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    Default SRS and 2.3tl's side by side

    Ok so I've got my SDA SRS set up on the front (left and right of the t.v.) Now since I can't use my 2.3tl's in the rear due to room constrictions (will use wall-mounted Polks instead), I thought of putting the 2.3's to the left and right of the SRS speakers. 2 amps will be powering the SRS in bi-amp and 2 amps will be powering the 2.3's in bi-amp (there are 2 main outs on the pre-amp for this). Other than the LOUD factor, would there be a problem with sound quality or the SDA effect?
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    A nice way to compare A/B, but together will be an uneven but loud soundstage at best.

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    Other than major reflection/cancellation problems, they have a very different timbre. Bottom line, it's not a good idea.
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    Not to mention the house may begin to tilt towards the front speakers ;)
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    I am thinking it's not a good idea, if you think about the SDA "technology" or whatever you want to call it, having a set up with Stereo SDA Stereo SDA on each side "shouldn't work right. But there is always a chance it's the greatest set up ever, who knows, **** try it and let us know.
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    Agree... side by side you're in for one muttled soundstage... but there is an easy solution: Stack 'em...

    Left 2.3 goes upside down atop the right SRS and vice versa.

    Ok... maybe its not that easy...

    When Jesse and I visited Polk HQ in 2003, Matt himself told of doing this with two-pair of SRS's at his house for a party. He said it was pretty cool except for worrying about inebriated revelers pulling them over on themselves.




    But what do we know? Try your side-by-side set up and hear for yourself. We expect a full report.
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    Ok I'm going to give it a try. Left SRS and left 2.3 to the left and both rights to the right. OH....as soon as I get back the amp I blew up last week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tour2ma
    Matt himself told of doing this with two-pair of SRS's at his house for a party.
    Now I know that Matt Polk has tall ceilings and strong friends. Or a forklift or something..

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