2.1 to 7.1 conversion - what would folk recommend?


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I have Morduant-Short 208 floor standers as the front pair, plus a Strata III driven high level as the .1 sub channel. Very happy with those (Strata less than 6 months old, go me back into buying sound eqpt again).

Moving from v.old Cyrus 1 (like the sound) to a 7.1 AV amp - hopefully either Pioneer AX5i or AX10i, mostly for connectivity/facilities. I've demo'd the 5i, 10i proving elusive

(see long thread post on Amp area http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=117351)

Hope to get Pio 868 as "universal source".

and am looking for a guide for speaker routes to 7.1.

Main limitation:
not a lot of room space, especially behind sofa. Looked with interest at possibility of flat panels - do any sound any good?

Advice welcome!


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