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Old 10-11-2020, 01:17 PM
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You do realize that Aida II is 6’ tall; you would be looking up at the ceiling to watch TV.
Not a perfect solution but I have seen people place their tv on top of fire places higher than that. I would position the tv directly above the Aida II or perhaps slightly forward. Recliners would be a must...lol.
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Old 10-11-2020, 01:22 PM
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Thank you greekgod - 6 Aidas would be a dream - but a long way outside my budget... I spent today switching between 5.1 and 2 channel for movies on my current system and was somewhat surprised to find I started to get used to the idea of a phantom centre - still early days though - will keep experimenting and see where I land!
If I was in your shoes, I would have two separate systems. One for stereo and the other for home theatre. I would place the Aida IIs at one end of the room for stereo. I would place the home theatre speakers at the other end of the room for home theatre. The surrounds would have to be carefully positioned to not interfere with the Aida IIs. When switching between stereo and home theatre listening, I would simply swing my chair around.
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outlander, First of all, absolute congrats! From all I have understood Aida II's are fantastic speakers. The high end is very customized to personal taste. I don't think vocal or image height will be a problem. Some of my most favorite discs are either DVD's or LD's. The key is not to purchase too large a monitor. I am primarily a 2-channel aficionado but wouldn't dream of giving up my TV. I don't think it affects my sound at all. I have 3 seats and can tell you that all three seats give an excellent visual and sonic experience. I am sure this will eventually work out extremely well for you and that you will be very pleased. Please excuse the new remotes. I forgot they were in the pic.

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Stick with the 2.0 for a couple of weeks straight to really get used to it, then switch back to 5.1. That should tell you if the transition to 5.1 with non-SF or non-Aida quality speakers is jarring or an improvement.

I've never tried my Aidas in my AV system but given their superb sound quality I'd be leery of pairing them with anything less than other SF speakers sharing the same or similar tweeter/midrange drivers.

Good luck with your experiments!

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Thank you Steve - great advice! Will stick with 2ch for a couple of weeks and see how I go
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I am primarily a 2-channel aficionado but wouldn't dream of giving up my TV. I don't think it affects my sound at all. I have 3 seats and can tell you that all three seats give an excellent visual and sonic experience. I am sure this will eventually work out extremely well for you and that you will be very pleased.
Thank you Charles - good to know
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