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Old 09-08-2013, 05:43 AM - Thread Starter
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From what I am reading my living room is not going to be acoustically very good

stone walls, some of the walls are not plastered and are made from softish stone
glass windows, with medium weight curtains. Quite big approximately 30sq ft of window
the floor area is square 30ft by 30ft - i read rectangular is better
on two sides there are large opening into another room (size 6ft by 7ft) - no way to block these openings
the ceiling is 8ft high at the window and it slopes up from the window to the center of the room, at the center of the room it is 14ft in height all the way to the other wall.

The room is not going to change!!!! I love the space, I love the stone walls.... Another room is not an option.

I was wondering if the size of the room being quite large will help, if I keep the volume down! smile.gifrolleyes.gif



I was going to buy a Denon X4000 and some nice speakers (dunno which yet) total cost around 3,000 USD. For general TV, movie and games. But am I wasting my money? Should I just stick with a cheaper all in one home theatre around 500 USD?



Thanks these forums, really useful information throughout from people who know and care about acoustics. I have done some hours of reading before posting.
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:46 AM - Thread Starter
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oh yes and there is a nice fireplace along one wall also! Made of stone with a chimney to the ceiling 14ft
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Nice speakers with a Denon receiver will definitely be a whole lot better than all in one home theater. No question about it.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:04 PM - Thread Starter
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Thanks pcarfan

I'm Irish but currently in Kenya. We only have one specialist audio shop. Prices are double Amazons and last years models. I liked the sound from a set of Jamo s506 hcs 3 speakers via a Denon 1513 AVR. Alternatively I can order from Dubai at almost Amazon prices, problem is I cannot hear the speakers in advance ekkkkkk

My choices are:
definitive technology pro cinema 10000 4750aed
definitive technology pro cimena 8000 3500 AED
bose am10 5499 AED
boston acoustics front a360 surrond a260 center a225 sub woffer asw250 5999aed = 131,000 KES = 1,516 USD

I was going to go with the Boston Acoustics based on the reviews I read, but is that a crazy plan. Should I really go listen or wait til next summer when i'm in Ireland???????? I'll buy a Denon X2000 to go with the speakers
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