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I have an awkward room setup for my "to be" media room. The room itself is 14x20 but the door in to the room is right at the front wall.

I have two options Smaller screen (100" diag) and floorstanding speakers such as JBL L890 or a larger screen (118" diag) and some on-wall speakers.

I was looking at the Sunfire CRS-3 but I don't know much about them. Can anyone recommend some "BIG SOUNDING" on wall speakers?
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I have an awkward room setup for my "to be" media room. The room itself is 14x20 but the door in to the room is right at the front wall.

I have two options Smaller screen (100" diag) and floorstanding speakers such as JBL L890 or a larger screen (118" diag) and some on-wall speakers.

I was looking at the Sunfire CRS-3 but I don't know much about them. Can anyone recommend some "BIG SOUNDING" on wall speakers?

paradigm W5's
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I had an HT that used on-wall speakers and had big sound. I used five RBH WM-30 speakers in a 11.5' x 13.5' room. I placed a sub below each speaker. I crossed all of the speakers to the subs at 100hz. You need to use subs that have good response up past 100hz. This system sounded fantastic. You would never believe that you could get that kind of sound using on-wall speakers. My current speakers are JTR T8's up front so I do know what big sound is.
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def tech bpvx or bpvx/p
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You want an on-wall speaker that has decent sensitivity, 90db or above. Decent power handling, 120 watts or more. In my opinion the only way you get big sound out of on-wall is with the use of multiple subs and high crossover points.
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The room is wired for two subs up front. I will check out the speakers you you have suggested, has anyone used the sunfires? I only ask bc I can get a pretty good deal on them.
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Totem makes a really good sounding on wall, but they"re a little expensive.
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I think the Paradigm W5 @ $3k a piece is outside of my price range. I was hoping to spend about $4000 total on L-C-R.
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Klipsch THX KL-650 can be mounted on-wall mounted and would be very very hard to beat for the price (retail is around $1200 per)... they can be found much cheaper than retail.
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I have an awkward room setup for my "to be" media room. The room itself is 14x20 but the door in to the room is right at the front wall.

I have two options Smaller screen (100" diag) and floorstanding speakers such as JBL L890 or a larger screen (118" diag) and some on-wall speakers.

I was looking at the Sunfire CRS-3 but I don't know much about them. Can anyone recommend some "BIG SOUNDING" on wall speakers?

Go with an AT screen. You can use on-wall or in-wall. On-wall will probably be cheaper. Do not use in-wall speakers that do not have an enclosure. I would also avoid in-wall speakers that use a plastic box for the enclosure. Use the two subs up front close to the mains. I spaced my screen out from the wall so that my 4" thick on-wall RBH WM-30 could fit behind it. My front and back wall was covered with 3" sound panels and 4" bass traps. Panels on side walls also. Here is a picture of my old room. Picture is overexposed so that you can see.
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Center is behind the screen and the mains are on each side of the screen.

Here is a pic of a surround mounted on a sound panel.
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I think the Paradigm W5 @ $3k a piece is outside of my price range. I was hoping to spend about $4000 total on L-C-R.

you could get the Paradigm Studio esprit on wall if its going behind a scren get the inwall version it has better bass response.
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BigZAJ - I have a pair of BG Radii on-wall speakers that I use for the rear in my 5.2 system (three Usher Be718s in front) and they sound great. I think they would be very good as front speakers although you definitely will want subs. Since you are planning for two subs you should be in good shape. Check 'em out...
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