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I recently purchased my first high end AVR, I know already what speakers I am going with, but I would like some thoughts and or suggestions for the pairing. Wires,best sound wiring method, specifically bi-wiring, and why this is better then single wiring, and just anything else you may see fit that I know. Thanks for the help AVS! cool.gif

Denon 3313
B&W-CM9
B&W-CMC2
B&W-CM1
Def-Tech SC2000 Sub (Am open to suggestions)

Extras I already have:
Sony 52XBR4
Sony BDP S1
Apple TV
360
Wii
Audioquest HDMIs

BnW:
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CMC2
CM1
ASW61
Denon 3313
Sony BDP-S1
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Congrats on your new set-up! cool.gif

For speaker wire, 14ga. wire fom Monoprice will work well. There's no advantage to bi-wiring, but if you feel like trying it out, just for fun, there's no harm in that. smile.gif


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I suggest that you consider the NHT B12D subwoofer.

I have it, and IMO it is the best you can buy for under $1000.

Its sealed design gives very linear distortion free sound, and lots of it.

Highly recommended.

Monoprice #14 speaker wire is good for anything up to 30 feet.
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Know that Def Tech typically greatly over exaggerates the usable low end output of their subs. That's also a very small sub, so it will not fill a big room very well. How big is your room for your HT setup? A 12" sub from SVS, HSU, or Outlaw Audio could be a much better choice.

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Know that Def Tech typically greatly over exaggerates the usable low end output of their subs. That's also a very small sub, so it will not fill a big room very well. How big is your room for your HT setup? A 12" sub from SVS, HSU, or Outlaw Audio could be a much better choice.

My room is my bedroom, so about 11'x14'. Not a huge HT room. I have tested the SC2000 against the CM series sub and a few others. They all sounded GREAT, but IMO the sc out performed the others, maybe its size is deceptive to my ears. This is why I put the question out there! =)

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No doubt it could sound good for what you hear, but what you aren't hearing is the lower frequencies for movies that provide those nice deep bass effects. It just has too much rolloff under 40hz.

An HSU STF-2 10" sub would go much lower.

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Know that Def Tech typically greatly over exaggerates the usable low end output of their subs. That's also a very small sub, so it will not fill a big room very well. How big is your room for your HT setup? A 12" sub from SVS, HSU, or Outlaw Audio could be a much better choice.

Even the new SVS PB1000 would be a huge step up from that Def Tech subwoofer. Extension down to 19hrz and still would provide good output levels and clean low distortion bass.
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I have tested the SC2000 against the CM series sub and a few others. They all sounded GREAT, but IMO the sc out performed the others ...
If you liked how the SC2000 performed (7-1/2" woofer, 650 "mystery" watts, 20Hz @ -??dB), I suspect you'd be considerably more impressed by the output and depth of something like the $499 (shipped) SVS PB-1000 (10" driver, 300W RMS, 19Hz @ -3dB).


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Even the new SVS PB1000 would be a huge step up from that Def Tech subwoofer. Extension down to 19hrz and still would provide good output levels and clean low distortion bass.

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For $499 shipped, at that price point, that would definitely be my choice in the size room the OP has.

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+1

For $499 shipped, at that price point, that would definitely be my choice in the size room the OP has.

What is y'alls impression with the ASW61STB by BnW?

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What is y'alls impression with the ASW61STB by BnW?

Subs by Internet sub manufacturers SVSSound, HSU Research, Outlaw Audio, and Rythmik are typically as good or better than traditional speaker company subs close to twice their price MSRP at Best Buy and other brick and mortar stores, with very few exceptions.

So no. Not unless you are getting it on deep discount.

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+1 on the SVS subs.
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I would also recommend SVS, HSU, or Outlaw over the DefTech. Look at bluejeanscable.com for wire and interconnects.
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I must get this at Best Buy/Magnolia.

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Just go demo everything and ask about return policies. Most people on here would never recommend ANYTHING from Best Buy/Mag stores. Unless your getting crazy good discounts or have alot of free gift cards, I would look else where especially like everyone mentioned the Internet Direct brands.

BB/Mag doesn't carry a single subwoofer I would ever consider. Unless I could get one of those Martin Logan Decent/Depth triple woofer subs, at a good discount.
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