Question 5.2.4 Speaker Advice

Discussion in 'What Speakers Should I Buy?' started by mrtjripley, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. mrtjripley

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    Hi everyone

    Looking for some advice on speaker configuration/brand mixing. I have purchased a Yamaha DX-V2083 with the view of installing a 5.2.4 Atmos speaker setup (or 5.1.4, but that's a question I'll ask below).

    So far, my thoughts are:

    Centre speaker: Krix Graphix Mk 2 Graphix Mk2 | Krix
    L & R: Krix Acoustix Mk 2 (book shelf) Acoustix Mk2 | Krix
    Surround L & R: Krix Ecliptix in-wall Ecliptix | Krix
    Atmos front & back: undecided, but definitely in-ceiling.
    Subwoofer: either 2x Krix Seixmix Mk 1 Seismix 1 Mk5 | Krix or 1x Seismix 3 Mk 6 Seismix 3 Mk6 | Krix or x1 Krix Tektonix Tektonix | Krix

    My questions are:

    1) How important is timbre matching across all speakers within a system? I know the Centre & Left/Right Front speakers are timbre matched (according to the manufacturers), but have no clue how to check the match between the surround L & R and the subwoofer/Atmos speakers.

    2) Is it advisable to stick with a single brand for all speakers, or is it safe to mix & match? Only reason I ask is the Krix in-ceiling speakers are quite pricey overall, when I can get a four pack of other brands cheaper. When it comes to in-ceiling speakers which should only be displaying directional sound effects, do I need to drop big $$$?

    3) I am undecided on 1 or 2 sub-woofers. Can anyone advise which subwoofer configuration above would give me the best sound?

    Any advice anyone can give me would be very much appreciated.

    AJ
     
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    There is no need to match the sub to the other speakers so you can go for any make (something from a dedicated sub manufacturer like SVS for the same cost may be a better option).
    Krix is not a well known make in the UK which is where this forum is based so you may struggle to get a detailed response to your questions here. The US AVS Forums may be a better option for you.
    It is important to have at least the front 3 matching although personally I would prefer all speakers to be the same make etc.
    The benefits of 2 subs will depend on your room. Often 2 are used to even out bass response in a room. If you do not have this issue then 2 subs will not give you much in terms of gains. In a lot of cases I feel one very good sub will be better than 2 OK ones for the same overall cost. Also if not set up correctly then 2 subs can cause as many problems in a room as they correct.
     

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