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post #31 of 39 Old 09-12-2012, 07:29 PM
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My system:
3 LaScalas = 1400
2 Heresies= 250
2 Danley DTS10's = 2000
XPA5= 800
Integra 40.1= $900
Total is $5350. I've got a few other pieces, but you wouldn't have to.
For home theater, it will arguably compete with home theaters of any price range.
Tony's is an excellent setup. Very hard to beat for the price.

Dumb enough to spend lots of cash on this junk!
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post #32 of 39 Old 09-12-2012, 07:31 PM
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^^^^

Damn good deal on the Klipsch. Did you replace any drivers or crossovers? What was the condition of the cabinets? Whetecdid you find them?

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Just want to throw this in here for you to look at and get some ideas. This is my thread of a HT I built back in April. Everything all together was under 5k.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1401232/first-time-ht-build-the-smoken-theater

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Different speakers. The Ascends are great, and really nice speakers. But the SHO-10's will outdo them easily for HT. The CD with the horn is what sets the SHO-10 apart.

Not all high efficiency speakers will outdo other speakers for HT. it depends on the room size and the volume. Not everyone wants 105dB volume and not everyone has a large room.

The OP's room is only 11' x 16'. Kind of small. Even the small $99 NHT SuperZero bookshelf speakers can play extremely loud in this room when paired with a great sub.

The most important component IMO is the subwoofer.

I very highly recommend getting the Funk 18.0 unpowered sub, which is $1695 for Canadians. Add a Crown XLS1000 for $300 or use an existing amp if you have.

Just get some bookshelf speakers from KEF, Revel, B&W, Focal, Dynaudio, NHT, Ascend, CHT, etc, and pair them with a Funk 18.0.
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Check out my system.


If you want to spend a bit more so that in the future with different room size you won't have to go back to upgrading I'd look into Ascend Towers and that massive center channel speaker.

Denon AVR 4311ci Ascend Sierra-1 NrT Ascend HTM-200 Rythmik F12 Panasonic TH50PX60U Samsung BD ES6000 Sony 222ES SACD Monster HTS 5100 MKI Logitech Harmony One Sennheiser HD600 Schiit Modi/Vali
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This system will give you unbelievable sound.

Used Gallo Ref 3.1 $1800
http://app.audiogon.com/listings/full-range-gallo-acoustics-reference-3-1-silver-2012-09-12-speakers-52722
Gallo Classico CL-C $600
http://www.roundsound.com/classico-cl-c.php
Gallo Classico CL-1 $495
http://www.roundsound.com/classico-cl-1.php
Ryhtmik F15 974
http://www.rythmikaudio.com/F15.html

Onkyo 818 $1100

Total: $4969
Plus shipping

Later you could add a separate amp (Emotiva XPA-3) for 700

There are other variations on this system that would give you the amp (cheaper sub and Classico CL-3 instead of the 3.1) and still come in under around $5000

Gallo offers free shipping both ways and a 60 day in home trial for their Classico series.

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Not all high efficiency speakers will outdo other speakers for HT. it depends on the room size and the volume. Not everyone wants 105dB volume and not everyone has a large room.
The OP's room is only 11' x 16'. Kind of small. Even the small $99 NHT SuperZero bookshelf speakers can play extremely loud in this room when paired with a great sub.
The most important component IMO is the subwoofer.
I very highly recommend getting the Funk 18.0 unpowered sub, which is $1695 for Canadians. Add a Crown XLS1000 for $300 or use an existing amp if you have.
Just get some bookshelf speakers from KEF, Revel, B&W, Focal, Dynaudio, NHT, Ascend, CHT, etc, and pair them with a Funk 18.0.
I had forgotten how small his room is. But, for roughly the same price, he might as well get the high efficiency speakers, then if he ever moves into a larger room he's all set instead of having to re-shop!

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I had forgotten how small his room is. But, for roughly the same price, he might as well get the high efficiency speakers, then if he ever moves into a larger room he's all set instead of having to re-shop!

True, hence I also mentioned CHT (SHO-10/ PRO-10).

But the point is, if he isn't moving to a bigger house anytime soon, high efficiency speakers will not outperform any other speakers for his small size room and 85dB volume in terms of SPL.

There are other factors to weigh. biggrin.gif

For example, he could get the KEF Q300 speakers for $450/pr brand new from some dealers. 14" x 12" x 8", weighs about 17 lbs. It is rated for 110dB SPL. He gets the big brand name. Technologies inherited from the $160,000 KEF Muon. Cheaper in cost in the end. Sounds great.

Or how about the KEF Q900 for $1300 delivered new? SPL rated for 114dB. I think that's loud enough. Reviewed and measured my Stereophile and HTM. Big brand name.
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I just auditioned some speakers and heard some energy veritas (or however you spell that) and wasnt too impressed by the towers. Also listened to WIDE variety of bookshelves but it was hard to compare towers to bookshelves when there was a very small subwoofer.

Many of the speakers listed (Ascend etc) will cost a lot to ship to Canada
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