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post #1 of 27 Old 06-29-14, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, I am currently building a new house in which I have factored in a theatre room (forgive me, I am Australian so we measure in meters) 6m long x 4.5m wide. I would like to run two rows of seating if possible, just not sure if the room would be sizeable for that. I have just purchased a Yamaha aventage rxa2020 receiver, and a 5.1 paradigm reference speaker pack, studio 60 mains, cc590 centre, adp590 rears and seismic 110 subwoofer. I was told by the store that this is pretty good stuff and was made in Canada, I'm not sure as I just take the shops advise. Getting back to my question, I read a lot in this app of people running 7.1/7.2, is this something I should be doing or is that just overkill for the size room I have. Thanks guys your opinions would be extremely helpful.

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post #2 of 27 Old 06-30-14, 08:08 AM
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6m would be OK. It's a bit tight but doable.

No reason you can't do 7.1 or 7.2 in that room at all.

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6m would be OK. It's a bit tight but doable. No reason you can't do 7.1 or 7.2 in that room at all.
thanks mate, I'm thinking I'm going to invest in two more rears, seems to be the way to go
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Hey guys, I am currently building a new house in which I have factored in a theatre room (forgive me, I am Australian so we measure in meters) 6m long x 4.5m wide. I would like to run two rows of seating if possible, just not sure if the room would be sizeable for that. I have just purchased a Yamaha aventage rxa2020 receiver, and a 5.1 paradigm reference speaker pack, studio 60 mains, cc590 centre, adp590 rears and seismic 110 subwoofer. I was told by the store that this is pretty good stuff and was made in Canada, I'm not sure as I just take the shops advise. Getting back to my question, I read a lot in this app of people running 7.1/7.2, is this something I should be doing or is that just overkill for the size room I have. Thanks guys your opinions would be extremely helpful.
G'day. Aussie here too. I think setting up for 7.1 would be a good idea. I did and my room is only 2.7 wide and 5.0 long. Running 5.1 but prewired.
As for seating. If I can fit 2 rows I am sure u can too. Have placed back row 500mm off back wall and the back of front row is 2.9m from screen. I am using a 110" screen and the front row is great to watch from. Sing out if u need any local advice. I am in Victoria. Cheers
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G'day. Aussie here too. I think setting up for 7.1 would be a good idea. I did and my room is only 2.7 wide and 5.0 long. Running 5.1 but prewired. As for seating. If I can fit 2 rows I am sure u can too. Have placed back row 500mm off back wall and the back of front row is 2.9m from screen. I am using a 110" screen and the front row is great to watch from. Sing out if u need any local advice. I am in Victoria. Cheers
thanks chief, yeah I'm a Vic boy too hahaha pakenham
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thanks chief, yeah I'm a Vic boy too hahaha pakenham
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Re: Home theatre planning 5.1 or 7.1

Heath, at least run the wires for 7.2 (or more) so you can always add the speakers later if you want. If you're in the construction phase now, its still relatively cheap and easy to add some wire and a couple of wall jacks.

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6m is roughly 20ft. Perfect candidate for a 7.1 system. Go for it.
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Hey guys, plans and permits have been accepted start the build in two weeks, getting excited, thought I would start the thread and get you guys involved as I build my dream room
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