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2.1 for home cinema

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by clash33, May 31, 2005.

  1. clash33

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    If I use the following config of four speakers what kind of sound will I get? Left - Right -Centre -Sub. As you can guess I don't want rear speakers for 5.1 so wonder if this is a usable option. Does anyone have a similar set up? :lease:
     
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    You really need the rears for the full effect but at the same time it's better than stereo only.

    Another option would be to get something like the Yamaha YSP-1 and a sub to do it all, this claims to do all in 1 (using 42 speakers) but how successful it is in that i don't know.

    YSP link below, also a few other posts in the speaker section of this forum on it so do a search for them for full details.
    http://www.yamaha.ca/av/YSP1/main.jsp
     
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    The sound would probably be marginaly better than stereo.

    As well as the Yamaha system which oconnpad mentioned KEF also do a 2.1 system which is designed to give the illusion of 5.1.

    I havent heard the yamaha system and I only briefly heard the KEF but it was reasonable. I believe that both will require a lot of adjustment to get a convincing sound from it and may be very dependant on the room shape/speaker possitions as they work on the principle that the walls reflect the sound to behind.
     
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    It is an option, but not one I would choose. I would be more inclined to go down a straight stereo system in this situation. I dont thínk much would be gained by adding an AV amp and centre speaker.
     
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    Thanks for those thoughts, I may well stick to the stereo set-up I have. I will also be interested to see how good the speakers are on my new LCD when I finally get it (fancy the new Phillips when it arrives in UK)
     

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