Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Toronto, Canada
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I have a similar dilemma. I currently have 7.1 system in a small dedicated room (small as can only fit a single double couch), room is about 15 x 10. I have monitor audio gold 60 for front, gold center, gold 10 for back and gold fx (dipole) for sides. 7.1 is overkill for the room an honestly not that much different than 7.1 but I thought why not do it anyway. I am using a Marantz AV7005 processor with Parasound Halo amps (A51 and A23).
I will be moving to a new house (design phase right now) but because of the size of the basement and our requirements I will have a media room with billiard area to the side, so no longer have a left side wall. I was going to use the dipoles as rear speakers (monitor audio says these can be used as side or rear) but now cannot have side speakers since no wall. Wondering if I should use the Gold 10s as height. Have read that wides are better but not sure if I could do that based on room design. If I can then that would be preferable. Would side speakers in ceiling be better than heights?
Long winded but thanks in advance.
HT Room: Marantz AV7005 (replaced Parasound Halo C2), Parasound Halo A51 & A23, Monitor Audio GR60, GR Centre, GR10, GRFX, ASW210, Pioneer Elite PRO-141FD, PS3 & PS4, Pioneer Elite DV59avi.
Family Room: Yamaha RX-A2060, PSB Imagine T2, Imagine Centre, Monitor Audio MA700, Oppo Digital BDP-80, Sony KDL-55HX701