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Hey everyone,
Looking for a bit of advice. My parents want me to setup their basement as a home theater. I have a budget to work with but I think it is relatively reasonable. I was about to purchase the Axiom Audio M60's with the VP160. However I did some quick searching on here and it lead to some hesitation. They are just going to buy the Left, Center and Right speakers for now. I like interent direct brands because it seems like you get better value for your money but I am open to suggestions. They are going to use a Denon 2313 or Marantz SR6006 to drive the speakers, the subwoofer is going to be a single SVS PC12-NSD. They will be sitting about 15 feet away from a 100" screen. I have about $1,500-$2,000 left in the budget for the front sound stage. Any suggestions?
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Is it an acoustically transparent screen, or fixed?

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The screen will be fixed to the back wall.
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How much height below the screen?

Is there any furniture that must be worked around?

How big is the room?

How loud do they listen?

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The room is large but they will only be using half of it for the seating area. Maybe 25' x 30'? They have 7 foot ceilings, planning on a 100" screen. It does not leave a ton of room below the screen maybe 25" or so. My Dad likes the full movie experience so it will be on the louder side.
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EDIT: oooooooops....

Don't - Take a look at Chase Home Theater. You may also want to consider their subs instead of the SVS.

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Take a look at Chase Home Theater. You may also want to consider their subs instead of the SVS.

Lol you have not been keeping up with current events!
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http://www.avsforum.com/t/1437980/chase-home-theater-closing#post_22565960

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Klipsch RF-82II for mains and the RC-62 center. Can get them from AVS for a great price as well.
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What about the latest Ascend Acoustic speakers? Either the sierra -1 or towers?
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I can understand your apprehension regarding Axioms following this or other forums....they are not as bad was people make them out to be but the Ascends are on another level having experienced both. The Sierra 1's would fall well within your set budget the Towers OTOH would exceed it...but well worth the upgrade IMHO.

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Big room at movie theater volume. If you don't have big power you need something efficient like the Klipsch mentioned. Though for many Klipsch have a love or hate sound.

A good option IMO is the current deal on the Def Tech 8060STs. $2000 for the pair which includes a 8040 center and a pair of 8040 surrounds.

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Maybe AV Forum has some B stock speakers. Check their Klipsch prices I heard they are pretty good. If they don't have B stock Klipsch send me a PM and I can get you a Authorized Klipsch dealer with great B stock prices for Klipsch.

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I agree with the post regarding the DefTech speakers...

In my personal and professional experience the thing that DT does best is home theater sound...using the 8060 towers you have two powered subs to accompany the sub you currently have. A lot of people don't know but the more subs the better because you get a greater representation of the added special effects of the movie as well as the low ends. BBY should be having a promotion on the package deal that was mentioned.

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I went with a klipsch setup. Rs82ii, the matching center and surrounds. I really like how it turned out! Thanks for the suggestions!
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