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Hello,

I would like to know if my basement would be enough for a 5.1 set up, or should I go all out and get a 7.2 set up. I kinda feel that a 7 system speaker may be over kill; however, I am a newbie on here and with home theater in general..

My basement measures: 19x16 with a very low ceiling of 6'3"

My speakers so far:

Mains- Kef Q500
Center- Kef Q200c
Rears- Klipsch Reference 2, 42ii
Subs. Definitive Technology Pro sub 1000, Kef C4

For my sides, If I do decide to get 7.2 will be the Kef's Dipole speakers.

I think because of the low ceiling, 5 speakers will be enough. sitting area is 12' from the front. the rears are about 8 feet behind the listener, and the sides would be just 3 feet away from the listener. but with Dipole speakers there, it shouldn't be a problem,,
 

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I'd start out with a 5.1 and if needed, add later. The Def Tech sub is not a sub I'd have in my home. Their specs are complete hogwash. That KEF has only an 8-inch driver. Go with a better sub, such as the SVS PB-1000, Rythmik LV12R or the Outlaw Ultra-X12. You can decide later if you need to add a second sub.
 
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The dipoles are probably a better choice for surrounds (sides) in a 5.1 setup. And FWIW I agree with dsrussell - get a real sub.
 
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