I'm getting a Denon AVR1610 and have a pair of old Pioneer HPM-100 speakers for now. I'm thinking that I'll have a hard time finding a center speaker to match up with these so I will probably sell them and have been looking at the new Pioneer home theater speakers.
Think these would be a good match and then I'll look for the back surrounds later after I hopefully get some more overtime.
Or if you have any suggestions of similarly priced options that would sound good for both tv and music.
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Interesting, how do these sound for music? Guess I'm use to speakers that look more like a stereo speaker and not such a small box.
The room is 14x21 and don't need it to be real loud but sound good for both movies and music. Right now I would like to stay around $400 or so. Of course cheaper is better these days as long as it isn't cheap crap lol.
I know you would like to use your older Pioneer speakers but you can use them as a Zone 2 speaker set specifically for music. I have a similar setup with my Floorstanders just for music and my Satelite 5.1 system just for movies
Here is what I would get
-Jamo S 406 HCS 5.0 speaker set, $200 w/shipping
-Bic F12 Subwoofer, $184 w/shipping
Would I even need the pioneers with these speakers. I really don't have room for all of these speakers plus the Pioneers.
The Denon AVR-1610 going by the spec sheet is 75watts per channel. You will not even get close to blowing the jamo's cause in reality at full volume they one may get up to 50watts per channel
That is the best 5.1 setup I can recommend in your budget with the size of your room
BTW crazy man crazyrob425 thanks for the all the help and info!
Any one of those systems would sound great in a small to medium sized room. I personally have tried out the Energy Take Classic and the Energy RC Micros and they sound really good for the money. You can read reviews of these on Cnet and Hometheatermag.
Family Room Setup: RBH MC-6C Fronts, RBH MC-414C Center, RBH MC-6C Surrounds, RBH TS-10AP Subwoofer, Denon X3000
Basement Setup: Energy RC-30 Fronts, Energy RC-LCR Center, Energy RC-Mini Surrounds, HSU VTF-1 Subwoofer, Denon 2313ci
# Maximum recommended amplifier power (continuous/peak): 80W/120W, floorstanders / 60W/100w, bookshelfs / 60W/100W, center
# Impedance: 6 ohms, all speakers
And the Denon 1610
75w at 8 ohms and 110w at 6 ohms
I use a Denon receiver with my 6 ohm Jamo speakers. You'll be fine.
On another note if you wanted to use your pioneers as rear surrounds, you could pick up a pair of Polk Monitor 30's (or two pair if you didn't want to use your pioneers) and a get either the CS1 or CS2 center all from Newegg, then pick up that Bic F12 or the H-100 and still be around your $400 mark but if you wanted to "upgrade" later you could get the Monitor 50's or 60's later and put the 30's in the rear.
are you refering to the 199 dollar tower speakers?
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I shall see.
No the energy's are great speakers but they will struggle in your large room, reason why i didn't recommend them