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Old 5th March 2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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Default advice on first diy upgrade: Center vs Rear

Hello guys,

i was wondering what should i upgrade first.

i have 2 8" inch Goldwood wooders, and 2 Morel dome tweeters. original thought was two rear speakers to replace my original Sony rears which are full range drivers with very low sensitiviy that can go down to only 90-95hz.

but i have also weak 2 way center speaker which are inferior compared to fronts (3 way towers 40hz) that came with this set. movie speach dialouge seems to be better with phantom mode(center speaker set to Off and speach coming in stereo)

the real question is should i make a center speaker instead, knowing that it is preferable that a center speaker should be matched to the fronts(i.e same as fronts)? or not bother, make rears for now and then when it come to make fronts i do them all the same setup(fronts and center matched).

i play games 70% of the time which has matrixed rear sound as the POV changes.

so i'm at a delimma
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Old 7th March 2012, 10:29 PM   #2
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There is no need for central in music. Many albums where recorded in quad and even the new ones that have the center use it more for "anchoring" the lead vocal. It can be "spread" into the fronts by almost any digital receiver.
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Old 7th March 2012, 10:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for answering,

I forget to mention that i use a 5.1 but i use stero for music which concern what you say, users in multi-way are pushing me for new fronts. You guys have a point for music!
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Old 7th March 2012, 11:20 PM   #4
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I am listening a lot of surround music. I started with 2 speakers, then another two, then the center, last the sub...
That's how it made sense to me.
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Old 7th March 2012, 11:27 PM   #5
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What is the surround music? You mention before that some music is recorded in quad ( i understand this is a 4.1) i'm surprised by this! Must be awsome.

Can i purschase a disk with surround music and playback the music out of its native format in surround? Or are you doing it with a decoding program like pro logic etc?
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Old 8th March 2012, 10:39 AM   #6
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No, quad was recorded purelly 4.0...
There are new remasterings that use 5.1 channels.
Surround music is avail usually in the following formats CD DTS, DVD Dolby Digital, DVD DTS, DVD-Audio, SACD, Bluray... There are tons of titles (the new Pink Floyd box sets), you just need the right player and receiver.
One other example:
Music Direct - SACD
http://www.musicdirect.com/c-512-dvd-audio.aspx

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Old 8th March 2012, 03:44 PM   #7
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Yet to look into those music dvd's i wonder how they'ed sound like

Anyway thank you man
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