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Living room is 22' by 32', hardwood floors, very open space and 100% HT use. It is very important to him to be able to hear voices/dialogue in shows and movies. I plan on setting him up with Denon 1613 and either BIC PL200 or HSU sub.

I was going to set him up with Cambridge S30s but I think he may need more than that and he is wanting to get the best he can (without spending multiple thousands...). So, I was looking to find bookshelf speakers for anywhere around $500-$800 (but I think I can talk him into more pretty easily). I know klipsch is a highly regarded brand and I've seen a few mentions of Ascend Acoustic Sierra-1. What would you recommend? And, what corresponding center speaker would go with your recommendation? (cost of center speaker not included within bookshelf budget).

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Living room is 22' by 32', hardwood floors, very open space and 100% HT use. It is very important to him to be able to hear voices/dialogue in shows and movies. .
If that's the case addressing the room acoustics is more important than the speakers; no speaker will sound good in a bad room. Getting a rug on that floor is at the top of the to-do list. The rest can be found here:
http://www.realtraps.com/articles.htm

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Gotta finally agree with Bill here ,
He's rarely wrong ,,(rarely) haha.


True I ask people all the time .
"Did you get a carpet?
At least good place to start regarding acoustics.
So important .

Nice area rug a few hanging panels would be ideal though rug at least.

http://www.amazon.com/Energy-Classic-Theater-System-Black/dp/B001202C44

Or monitor audio radius sound. Great too.

Maybe an extra pair online second sub ideal but I'm not sure parents would go for that.


These sound awesome for they're size really surprising for minimal dollars.

Maybe choosing a Marantz reciever to drive them would sound wonderful.
NR1603
Or 5007

Good luck.


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If that's the case addressing the room acoustics is more important than the speakers; no speaker will sound good in a bad room. Getting a rug on that floor is at the top of the to-do list. The rest can be found here:
http://www.realtraps.com/articles.htm

Being new to this, I never even thought of that. Coincidentally, my parents will be getting a large area rug for no other purpose than to protect the wood from the numerous gargoyles (grandkids) running around. Thanks for the link to the article. I'll send it to my old man.

Any recommendations on speakers?
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