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# 215340 23-Jun-2017 09:27
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Hey all, for the last few years I've been using what I think is the best kept secret in home audio the Logotech z906 speakers. But recently I've been wanting a 7.1 set and was floored at what seems to be a real lack of 7.1 systems on the market. 

 

 

 

What are others using or what options are out there? 

 

 

 

Thanks


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  # 1805562 23-Jun-2017 11:12
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There are plenty of 7.1 systems around.. just not any AIO (All in one systems available) similar to the system you have around.

 

7.1 is just 2 more speakers so just buy another 2 Side Speakers (the same as the front/rears) and you'll a go.

 

the z906 has only a 5.1 amp so you'll have to get new AMP as well and its normally better to have the same speakers all around.

 

Better to just buy a proper AMP and new speakers. You should be able to find some older models on trademe which will do 7.1

 

Might cost a bit more than the z906




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  # 1805565 23-Jun-2017 11:19
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Kind of stunned Logitech haven't made a set themselves. Was hoping I was missing something. I have so many amps and speakers here (all 5.1 or under) not sure I'm keen for another setup heh


 
 
 
 


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  # 1805567 23-Jun-2017 11:20
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I'm running Wharfdale diamond speakers and a Wharfdale sub and very happy with the set up.  Running from an Onkyo network receiver.

 

That said, I'm not a true audiophile.





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  # 1805573 23-Jun-2017 11:34
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Just be sure that the move from 5.1 to 7.1 is worth it to you from an aural sense. Personally, I'm glad I made the move from 5.1 to 7.1 when we built a (fairly basic) HT a few years back, but a good 5.1 system will (to my ears) still be better than a basic 7.1 system.

 

It's not clear what your use for the system is - is it for a proper HT experience with a TV, or to augment the sound for games/watching on a computer?




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  # 1805578 23-Jun-2017 11:43
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Sorry, purely for home theatre movie experience. 

 

I used to be into home theatre big time, had  a projector, big harmon kardon amp and cerwin vega speakers.  Downsized to 55'' TV and the smaller speakers. Just wanted to add the extra 2 speakers if it wasn't a huge cost. The setup now is very good.


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  # 1805580 23-Jun-2017 11:45
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Sancho:

 

Sorry, purely for home theatre movie experience. 

 

I used to be into home theatre big time, had  a projector, big harmon kardon amp and cerwin vega speakers.  Downsized to 55'' TV and the smaller speakers. Just wanted to add the extra 2 speakers if it wasn't a huge cost. The setup now is very good.

 

 

 

 

2 speakers don't cost much.. but your AMP can only do 5.1) so you will need something else to place the speakers on.

 

 

 

 


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  # 1805585 23-Jun-2017 11:53
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Yeah, I still believe an amp upgrade will be necessary, as others have pointed out above.

 

If you're wanting something small and low-key, and are ok about going to a proper receiver, what about a set of Kef eggs? Buy the 5.1 setup and an additional pair of the same speakers.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1805636 23-Jun-2017 12:59
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Sancho:

 

Kind of stunned Logitech haven't made a set themselves. Was hoping I was missing something. I have so many amps and speakers here (all 5.1 or under) not sure I'm keen for another setup heh

 

 

 

 

7.1 is still quite niche. There wouldn't be a lot of demand out there for a mass market all in one system.


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  # 1805663 23-Jun-2017 13:49
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Going on old data here... but the biggest selling amps in NZ used to be 7.1.

 

However, speakers #6 and #7 are normally used as 'Zone 2'.

 

Still, modern entry level 7.1 amps allow you to wire for a 7.1 experience and zone 2 at the same time, but if you're playing something in the second zone then it'll only play 5.1 in the main 'theatre room'.


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