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Speakers For Height

digione, modified 9 Years ago.

Speakers For Height

Youngling Posts: 5 Join Date: 8/18/11 Recent Posts
I currently run five 1038's for surround sound music plus the two pairs of 8040's for surround and rear channels for film. With the recent upgrade of my Denon AVP to support height speakers (my room cannot support wide), I now intend to add a pair of height speakers above the front L/R 1038's.

My question is; can I get away with using a pair of 8030's or should I stay with yet another pair of 8040's or do I need something bigger than the 8040's. My finances ran out so I am looking to keep my costs down?

Regards
Paul
ilkka-rissanen, modified 9 Years ago.

Re: Speakers For Height

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
Hi Paul,

Height speakers are usually set at slightly lower level than the main speakers, so if you are satisfied with 8040's as surround and rear channel speakers, I would say 8030's are enough for height channel. Having said that, I have close to zero real world experience with the height channel requirements.
digione, modified 9 Years ago.

Re: Speakers For Height

Youngling Posts: 5 Join Date: 8/18/11 Recent Posts
Ilkka,

The 8030's worked just fine for heights and I am very pleased with the overall effect produced by either Dolby Z or Audyssey DSX.

Thank you.
ilkka-rissanen, modified 9 Years ago.

Re: Speakers For Height

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

Thank you for your feedback!