Originally Posted by davidimdpt
Congratulations on a great sub. I'm really enjoying mine. Let us know what your set up is.
I have a new house and a baby on the way so I had to keep my budget tight. My theme was best bang for the buck.
A friend of mine had a home theater room built and installed in-wall Sonance speakers. They come in pairs, so to get fronts, rears, and a center, he had to buy 3 pair leaving him with an extra speaker. I knew I wanted to go with in-wall for aesthetics, but had no idea where to start. Well, said I could have his extra speaker, so that made my decision real easy
I know a lot of people frown on in-wall set ups and if I hadn't heard these myself, I wouldn't have considered them. The rears are in-ceiling, but the speakers pivot and they'll be installed on a vaulted ceiling, so they will angle on 2 axis and their main footprint will be much larger than the "flashlight" cone pointing straight down.
I never would have guessed when I started doing research that I would end up with a JVC receiver, but it got great reviews, uses a digital amp so it's very small and is supposed to sound very clean, supports HDMI switching, and came in at a MUCH lower price than models with similar features. Plus I found a website that sells refurbished models and got it for $320.
I lied; there are two components I don't have yet: DVD player and TV. I don't think I need to explain why I'm going with an Oppo DVD player, but I'll have it in a couple of weeks. I've decided to go with the Sony KDS-60A2020 rear projection LCD TV. Again, great reviews, HDMI inputs, 1080p native resolution, and price seems right. Ultimate Electronics has the older A2000 model on sale for $1900 which I'd REALLY love to get, but I think I have to wait (stupid bills and groceries and gas). I have a Hitachi rear projection HDTV and a Panasonic LCD HDTV that I can make due with for now.SpeakersFronts/CenterSonance Symphony S623T (in-wall)RearsSonance Symphony S623TR (in-ceiling)SubOutlaw, of course!ReceiverJVC RX-D702BDVD PlayerOppo DV-981HDTVSony KDS-60A2020