Hello all, long time lurker. I just upgraded my 5.1 to a 7.1 system by adding two more S206. I have had my 5.1 Revel setup since September 2016. Thanks to Steve H I trusted his recommendations in my setup. I was not able to demo the equipment as there are no dealers near me and my research was based on online information. Steve H steered me to the F206’s as I had wanted the F208’s. He said based on the sub we agreed on and my room size (16’x18’ with 9’ edge ceilings and 10’ Tray) that would be the best setup. I am running F206 fronts, C208 center with S206 rears and surrounds with a SVS SB13Ultra sub. I have an ATI AT4007 signature amp powering the setup with a Marantz AV8802A pre/pro. I also use the Audyssey Pro kit for equilization. I just installed the last 2 S206 in the the changeover to 7.1 and ran the equalization after I upgraded my TV to the LG OLED77C8PUA. I am amazed at the difference in soundstage after adding the last 2 speakers.
I am in the process of upgrading the Master Br setup and originally thought of upgrading the F206 to either the F208 or even the F228Be and move the 206’s to the bedroom but in the realm of diminishing returns (old fart ears with tinnitus) and $$$ I decided against that. I am going with Concerta2 F36 and C25 and possibly the C763L surrounds if I can convince my wife Of 40 years that cutting holes in the ceiling is a good idea. I got an Emotiva XPA5 G3 to power the speakers through my Sony STR-DA5300ES AVR. I will eventually move the Marantz 8802A into the MBr when I upgrade the main system. All in all I can’t say enough about the great information shared here and the connections with great online dealers. Steve H has always treated me right and been extremely honest about equipment combinations even though he could probably make more otherwise.
Before the 2016 upgrade I was running DefTech BP30 fronts, CLR2002 center and BPVX surrounds with a power field sub driven by the aforementioned Sony AVR and the Revel/ATI/SVS/Marantz setup definitely blows that away. I made the mistake of giving my DefTech BP30’s to my nephew for helping me with the 2016 upgrade, lol. Those would have been perfect for the bedroom.
Main: LG OLED77C8PUA TV, Marantz 8802A pre/pro, ATI AT4007 AMP, Revel Performa3 C208 F206 S206 x 4, SVS SB13Ultra sub in 7.1, Dish Hopper 3 4K sat, Panasonic DP-UB9000, Roku 4K, AppleTV 4K, CSpire 1Gb fiber internet, Cyberpower PR2200L UPS. Master Br: LG OLED55C8PUA TV, Sony STR-DA5300ES AVR pre/pro, Emotiva XPA5 G3, Revel Concerta2 F35, C25, C763L surrounds, SVS SB2000 sub in 5.1, Dish 4K Joey, AppleTV 4K, Roku 4K, Panasonic DP-UB820.
Last edited by mallen4258; 11-25-2018 at 06:25 PM.