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Hello everyone, first time posting. I have a conundrum. I'm setting up my first HT system and just got all my components together as follows:

Receiver - Sony DN1080
Pioneer SP-PK52FS 5.1 by Andrew Jones
- SP-52FS Floorstanding Speakers
- SP-BS22 Bookshelf Speakers
- SP-BS22 Center Channel
- Dayton SUB-1500 on a subdude II

I've also had a cheap pair of Sony BS1000 bookshelf speakers laying around forever not in use.

My room is approximately 23' x 18', though it's an open concept apartment and it is open to the kitchen space and an entry room. But the actual space to be used for the HT is as mentioned above.

Here's the question. Do I use only the new equipment I just bought in a 5.1 configuration or throw in those old Sony BS1000 cheapo bookshelf speakers to make it a 7.1 system? Will the cheapness of those two little speakers (likely to be placed as the surrounds while the pioneers would be the surround rears) stick out like a sore thumb against the rest of the system?

I don't want to go through the hassle of running wire to them if they're just going to ruin the sound. But if they just will add to it, rather than detract, then why not throw them in?


 
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