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    Lightbulb 7.1 - 2 pairs of FX or 1 pair FX and bookshelf each

    Has anyone tried using 2 pairs of FX speakers for the rear and side channels??

    I have the option of FX1000s in the rear as well as the sides I already have but unsure of this as opposed to direct bookshelf with sub or floorstanders.

    Any help with this would be appreciated....

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    The recomended way is to have di/bipole doing side duty (for 7.1) and bookshelf for rear but for 5.1 you can use di/bipole for rear (better for movies then music). If you have enough speakers to try it both ways try it. How big is your room? what other speakers will you be running? If you deside that only one pair of FX1000's is needed I will buy the extra pair, I would hate to see them go to waste :) . There is another member who has 2 pair but I don't know if he is running them in the same set-up.

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    I am currently running a pair of LSiFX's for both side and rear surround, in a 7.1 setup. My primary listening is watching movies, but I enjoy the sound that they output for music also. This setup create's the greatest sense of surrond sound envelopement.
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    Just thought I would let you know of how the test with the FX1000 went in the side and the rear in 7.1, please note these are my own personal views and some will no doubt disagree.

    Firstly, I love the FX1000s as speakers, they are awesome.

    I tried the two sets of FX1000s at once, sides set on Dipole and rear set on Bipole, I found that they created an ambiance of sound that surrounded the listening position, very diffuse sound with rear channels very hard to place, I love the 1000s in the side and most likely in the rear bythemselves but I prefer a more direct sound from the rear, kinda like hearing definate left and right in the front speakers but in the rear as well, I will go with direct speakers in the rear and leave a pair of 1000s in the side. I tried raising the level of the rears to plus 4DB and still found them hard to hear, even the mrs noticed the lack of direct sound coming from the rear so that kinda settled it for me, but is saying that the likes of dragon heart when the dragon circles around there was a very smooth transition from speaker to speaker but with all other soundtracks they just lacked a presence.

    As stated above, just my opinion and it was good to experiment a bit.

    Thanks for the input,
    Brody :)

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    PS. the FX1000s are brand new (last pair left) and selling for $1750 NZ dollars, if anyone wants I would be happy to help out with freight ect.

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    thx standards are
    slect 7.1 is bi/di sides and direct on back
    ultra 7.1 bi /di for both
    ultra 2 7.1 is bi/di for sides and direct in rear

    i use bi/di in both my rear seat is 3 feet from the back wall so it works better.
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    I am sitting 6 feet from the rear and have the sides slightly in front of listening position.

    Currently using RT2000is in the rear but have sold them and they go next wedk, am looking at rebuilding the system once the gear I dont want is gone and I can put into practice some lessons learnt over the years and hopefully be happy once and for all....... hmmm......is it possible???

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    EDIT: On a "double post" roll today...
    Last edited by Tour2ma; 11-08-2004 at 02:22 PM.
    More later,
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    No... not possible...

    Curious as to how you had the 1000's set. Di sides and Bi rears? or other?

    You do have the room behind for directs... barely, IMO. Others like me have no option but Bi-pole rears...

    FYI, appreciate the offer of your extra 1000's here, but $1210 US is around 50% over the going rate for used 1000's stateside.
    More later,
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    Yes, di sides, bi rears.

    Wouldn't have thought there were any store new FX1000s left over there, these have been in the warehouse for quite some time now, I didn't buy them, just took them home on appro to have a play and the original price here was $3200- NZ so they dropped the price quite a bit and are as you would expect in brand new condidtion out of the box.

    I realise 2nd hand stuff over there is quite cheap at times compared to here, The US dollar is near an all time high for us at $1 NZ = .70 US as opposed to .41 cents last year.

    I would buy from there but there is few that actually sell international, nearly got some RT55is off club polk a couple of weeks ago but the dude changed his mind so I am now buying the components and assembling instead for about $1400- NZ.

    The 6 feet is not measured on the angle so from the actual listening position to the speaker itself would be between 7 and 8 feet I guess.

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