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post #1 of 8 Old 11-12-2012, 04:05 PM - Thread Starter
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Hey guys, new poster to the forums, but have been reading posts on 5.1 advice and think I am finally ready to buy something and would greatly appreciate your input.

Here is what I have to work with:

Room - 20x14, cathedral ceiling, TV mounted above fireplace

Budget - ~$2000

The wife is really against a big bulky setup so anything like that is out of the question. After reading countless reviews I am leaning toward a KEF 305 setup due mainly to their good performance out of such a small footprint.

I would possibly consider a not-too-bulky floorstanding set if you guys don't think the KEF set will be able to fit my needs.

Also what receiver would you recommend (something that will be adequate but trying to keep cost low).

Lastly if I do get the KEF 305's would mounting them beside the TV cause any problems since it is just a little above head level while sitting?

Lots of questions but trying to be thorough with my info, also open to all suggestions....thanks in advance!
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Forgot to mention this setup will be used 90% for Movies/TV very little music
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No input at all? I am open to all suggestions on floorstanding speakers rather than the KEF 305's
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No input at all? I am open to all suggestions on floorstanding speakers rather than the KEF 305's

NHT will not be big and bulky
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KEF is a fine choice, but I would second the NHT.

Any way to mount that TV lower? My neck gets tired if I have to look up all the time when I watch videl.
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Yeah, NHT would be a good choice. Unless you go bookshelf all around, and a good sub. Look at HSU, or give a call to HTD. With HTD you can send them your blue prints and budget and they'll recommend you some speakers for your room.

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NHT, also does a good job with their bookshelf speakers.

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I just built a new 7.1 system for music/sound designing and mixing surround with (7) JBL Control 5 Monitors, a BIC PL-200 sub and Yamaha RX-A2020 receiver.

I needed a flat monitor design and I can confirm the JBL Control 5 monitors are very similar to the Yamaha NS10M monitors I use for mixing 2.0. The JBL monitors work very nicely with a 80hz sub cutoff. The Control 5 monitors are also front ported and are very barrier friendly. While I am installing significant bass trapping and early reflection acoustical treatments, I was surprised how well the raw setup performed in my 16x25 studio space.

The JBLs can be bought at $250-$350 a pair, which is not a bad price for a pro studio quality, passive, mid field design.

I adapted my old Paradigm MB-60 wall mount hardware for use with the JBLs which saved quite a bit of $$$.

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