Which surround sound to choose 5.1 vs 7.1
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Would you recommend 7.1 or 5.1.2 surround speakers?
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TedtheAmerican
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Oct 19, 2019
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Hi Debora, Conventional wisdom holds that 5.1.2 is preferable to 7.1 as rear speakers do not convey much sound where as the 2 height channels would allow you to enjoy Dolby Atmos “object based sound” which can be very immersive. This assumes you have a receiver with this capability. I actually have rear speakers and ceiling speakers and like having both. In all honesty, there is no right answer, only personal preference. It would be great if you could hear some different systems or experiment in your own room.
Oct 19, 2019
HappyMax
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Oct 15, 2019
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How many speakers can comfortably fit in your room? I had 5.1 for a while, but have been running 2.1 or 3.1 for years because I moved and haven't yet felt it was worth the trouble to setup the surround speakers. Those diagrams are showing 19.0!
  1. Front Wide Left Speaker
  2. Front Left Speaker
  3. Front Height Left Speaker
  4. Center Speaker
  5. Front Height Right Speaker
  6. Front Right Speaker
  7. Front Wide Right Speaker
  8. Top Front Left Speaker
  9. Top Front Right Speaker
  10. Top Middle Left Speaker
  11. Top Middle Right Speaker
  12. Surround Left Speaker
  13. Surround Right Speaker
  14. Top Rear Left Speaker
  15. Top Rear Right Speaker
  16. Rear Height Left Speaker
  17. Rear Height Right Speaker
  18. Surround Back Left Speaker
  19. Surround Back Right Speaker
...and no subs!
Oct 15, 2019