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I just got a denon 2112 and am now trying to get speakers for it. I am in an apt right now but house in the new future and living rooms been looking at are range from 12x15 to 20x30 and anything in between. I don't have a big buget so buying in parts.
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Some of them can be put together depending price. But my main thing right now satellite kit vs piecing together. I would say its a 40% tv 30% movie 30% radio
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I know you say you don't have a budget, but you really need to narrow it down. $1k for three speakers? $2k? $500?

Lots of options but price will narrow it down quickly.
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I know you say you don't have a budget, but you really need to narrow it down. $1k for three speakers? $2k? $500?
Lots of options but price will narrow it down quickly.

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And subs vary widely in price, too. If you really plan to have a sub that will work well in a 20x30 room, my recommendations would start around $800 to $1000. But of course if your budget doesn't support that, then you do the best you can.

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In a 12 x15 room, it might be hard to find room for a 7.1 and since not a lot of movie are encoded for 7.1, it might make more sense to concentrate on a 5.1 or even 3.1 and put more money into the front stage. If your living room is going to be large, again, it may make more sense to first put emphasis on the front three and sub, then buy surrounds later.

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Ok I am going to look for a sub first i have a set of old jenson towers i hooked up tonight and they dont sound to bad. Right now im in an apt so cant turn it up to load so just tryign to get a full set up bult so im not going and droping 3-5k at one time. So I started with the denon 2112. So with having to towers right now what order would you all say I sould start buying new speakers in. I would say a end totel would be 3k for audio and then 2k for a new tv at the end of my up dating.
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I would replace those Jenson towers.

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I would get the front speakers first, then the sub.

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Ok so is it best to go with all one brand on all the speakers and sub. And would you all go with polk or klipsch
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Sub can be a different brand, in fact this is preferred over any Polk sub. Go with one of the Internet direct brands like Hsu, Epik, SVS, Rhytmik, Outlaw, etc. Check the subwoofer forum for recommendations.

Your front 3 speakers should definitely be the same brand and series, and preferrably your surrounds too.

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Ok so is it best to go with all one brand on all the speakers and sub. And would you all go with polk or klipsch

You do not need to brand match the sub.

As far as Klipsch or Polk, it is up to you - they are not my preference. However, they
will pancake the Jenson speakers.smile.gif

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what brands do you all recommend for speakers and sub
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what brands do you all recommend for speakers and sub

How much can you spend at once, for the first round?

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I just got a denon 2112 and am now trying to get speakers for it. I am in an apt right now but house in the new future and living rooms been looking at are range from 12x15 to 20x30 and anything in between. I don't have a big buget so buying in parts.
Front
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Rear
Sub
mids

Some of them can be put together depending price. But my main thing right now satellite kit vs piecing together. I would say its a 40% tv 30% movie 30% radio

My HT experience is zilch and these are my first upgrades ever for HT, but here's how I'm doing it:

Coming from an Onkyo HTiB 7.1 setup...

Center + Mains: BIC DV64 towers and 62CLRS center channel = $360
Surrounds: BIC DV62si = $109
Rear Surrounds: BIC DV52si = $66
Sub: either Lava SP12 ($289) or Klipsch RW-12D ($299)

Total cost around $835

Love the sound. These BICs sound great and can pack a punch when needed. They're timbre matched for driver type, composition, impedance, and sensitivity. I highly recommend the Venturi line for budget home theater applications.

60" 1080p 3D Plasma Panel
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Sub can be a different brand, in fact this is preferred over any Polk sub. Go with one of the Internet direct brands like Hsu, Epik, SVS, Rhytmik, Outlaw, etc. Check the subwoofer forum for recommendations.

+1

With your budget and potential room size, you should be looking at a 12" sub from one of those Internet direct retailers. They are much better values than what can be had in stores, and typically better than most traditional speaker brand subs (unless you get their subs for a whole lot off MSRP). Take a look at the SVS PB12-NSD or Outlaw Audio LFM-1 EX. Here are reviews:

http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/speakers/subwoofers/lfm-1-ex-review
http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/speakers/subwoofers/pb12-nsd

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