No rears. Does it make much of a difference?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by steve 111, Sep 28, 2003.

  1. steve 111

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    I have a set of the old Kef Eggs, but the wife has refused to let me site the two rears until we move house next year. In the meantime I have to do with the 3 fronts plus sub.

    Am I missing out on much by not having the two rears, and is there anything I can do to create some sort of 5.1 experience with what I have got?
     
  2. Ian J

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    You are missing out on surround sound. It isn't just the special effects that are heard through the rear speakers but they are also used to widen and draw out the soundfield.
     
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    erm yes you are i would drop the centre and run stereo or you will miss out on too much! Trade in the wife I say!
     
  4. steve 111

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    Why will dropping the centre channel make a difference?
     
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    if you run stereo the you get all sounds through FR & FL if you run 5.1 Through 3 fronts and sub you lose the rear effects, and spacial sounds are lost so you have a very wide but flat sound field. It depends on the room but no rears really makes 5.1 rather a waste of time! If you can set the amp to no rears and run it all through the front 3 it could be ok but try it out and see what you find sounds better.
     
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    You NEED the rears - try to come to some arrangement.

    I would hate to have no rear sound
     

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