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November 28, 2009 at 2:25 pm #227
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John

This is my first post to the forum. I have had my Aperion speakers for 2 years now, and I am thrilled with the performance of my speakers, and entire Home Theatre setup so far.

I pretty much listened to CNET and AVS Forums and I feel I have done an excellent job. Everybody that sees and hears my system is floored.. and now I am contemplating taking it to another level. I am now contemplating the move to 7.1 from 5.1.

My room is pretty big – 23' long x 18' wide with an open 4 ft wide stairway along the length. My 60" Pioneer is over the fireplace at one end of the end of the room.

My current setup is a Denon AVR-3808CI receiver connected to:

  • 2 Intimus 533-T Towers
  • 1 533 VAC Center
  • 2 532 LR Bookshelfs currently used as my rear surrounds on the 5.1 about 12 ft from the screen (11ft remains behind couch)
  • Intimus S-10 Subwoofer (currently placed under the open stairway, but I think I had more bottom when it was in the closed end)

As I mentioned, everything sounds great as-is, but my question is:

Should I just add on 2 Bookshelfs as Rear Surrounds, keeping my current rears as sides?

Or should I put Diploes on the sides and switch the 532s to the rear?

I am interested to hear your thoughts. THANKS!

J R

 

November 28, 2009 at 4:03 pm #1033
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Gregory

IF you feel the need to go 7.1, I would go dipoles (assuming primarily movie use of your HT) and move the bookshelves to the back. 

 

November 30, 2009 at 4:57 pm #1287
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Jason Hicks

[quote user="PJ"]

IF you feel the need to go 7.1, I would go dipoles (assuming primarily movie use of your HT) and move the bookshelves to the back. 

 

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What he said.  [8-|] 

December 5, 2009 at 8:43 am #799
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John

Thanks!

February 7, 2010 at 11:04 pm #800
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John

Would the 4s be OK? Or would I need to use the 5s?

February 8, 2010 at 9:59 am #1054
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Gregory

I'd go 5's for that size of room.

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I am considering upgrading my 5.1 system to a 7.1.  I would like to get a couple of the 4bp's for the back but am not sure how much better the 7.1 would be over the 5.1.  If anyone has an opinion, I would love to hear it.  Also, I have no experience with bipole speakers so if anyone has any advice on them I would love to hear it (especially on the 4bp's).  I live in Canada (no 30 day trial) so I want to make sure I get some advice first.  Thanks.  Scott

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