Originally Posted by klankymen
Thank you for the answer. I only listen to my music in 2 channels, so the surrounds would just be for movies for me. how to the Q1s do for you in movies? The iQ1s would be significantly cheaper than the iQ8ds's for me, so even if inferior, they are worth consideration.
I haven't heard any of the iQ series, so I can't tell you what you'd find. But I'm very happy with the Q1's for movies. However, a more diffuse soundfield, which is what you get from dipoles would be preferable.
I have them placed about 30 degrees behind the listening position, on stands that place them at ear level, and aimed at my head. My receiver's delay settings compensate for the fact that they are closer to me than the front speakers. It's important to set the volume level properly for all of the speakers (I used a sound pressure meter and a test CD or the test-tone generator in my receiver). If you start to localize what's coming from the surrounds, you might try turning down their levels a bit.
Also, the Q1's don't go very low and I am certain the iQ1's don't, either; so a sub is absolutely necessary if you use them for movies (and I use my sub for surround music, too).
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