Suggestions for Noob - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 04-05-2012, 08:19 AM - Thread Starter
Member
 
r0nd3L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I'm finally looking to replace my Sony HTIB. I think I'll start by getting AVR, main speakers, center, sub, and 2 outdoor speakers for zone 2.

For the receiver, I'm looking at Denon 2112ci. I need help with the speakers, though.

Bad thing, there is no floor space so bookshelves are probably the only option. I would prefer to wall mount them as that's where current Sony speakers are mounted and the wires are already routed.

This will be used for 80% movies and 20% music. I want music to pound, though

In before search first.
r0nd3L is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 04-05-2012, 08:22 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
cel4145's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 11,767
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 252 Post(s)
Liked: 784
Budget?

Your questions are answered: Speaker FAQ
HT: Energy RC-50, RC-LCR, Veritas VS Surrounds | Dual CHT SS 18.1s | Denon AVR-888 | modified Dayton SA1000 | Antimode 8033C
Desktop: CBM-170 SE | SVS SB-1000 | Audio-GD NFB-11 | HK 3390
Headphone & Portable HE-400 | K612 Pro | HP150 | DX50 | E12
cel4145 is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 04-05-2012, 08:51 AM - Thread Starter
Member
 
r0nd3L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Budget?

Sorry, completely forgot this important part considering the price range of different speakers.

I'd like to keep it around $1,000 for front pair, center, and sub. Or maybe I would be better of buying just the front pair for now and the rest later, which would allow me to spend some more.

Here is the space I'm working with. The sub is located between the cabinet and the couch on the right side. Surround speakers on the side walls behind the couches. Could I potentially squeeze towers between the fireplace and the cabinets? Or would they be too tight in there?

r0nd3L is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 04-05-2012, 12:16 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
cel4145's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 11,767
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 252 Post(s)
Liked: 784
Since you want to wall mount, best to go with sealed or front-ported speakers, or rear-ported speakers that are meant to be plugged.

I like the Energy RC series. The RC-10s and RC-LCR would work (or 3 RC-LCRs), although you would need to use the port plug that comes with them.

For subs, look at the BIC F12 (<$190), Premier Accoustic PA-120, or BIC PL-200 (around $280). The PL-200 is the higher output of the three.

If you can wait on the sub, 12" subs from ID vendors such as Epik, HSU, SVS, Outlaw Audio, and Rythmik are much better, but currently out of your budget range.

Your questions are answered: Speaker FAQ
HT: Energy RC-50, RC-LCR, Veritas VS Surrounds | Dual CHT SS 18.1s | Denon AVR-888 | modified Dayton SA1000 | Antimode 8033C
Desktop: CBM-170 SE | SVS SB-1000 | Audio-GD NFB-11 | HK 3390
Headphone & Portable HE-400 | K612 Pro | HP150 | DX50 | E12
cel4145 is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 04-06-2012, 03:04 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Jay1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: AZ
Posts: 4,031
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Liked: 111
What's the measurements between the tv and the top of the fireplace? That looks like a pretty small space for a center...
Jay1 is online now  
post #6 of 12 Old 04-06-2012, 09:40 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
zieglj01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 11,504
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 494 Post(s)
Liked: 562
Wall-mount seems to be the way to go. I would look at a pair
of the Atlantic Technology FS-3200 speakers.
Move down the page
https://dmc-electronics.com/Others.html

And a Rythmik or Epik sub
http://www.rythmikaudio.com/FV12.html
http://www.epiksubwoofers.com/legend.html

__________________________________________
Who and Where - is the Way, the Truth and the Life?

Speakers > MB Quart VS05, Boston VS260, Snell K7
Subwoofer > Mordaunt Short Aviano 7
Receiver > Tascam PAR-200, Pioneer VSX-30
zieglj01 is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 04-09-2012, 12:45 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
r0nd3L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Thanks for suggestions! It's definitely a tough decision. Would wall mounts sound good enough?

Jay, I could potential cut a whole in the fake(gasp!) fireplace and mount it there.

And Epik subwoofer is definitely in my future.
r0nd3L is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 06-19-2012, 09:57 AM - Thread Starter
Member
 
r0nd3L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Well, I had to put this on hold, but finally I ordered a pair of front speakers yesterday. I went against the suggestions here and ordered DefTech BP6s. Electronics-Expo had a great deal with a coupon - $370 shipped for the pair of $800 speakers.

I also ordered Denon 3312ci receiver.

Now, I just need to find a center channel to match those, what would you guys suggest? I'm not sure if I can get another tower for the center? DefTech doesn't seem to have any bipolar centers, but that must be for a reason.
r0nd3L is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 06-19-2012, 02:54 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
cel4145's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 11,767
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 252 Post(s)
Liked: 784
Quote:
Originally Posted by r0nd3L View Post

Now, I just need to find a center channel to match those, what would you guys suggest? I'm not sure if I can get another tower for the center? DefTech doesn't seem to have any bipolar centers, but that must be for a reason.

I'm not familiar with those Def Techs, but whatever center channel they sell to match. Not a good thing for your front sound stage to use a mismatched center. I'd go without one first.

You might research and ask in the Def Tech owners thread.

Your questions are answered: Speaker FAQ
HT: Energy RC-50, RC-LCR, Veritas VS Surrounds | Dual CHT SS 18.1s | Denon AVR-888 | modified Dayton SA1000 | Antimode 8033C
Desktop: CBM-170 SE | SVS SB-1000 | Audio-GD NFB-11 | HK 3390
Headphone & Portable HE-400 | K612 Pro | HP150 | DX50 | E12
cel4145 is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 06-19-2012, 03:26 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
r0nd3L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

I'm not familiar with those Def Techs, but whatever center channel they sell to match. Not a good thing for your front sound stage to use a mismatched center. I'd go without one first.
You might research and ask in the Def Tech owners thread.

I agree with that. I will not be buying a center channel till later this year, but the sooner I start researching/asking opinions the better idea I will have smile.gif

Simultaneously to my post, I sent an email to DefTech support. Here is the e-mail I receieved:
Quote:
Thanks for your recent email to Definitive Technology. I would recommend using our ProCenter 2000 center speaker. This model sounds clear, detailed and full. It’s also considered voice matched or timbre matched to the BP6Bs.

ProCenter 2000 seems to be in my budget, so I will search this forum for some reviews.
r0nd3L is offline  
post #11 of 12 Old 06-19-2012, 04:45 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
cel4145's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 11,767
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 252 Post(s)
Liked: 784
Quote:
Originally Posted by r0nd3L View Post

I agree with that. I will not be buying a center channel till later this year, but the sooner I start researching/asking opinions the better idea I will have smile.gif
Simultaneously to my post, I sent an email to DefTech support. Here is the e-mail I receieved:
ProCenter 2000 seems to be in my budget, so I will search this forum for some reviews.

Definitely check out the Def Tech owners thread then, and even ask their opinion. The active owners threads here on AVS like the Def Tech one are a great resource for questions like this. smile.gif

Your questions are answered: Speaker FAQ
HT: Energy RC-50, RC-LCR, Veritas VS Surrounds | Dual CHT SS 18.1s | Denon AVR-888 | modified Dayton SA1000 | Antimode 8033C
Desktop: CBM-170 SE | SVS SB-1000 | Audio-GD NFB-11 | HK 3390
Headphone & Portable HE-400 | K612 Pro | HP150 | DX50 | E12
cel4145 is offline  
post #12 of 12 Old 06-19-2012, 05:18 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
zieglj01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 11,504
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 494 Post(s)
Liked: 562
Quote:
Originally Posted by r0nd3L View Post


ProCenter 2000 seems to be in my budget, so I will search this forum for some reviews.

The ProCenter will work - however, keep an eye out for the CLR2002 - this is the better option,
if you can work it in your budget.
http://www.amazon.com/Definitive-Technology-Speaker-Single-Black/dp/B000TD8XCU

http://www.definitivetech.com/products/products.aspx?path=Floor-Standing_Speakers&productid=BP6B

__________________________________________
Who and Where - is the Way, the Truth and the Life?

Speakers > MB Quart VS05, Boston VS260, Snell K7
Subwoofer > Mordaunt Short Aviano 7
Receiver > Tascam PAR-200, Pioneer VSX-30
zieglj01 is offline  
Reply Speakers

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off