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Hello

I am about to build my home theater room and planning for a epson projector 6010. I need some help on audio. I need help and advise on what speakers and amps would be best around $2000 for a good quality home theater setup.

Any word of advise ?
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Could you provide some more information? Specifically, how large is the home theater space? Are you planning on 5.1, 7.1? Would you be willing to start with a good 2.1 or 3.1 setup and then expand as finances allow?

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If you can afford to, building it piece by piece will save you tons of money in the long run. Getting the AV receiver that has all the features you need (Air Play, HDMI, pass-through, or whatever else you will need or want) first so that you don't need to upgrade later.

When I mentioned putting it together piece by piece I was more saying that concerning speakers. If you find the type of sound you want, then the brand, you can then look for sales on speakers as well as possibly find some used treasures to add to your system. I pieced mine together over the course of a month and saved a TON of money. I ended up with a 7.1 system (receiver, wires, speakers, and sub) for $1200. If I had purchased them at regular prices at the time, the total would have been $2,750. The money you save on speakers you can use to get one (or more depending on the room size) really high quality subwoofer.

Of course you can go and buy them all new at a store all at the same time, it just depends on what the deals or availability of the speakers are.

First though I mentioned what kind of sound you like. Do you prefer brighter sound (like more in your face) or a more warm or flat sound? That will be important in deciding what speakers you will want. But remember no matter what advice you receive, the BEST way to pick speakers is by YOU hearing them for yourself. Speaker sound is pretty much 70% personal preference, and 30% speaker sound quality. I learned that the hard way by buying two complete lines of speaker before finding the third one which I mentioned above and absolutely love.

For those looking into getting Energy speakers, or upgrading their current Energy setup, here are some reviews I've written that may help:http://www.tempestaudio.blogspot.com  (haven't updated in a while, but include Energy Take Classic 5.1, RC-10, CF-70, and CC-10)

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My first choice if I were doing that would be an Onkyo TX-NR709 receiver for $500 or so, and some nice KEF speakers and a good subwoofer.

A set of KEF iQ30 speakers for the front is $400, a set of of iQ10 speakers is $300, and the T101c center speaker is $300. (at the KEF Direct website).

That leaves you $500 for a Rythmic FV12 subwoofer.

That will be a VERY nice-sounding system for $2000; hard to get better for that price IMO.






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I am about to build my home theater room and planning for a epson projector 6010. I need some help on audio. I need help and advise on what speakers and amps would be best around $2000 for a good quality home theater setup.

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Denon 2312 for $463 (Includes S/H, Used, Very Good, Full Factory Warranty).

http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR2312C...6953282&sr=1-3

Rythmik FV12 for $565 (includes S/H).

NHT Absolute Zero @ $200 each x 5 = $1,000 (includes S/H).

http://www.amazon.com/NHT-N-AZB-Abso...6953518&sr=8-1
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http://hsuresearch.com/products/hybrid15pkg.html

If you don't want to start with 3.1 and build from there I would get the Hybrid 15

No subwoofer I've heard has been able to produce the bass I've experienced in the Corps!

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I would like to set up 5.1 now instead of waiting.
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Hello
Thanks for the reply. For sound I liked CM8 and CM9 with Center CM2. However on retail these are very expensive. Any other speaker which can sound similar to these ? My main use is Movies.
Size of room is 16 feet x 16 feet
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My first choice if I were doing that would be an Onkyo TX-NR709 receiver for $500 or so, and some nice KEF speakers and a good subwoofer.

A set of KEF iQ30 speakers for the front is $400, a set of of iQ10 speakers is $300, and the T101c center speaker is $300. (at the KEF Direct website).

That leaves you $500 for a Rythmic FV12 subwoofer.

That will be a VERY nice-sounding system for $2000; hard to get better for that price IMO.

+1

Not a bad plan actually. I'd probably go with a Denon 2112 or 2312 for the receiver however. The 2112 can be had for $398 or less right now.

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IMO, the recommended KEF speakers are better-sounding than the B & W speakers (and less money). You can also buy PSB speakers for about the same money that will sound better.

The B & W speakers tend to be very overpriced relative to the competition IMO.



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Thanks for the reply. For sound I liked CM8 and CM9 with Center CM2. However on retail these are very expensive. Any other speaker which can sound similar to these ? My main use is Movies.
Size of room is 16 feet x 16 feet

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Thanks for the recommendation. What about the rear speakers ?
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