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Rear dilemma

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by HAEMATINICUS, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. HAEMATINICUS

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    Im running a 5.1 setup at present with M&k k4 rears.
    These speakers are mounted behind the seating position high on the back wall
    facing the screen.
    On my AX5i I have them connected to L&R surround.

    Should I realy have them connected to the L&R REAR Surround connectors instead.??

    The manual doesn't realy help as it assumes a 7.1 system is connected.
    Thanks
    Paul
     
  2. recruit

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    Hi,
    The settings the you have at present are correct unless you add another 2 speakers :thumbsup:

    John :)
     
  3. HAEMATINICUS

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    Thanks for the help John
    That would probably explain why I could not use the auto-surround setup when they were connected exclusively to the rear surround connectors.

    What would we do without AV FORUMS.
    Thanks again
    Paul

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  4. Dfour

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    I dont know much about the M&K speakers (shame on me) but why dont you use the two rear surround channels to bi-amp the fronts if you can ?
     
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    Hi Dfour,

    You have only single pair connections on the M&K's

    John :)
     
  6. HAEMATINICUS

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    Well chaps....
    I have another solution.
    Purchase K7s for the front L/R and use the K5s for surround L/R.
    The room is only 3m front to back and 4m wide so Ive resisted the temptation to go "full surround" so far because I dont think it will make a lot of difference in such a small room.

    Does anyone out there know better?
    Cheers
    Paul
     
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    Paul,

    You have a nice setup mate and the majority of the time i only listen to films in 5.1 but when say watching films like Star Wars i listen in 7.1 with 2 M&K K15's for the rear surrounds for THX surround EX.
    You can't beat M&K for movies i'd say they are the best speakers around :cool:

    Just my opinion

    John :)
     
  8. HAEMATINICUS

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    John
    You are right about m&k speakers...I can now see why people stick with these for life.
    Sounds as if I need to go 7.1 then?

    Ive just purchased the Star Wars Trilogy, if I dont upgrade Im going to be wondering for the rest of my life what it would have sounded like.

    Maybe someone on the forum's will be selling some K7s soon.
    Cheers
    Paul
     
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    Paul,
    I also went down the 7.1 road with 4 K4s mainly due to the fact that i have a thru lounge/dining room. I made some brackets and have 2 K4s fixed to a ceiling joist about half way down the room. It made a tremendous difference. There is now much more depth in the surrounds. well worth the money.
     

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