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RE: What additional speakers should I get to go full 9.1?

Personally, I think you're wasting your money. Your room isn't big enough to appreciate the extra speakers. Besides, as already pointed, none of the blu rays are coded at 9.1, so basically you'll get pseudo 9.1, which means unnecessary processing.

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RE: What additional speakers should I get to go full 9.1?

RobinKidderminster wrote:

Sorry macdiddy. Forum rule 7.2.89.4.4 para 4578.8 states that claims of 9.2 systems must be supported.with photographs  or else your equipment will be confiscated by Sgt Oldboy & Sgt RobinK. The sound police will be knocking at yr door.

Oh dear. In that case I really am in trouble, especially as, following my friend moving out of the front bedroom at the weekend after eight years, I've just expanded to four rooms with home cinemas!

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RE: What additional speakers should I get to go full 9.1?

hi sorry to intrude but my issue is similar. my system consists of yamaha avantage 3010 fed to kef R500 floor standers, r200c center, R100 rears. this is a 9.2 channel system. I had some old klipsh quintet speakers. so i used two klipsh quinted as surround back and two as front presence speakers. Adding front presence improved soundstage. But i thought these small klipsch may not produce the full sound stage so i started to search for some additional book shelf speakes to match the kef R series. I ruled out additional from r series from cost point of view also due to  size as i have to wall mount them. I also ruled out  the kef q100as  these are also big for wall mounting. small speakers like kef eggs and say B&W m series have only 4inch drivers. I came to know that Monitor Audio Apex A10 employ 5.25 inch driver and have front ported are small enough for wall mounting.

my room size is around 15 feet x 18 feet.

now my question is whether the sound of Apex A10 will match to that of kef r series. will this setup ie KEF R500, R200c, R100, Apex A10 surround Back, and Apex A10, ( kef 400d sub0 front presence will make a good 9.1 channel system?

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RE: What additional speakers should I get to go full 9.1?

The green eyed monster has yr decent sized room in its sights. Watch out for the audio police as above. Generally (definitely IMO only) I think rears can be much 'poorer' than others bearing in mind that there is so little 7.1 or better media available. On the other hand, if my rears were visible then I would try to match the other units. No help but felt the need to excercise my digits.

Yamaha V2065. MS Mezzo 5.1 Panasonic 42. Sony BD. Garrard 86SB. WD Live TV. SkyHD.

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/home-cinema/lounge-hc-signature-update-bass-traps

 

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RE: What additional speakers should I get to go full 9.1?

Hmmm so a mixed reception to the 9.1 idea then...

The reason I am thinking about it is if I go 9.1 I can get the most from the many 7.1 blu rays I have, the 7.1 channel encode would remain intact with the amp doing the processing to add the front height speakers into the mix as it does now with 5.1. I like the front heights and they add to the soundfield really well, I've done comparisons of whole films with them on and off and I much prefer them on and there is no loss in sound quality as they are just for ambient and surround effects and aren't employed as aggressively as the rest of my speakers.

The Dali Fazon 3 speakers come out at...£265 EACH...so £530 for the pair then about £120 for the speaker cable including pre fitted plugs ouch! That's far more than I intend to spend when I can get another set of Dali Zensor 1's for £200, I'm still pondering it but smaller speakers would be ideal. I know my room probably isn't big enough but I got speaker envy from my mates 7.1 system in a room smaller than mine, it sounded lovley at the rear with a native 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio track and that got me thinking. It might not even be possible once I trace where my lighting goes as 1 light switch is on the wall exactly where one of the surrounds would need to go.

I'm still of a mind to do it and if I don't like it just sell the speakers on for a small loss is my worst case senario but it is alot of hassle with routing cables and running trunking etc so I may well put them up and test it out and if I like it run all the trunking at a later date :?

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RE: What additional speakers should I get to go full 9.1?

I'm going to gently disagree with some folk on here, but hey. My kitchen isn't much bigger than your room, it is 17' by 14'  and 7'6" high, and I have an 8.1 system in it (my signature needs to be updated). I have tried it without the single centre back speaker and without the front high (presence) speakers, and there is certainly a difference between 8.1 and 5.1. So, Oldboy, go for the 9.1! I would also say that it's good for all the speakers at the front be similar, if not identical. But that's not so important for the centre back speakers.

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