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Old 02-02-2009, 02:12 AM
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If you have good mains and a midrange 7.1 receiver, you are probably better off bi-amping your mains than adding another pair of rear speakers. That's my preference from having tried both.
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:48 PM
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If you have good mains and a midrange 7.1 receiver, you are probably better off bi-amping your mains than adding another pair of rear speakers. That's my preference from having tried both.
I went this same route and love the results. I highly recommend this, specially if you use the same setup for music.
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:40 PM
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I was thinking about going the bi-amping route now that I have speakers that can do it.
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:49 PM
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It's overkill, a way to get you to spend more money.
I would have to agree. I had a 7.1 system and recently painted my room taking down the two rears. Have watched a few movies since and have not noticed a real difference that i would put the rears back up. I might just do a rear center but not to sure yet. The 5.1 B&W system is bad ass.
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:34 PM
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I enjoy the 7.1 track on 3:10 to Yuma immensely, although it sounds really good on a 5.1 setup as well. Most (or maybe all?) of Lionsgate titles coming out at this point are in 7.1.
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:45 PM
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It's overkill, a way to get you to spend more money.
Depending on the track the extra two speakers provide a more enveloping sense of being surrounded by the film, as in the case of 3:10 to Yuma. 300 strikes me as a film that would benefit a lot from a 7.1 mix. If the track isn't very atmospheric in the first place a 7.1 mix won't help anything. I just happened to have the extra speakers available so I set it up, but I wouldn't say it's worth spending hundreds of extra dollars on getting 7.1.
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Old 02-03-2009, 10:49 PM
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After hearing 7.1, I think 5.1 is perfectly fine for now
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