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post #11 of 17 Old 03-12-17, 01:36 AM
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Re: Seaton Sound Catalysts/Submersive?

Thanks.

Due to room limitations, I cannot have front wide speakers but I can have six ceiling speakers. Would you say 7.1.6 is worth it over 7.1.4 in my room with one row of seating? This is with the Acurus ACT 4 processor.
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post #12 of 17 Old 03-12-17, 12:53 PM
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Seaton Sound is INCREDIBLE.

Mark is passionate... his speakers a phenomenal. Can't go wrong here!
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Re: Seaton Sound Catalysts/Submersive?

Anyone here have experience with Klipsch Pro speakers? It is also a possible candidate. I can't go for the Klipsch Cinema line because the speakers are too large for my room.

Mains: 2 x Klipsch KI-362-SMA-II
Center: 1 x Klipsch KI-362-SMA-II
Side surrounds: 2 x Klipsch KI-262-SMA-II
Back surrounds: 2 x Klipsch KI-262-SMA-II
Ceiling speakers: 4 x Klipsch KI-102-SMA-II
Subwoofers: 2 x Seaton Sound SubMersive HPi+ + 2 x Seaton Sound SubMersive HP-Slave

In summary, it is a 7.1.4 Atmos/DTS:X setup.

Any recommendation for high-powered amps? I am thinking something from the Crown line of amps. However, there is a huge selection and I really have no clue which ones I need. Any pointers?

Lastly, how would this setup compare to something equivalent from JTR or Seaton Sound? Two advantages of the Klipsch setup is that it is cheaper and I have a local dealer (provides a little peace of mind and ease in case of warranty work).
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Re: Seaton Sound Catalysts/Submersive?

My 2 cents

Klipsch to my ears are unlistenable - I am not a fan at all of horn drivers... my highly recommended / preference is Planar Magnetic drivers such as B&G...

For power amps, Emotiva is driving my 7 channels and Crown XLS is driving the subs and the Atmos channels...I am soon to add an XPA3 to drive the LCR , thus improving the headroom of my 7.2.4 system...

My Atmos speakers are ELURA Blue Label 8LCR's

Might I also highly recommend the EPSON 5040 which is an extreme bang for the buck eye candy projector - UHD movies are just fantastic...
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With the following setup and with a distance of roughly 8-9 ft between the seating position to the front main speakers, how loud could I go in movies? Will well over reference level be easily possible? Just trying to see if going with the 12C will be worth it over the 8C for me.

Mains: 2 x Seaton Sound Catalyst 8C with matching stands
Center: 1 x Seaton Sound Catalyst 8C
Side surrounds: 2 x Seaton Sound Spark XC2 + SSA-2x2-XC
Back surrounds: 2 x Seaton Sound Spark XC2 + SSA-2x2-XC
Ceiling speakers: 4 x Seaton Sound Spark XC2 + SSA-2x2-XC
Subwoofers: 2 x Seaton Sound SubMersive HPi+ + 2 x Seaton Sound SubMersive HP-Slave
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Re: Seaton Sound Catalysts/Submersive?

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With the following setup and with a distance of roughly 8-9 ft between the seating position to the front main speakers, how loud could I go in movies? Will well over reference level be easily possible? Just trying to see if going with the 12C will be worth it over the 8C for me.

Mains: 2 x Seaton Sound Catalyst 8C with matching stands
Center: 1 x Seaton Sound Catalyst 8C
Side surrounds: 2 x Seaton Sound Spark XC2 + SSA-2x2-XC
Back surrounds: 2 x Seaton Sound Spark XC2 + SSA-2x2-XC
Ceiling speakers: 4 x Seaton Sound Spark XC2 + SSA-2x2-XC
Subwoofers: 2 x Seaton Sound SubMersive HPi+ + 2 x Seaton Sound SubMersive HP-Slave
The dimensions of the room you listed are 1710 ft^3, which is considered to be on the small side. The Seaton system you're looking at will easily play over reference in that much space. @Mark Seaton would be able to answer your question better, but my guess is you would stop increasing the volume before the speakers/subwoofers gave up.

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