Those tiny little front speakers are a big mistake, Bose or whatever!
They will only go down to maybe 120 Hz, which means half of your sound will be coming only from the sub and be MONAURAL! Their power output will also be severely limited. You won't be able to get enough sound for the room. They only have 2.5 inch drivers, which belong in a pocket AM radio...rofl.
What is the point of having 6 speakers and having half of the sound come from just one?? That is crazy.
That setup will sound so crappy with most music you will be one unhappy camper. I can actually name four or five speaker "Systems" for under $600 that are better that the Acoustimass 10 system, but if you can spend $1000 or so there is no point in getting any of that kind of crap.
Here is a system that will blow that one into the ditch; high-quality speakers all around:
Front and rear; PSB Image B4 speakers $329/pair x 2= $660
Center; PSB Image C4; $300
Subwoofer; Rythmic FV12; $500. This is one SERIOUS subwoofer (unlike the wimpy crap that comes in any speaker "set"). It has a 12" driver, which is the smallest a SUBwoofer should have. That Bose "sub" isn't even close to being a decent woofer, with two little 5" speakers in it...that is the joke of the century.
This is a system that is 10 times better in every respect than any system from Bose. This will give you EXCELLENT sound for music or movies or what ever!!!
PSB makes some of the best speakers in the world, and Bose some of the crappiest; end of story.
For a receiver I would get the Denon AVR-1712, which has everything! Audessy MultiEQ XT, 6 HDMI inputs...the whole thing! $400.
Originally Posted by TOA cakaroash
Starting to look into speakers for the new man cave. 5.1 or possibly even 7.1 since the room is approx. 17' x 20'.
I would say that 80% of use will be movies and tv, but I still want music to sound great too.
Salesman is trying to sell me on Bose Acoustimass 10 Series. Ive listened to them before, and for movies I love how they sound. Plus the small size is very nice to look at. Sure the sub is a freaking beast, but thats easy to hide.
But I dont want to buy wondering if there was something else better for me or my wallet.
Total I plan on spending no more than $2000 for the receiver and speakers.