Help with surrounds ???

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  1. DodgeTheViper

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    Hi,

    I have M&K K-7's across the front and K-4's at the sides, driven by a Denon 3802. One of my sofa's is about 2 feet from the rear wall and, i am now thinking of adding extra rear surrounds.
    The K-4's are about a foot or so above ear level. But due to asthetics etc, the extra surrounds would need to be higher up the wall. Budget , around £100 or so. I have been contemplating Mission 77ds !
    Any suggestions are most welcomed.

    Cheers
    Kev
     
  2. Ian J

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    I know that it's considered to be heresy but I have M&K at the front and Mission M7DS high up on the side walls but I only run 5.1 due to space constraints at the rear.

    I am not sure about mixing two completely different kinds of speaker as rears through.

    Uncle Eric suggested in ceiling speakers as a way around my problem but it's too much hassle.
     
  3. DodgeTheViper

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    Thanks Ian,

    I feared as much.

    Cheers
    Kev
     
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    Hi mozzer,

    Another K4 or another pair of K4 will be ideal for surround back.
    How much is a K4 in UK?

    BTW, can I borrow your thread for a while?

    Please see the attached picture.

    Q: If I move the right surround to the position marked as grey, will it distroy the sound field? On my receiver there's a speaker delay setting. But it assume the distance from left/right surround is same to your listening position.


    BTW2, Got my K7+K4+CHT-15+Fifth Element Superbit played together yesterday. WOOOOOOW, :D Thanks for your suggestion again.

    BTW3
    Do you think CHT-15 is a little bit muddy while playing music?


    Thanks,
    CP
     

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  5. DodgeTheViper

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    No, not at all.
    In fact with some music, i only know it's there, when i switch it off!!!
    I guess it must be set up pretty much OK!

    Cheers
    Kev

    P.S. A pair of K-4's, if i remember, would cost around £500 UK pounds. That's around $750 US Dollars............:eek: :eek: :eek:
     
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    You should be ok moving it, the speaker delays will compensate for it. I have my right surround further away than the left and it sounds perfectly ok.:)

    P.S The CHT15 definitely doesn´t sound muddy for music.;)
     
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    Thought about using a pair of K5's instead, cheaper and shouldn't be detrimental to your sound.
     
  8. DodgeTheViper

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    Thanks for that Retro. Stupid me didn't think of them.......:rolleyes:

    Might pop a thread in the classy ads now.........for a white pair!

    Cheers
    Kev
     
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    Hi Kev,

    How you doing with your Velodyne?....Have you put extra blue tac under your pictures :D .

    I love the K9 BTW it suits me fine in my room. It adds so much more to the overall sound and it was just what I needed.

    I will only upgrade the sub if I move to a house with a much larger lounge.

    I am sure that the K5's would work well in your room too and it would save you a little cash over the K4.

    Take care mate

    Paul
     
  10. DodgeTheViper

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    Hi Paul,

    Glad you like the K-9. It is a good sub.
    The Velo. CHT-15 is great, no matter what i do , i still cant stop 1 door from rattling.........:D
    Might take it off............:)
    It's output is very clean, and yes it is a big beast...........:eek:
    Your very welcome to a demo.

    The k-5's are probably my best option.

    How are you doing with the gorgeous 433 mxe ?

    Cheers
    Kev
     
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    Hi Kev,

    I might take you up on that demo in the new year. Should give your sub plenty of time to warm up.;)

    Yes I think the k5's are around £100 each or something? give em a go.

    The MXE is a stunning peice of kit and I am feeding it a poor quality signal really (s-video from my pc over a 10metre cable!!!. I know!) Picture is still great though so it can only get better eh!

    DVD looks coool....It really shines compared to my old rear proj set.

    I will have to save up to get a good quality prog scan dvd player now in order to do the display justice. It was a lot of cash but It will get a lot of use and enjoyment.

    You are welcome to come over and have a looksy any time Kev.

    Take care

    Paul
     

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