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    Default Mixing surrounds???

    I might have an opportunity to pick-up some FXia4 surrounds. Just looking for an opinion...

    If I use those as my L/R surrounds and have Monitor 30's as my rear surrounds, will this create any tonality/sound quality issues?? Or will it be hardly noticeable?

    This for HT application only

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    You should be just fine, they're great speakers.
    Theater Room: Pioneer Elite SC-35, RTi12's, Csi5, Fxi5's, Fxi3's, ED A5-350 sub, Optoma HD20, 92'' Elite Screen, Xbox One, APC H15, MIT Exp 2 SC's, Pepster PC's

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    Very nice surround speakers!
    Linn AV5140 fronts
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    M&K MX-70 Sub for Music
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    Okay... I was worries that the fxi3 and monitor 30's are so different that they would clash. I know my amp sometimes creates simulated 7.1 from a 5.1 sound track... Didn't know if having similar sounds coming from both kinds of speakers in a surround setting would sound bad.

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    I went from the 30's to the Fxi's and I can say the Fxi's do a better job of spreading the sound while still being very difficult to locate. I'm sure they'll blend in just fine with the 30's and you'll be impressed. Keep us posted.
    Theater Room: Pioneer Elite SC-35, RTi12's, Csi5, Fxi5's, Fxi3's, ED A5-350 sub, Optoma HD20, 92'' Elite Screen, Xbox One, APC H15, MIT Exp 2 SC's, Pepster PC's

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    B-Run... Do you have them in a 5.1 or 7.1 set-up?

    I was just looking at the manuals for both the fxi3 and the fxiA4...

    Both show diagrams using the those speakers in a 5.1 set-up (with the FXi's positioned either to the side or to the rear.). Neither manual shows them in a 7.1 set-up.

    Will having a defusing speaker mess-up 7.1 sound (will the rear surrounds sound localized and the R/L surrounds be lost????)?

    What happens if you use a defusing speaker like the fxi for both the R/L side surrounds and for the rear surrounds (four FXi's)??

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    I only run 5.1, but I know a lot of people on here have mixed the two and can answer that better than I can. Ideally having 4 would be the best way, but using them as side surrounds and the monitors as rear surrounds is how I would do it. I don't think they'll sound too localized but it's all up to what you hear and if you like it.
    Theater Room: Pioneer Elite SC-35, RTi12's, Csi5, Fxi5's, Fxi3's, ED A5-350 sub, Optoma HD20, 92'' Elite Screen, Xbox One, APC H15, MIT Exp 2 SC's, Pepster PC's

    Living Room: Martin Logan EM ESL's, Peachtree Audio iNova, MIT AVT2 SC's & IC's, Pepster PC, Sharp Aquos 60'', Sony BDP S-790, Airport Express

    Bedroom: Panasonic AX200U projector, 110" screen

    Outdoor: Polk Atrium 5's, Yamaha Rxv371

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