|View Poll Results: What your speaker configuration in your main setup?|
|2 Channel System||0||0%|
|5.1 Speaker System||0||0%|
|7.1 Speaker System||0||0%|
|More than 7.1||0||0%|
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The selector is impedence matching so it isnt like I am harmingy my receiver in any way.
I used to think that same thing too. More speakers = better IMO. I will definitely go from my current 7.2 to an 11.2 system someday.
Its only 7.1 because in addition to my 5.1 movie watching speakers I have 2 towers for listening to music. This makes 7. So I put the movie watching as the heights and kept the towers as the L&R.
Just got the new Denon 4520, and have an external amp, upgraded from 7.1 to DTS NeoX 11.2, I use a room for movies/hdtv hence the space to put up all these speakers. The front mains, side surrounds and back surrounds are all tower speakers, 4 of them powered.
Does is sound good, hell yeah, does is sound dramatically different than my 7.1 prior set up...the addition of an 18" subwoofer to the 15" subwoofer I think made the biggest difference especially in the big action movies. And the use of Audyssey XT32 with dual sub calibration I think was a big improvement over basic Audyssey in my prior avr. The heights add some subtle enviornmental effects and the wides have really made the whole soundfield more coherent, even more than the back surrounds which aren't that active in most movie scenes.
If any one has any speaker envy, don't, a 5.1 system with a good audio calibration will get you 92% of larger systems and add a second subwoofer if the significant other or zoning ordinances allow, calibrate it and the treat the room acoustically if needed and you'll be rocking with the best of them.
Before there was surround sound, I set up my room to be a good two channel listening room. Of course, surround sound came in. Sadly, I am able to but only one speaker in the center of the rear wall, I would require construction to be able to add two speakers to the sides.
I have the Krell 707, which, by the way, has a software problem, now being resolved with the 6.1 system. It doesn’t give the correct options as it does for a 5.1 or 7.1 system. I have a good solution, but Krell is fixing the software.
I only have one sub woofer (Thiel 3) for my 14 by 18 room, but my front speakers are full range.
Does additional sub-woofers add a lot?