, outboard. Other orthodoxy would have me put the mid/high inboard to minimize reflection from the substantial front baffle. They're ATC SCM150ASL studio models, which apparently are slightly different from the home models, but I don't recall the specifics. I just wanted mine in black, and the studio was the black one.

Since they're used in recording studios, you'd think that looking at photos of the various studios would sort it out. But it seems that the various studios disagree on which arrangement is best!
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Here's a question that should be a no-brainer:

I just got a stereo pair of speakers that are asymmetrical. The Mid and tweeter are off-axis from the woofer. So there's a left one and a right one. Thing is, neither are labeled, and the manual doesn't say a word.

So...any ideas? Should I put the top drivers inboard or outboard?

If I use the "time align" philosophy, the mid/high drivers should be further from my ears, outboard. Other orthodoxy would have me put the mid/high inboard to minimize reflection from the substantial front baffle. They're ATC SCM150ASL studio models, which apparently are slightly different from the home models, but I don't recall the specifics. I just wanted mine in black, and the studio was the black one.

Since they're used in recording studios, you'd think that looking at photos of the various studios would sort it out. But it seems that the various studios disagree on which arrangement is best!
I would suggest starting a thread here: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/91-aud...ry-setup-chat/


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I would suggest starting a thread here: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/91-aud...ry-setup-chat/

Will do, thanks!

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For me, I want to have a clean wires at the back of my receiver, so I will chose bose acoustimass 10, it has all the 5.1 connection in 1 wire.
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For me, I want to have a clean wires at the back of my receiver, so I will chose bose acoustimass 10, it has all the 5.1 connection in 1 wire.

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For me, I want to have a clean wires at the back of my receiver, so I will chose bose acoustimass 10, it has all the 5.1 connection in 1 wire.
Good for you.

But this thread is not for discussing/recommending HTIB packages, Bose or otherwise, as should be obvious by reading the first two posts. Here is a good place to go if you want to talk about your Bose Acoustimass: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/109-home-theater-box/

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New Setup and recommendations/changes

Hi Guys and Gals,

I am new to the forum and am building a home and want some advice on best options to choose/recommendations so I will use the format provided to kick it off.

1) Your budget. - 25K ish
2) Your listening interests: movies/gaming/music--and whether or not any of those are your primary concern. - Movies-TV-Music
3) Your existing audio equipment (make/models) if any. Include comments about what you hope to improve upon. - None this is a new build
4) The size of your room. Please also mention if there are adjacent open areas and how big they are (important for subwoofer choice). 9ft high ceiling 14.5 width 23.5
5) Any placement restrictions. - new construction so I am open again
6) Any aesthetic or size concerns. - no
7) Any equipment you are already considering (or would not consider). - list below is what I am considering:
Projector JVC DLA-X900RKT
ATMOS ceiling speakers 4xKlipsch CDT-5650-C II
Surround either the pre canned RP280 7.2 system + 2 Rear RP-160 for 9.2 or 2x R115SW, LF and RF RP-280, Center RP-450C, surrounds 6xRP-160M
Power Conditioner - Panamax M5400-PM
Yamaha pre amp CX-A5000 paired with MX-A5000 Amp
screen would be 120 inch perforated +1 brightness

8) Any particular audio sonic signatures you know you prefer (e.g., you are a basshead, you have a preference for bright treble, etc.) just good all around sound for HT and music

So the million dollar question whats your take on the hardware, what would you change if anything. Any other suggestion would be fantastic. If I am missing any pertinent details for the support please let me know as I am new to all of this.

Thank you for the support!

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Hi Guys and Gals,

I am new to the forum and am building a home and want some advice on best options to choose/recommendations so I will use the format provided to kick it off.

1) Your budget. - 25K ish
2) Your listening interests: movies/gaming/music--and whether or not any of those are your primary concern. - Movies-TV-Music
3) Your existing audio equipment (make/models) if any. Include comments about what you hope to improve upon. - None this is a new build
4) The size of your room. Please also mention if there are adjacent open areas and how big they are (important for subwoofer choice). 9ft high ceiling 14.5 width 23.5
5) Any placement restrictions. - new construction so I am open again
6) Any aesthetic or size concerns. - no
7) Any equipment you are already considering (or would not consider). - list below is what I am considering:
Projector JVC DLA-X900RKT
ATMOS ceiling speakers 4xKlipsch CDT-5650-C II
Surround either the pre canned RP280 7.2 system + 2 Rear RP-160 for 9.2 or 2x R115SW, LF and RF RP-280, Center RP-450C, surrounds 6xRP-160M
Power Conditioner - Panamax M5400-PM
Yamaha pre amp CX-A5000 paired with MX-A5000 Amp
screen would be 120 inch perforated +1 brightness

8) Any particular audio sonic signatures you know you prefer (e.g., you are a basshead, you have a preference for bright treble, etc.) just good all around sound for HT and music

So the million dollar question whats your take on the hardware, what would you change if anything. Any other suggestion would be fantastic. If I am missing any pertinent details for the support please let me know as I am new to all of this.

Thank you for the support!

Adrian Douglas
Small update as the Yamaha CX-A5000 is not capable on ATMOS I would do the CX-A5100 instead, the other question is Yamaha states the 5100 will do 7.1.4 given the amp is 11.2 and I amp out to a MX-A5000 can I do 7.2.4?

This would reduce my surrounds from 6 to 4 QTY as well.
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Hi Guys and Gals,

I am new to the forum and am building a home and want some advice on best options to choose/recommendations so I will use the format provided to kick it off.

1) Your budget. - 25K ish
2) Your listening interests: movies/gaming/music--and whether or not any of those are your primary concern. - Movies-TV-Music
3) Your existing audio equipment (make/models) if any. Include comments about what you hope to improve upon. - None this is a new build
4) The size of your room. Please also mention if there are adjacent open areas and how big they are (important for subwoofer choice). 9ft high ceiling 14.5 width 23.5
5) Any placement restrictions. - new construction so I am open again
6) Any aesthetic or size concerns. - no
7) Any equipment you are already considering (or would not consider). - list below is what I am considering:
Projector JVC DLA-X900RKT
ATMOS ceiling speakers 4xKlipsch CDT-5650-C II
Surround either the pre canned RP280 7.2 system + 2 Rear RP-160 for 9.2 or 2x R115SW, LF and RF RP-280, Center RP-450C, surrounds 6xRP-160M
Power Conditioner - Panamax M5400-PM
Yamaha pre amp CX-A5000 paired with MX-A5000 Amp
screen would be 120 inch perforated +1 brightness

8) Any particular audio sonic signatures you know you prefer (e.g., you are a basshead, you have a preference for bright treble, etc.) just good all around sound for HT and music

So the million dollar question whats your take on the hardware, what would you change if anything. Any other suggestion would be fantastic. If I am missing any pertinent details for the support please let me know as I am new to all of this.

Thank you for the support!

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Small update as the Yamaha CX-A5000 is not capable on ATMOS I would do the CX-A5100 instead, the other question is Yamaha states the 5100 will do 7.1.4 given the amp is 11.2 and I amp out to a MX-A5000 can I do 7.2.4?

This would reduce my surrounds from 6 to 4 QTY as well.
See the first two paragraphs in the first post of this thread. You'll want to start your own thread with that information

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I have what I think is a good question.
I have a decent 5.1 setup. I'm looking to upgrade my reciever. The new reciever has the ability to drive up to 11 chanels. So when looking to get my next speaker, in what order do I get them? Is there an order of importance for all speaker purchases? Assuming you follow the guide already established.

Initially I got my front r/l speakers. Then my center, surrounds. Next I'm looking at atmos up firing speakers (I live in an apartment) but was thinking or bookshelf front height speakers. Wasn't sure what ones I should be getting first. Or should i find something else.

Could someone make a list of the step by step speaker purchasing list?
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