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My current set up consists of the following:

20x24x10 Room (speakers are mounted on a 20' wall and I sit about 14' back from the speakers)

Onkyo TX-NR807
HSU VTF3 - MK3
Vienna Acoustic Waltz (Pair mounted on wall)


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If you talking about a pair of Beethoven Concert Grand, get them and forget the questions.

1) Are you satisified with the sound quality you have now ?
2) Are you satisified with the volume level you get now ?
3) If you get towers are you adding speakers or replacing speakers ?
4) What is your budget ?
5) What do you think is lacking with what you have now ?

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I know this is the speaker forum and that is what you asked about, but....
Since you are a new poster I just looked over the other things you have been asking about.
Overall it seems like you are having a rough go of it.

Are you trying to build a music system or a home theater system ?
Or will it be pulling double duty ?

Did you ever get the on screen display of the AVR to the TV to work ?
I could not imagine using only the front panel of my AVR to drill through the various menus.

Pretty good 55" TVs are available for $700 everyday and if yu use this system as part of TV viewing that might be a good addition at this point.
It would not only get you a new TV but you could then use the HDMI to connect all your gear and that would solve the bulk of your connection issues.

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I know this is the speaker forum and that is what you asked about, but....
Since you are a new poster I just looked over the other things you have been asking about.
Overall it seems like you are having a rough go of it.
Are you trying to build a music system or a home theater system ?
Or will it be pulling double duty ?
Did you ever get the on screen display of the AVR to the TV to work ?
I could not imagine using only the front panel of my AVR to drill through the various menus.
Pretty good 55" TVs are available for $700 everyday and if yu use this system as part of TV viewing that might be a good addition at this point.
It would not only get you a new TV but you could then use the HDMI to connect all your gear and that would solve the bulk of your connection issues.

LOL...thanks for noticing. I probably just need to hire a professional AV installer ....or psychiatrist...not sure which

Fortunately these posts are unrelated except the common threads of my desire to upgrade something and my confusion about everything

The AVR / TV issue is my home theater, while the current issue is my office stereo system

I have other threads on upgrading my portable audio rig as well

I'd like to get all Of them upgraded but it would be great if I focused on one "problem" at a time

Any thoughts on the office situation from this thread?
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If you talking about a pair of Beethoven Concert Grand, get them and forget the questions.
1) Are you satisified with the sound quality you have now ?
2) Are you satisified with the volume level you get now ?
3) If you get towers are you adding speakers or replacing speakers ?
4) What is your budget ?
5) What do you think is lacking with what you have now ?

1. Yes
2. Yes
3. I planned to replace, but adding is an option
4. $2000 for a pair
5. I don't have an audiophile's vocabulary yet, but I would say my current system is lacking ooomph...I'm thinking the waltz are too small given the room size...any thoughts?
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I really like tower speakers but since you are satisfied with your volume levels you may just need a subwoofer.
I have an Outlaw LFM1-EX and I am very pleased with it.
This is my first subwoofer and when I bought it I was very unsure about whether I needed one or if I even wanted one in the house.
After owning it for about a year I can say with certainty that I needed it and it has also been very easy to live with.
The gear you have is good and your room is fairly large so the LFM1-EX is what I would consider the entry level sub for you.
SVS, Hsu, Rythmik, and Chase all make a nice product.

If you just want to go with towers I think listening to them and picking what you like is a lot better than buying from recommendations and reviews.

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I appreciate the input. I have a HSU VTF3 - MK3
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I appreciate the input. I have a HSU VTF3 - MK3

Then you are all set on a sub. The EX would be no better.

Towers could help to give you a better soundstage across the front.

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I sure missed that you already had a sub and I agree that you set with the VTF3.
Looks like it is time to buy some towers.

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