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post #1 of 4 Old 12-13-2012, 09:43 PM - Thread Starter
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I am a soon to be happy owner of a new Denon AVR-1712. I was fortunate and found the last one remaining in my area, possibly the state and beyond. It's being shipped from a warehouse for pickup on Dec 19. Got it for a song, $149.99 plus sales tax. Thanks slickdeals.

As you may be able to tell I'm amped, pun intended.

Now I am looking for some speakers to pair with the 1712. I just purchased a 55ST50 and the internal speakers just don't cut it. I'm not looking for a 5.1/7.1 system. I would rather have a better two speaker system than a super budget 5.1. I would like to at some point upgrade to 2.1, maybe 3.1.

Budget: $300 for two front bookshelf speakers
Uses: HD movies & programming, Xbox 360 (games), PS3 (games and blu-ray movies), music
Room dimensions: 11x11x8 (I know, I know, worst shape for accoustics)
Room specifics: Carpeted floors, wallpapered walls, one window with vertical blinds
Distance between speakers: 4 1/2-5 ft
Speaker distance from back wall: 2-3 ft
Speaker distance from side wall @3 ft
Seating position: 7-8 ft from front of TV screen, which is 16-17" from wall

Considering the 2-3' distance from the back of the speakers to the wall, would rear ported bookshelf speakers be problematic? I read about placing foam plugs in the ports.

Considering the small size of my room should I exclude floor standing speakers altogether?

If there's any other information I could provide that would help please feel free to ask.
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Fantastic steal for that denon 1712..........jealous cool.gif

I'm also getting an ST50 for Xmas ( 50 inch though) smile.gif

Here are some speakers for $300/pr from my earlier post today to look for.......

Ascend CBM-170 SE
Arx A1b
Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 ( 350)
Energy RC-10

Others have raved on NHT Super Zero 2.0, and Cambridge S30.

Have fun!!
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Fantastic steal for that denon 1712..........jealous cool.gif
I'm also getting an ST50 for Xmas ( 50 inch though) smile.gif
Here are some speakers for $300/pr from my earlier post today to look for.......
Ascend CBM-170 SE
Arx A1b
Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 ( 350)
Energy RC-10
Others have raved on NHT Super Zero 2.0, and Cambridge S30.
Have fun!!

Thanks man. The Ascend CBM-170 SE are definitely on my list. I researched those a few years back when I was considering getting a setup. I want to compile a good list, with help from the fantastic crew at AVS, and then find anything and everything about those speakers and how they compare.

You'll love the ST50. My 55ST50 is such a big step up, figuratively and literally, from my 42" 720p plasma.

I f'd up and clicked SUBMIT before I was finished with my first post so I was editing when you posted.
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