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7.1/DTS-ES configuration with Mission fs2

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by YJ, Aug 8, 2001.

  1. YJ

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    Hi all,

    I'm wondering whether Mission offer or plan to offer an NXT – flat speaker solution for a 7.1/DTS-ES configuration. I am aware of the 5.1 kit (fs2-AV) but I would be two satellites short. From what I've read the satellites need to be connect to the special Sub before reaching my AMP (Denon 3801), and that the Sub can only handle 5 satellites.

    Any suggestions towards solving my dilemma are greatly welcomed.

    Thanks in advance.

    YJ <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
     
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    Hi

    I have been thinking of using the Mission FS2 NXT speakers in the 7.1 configuration. I have phoned Mission and asked them and this is what they recommend for 7.1 systems. You can use the FS2-AV pack (1 sub + 5 satellites) and for the rear back channels FS2 stereo pack (1 sub + 2 satellites). You connect the FS2-AV as normal, connect the 5 satellites to the sub and then connect the sub and satellites to the amp, and connect the FS2 2 satellite speakers to the sub and connect the speaker to the amp but daisy chain the sub to the other sub via the sub out connection. This will be expensive however as the FS2-AV costs around £800 and the FS2 around £450, but you get to subs and I bet is sound awesome. Alternatively you could just buy 2 extra satellites which cost around £200 and connect them direct to the amp and set them to small in the amps configuration.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. YJ

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    Guy, thanks for your reply.

    Your first idea is what I though I might need to do, and I not sure how well (or poor <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> ) the rest of the family would respond.

    The second idea seems like a more favourable solution <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> . It clears up the thought I had, that the satellites had to go through the Sub. However if Mission themselves say you can add two more satellites like the way you mentioned, without the need of an additional sub, then this seems like my dilemma is resolved.

    So now when I go to buy the fs2-AV I also need to purchase the fs2-2. The fs2-AV set will be for providing the usual 5.1 configuration, with the satellites going to the Amp via the sub. The fs2-2 will be for the centre rear channels but it'll be connected directly to the Amp. Then I set the centre rears to small in the speaker configuration menu on the Amp, so the lower frequencies are sent to the Sub as per usual.

    Now I just got a couple of queries:

    Would the performance of the centre rears be significantly/noticeably different to that of the rear left/right?

    What setting should the fs2-AV speakers be set to since they're connected to the Amp via the sub? (Small or Large)

    Once again thanks Guy.

    Thanks in advance

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    I would run a 5.1 fs2 system for the surrounds and the cnetre and then run the sperate 2.1 system with the front stereo channel. Seems to make more sense to me.
     
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    The reason that the satellites are designed to be fed in to the sub and then from the sub to the amp is because the system is design to cut the bass at the exact frequency needed by the NXT speakers. I believe that it is a different frequency that regular speaker that have the bass cut when set to small. Having said that I don't know what difference it would make using the back rear speaker connected direct to the amp and set to small. I have been advised to set the speakers that are connected to the sub and then connected from the sub to the amp to LARGE. The sub will then cut out the bass out at the right frequency.

    I hope that is clear
     
  6. YJ

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    Guy & ReTrO, thanks for comments. I've re-read some reviews and the comments on this forum on fs2-AV and I thought about whether to buy the fs2-A (2.1) & fs2-AV to get what I want. I believe that it will be worth the it as people have mentioned that the system lacks bass & that the sub will be better suited at cutting-off bass frequencies for the especially for the NXT satellites than the my Amp can.

    I'll have the system like ReTrO mentioned, fs2-A will do L, R & Sub, while the fs2-AV will do the surrounds & centre.

    I've also had a look around the bay window (where my HC kit is) to see where I could put the two subs. From a few brain storming ideas I believe I may just be able to find several possible solutions for it.

    There are some more questions that I have looming in my head, these are the following:

    Do I need to connect both subs to the Amp or is my proposed solution OK since the sub kicks in when it picks up low frequencies of the other channels?

    Where can I buy the fs2-A? and for how much? (Since I've seen the fs2-AV for £600 at <a href="http://www.audio-t.co.uk" target="_blank">www.audio-t.co.uk</a> I'm hoping its possible to find the fs2-A for around £330. I'd prefer to buy both items from one shop and some how get a discount on top, but who knows?)

    Like always, thanks in advance.

    Now I need to convince the family <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">

    YJ
     

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