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  1. ? Any good as surrounds

    Home Audio Speakers
    TO ANYONE THAT HAS HEARD OR KNOWS OF THE Rockville SPG88 8" Inch Passive 400w 8OHMS VERSION ARE THEY ANY GOOD AS SURROUNDS IN A HOME THEATER ............ A PLAN TO GET A PAIR FOR MY SETUP ,IV GOT A CROWN XLI 800 TO DRIVE THEM WITH AT 200WATTS RMS MY ? IS WOULD THEY BE GOOD ENOUGH TO BLEND...
  2. xover Points For Center and Surrounds

    System Setup and Connection
    Is there a standard xover point for these speakers? The booklet that came with the speakers says 150hz minimum?
  3. New Surrounds On Wall

    System Setup and Connection
    I have some new surrounds coming and was wondering which wall would be best to hang them on, the rear or the side? The surrounds are Klipsch RP 250S they have dual 5.25" woofers and dual 1" tweeters and they will have to be in the corner where the two walls meet...
  4. Need some help placing surrounds in a non-ideal layout

    System Setup and Connection
    Hi All! I am preparing to wire and place speakers in a game room. It has a few unique challenges in the form of an angled double-door and a long window seat. I'm trying to figure out where to place my dipole surrounds and rears. The attached image isn't completely to scale. I couldn't quite get...
  5. Surrounds: placing them to the sides aimed upwards?

    System Setup and Connection
    In a relativly small room as mine (see my system), and always searching for a better Sound stage&Image with a 5.1 setup, I have found this suggestion as a compromise if needed: instead to put the bookshelves surrounds speakers to the sides at 2-3 feet above ear level, try to put it standmounted...
  6. let surrounds naturally roll off?

    DIY Speakers
    Just out of curiosity, is it possible to take a pro style small'ish woofer and just run the thing full range on surrounds, basically just let it naturally roll off and not have a tweeter, without it sounding awful? :) No crossover, no tweeter, just a woofer that has fairly high extension. Of...
  7. 5.1.2 Surrounds to compliment HSU 3.1 Pkg

    Home Audio Speakers
    I don't own anything yet, but I've settled on the HSU Hybrid 15 - 3.1 Pkg The room is small at 14.5' x 13.5' x 8.5' ~1650 cu ft. I plan on getting the Denon AVR-X1200W 5.1.2 Specs:7-channel Class AB amplifier rated at 80-watts (into 8-ohms, at 20-20kHz, with 0.08% THD, driving 2 channels)...
  8. Surrounds...

    System Setup and Connection
    Hello. I have two Audiofile towers setup as my surrounds. Now I understand that surround channels dont' put out much sound. BUT i do like when you can hear foot steps coming from the side or behind. Or a bullet flying by and I can hear it on my surrounds. Having said all that. I sometimes...
  9. Relocate surrounds (no snickering)

    System Setup and Connection
    I'm not really satisfied with surround-sound effects in my system. Using either REW-generated PEQ's or Dirac Live, the sound is somewhat distracting and unbalanced. When you look at my surround speaker placement you can see why, and will probably snicker! Okay, you can have your snickering...
  10. Building some surrounds

    DIY Speakers
    Being that I built some very high efficiency SEOS speakers last year for my mains I figure it's about time to replace my Polk M30's for surrounds. As such I will be making 4 Volt 10's from Diysoundgroup to replace my 2 polks...yes deciding to go from 5.1 to 7.1. For those of you not in the...
  11. Surrounds for Paradigm Monitor 11s and cc370

    Home Audio Speakers
    I am putting a home theater in my basement. I have the fronts (Paradigm Monitor 11) and center (cc370). I have two 700 liter sonosubs (Ficar Q18) tuned to 13 hz) for my subs. the only thing missing are my surrounds (rear and sides)....doing a 7.1 setup. I am on a tighter budget and have been...
  12. SVS Ultra Bookshelf Speakers as Surrounds

    SVSound
    We have several customers who have been unable to accommodate mounting our Ultra Surrounds for various reasons and have asked about using our Ultra Bookshelf Speakers as surrounds, as well as what brackets to use to mount them. I personally use these for my surrounds in my 5 channel surround...
  13. New surrounds

    Home Audio Speakers
    Just received a new set of Fluance XLBP surround speakers. Info with speakers suggested a 10 hr break in period. I have read reviews of people using them as mains. I sat them near the spot on the wall where I plan to mount them, to the right and left and just slightly ahead of seating position...
  14. filter range for mains,center, and surrounds

    REW Forum
    Hi all, I have pored through a lot of this site as well as others but I haven't come across what I am looking for. What is the rule of thumb range for EQ filtering on the mains, center, and surrounds? I can't imagine any filtering up in the 15K range will do anything but give me one less...
  15. Fluance bipole surrounds? Good, bad, or ugly?

    Home Audio Speakers
    Thinking about snagging a pair of the smaller Fluance bipole surrounds. They look like pretty decent speakers for $120, and the shape of the speakers would work well for my living room. I currently have no surrounds and do not want to mount big square boxes(bookshelves) on the walls. Here is...
  16. Rear Surrounds?

    System Setup and Connection
    Right now I have my system set up as 11.2 channel. Maybe a little kill but now I am starting to second guess my addition of the rear surrounds. What's everybody thoughts on using the rear surrounds? Are they really needed? I know there is no audio format for this!
  17. 7.1 side surrounds in front

    System Setup and Connection
    Anyone know if this will work? I previously gave up on the idea of achieving 7.1 in my living room due to the fact im only about 3 feet from the rear wall and cannot get a sufficient distance between the side and rear surrounds to have any real benefits. However I have recently visited a high...
  18. Speedsters as surrounds with Mini-Statements?

    DIY Speakers
    Haha, this bug has me in a bad way... I just finished putting together my Mini-Statements and haven't even covered them yet and I'm already looking at the next build. The Mini-Statements are awesome, but I do like the full sound of surround even with music. I don't run a center with music...
  19. Bass traps effect on bipole surrounds

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Okay it's been quite some time since I've had a look at any potential improvements to my home cinema. Not that I am unhappy in any way it's just as a tweaker I am always looking to squeeze every last ounce of improvement from my system just for the fun of it :) I would love to hear your ideas...
  20. Bi/Di polar for back surrounds

    Home Audio Speakers
    I have Emptek speakers for mains, center and surrounds. I am thinking of adding rear surrounds for a 7.1 system. My side surrounds are their bi-polar speakers. I am not sure if I would benefit from using the same speakers for the back surrounds or if I should use one of their direct...
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