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Hi

first of all, please NO BOSE bashing. I am well aware of it being a bit on the pricey site and a flood of people who hates it. But there are a flood of people who don't mind it either.

I am debating between one of these Three receivers
  • Yamaha RX-V671
  • Onkyo 616
  • Denon 1913

For a room side 17x24 (approx 400 sq ft) will the Bose Acoustimass 6 be good enough or should I go with Bose Acoustimass 10?

Alternative I've looked at
  • Boston Acoustic Soundware 5.1 XS
  • Polk Audio TL2600
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How much do you want to spend? What are your viewing/listening habits?
How high are your ceilings?

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Would like to stick around $500.00 for speakers, perfer small so I can mount.

Ceiling approx 8' high. The room is prewired for 5.1 with 3 ceiling mount in the front, and two in the rear

Will connect it to LG 65LM6500 65" LCD TV. Casual movies, some PS3 game. Occasional music.
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Don't Bose systems use proprietary speaker connections and not standard speaker connectors?

Set up #1: EMP e5ti, e5Ci, and SLS Q line Audio surrounds, EMP 10i10i sub
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and Klipsch 12wD sub
Set up #3: JBL130, JBL120C and Klipsch synergy sub
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882492013

http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/performance1.html

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882981012


I think the Bose 10 may be out of your price range unless you have a line on a good deal
I have not heard any of these that I have linked above but others here have recommended them and they seem to have good reviews. Also Klipsch and Energy make some decent all-in-one sets. The Boston Acoustic and Polk sets you mention are probably good choices too. Grab some music and find some stores that carry them so you can hear them in person.

Hope this helps.

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I don't think you find a lot of people who hate Bose, just a lot of people who think you can do a lot better for the money. And small = not full range sound and heavy reliance on a sub woofer, usually with a gap between low and low mid...

Set up #1: EMP e5ti, e5Ci, and SLS Q line Audio surrounds, EMP 10i10i sub
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and Klipsch 12wD sub
Set up #3: JBL130, JBL120C and Klipsch synergy sub
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Thanks.

The ML looks nice. Wonder if anyone mount them on ceiling yet and how big is it?

I've been trying to check out a few places in Southern Cali and have not seen anyone carry the set of Boston Acoustic Soundware 5.1 XS to compare. The Polk sound not too bad.
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Polk OWM5 $120

Polk OWM3 x 2 pairs $140

Energy S10.3 $200

The Polk OWM's have tons of mounting options, check this link

http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/owm/index.php?s=owm3



They will also match better with a sub then any of those bose cubes. The Energy sub is the best thing going in this price range.
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Polk OWM5 $120

Polk OWM3 x 2 pairs $140

Energy S10.3 $200

The Polk OWM's have tons of mounting options, check this link

http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/owm/index.php?s=owm3



They will also match better with a sub then any of those bose cubes. The Energy sub is the best thing going in this price range.

Sweet. Didn't think about the OWMs!

3 x OWM5 @ 115 each (FRONT L/R & CENTER) = 345

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1 x OWM3 @ 98 each pair (REAR) = 98

+ PSW111 Sub = $144

Total under $600....hmmm

Hmm


Now to research about these OWMs!
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If you can swing a little more money, go with OMW5 X3 for up front, and OMW3's for surround (Newegg has these for $70pr). That Polk sub isn't very good, go with the Energy sub I linked earlier.
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I have a BOSE Acoustimass 10, after I had on my list Boston Acoustics XS and Tannoy HTS101.

I am extremely satisfied with BOSE, but I hate that I can't mount them in the corner, because only one speaker can rotate, the one from above. The other one is fix and I lose surround effect if I mount them on an straight line and not facing the couch, in an angle.
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