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Windows 7: Other peoples Audio Setups ?

20 Nov 2013   #21
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Could you provide a map of the speaker placement for 9.2? After 15 minutes (and a lot of blue air) of searching on two different search engines, I found nothing on 9.2 (and the *&^%$#@! search engines gave me results for every^%$#@!thing else, even after I tried excluding them). I'm guessing it's the same as 7.1 except there are two sets of side speakers instead of one and there are two subs but I'm hazy on the placement of the subs. What equipment would you use to drive all those speakers and what would you use for a source of 9.2?
7.1 would be the common 3 front, 2 side and 2 rear with a single sub. 7.2 adds a second sub. The 9.2 adds 2 speakers to the front, you place them higher and further apart than the L & R mains. This is a funtion of my Yamaha RX-Z9 9.1 a/v receiver.

These 2 speakers are normally the same as your side speakers. They add to the spacial experience giving you more overhead sound. Most of the time you don't hear anything from them. Watching a movie with aircraft scenes, they add to the experience. Birds chirping in a tree, things like that. They shine with the movie "Master and Commander" the sounds of the ship really come alive.

I haven't looked at new A/V stuff in some time. I would think there are affordable A/V receivers available now with 9.1. I've played with many different speaker brands, I was buying and selling 1 or 2 sets a month on evilbay. Did a lot of different arrangements and I think the best sound for the dollar is adding a second sub woofer. The subs do not need to be high dollar, you can get great sound for under $500 a pair or less...sound that well move you. I have a 65" 3D Pany and my in home movie experience is better than any thing I have ever experienced. Primarily from enhanced sound, coming from 360 degrees. If you ever get the chance, try out a pair of Infinity Quadrapoles. IMHO the are the best rear channel speaker you can get at any price. They show up on evilbay sometimes, and can be priced right.
Thanks for the explanation. Sadly, I don't have room for anything more than self-contained 2.1 systems; I wouldn't even know where to put an amp or receiver. Besides, anything more than 2.1 is pretty much overkill for just listening to music, which is 99% of what I do with my speakers; you sit in front of the performers, not in the middle of them.

The satellites on my "little" (compared to everyone else's systems) Corsairs are bi-amped but I don't have anything to compare them to other than my old Logitech's which are packed up in a box.


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20 Nov 2013   #22
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

A great set of mini monitors on stands with a good powered sub will startle you with there sonic accuracy and imaging but when placed in a too large a room or pushed hard they will collapse and this is where larger speakers can sometimes hold a advantage.
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22 Nov 2013   #23
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
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Could you provide a map of the speaker placement for 9.2? After 15 minutes (and a lot of blue air) of searching on two different search engines, I found nothing on 9.2 (and the *&^%$#@! search engines gave me results for every^%$#@!thing else, even after I tried excluding them). I'm guessing it's the same as 7.1 except there are two sets of side speakers instead of one and there are two subs but I'm hazy on the placement of the subs. What equipment would you use to drive all those speakers and what would you use for a source of 9.2?
7.1 would be the common 3 front, 2 side and 2 rear with a single sub. 7.2 adds a second sub. The 9.2 adds 2 speakers to the front, you place them higher and further apart than the L & R mains. This is a funtion of my Yamaha RX-Z9 9.1 a/v receiver.

These 2 speakers are normally the same as your side speakers. They add to the spacial experience giving you more overhead sound. Most of the time you don't hear anything from them. Watching a movie with aircraft scenes, they add to the experience. Birds chirping in a tree, things like that. They shine with the movie "Master and Commander" the sounds of the ship really come alive.

I haven't looked at new A/V stuff in some time. I would think there are affordable A/V receivers available now with 9.1. I've played with many different speaker brands, I was buying and selling 1 or 2 sets a month on evilbay. Did a lot of different arrangements and I think the best sound for the dollar is adding a second sub woofer. The subs do not need to be high dollar, you can get great sound for under $500 a pair or less...sound that well move you. I have a 65" 3D Pany and my in home movie experience is better than any thing I have ever experienced. Primarily from enhanced sound, coming from 360 degrees. If you ever get the chance, try out a pair of Infinity Quadrapoles. IMHO the are the best rear channel speaker you can get at any price. They show up on evilbay sometimes, and can be priced right.
Thanks for the explanation. Sadly, I don't have room for anything more than self-contained 2.1 systems; I wouldn't even know where to put an amp or receiver. Besides, anything more than 2.1 is pretty much overkill for just listening to music, which is 99% of what I do with my speakers; you sit in front of the performers, not in the middle of them.

The satellites on my "little" (compared to everyone else's systems) Corsairs are bi-amped but I don't have anything to compare them to other than my old Logitech's which are packed up in a box.
For music I like a 2.1 and played as the producer recorded it. Some vinyl can benefit from the Hafler effect playing the out of phase information from a small pair of rear speakers.

The first time I listened to a good set of satellites I was shocked by the sound from such a small speaker. That experience really sold me on sub woofers.
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