Move from 5.1 to 6.1, where to purchase single speaker?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by unkle77, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. unkle77

    unkle77
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    Hi,

    I set up a 5.1 system last year, and I've been happy with it, but I've been having reservations about the speaker placement.


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    Currently it is
    
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    -       FR                          -
    -   TV                           RR -
    - FL                   ss           -
    -                      ss           -
    - SW                V  ss           -
    -           sssssssssssss           -
    -                                   -
    -                              RL   -
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    FR = Front Right
    FL = Front Left
    RR = Rear Right
    RL = Rear Left
    SW = Sub Woofer
    SS = Sofa
    V = Viewing Position

    The Rear Left Speaker is directly behind my viewing position, which makes me think that I am not getting the full benefit of surround soundtracks.

    The speaker cable is run behind the skirting board, so changing the position is not an option (the cable would be too short anyway)

    A solution I can think of is to add another speaker to make it a 6.1 setup, and switch the Rear Left to a Rear Centre.
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    -       FR                          -
    -   TV                           RR -
    - FL                   ss           -
    -                      ss           -
    - SW                V  ss           -
    -           sssssssssssss           -
    -                                   -
    -               RL             RC   -
    -------------------------------------
    FR = Front Right
    FL = Front Left
    RR = Rear Right
    RL = Rear Left
    RC =Rear Centre
    SW = Sub Woofer
    SS = Sofa
    V = Viewing Position
    The question I have, is where can I purchase a single Diamond 9.0 Speaker to make this up to a 6.1 setup?
     
  2. KelvinS1965

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    I doubt you can buy a single Diamond 9, but another option would be to use a centre speaker as your Surround back channel. I used to have this setup when I had 2 Mission surrounds and bought a Mission centre for 6.1.

    I found this Wharfdale centre for sale if it helps:

    (Wharfdale Diamond 9CC ex dem for £79)

    http://www.audio-t.co.uk/?section=specialoffers&page=specialoffers&cgid=6&pid=4284

    Hope this helps.:thumbsup:
     

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