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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Mr Cat, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. Mr Cat

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    hi folks, as you'll see from my signature I've an ok AV system, however, I don't have any rear speakers!
    should I bother..? do they make that much difference to the sound...?

    cheers in advance...
     
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    Err yes . Very important. Watch '28 days Later' for example with and without rears and tell me it does not sound better. Choose a set of speakers that not only sound good, but fit in your room. Don't need to spend a fortune IMHO.:)
     
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    Could this be why its 5.1 and not 3.1?;)
     
  4. Mr Cat

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    cheers Mylo, I've seen some Eltax bi-polar ones from Richersounds, only 50 notes...there seems to be a couple of different models...
    I guess I'll measure up tonight... 8o)
     
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    Hi Babble

    I have the same front speakers as you and bought the Eltax Bipolars (HT2s) as part of my system. That was when they cost £150!!

    At £50 they seem an excellent buy and you'll be in a whole new world with them installed. I have mine at about 5' from the floor on the wall behind my seating position.

    Just make sure you set them up properly. The sound from each speaker should be at the same volume when it reaches your ears when you're in your seat. That way the surround effects will sound coherent. Too much volume front or rear will affect the soundstage.

    Some people buy a sound meter that measures the level of sound from each speaker using the test tones from their receiver. (I did mine manually). But it does make a big difference.

    Cheers

    Chris
     
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    I know this is an old thread - but just to let you know that I've just ordered some of these speakers from ebay for 31 quid...should have them within the next week or so!

    so, I assume that thern, the best place to put them are on the side wall, slightly behind me..??

    cheers
     
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    Hooray, about time buddy and a very good price at that.

    You will really enjoy the benefits of 5.1, especially when a film makes you jump out of your seat.

    :thumbsup: Mylo
     

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