Do You Have a Surround Sound Setup?

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Posted 10 years.

54 Comments

  • Camera for sale - 8 years ago

    very good wonderful

  • elliptical - 8 years ago

    I don't have but I like 7.1 onkyo.

  • fishing - 9 years ago

    pues la de big bang de las que salen ahi pero nada como Heroes !

  • handbags - 9 years ago

    But the booting time has increased quite a lot...but I dont mind that since rest of the functionalities are almost perfect.

  • Sell Gold For Cash - 9 years ago

    I've got a 5.1 setup for my PC and a soundbar 2.1 setup for my TV. They both work out quite nicely but I think I actually like the soundbar better.

  • Tattoo - 9 years ago

    I agree with the LFD, ubuntu 9.10 has a lot going for it, but not being able to change the login screen really annoys me. This is usually the first thing I do, just to make my computer feel like my computer, instead of feeling like any computer. it's the reason I use linux - because it lets me do whatever I want whenever I want. I know there's workarounds to getting it to look like you want it, but why make it so difficult / why change it in the first place?

  • Games - 9 years ago

    5.1 system with JM Labs all around. Had to run cables for the rears into the wall and through the attic. I understand why a lot of people wouldn't want to do that.

  • buy lowest price - 9 years ago

    Harmony One to tie it all together.

  • best buy - 9 years ago

    I dig on anaolg sound, my sound system is a vintage 1960's Lafayette 224A Integrated Tube Amp.

  • x - 9 years ago

    3

  • John - 9 years ago

    I have every bought

  • Wow - 9 years ago

    No I do

  • Sara - 9 years ago

    Choice 2

  • Hi5 - 9 years ago

    Choice 1

  • GiSon - 9 years ago

    Choice 1 is good

  • flv to dvd converter - 9 years ago

    Gracias.

  • exercise bike best buy - 9 years ago

    I wish to have one.

  • Beezer - 10 years ago

    210'' Full HD Panasonic Projector 2000AE
    Onkyo 5.1 (Up to 7.1, but I find that pointless for todays releases)
    Energy Floor Standing Speakers (all around)
    12'' Energy SW

    Plesk running off Macbook (1080i only)
    Upconverter Panasonic DVD player (never used, love Plesk)

  • jdharm - 10 years ago

    7.1 capable, wired for 5.1 (4 + 1 front speakers, 2 rear, sub). Denon 7.1 AV switch, Phillips speakers from a 5.1 mini system, two extra Sony mini system speakers in series with the two front Phillips speakers, 10" MTX sub.

  • Jr. Hames - 10 years ago

    5.1

  • Todd W - 10 years ago

    4x Polk Audio Monitor 30's
    1x Polk Audio CS1 center channel
    1x 12in BIC America F-12 Subwoofer
    Onkyo TX SR607 7.2 reciever

    5.1 surround

  • santala - 10 years ago

    4.1. 4 small identical DIY hifi speakers, DIY subwoofer as well. I've found the center channel hard to place and mostly not necessary, better to leave it out if you can't use an identical speaker in the ideal position.

    Old Pioneer VSX-808RDS 5.1 receiver still doing its thing. Sources include PS2 for games and DVD duty, Wii, Linux PVR called VDR, Mac for everything else including feeding the projector, cheap 32" LCD for day to day TV watching.

  • Rev. Sysyphus - 10 years ago

    I have a Yamaha Home Theater in-a-box deal I bought about 6 years ago.
    It is 6.1 and is still humming along great.
    The only things that actually uses the #6 rearmost speaker are some DVDs and some games on my xBox 360.
    Nothing on Comcast digital will fire up the rearmost speaker AKA speaker #6.
    But when it is used it is nice.
    99% of the time it is acting as a 5.1 surround setup as we mostly watch cable/NetFlix via xBox Live.

  • Todd - 10 years ago

    5.1 Setup - I didn’t see the need for 7.1 and have never regretted it.

    Yamaha RX-661
    Klipsch RF-82 (Front)
    Klipsch RC-52 (Center)
    Klipsch RS-42 (Surrounds)
    Klipsch RF-10d (Subwoofer)

    Other AV Gear:
    Panasonic 50" 720p Plasma (50PX75u)
    Mac Mini (Running PLEX)
    TiVo HD
    Xbox 360
    Playstation 3

    Harmony One to tie it all together.

  • EulerCauchy - 10 years ago

    7.1, Onkyo 805, with full tower speakers (6 full towers, 1 large center channel) from av123 dawt calm 2 850s and 4 750s. And a 1300 Watt 15" subwoofer I built myself. HDMI in from the PS3, the Oppo Blu-ray player, and the HTPC. Toslink from the 360 and ps2. RCA from the Wii.

  • Dave - 10 years ago

    I have a 1000 Watt 5.1 sony system, hooked up to sky + and xbox 360. All displayed on a 42" LCD. System was auto configured via the setup mic included.

  • Gigondas - 10 years ago

    I'm running a Sherwood AV AMP with two nice TDL bookshelf speakers, a yamaha subwoofer and a celeston centre speakers. Connected to the liteON dvd recorder/HDD machine using toslink. Also connected to the computer using 6 channel direct. Although this output needs updating to a toslink. The sound is awesome, it's mostly for loudness and thumpness, not for the virtual surround, otherwise i'd put the rear and side speakers in, but I don't want them in really. Everything is displayed on my LG 37" LCD. X-Box, Wii and Sky+ box all run through this gear too. I'm a happy little tech-head. Next upgrade will be either Blu-ray or optical out- of the PC.

  • Oosh - 10 years ago

    5-channel Adelaide Speakers Acension series:
    Timberwolf 8883PRTL fronts,
    Custom matching centre,
    Firesprite 502RV rears.

  • Craig - 10 years ago

    7.1 setup, the fronts are all PSB, sides are Paradigm (full range) and rears are PSB. MK sub, powered.

  • Ash - 10 years ago

    5.1
    Pioneer receiver and JBL speakers with JBL Powered sub.

    all set up with the Pioneer "auto" setup mic really easy to set up for great sound :)

  • Andrew - 10 years ago

    I have a 5.1 setup with the Energy "Take" satellites with the matching 8" sub. Running them out of an Onkyo TX-SR606 and I used the included mic to calibrate it with the Audessy 2 system. Just for extra nerd points I'll note that before I got the Onkyo receiver I used an SPL meter to calibrate by old Sony. Other components include Samsung 61" LED DLP, Panny blu ray, HD-A2 (RIP) an Xbox360.

  • DaveB - 10 years ago

    5.1 with a Denon AVR1910 hooked up to all Klipsch speakers. Setup at Dolby digital recommended distances and arrangements. All speakers flush mounted. Klipsch = badass

  • PuffinFresh - 10 years ago

    I have a home theater in a box, and it is set up correctly. The rear speakers are connected via cables that are visible in my family room, but they are mostly hidden behind couches. I'd rather have good sound than no cables across the floor. The system is connected to my digital TV via optical cable, so I get true surround sound when available on TV programs. It also plays DVDs, so they have correct sound too.

    My theater room on the other hand is a work in progress. It almost has the 5.1 speakers in the correct location, but they only have 2 channels of sound share across them. It's connected to a HTPC on the floor with a projector sitting on top of it. One day I'll get around to roof mounting the projector, putting the HTPC in a cabinet and setting up the sound correctly.

  • Cynicaloldphrrrt - 10 years ago

    7.1

    Pioneer VSX81-TXV pushing Definitive Technology Mythos towers, DT center and DT wall-mounted rears and ceiling flush-mounted surrounds.

    Design, super-clean install and "tweaking" by Paradyme in Roseville, CA.

    Separate Bose cube-based 5.1 in master BR and Logitech 5.1 "out of the box" in den.

  • Overpaid Exec - 10 years ago

    I've got seven surround systems spread among three homes: dedicated, living room, and master bedroom in my home, then living room and master bedroom in each of the two vacation homes. The dedicated home theater has a 7.1 system consisting of Genesis G5 speakers, Lexicon processor and Mark Levinson amps - about $80k retail (I paid less by buying store demo equipment and acquiring some equipment via trades).

  • Marcus Brito - 10 years ago

    5.1 system using a Creative Labs all-in-a-box. Most of the time I don't have the rear speakers plugged in, hower, not for aesthetics or lack of knowledge, but because I don't want to trip on the wires running through the floor.

    Every time I'm about to watch real surround content (movies, high quality series), I either plug them in, or use my 5.1 headphones (Tritton AX360).

  • Paul - 10 years ago

    5.1 system with JM Labs all around. Had to run cables for the rears into the wall and through the attic. I understand why a lot of people wouldn't want to do that.

  • ameoba - 10 years ago

    7.1 Denon, rear speakers are flush mounted in roof

  • John - 10 years ago

    7.1 surround. Onkyo receiver with Definitive BP fronts, Definitive rears and center, JBL sides (need to replace those!), and a JBL sub.

  • William Hook - 10 years ago

    7.1 Sony ES Receiver, and some really crappy Sony 5.1 speakers. Soon to be 7.1 Mordant Shorts, in the next, oh, year or two. :p

  • Ian Klier - 10 years ago

    7.1 system with Infinity TSS-800 for 5 channels and two older inifinity speakers for the rear channels. An Athena sub, Harmon Kardon 347 receiver, 42" LG tv and a media center roundout the setup

  • nathan - 10 years ago

    7.1 onkyo

  • Rory - 10 years ago

    7.1 Using Aperion Audio 532s for fronts and rears + Aperion Audio Center + Aperion 10" Sub + 2 ceiling mounted side channels through a Denon AVR4802 Receiver.

  • John - 10 years ago

    5.1 installed, 7.1 capable amplifier/receiver. Center channel is a little quiet but I haven't bothered adjusting the setting yet.

  • Jared - 10 years ago

    - 46" Samsung LCD TV
    - PS3
    - 6.1 channel Onkyo receiver (only using 5.1)
    - Bose front and rear speakers
    - Built my own center channel with two 4" Infinity car speakers
    - 10" Pioneer sub

    Definitely a mish-mash setup, but I definitely can't complain about the sound. Our house is a single-story, so running wires for the surrounds was really easy.

  • Funkmidget - 10 years ago

    5.1, but capable of 7.1. Have an Onkyo and some JBL speakers... they really annoy my upstairs neighbor.

  • Lar - 10 years ago

    Atlantic Technology rear speakers, Pioneer front tower speakers, Cerwin Vega center and an Acoustic Research 10" powered sub all powered by my Sony reciever nestled around my 61" Samsung Hi-Def flat screen. If you hate going to the theater like i do, a setup like this will do just fine.

  • Miggity - 10 years ago

    7.1

  • Sierran - 10 years ago

    5.1 channel Dolby Digital/DTS/Prologic system based on a Sony DA-777ES amp, matched B&W bookshelf/center channel/subwoofer speakers. Digital audio from an XBox 360 via my Panasonic Viera TPC-50G1, HDMI/TOSlink.

  • Cybermynd - 10 years ago

    7.1 with little Mirage Omnis for surround channels with Wharfedale 9.3 across the front. Outlaw 1070, Sony 720p Projector and painted on screen (neutral gray). PS3 games are stunning. Going 1080p is the future plan so I can increase the screen size from 109" to 120 or something.
    And the best thing...... dedicated room!

  • luke - 10 years ago

    5.1 surround, rear speakers are wirelessly connected to the rest of the system (awkward shoutout to Rocketfish for that solution).

  • Steve S. - 10 years ago

    I dig on anaolg sound, my sound system is a vintage 1960's Lafayette 224A Integrated Tube Amp.

    I am currently restoring a Bell Sound amp that will significantly increase my WPC. I'd like even bigger tube amps, but they are way expensive.

  • Tom - 10 years ago

    5.1 surround, all digital, 200 watts subwoofer, X-box360, all centered around a fine Linux Mythdora 5 MythTV box. No MS media center computer in my living room!

  • Alex R - 10 years ago

    3 channel setup: 2x MB Quart QL-C400 (Mains), 1x Definitive Mythos 8 (Center Channel), Yamaha Receiver moving over to Outlaw audio processor and Monoblock amps in the near future.

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