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post #1 of 10 Old 01-07-2011, 08:50 PM - Thread Starter
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I have decided against the HTIB solution and decided to go with a Onkyo TX-NR708 reciever. This is my first home theater system. I am going with the 708 over the htib for the networking capabilities and the extra hdmi ports. I am new to the home theater but I am computer literate and figure the networking will come in handy as I learn more about the home theater. I would like some suggestions for speakers for a 5.1 surround. Room is really too small for 7.1. I will be using system for tv and music. I need speakers on the inconspicuous side size wise as the little woman won't go for speakers messing up her decore if you know what I mean. Lets use a budget of $700 to $1000.

Current Components,

Samsung un55c6500 tv
Direct tv hd dvr
visio blueray player
onkyo tn-nr708 reciever

possible future components,

dvd or blueray recorder
home theater PC

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How inconspicuous are we talking? Is that budget for the whole set up?

Sounds good!
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How inconspicuous are we talking? Is that budget for the whole set up?


Looks like he's looking for bookshelf size speakers, 5.1 with a max of 1k. Thats what I understand.

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Looks like he's looking for bookshelf size speakers, 5.1 with a max of 1k. Thats what I understand.

I guess I kind of gather that. I would do 4 Polk Monitor 30s, a CS1 and a PSW505 sub. That's about $5-600.

Sounds good!
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I would go with Infinity Primus p152 for front left/right and surrounds, with an Infinity Primus c359 center, if that is not too large. For a small, decent sub, get the Emotiva Ultra Sub 12 or Hsu VTF1.
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I'd go with a pair of Infinity Primus P162 bookshelves up front, a PC250 center, P152 bookshelves as surrounds. A Hsu Research VTF-2 sub will put you just over $1k.

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Either Infinity or Polk. You can't go wrong.

Sounds good!
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thanks for the suggestions,

the budget is for speakers only.

I can hide the sub but the speakers are most likely going to sit on tables and shelves around the room. I won't be mounting it to the wall or anything like that, although I did think of placing a couple of speakers behind curtains but was afraid it may muffle the sound. She won't have a problem seeing the speakers. I just can't have a huge ass speaker on the table or shelf overpowering everything. I think something around an 8"w x 10"h or smaller max size would be ok.

Also, got any ideas on ways to hide the wires around the base boards in the room. the floor doesn't have a crawl space and three of the room walls are exterior walls with insulation and if I come out of the attic, she will see the wires coming down the wall. any suggestions on a wireless setup for the rear speakers?

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Don't use curtains to hide the speakers, it can affect the sound coming from them. As for the wiring they make flat speaker wire that can be 'hidden' by running it behind the baseboards. You do have to remove the baseboard molding to run the wires but it does make for a clean look. The only wires you'd see is the part that runs up the wall from the baseboard to the speaker. Sometimes the speaker wire can be painted to further blend it into the wall.
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If you can wait just a little while, CHT is coming out with their WAF-3, a truly inconspicuous speaker system. http://www.chasehometheater.com/foru...ead.php?t=3591

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