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Looking to buy:

1-Definitive Technology - ProCenter 1000 4-1/2" Center-Channel Speaker $220

2-Definitive Technology - SuperTower 3-1/2" Floorstanding Loudspeaker $800 each

1-Denon - 735W 7.2-Ch. 3D Pass Through A/V Home Theater Receiver Model: AVR2312CI $850.

No surround, way to hard to wire the room. Just not sure what else is out there that might be better for less. Any suggestions would be great.

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Call electronics expo. You can get the 2312 much cheaper than that.

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Yup, you can even get the 3312 for less than that. And if you don't need pre-outs, I'd jump down to the 2112 for <$450 shipped and have a pretty nice receiver unless there is a feature you really want in the 2312 that the 2112 doesn't have.
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Are you planning on adding a sub? Or are you thinking the Def Tech's built in "sub" will work? (it wont replace a real sub).
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Call electronics expo. You can get the 2312 much cheaper than that.

I sure will, thanks....
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Are you planning on adding a sub? Or are you thinking the Def Tech's built in "sub" will work? (it wont replace a real sub).

Not sure about a sub. I listened to them at BB and the bass was just ok, when they added a 10 inch, sounded much better.
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Not sure about a sub. I listened to them at BB and the bass was just ok, when they added a 10 inch, sounded much better.

Then you might want to think about that before you buy. If you buy a good 12" ID brand sub from Epik, HSU, SVS, Rythmik, or Outlaw Audio, those built in subs in the towers may be superfluous. I've heard of people not even running built in subs in that circumstance. I haven't heard the SuperTowers, so I can't tell you for certain. But it's possible you might do better on value getting completely passive towers and pairing with a very good sub, particularly if you have a very large room (bigger rooms need bigger subs) and/or want very good bass for HT.

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I would look at the Definitive BP8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ogy-_-82325015

The CLR2002
http://www.amazon.com/Definitive-Tec.../dp/B000TD8XCU

And, then the subs from post #10

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The speakers you can buy for that money from KEF, PSB, or Monitor Audio are SO much better-sounding than the DEFtech speakers that there is little comparison. The bass module in those things isn't a sub and doesn't do anything well; a total joke.

The price for those Deftech speakers is like a car dealer asking for $60,000 for a Toyota Corolla when you can buy a BMW or Corvette for the same price. To say that they are overpriced is an understatement; a total rip-off is my opinion! Actually, that is a bad analogy, because the Corolla is at least a decent car.

For $1500 you can buy two KEF Q500 speakers and the Q200C center.

For $1500 you can buy two PSB Image T5 speakers and the Image C5 center.

For $1100 you can buy two Monitor Audio Bronze BX-5 speakers and the Bronze BX Center.

Those are the best-sounding you are going to find for $1100-1600 IMO (and about 3 orders of magnitude better than anything DEAFtech makes in that range...lol).

The best sub for $499 is the Rythmic FV12 IMO, but there are some other good ones in that price range.

The 2312 is an excellent receiver for the money; beware of gray-market companies that do not give you the factory warranty.



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Looking to buy:

1-Definitive Technology - ProCenter 1000 4-1/2" Center-Channel Speaker $220

2-Definitive Technology - SuperTower 3-1/2" Floorstanding Loudspeaker $800 each

1-Denon - 735W 7.2-Ch. 3D Pass Through A/V Home Theater Receiver Model: AVR2312CI $850.

No surround, way to hard to wire the room. Just not sure what else is out there that might be better for less. Any suggestions would be great.

Thanks.....

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The speakers you can buy for that money from KEF, PSB, or Monitor Audio are SO much better-sounding than the DEFtech speakers that there is little comparison. The bass module in those things isn't a sub and doesn't do anything well; a total joke.

The price for those Deftech speakers is like a car dealer asking for $60,000 for a Toyota Corolla when you can buy a BMW or Corvette for the same price. To say that they are overpriced is an understatement; a total rip-off is my opinion! Actually, that is a bad analogy, because the Corolla is at least a decent car.

For $1500 you can buy two KEF Q500 speakers and the Q200C center.

For $1500 you can buy two PSB Image T5 speakers and the Image C5 center.

For $1100 you can buy two Monitor Audio Bronze BX-5 speakers and the Bronze BX Center.

Those are the best-sounding you are going to find for $1100-1600 IMO (and about 3 orders of magnitude better than anything DEAFtech makes in that range...lol).

The best sub for $499 is the Rythmic FV12 IMO, but there are some other good ones in that price range.

The 2312 is an excellent receiver for the money; beware of gray-market companies that do not give you the factory warranty.

Sweet, thanks for the info. Are any of those speakers bipolar? I will not be able to do the surround, so seems like bipol would be a better choice.
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