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Originally Posted by timmay77 View Post

I have been doing some more reading on the FX's. Maybe they aren't perfect for my set up. My room is 20'x20'. The seating position will be about 12' from the screen which will put the rear speakers about 5-6' behind the listening position. I am reading that the FX's should be placed 1-2' behind the listening position. I can not use side speakers due to the room set up.

That's a preferred position. A guy has got to do what a guy has to do.

IMO, the FX's will work great for you, they create a more indepth sound field. I use them for side surrounds and eventually heights.

If you want to use 45B's for heights, I say go for it. A bigger speaker will give you bigger sound, I've proved that over and over in my own set up.
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Figured I would post a pic of my new "baby". Its in its final resting place. I can adjust where the port fires, but making it face backward will shoot it into a window (bad idea), turning it into the loveseat would be stupid as it would kill the port output unless I am in that seat, then it would be fun lol. Facing it toward the rear wall would probably result in my neighbors getting pretty pissed lol. So its pretty much in its final place, unless I am given a REALLY GOOD reason to adjust it.

I am getting my Remicaide infusion right now, and I have my Integra DTR 5.9 back from the shop sitting in my car.

My wife is being taken out to lunch after I get back and then antique shopping and then picking up the infamous cat I agreed to foster in order to get the sub as well. So I hope to have about 5 hours to myself (with child of course) to test things out.

Going to rewire my setup, take some pics of the cable management and equipment, rerun Audyssey, and hopefully take some REW charts if I can find my SPL meter.

Then going to queue up the pod scene in War of the Worlds and watch the ground shake.

And even better, my wife works all day tomorrow, so again I have more time to play with things smile.gif.

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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

Figured I would post a pic of my new "baby". Its in its final resting place. I can adjust where the port fires, but making it face backward will shoot it into a window (bad idea), turning it into the loveseat would be stupid as it would kill the port output unless I am in that seat, then it would be fun lol. Facing it toward the rear wall would probably result in my neighbors getting pretty pissed lol. So its pretty much in its final place, unless I am given a REALLY GOOD reason to adjust it.

I am getting my Remicaide infusion right now, and I have my Integra DTR 5.9 back from the shop sitting in my car.

My wife is being taken out to lunch after I get back and then antique shopping and then picking up the infamous cat I agreed to foster in order to get the sub as well. So I hope to have about 5 hours to myself (with child of course) to test things out.

Going to rewire my setup, take some pics of the cable management and equipment, rerun Audyssey, and hopefully take some REW charts if I can find my SPL meter.

Then going to queue up the pod scene in War of the Worlds and watch the ground shake.

And even better, my wife works all day tomorrow, so again I have more time to play with things smile.gif.

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Looks great Enders. Real happy for you.
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Originally Posted by timmay77 View Post

Thanks for the advice. I guess I can move my mains out so they are under the height speakers. The room is pre-wired by the previous owner.
Dont bother. The heights are supposed to be above and outside the mains just like your illustration and the ones provided by migraine show them. Maybe migraine is looking at his own illustrations wrong.
Dont use the FX surround speakers if you have to place them that far behind you. The FX are meant to be placed next to the listening position. Directional speakers will work better for you in that location.
Edited by Bond 007 - 10/11/13 at 9:12am
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FUUUUUDDDDDDGGGEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unfortunately for me, I need the 65 or 67 for my LSi's (or a comparable model)

Still waiting to get one of those... or even the 68..
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FUUUUUDDDDDDGGGEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unfortunately for me, I need the 65 or 67 for my LSi's (or a comparable model)

Still waiting to get one of those... or even the 68..

I've got the SC-1522-K, which is pretty much the same thing with the exception of having the 9.2 set up.
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post


Dont bother. The heights are supposed to be above and outside the mains just like your illustration and the ones provided by migraine show them. Maybe migraine is looking at his own illustrations wrong.
Dont use the FX surround speakers if you have to place them that far behind you. The FX are meant to be placed next to the listening position. Directional speakers will work better for you in that location.

For Pliiz (as per the Dolby website) "An additional pair of speakers located above the front left and right speakers enables Dolby Pro Logic IIz to introduce a vertical component to the horizontal soundfield of a conventional 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound system."

 

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I think placement depends on the height implementation being used, but it is unrealistic to be expected to move speakers back and forth in your room depending on what you want to try out.  Since my receiver only has PLIIz I've got them exactly as they state and it sounds amazing during certain scenes with rain or aircraft.

 

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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

I've got the SC-1522-K, which is pretty much the same thing with the exception of having the 9.2 set up.

Yeah my Integra is still working OK, and when I do finally upgrade I am shooting for a 11.2 option, even if I dont use it anytime soon (I have a 7.1 reciever but dont use the rear surrounds currently). That and I am holding out for better EQ (which just about every AVR has now), and the ability to drive my LSi center, surrounds, heights, etc (just not the fronts). Most importantly its gotta be the right price lol....

And I am cheap smile.gif.

Maybe in a year or two...
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

Yeah my Integra is still working OK, and when I do finally upgrade I am shooting for a 11.2 option, even if I dont use it anytime soon (I have a 7.1 reciever but dont use the rear surrounds currently). That and I am holding out for better EQ (which just about every AVR has now), and the ability to drive my LSi center, surrounds, heights, etc (just not the fronts). Most importantly its gotta be the right price lol....

And I am cheap smile.gif.

Maybe in a year or two...

I was thinking of installing heights for my set up, but I am not really sure what speakers to use, and since we are renting I don't really like the idea of making holes on the wall for mounts lol. I was thinking of getting a pair of Polk Audio bookshelf speakers and putting them on top of my Monitor 70 II towers? I am not sure if that would be optimal though.
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

I was thinking of installing heights for my set up, but I am not really sure what speakers to use, and since we are renting I don't really like the idea of making holes on the wall for mounts lol. I was thinking of getting a pair of Polk Audio bookshelf speakers and putting them on top of my Monitor 70 II towers? I am not sure if that would be optimal though.

LOL, we rent and I wallmounted my LSi F/X's. Just need to put some putty in the holes and prime and paint when you leave. I wouldnt stress it. I used mounts in my last apartment as well, and again no biggie.

If it was me, I would just mount em and be done with it. Stacking them on top your 70's really isnt going to increase the vertical sound (unless you get something like the Monitor 50's wink.gifbiggrin.giftongue.gif ) . You want some gap for the sound to float from higher up and merge between the two.

Just my opinion. If I could do heights I would and I would use the LSi 7's wallmounted without a second though.
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How much sound is actually transmitted through the height speakers? Is it worth buying the 45b over the 35b like Geoff4RC suggested? The 45b's are awfully big speakers to hang on the wall.......
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It's a subtle effect at times then raging in others :) I don't believe you need awesome speakers (just use whatever you would use for rear surrounds), when I upgrade I plan on taking the radio shack specials down from the height position and putting my tl250 satellites up there if that gives you any idea.  I've also turned the db up on my heights .5 over what the calibration said because I like hearing the helicopter positional stuff and my hearing sucks from working on real helicopters lol

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Originally Posted by pokeme View Post

It's a subtle effect at times then raging in others smile.gif I don't believe you need awesome speakers (just use whatever you would use for rear surrounds), when I upgrade I plan on taking the radio shack specials down from the height position and putting my tl250 satellites up there if that gives you any idea.  I've also turned the db up on my heights .5 over what the calibration said because I like hearing the helicopter positional stuff and my hearing sucks from working on real helicopters lol

I've been looking at the Polk TL's on ebay. Those were the first speakers I was thinking of using for heights, but I am not really sure if the wife is going to want more speakers lol. I am also trying to decide if I should send out my Carver TFM-35 to Hi-Tech Audio and have it rebuilt since it has never been touched for like 30 years or selling it and getting something new. It's going to cost about $400 to rebuild it.

A few weeks ago, I bought an Outlaw M2200 amp for $175 from a forum member. Pretty nice amp.biggrin.gif for my center channel.
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Originally Posted by timmay77 View Post

How much sound is actually transmitted through the height speakers? Is it worth buying the 45b over the 35b like Geoff4RC suggested? The 45b's are awfully big speakers to hang on the wall.......
Most of the time it is subtle. The 35b would be just fine if youre looking to save some money. I also use my heights when listening to music and like the effect.
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Originally Posted by pokeme View Post

For Pliiz (as per the Dolby website) "An additional pair of speakers located above the front left and right speakers enables Dolby Pro Logic IIz to introduce a vertical component to the horizontal soundfield of a conventional 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound system."

I think placement depends on the height implementation being used, but it is unrealistic to be expected to move speakers back and forth in your room depending on what you want to try out.  Since my receiver only has PLIIz I've got them exactly as they state and it sounds amazing during certain scenes with rain or aircraft.
It says "above" not "directly above". If you wanna follow the Dolby website you should bring your mains closer to center.
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All the pictures and diagrams depict them directly above, also, I'm not mounting my speaker into glass so they are staying where they are :P

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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

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Originally Posted by timmay77 View Post

Thanks for the advice. I guess I can move my mains out so they are under the height speakers. The room is pre-wired by the previous owner.
Dont bother. The heights are supposed to be above and outside the mains just like your illustration and the ones provided by migraine show them. Maybe migraine is looking at his own illustrations wrong.
Dont use the FX surround speakers if you have to place them that far behind you. The FX are meant to be placed next to the listening position. Directional speakers will work better for you in that location.

I don't have the article that was attached but it said the percentages of placement were maxed out. So ideally you would want heights above OR just slightly outside of the mains. I also pointed out that if he liked the sound that was all that really matters.

You on the other hand state your opinions as fact. Or at least if comes off that way.
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Gusgus pm me on the tfm
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post


I've been looking at the Polk TL's on ebay. Those were the first speakers I was thinking of using for heights, but I am not really sure if the wife is going to want more speakers lol. I am also trying to decide if I should send out my Carver TFM-35 to Hi-Tech Audio and have it rebuilt since it has never been touched for like 30 years or selling it and getting something new. It's going to cost about $400 to rebuild it.

A few weeks ago, I bought an Outlaw M2200 amp for $175 from a forum member. Pretty nice amp.biggrin.gif for my center channel.

The bass is a bit wimpy, but corner placement helps them out a fair bit ;) the sounds they do make are amazing for the size, especially with guitar music and general surround duties.

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http://www.avsforum.com/t/1435778/moving-past-7-1-5-1-into-9-1-11-2-upgrade-your-ht-room-via-audysseydsx-dolbypl-iiz-dts-neo-x/30

If you go to post #33 at this thread it shows "typical" 7.1 speaker placement. Note the heights are outside and above the mains.
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Yes, but that's not for PLIIz.  That's what I was saying about the other implementations, it depends on what height system a person is using for sure.  I wish I had a receiver to try the other ones out but mine is just a relatively cheap STR-DN1020 that only offers the PLIIz unfortunately.  I'm sure it's not a huge disaster if it's out a couple of feet but I just followed the manual for my usage.

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Originally Posted by pokeme View Post

Yes, but that's not for PLIIz.  That's what I was saying about the other implementations, it depends on what height system a person is using for sure.  I wish I had a receiver to try the other ones out but mine is just a relatively cheap STR-DN1020 that only offers the PLIIz unfortunately.  I'm sure it's not a huge disaster if it's out a couple of feet but I just followed the manual for my usage.
Makes sense.
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Hello everyone. I've spent a lot of time over in the LED and Plasma sections of this forum, but now find myself wanting to get some new speakers that will be great for both music and movies.
I was in BB to check out the Pioneer Andrew Jones speakers (great price and sound ok) but then made the mistake of listening to some Polk speakers...big difference. Anyway, The ones I was listening
to were the TSX series 330t fronts, 150c center, and 110b's for the rears (also listened with a sub, but I'll be waiting on that till I can get a real good one). My questions are: I can't seem to find a lot of reviews on these speakers, are they considered good, entry level, or what? Are there other Polk speakers that are as good or better for near the price (this would be stretching my budget as it is).
I've tried to search the AVS forum but the search feature has been a bit on the fritz lately. Anyway, thanks for any help you can provide.
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Originally Posted by mr266 View Post

Hello everyone. I've spent a lot of time over in the LED and Plasma sections of this forum, but now find myself wanting to get some new speakers that will be great for both music and movies.
I was in BB to check out the Pioneer Andrew Jones speakers (great price and sound ok) but then made the mistake of listening to some Polk speakers...big difference. Anyway, The ones I was listening
to were the TSX series 330t fronts, 150c center, and 110b's for the rears (also listened with a sub, but I'll be waiting on that till I can get a real good one). My questions are: I can't seem to find a lot of reviews on these speakers, are they considered good, entry level, or what? Are there other Polk speakers that are as good or better for near the price (this would be stretching my budget as it is).
I've tried to search the AVS forum but the search feature has been a bit on the fritz lately. Anyway, thanks for any help you can provide.



You might want to give your max budget for all five speakers so the guys can give you some choices.
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I'm thinking in the $800 - $1000 range. Any more would really be stretching it. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by mr266 View Post

I'm thinking in the $800 - $1000 range. Any more would really be stretching it. Thanks.




Here's one option within your budget and it'll get you into the RTi line:


http://www.ebay.com/itm/CSiA6-CHERRY-Center-Channel-Speaker-Polk-Audio-/231038878935?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item35cafd84d7

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RTiA1-BLACK-Bookshelf-Speakers-Polk-Audio-PAIR-/230951492914?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item35c5c81d32

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RTi8-BLACK-Towers-Polk-Audio-NEW-PAIR-/360731799996?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item53fd4a71bc

Maybe some of the other guys will chime in too.
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