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Is there any benefit of the IQ 6c over the IQ 2c for center channel if you already have a powered sub? Does the 6c help dialogue at all over the 2c, or do the extra woofers just give you more bass?


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Is there any benefit of the IQ 6c over the IQ 2c for center channel if you already have a powered sub? Does the 6c help dialogue at all over the 2c, or do the extra woofers just give you more bass?


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The iQ2c is a 2-way speaker. The iQ6c is a 3-way speaker. The woofers in the 6c provide more extension, but more importantly, crossed in at 280Hz, they significantly reduce the low-frequency load on the UniQ driver.


I would not pair the iQ2c with any front speaker except the iQ1s.
 

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I have a set of iq7's. Would they work until I am able to buy the iQ6?

What do you mean? Running a phantom center? Sure, they will work fine. You may even decide you do not need a center channel speaker. Can you use another iQ7 as your center, btw?
 

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sorry, what I meant was will an iQ2c work until I am able to pick up the iQ6? Currently I don't run a center with my 2.1 setup. I have 2 iQ3's that I was planning on moving to the back. At my current location having a 3rd iQ7 is not an option.
 

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sorry, what I meant was will an iQ2c work until I am able to pick up the iQ6? Currently I don't run a center with my 2.1 setup. I have 2 iQ3's that I was planning on moving to the back. At my current location having a 3rd iQ7 is not an option.

I think you are going to have problems finding an iQ6c. They are disappearing fast, especially at the close-out price. If you need an iQ6c I would get it as soon as you can. The iQ2c will work fine as a center, but it is not really a good match for iQ7 fronts and iQ3 rears. Too small, IMO, for that setup, especially if you use your system more for movies. Another iQ3 would be better, even if it meant laying it on its side. Of course that would mean buying a whole pair. But I think there may be several here who either have a single iQ3 to sell or need a single one.
 

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A single iQ3 would be fine with me. Looks like plenty of folks are looking at that option. Same size driver as the iQ7, I believe.


My system is mainly for music but I do want surround for the movies and t.v. we do watch. of course when we move, which will be sooner rather than later I would most likely be able to fit another iQ7....what a dilemma.
 

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A single iQ3 would be fine with me. Looks like plenty of folks are looking at that option. Same size driver as the iQ7, I believe.

The iQ6c MAY be a better center. Hard to say. It has 5.25" drivers but benefits from the specific lower frequency drivers. The iQ3 is a single 6.5" driver. I wouldn't sweat it too much.
 

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Accessories4Less is carrying iQ6c speakers, along with most of the other iQ line.


The LF drivers DEFINITELY make a difference, particularly when pairing with the iQ7/9 towers. The 2c is going to be overblown by your tower fronts, even if you're running a sub.
 

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I think I am just gonna run phantom center until I can grab an iQ6, or another iQ7. Thanks guys for all your input.

I watched my first movie with my new set-up last night (without a center channel). I had my new iQ7s in the front and a pair of iQ3s in the back. I didn't even notice there was no center, probably due to the nice imaging and soundstage due to the UniQs.


I am expecting a set of iQ1s this week. I'll probably hook up one of the iQ3s in the center for while to see if there is a big difference.


I'll keep you posted.


ps. I hope there is not a huge difference, because I really don't have a good place to put the center!
 

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yes, please keep me updated. Don't you really love the sound of these speakers? I know I do. Really enjoying the details of this Ryan Adams and the Cardinals BBC concert.
 

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Originally Posted by JSouth /forum/post/15582163


sorry, what I meant was will an iQ2c work until I am able to pick up the iQ6? Currently I don't run a center with my 2.1 setup. I have 2 iQ3's that I was planning on moving to the back. At my current location having a 3rd iQ7 is not an option.

This is going to be my exact set up;

2 iQ7's

2 iQ3's

an iQ2 center

and a soon to be Super sub. SVS PC12 NSD, eD, AV123 or similar.


Debating on placements with 1Q7s up front 3's in back with the sub back to support them or 3's in front on either side of screen with sub in front.

Debating getting another set of iQ3's and using one as a center.


My feeling is with the iQ2 as center some sort of bass reinforcement is needed up front. Same with

using iQ3's up front.
 

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Accessories4Less is carrying iQ6c speakers, along with most of the other iQ line.


The LF drivers DEFINITELY make a difference, particularly when pairing with the iQ7/9 towers. The 2c is going to be overblown by your tower fronts, even if you're running a sub.

Cant you boost output to the 2 and reduce it to the 7's ?
 

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This is going to be my exact set up;


Debating getting another set of iQ3's and using one as a center.

From looking at the specs, I would guess that the iQ3 would be better than the iQ2 matched with iQ7s or iQ3s, since they have the exact same drivers.


Basically, the iQ2 is a iQ1, which would match better with the iQ5s(or iQ1s).


Both the iQ2 and iQ3 are two-way speakers, so it looks like the iQ3s would be a better match.


Once you throw in the iQ6, you go up to a 3-way speaker, with three 5.5inch drivers.


I have no experience with either (iQ2, iQ6), but it seems the iQ6 would be much better than the iQ2, and possible the iQ3.


If you have the room, the obvious choice is another iQ7 at these prices. The problem become finding a spot to place it.
 

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Another iQ3 would be better, even if it meant laying it on its side. Of course that would mean buying a whole pair. But I think there may be several here who either have a single iQ3 to sell or need a single one.

If you go with an iQ3 as a center, you could place the extra in the back and run a 6.1 set-up.
 

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Looking back with 20/20 I should have skipped the iQ2 and bought another pair of 3's and split the set with someone here.

The $99 price got me. But it also got me off the fence so its all OK.

Wonder if Vanns will take an unopened return with these prices.

Or maybe I'll just give the little bugger a chance.
 

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carolinablues, do you live here in NC? I only ask cause I am in Carrboro..... and your name implies that or you miss it
 

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Originally Posted by lightguy /forum/post/15585955


Looking back with 20/20 I should have skipped the iQ2 and bought another pair of 3's and split the set with someone here.

The $99 price got me. But it also got me off the fence so its all OK.

Wonder if Vanns will take an unopened return with these prices.

Or maybe I'll just give the little bugger a chance.

give it a chance and let us know what you think. Might work fine...might not
 
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