Originally Posted by HPQ
I know the Intimus line was discontinued and wanted to ask..
Does anybody know if the Summit wireless aspect of the Intimus 4T line will be available in the future?
A friend of mine is interested in the all speaker wireless solution but looks like since Intimus was discontinued, the summit wireless is also not available..
We do not have any plans for a replacement of the Summit product ourselves, but you might want to keep your eye on developments with the WISA group that utilizes the same wireless technology.
Originally Posted by PGT FTW
I've got three Intimus 5C's across the front with a set of Intimus 4 Dipoles in the rear of a 5.1 system (JL F110 sub). I'd like to take advantage of presence speakers and the extra two channels of my Yamaha RX-A1010. Given my room layout, the dipoles are going on the back wall, high above the sectional couch. Any potential side speakers would have to be in the ceiling, given the layout of the room. So...I've got a few questions....
1) Would I be better off leaving things down-mixed to 5 channel since the dipoles are on the rear wall?
2) If I went with surrounds in the ceiling, what would be the best match? It doesn't appear that the Aperion ceiling speakers use the same drivers but I could be wrong (if they do, that's an obvious choice).
3) I've got a pair of Canton Plus S that I planned to use for front presence speakers; they're small and paid for. I'll spray them white to match the shelving up front and they'll sit 3 feet above and 2 feet to the outside of the L/R. Any issues with not matching the fronts? Given they'd be functioning as presence speakers, I think I could get away with it.
So if I'm understanding the first question correctly you are wondering whether you should add the in ceilings to make a 7.1 system or just stick with 5.1 + the presence speakers? Personally I would go for the 7.1 with the in ceilings as side surrounds. However when the dipole/bipoles are behind you as used as rears usually you get the best effect by setting them to the bipole mode. While I think the dipoles are the best option for side surrounds, having in ceilings in addition to the dipole/bipoles should add some increased surround effect in comparison with just having 5.1 with the dipoles/bipoles. One thing you could do to test things out would be to place the Cantons to your sides and then use the dipole/bipoles as rears. Of course the Cantons will sound different as sides than an in ceiling but that would give you an idea of the function of the dipole/bipoles as rears in a 7.1 system.
Our in ceiling speakers do use different drivers than our Intimus speakers. However, unlike other models of in ceilings we ensured that they were timbre matched to our other speakers during the design process. I think they would be the ideal choice, but if you want to go with a different brand I would at least look for a model that uses a soft dome tweeter like the rest of your speakers.
Yeah I think the Cantons should integrate fairly well with the rest of your speakers since it appears they also use a soft dome tweeter and the presence speakers function much as surrounds do in terms of the amount and types of sounds they produce.
I hope that helps but please let me know if you have any other questions, thanks!