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Old 01-19-2009, 01:19 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by futurezero View Post
Honestly, unless you have a very large room, you really won't hear any difference between 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound (not to mention the fact that very few movies are even available with a 7.1 soundtrack. Most of the time you'd just be listening to a 5.1 soundtrack that is matrix processed into 7.1). Your money is better spent on getting high quality fronts and a center channel. Heck, you'd be better off getting 5 speakers and 2 subs (5.2) and positioning them correctly to reduce standing waves.
I have a pretty decent system, and I only run 5.1.

Quality over quantity.

I have a pair of $1000 in ceiling speakers sitting in a box waiting to be installed and I have not got around to it because I dont want to be disappointed with the lack of improvement.

My Room is 30x14 and my subs are in the middle on each side of the couch. Works out pretty well.

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Rears: (2) Polk LSi LC265
Sides: (2) Polk LSi LC80fx
Subs: (2) Earthquake Supernova MKV-15
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