Originally Posted by ArtistDeAlec
Is the only difference between the 609 and 509 that it supports 7.2 over 5.1? I don't mind buying new speakers, I was actually planning to order some anyways, this just lets me finish my build faster. Is 7.2 noticeably different compared to 5.1? I'm going in about 4 hours to pick up the 509 but if its worth it I'll buy the 609 and wait on the bookshelf speakers till next week.
Like I said, the Sony's will work fine to get you started. They're not going to be anything to write home about. If you WANT to pickup better speakers, I've given you two decent budget options for solid speakers. I'm actually going to be setting myself up with the BIC Venturi's next spring for my 7.2 setup.
5.1 to 7.1 / 7.2, the difference is the amount of speakers obviously. Most sound sources are only 5.1 though (as I'm finding out). I have to use 7.1 / 7.2 though because my room is stupidly laid out.