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    I own a 5.1 system, but it was reduced to a 3.1 system seven years ago. IIRC sometime in 2014 I cared, but it's been a while. I will probably add the two rear speakers back in next year or the year after when we remodel that room. But, you know, who cares?

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    Exactly. The last time I seriously rocked out big-time was, I think, in mid-2015. I just played some metal (audio only) to myself when everyone else was out of the house and headbanged.

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    I've had 7.1/11.1/7.2 (seriously two subs?!) capably systems for years, but never went more than the standard 5.1.

    Given the shape of our current living room anyway, the surrounds are sitting on the floor behind the couch. No clue where I'd put 2-4 more...

    The fucking cat would probably eat the wires anyway.

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    I have a 7.1 system. I don't think the other two surrounds do anything to help above 5.1, really. Most of them probably aren't even mastered in 7.1, because no one uses it. They just make up the stuff in the other channels most of the time... which is kind of what I see DTS-X being like.

    Drew, Atmos can use 2 front & rear up firing speakers (that sit atop the regular fronts/rears) to create the overhead sound. They bounce the sound off the ceiling. So, you wouldn't need to find more room for them, just wiring.

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    Looking for those images, I found Drew's dream room...


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    Too many seats. Just needs a comfy recliner and a flip-n-fuck.

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    Nobody's perfect!!!

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    Well, in my defense, [I]every[I] room should have a F-n-F.


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    Bump.

    It's been 14 years with my original music/ht system. Part of selling the blue car was to fund an upgrade in this department. Originally it was just going to be new speakers. One thing has led to another and now I have a Parasound integrated, a bit of room treatment about to go up (for first order reflections), and I'm currently auditioning 3 pairs of tower speakers. Yikes.

    A friend of mine locally is really into this stuff and is in the local circles. His system, curated skillfully over a couple decades, is amazing in ways one has to hear to believe. Sounds better than a $50k+ system I've heard. So anyway he's been helping with this process. I feel like the newb who doesn't know how to set up a car to handle well and would just throw parts at it half blindly. My goal is to get 80-90% as engaging as my friend's "reference" system without spending a ton.

    Emotiva T2 towers and Q Acoustics 3050i towers are battling it out daily. The Chane A5.4s had incredibly inert cabinets and great bass extension and quality, just lacked in midrange fullness. Maybe with old tube gear they'd sound more to my liking. But I've just boxed them up to go back.

    P.S. - My CD player is
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