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Moving my 1030A's behind and into the living room

brett, modified 10 Years ago.

Moving my 1030A's behind and into the living room

Youngling Posts: 3 Join Date: 4/9/13 Recent Posts
Dear all,

I am no longer mixing music (the industry bit me a few years back). I'd now like to move my beloved 1030A's into the living room and place them in the rear of a surround system.

My dilemma is what right, left and centre speakers to buy? I have been looking at the 8260A for L+R (80% of the time I will be listening to music, not watching movies) and the 8240 for centre. I would like to avoid buying a subwoofer as my room is not large enough. I worry however that the 8260s will over-power the centre and rear speakers? Should I instead look at 8240/50 for L+R+C?

Also, how well will the DSP system work if I have 2 1030's in the rear that are not on the network for calibration?

My living room is 5M x 5M.

I'd be very grateful for any thoughts/recommendations.

Many thanks,
ilkka-rissanen, modified 10 Years ago.

Re: Moving my 1030A's behind and into the living room

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
Dear Brett,

Our recommendation is that the centre channel speaker can be one model size smaller than the left and right speaker, if needed. Requirements for surround channels are not as strict, therefore one can use even 2-3 model size smaller speakers for surround channels, assuming that they are bass managed i.e. low bass is redirected to main channels.

DSP system doesn't recognise analogue monitors during calibration so you will have to set their levels and delays by hand through your surround sound processor. Also frequency response calibration (dip switches) has to be performed manually.