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I've got a new house and I'd love to finally upgrade to a decent sound system for watching Blu rays. I've got a PS3 now, all I need is a receiver and speakers. I do tend to like crisp clean highs better than lows. (not a huge bass guy)
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If you like crisp highs, you might try Klipsch speakers. Here is a good set just under your budget, and here is a better one just over. You might also try some Chase Pro-10s, they ought to have a very crisp bass and forward sound due to the compression tweeters.
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If I use just a decent receiver, would I still need a separate amp?
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If I use just a decent receiver, would I still need a separate amp?

Was this a good deal: http://slickdeals.net/f/5066148-Klipsch-Reference-Series-II-Speaker-System-Harman-Kardon-AVR-3650-Receiver-Harman-Kardon-Bridge-III-iPod-iPhone-Docking-Station-2-Pack-PA-150-15-Subwoofers-2595-amp-More-Fr

2 RF-82II Towers
1 RC-62 II Center
2 RS-52II Surrounds
Harman KardonAVR3650

for $2600
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Yes, that was a good deal, in my opinion. Not the deal of the century, but pretty good. Acoustic Sound Design can be pretty flexible on prices, look around about them a bit to see how you can score a better deal than MSRP.
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If I use just a decent receiver, would I still need a separate amp?

Yeah, you don't need a separate amp, especially with speakers as sensitive as Klipsch. They can get intensely loud with just 30 watts.
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Keep in mind a 20x20 room is perfectly square and you want to avoid sitting in the enter of the room as it is a big bass null. How important is WAF factor?
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For a subwoofer in your budget range and for your size room, the best value right now is the Outlaw Audio LFM-1 EX on sale for $600 shipped. Here's a review: http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/speakers/subwoofers/lfm-1-ex-review

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For a subwoofer in your budget range and for your size room, the best value right now is the Outlaw Audio LFM-1 EX on sale for $600 shipped. Here's a review: http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/speakers/subwoofers/lfm-1-ex-review

Agreed, that is a great deal. A pair would be even better smile.gif

I would personally be leaning toward the Chase Home Theater SHO10's for the mains, an Outlaw sub, a decent $500 receiver and some good surrounds. Easily doable.
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