Originally Posted by All-Or-Nothing
For the budget I would go with the BIC DV62si speakers for all the channels. Then get an F12 for the sub.
Yes, that could work
4 x BIC DV62si
1 x BIC DV62CLR-S
1 x BIC F12
4 x VideoSecu MS56B
Total = $590
And you could make offers on the BICs that they may accept. If you could stretch your budget by $100 to accommodate the Klipsch RW-12d
subwoofer instead of the F12, then this would be highly recommended. You could also save $95 by going with the much smaller BIC DV32
for the surrounds ($60 less for the speakers + $35 less because you'll only need one pair of the large mounts).
Originally Posted by JimWilson
Those speakers can't be wall mounted though -- because of the rear port -- so that may be an issue.
All the rear ports need is a couple of inches of clearance, which the recommended mounts will provide. There won't be all that much bass coming out of the ports when they're crossed over at 80 Hz, anyway, so I think these speakers will work alright (especially with room correction). By the way, the V-Mini and V-Mini-C would probably suffer more because they are also rear-ported but tuned much higher in frequency, so there may be plenty of bass output from their ports unless they're crossed over very high, which would cause even worse problems.
Originally Posted by Rsmith115
I appreciate all the feedback. I am not looking for earth shattering sound or bass just a decent system to improve on what I currently have from the TV.
That's what I was thinking, although I thought I'd ask questions and make other recommendations anyway.
Originally Posted by Rsmith115
Based on what I have looked at I have decided to go with (3) v-mini centers as my fronts and (2) take classics as my rear. I just need to find a decent sub now to pair with this set up. Thanks for the feedback.
Well, the V-Mini-C is a higher-quality speaker than the others suggested, even though they'll be lacking in some ways due to their small size (even the center version), so it's a matter of which compromises you'd be more willing to live with. It seems as though you've made your choices in this regard, and I for one will not say that they're wrong as long as you're getting what you want. Here are the best deals I could find (probably the same ones you're looking at
That comes to $404 total--not bad. The subs we've discussed are pretty much the best at their price points, so take your pick.
Originally Posted by cel4145
With those small speakers, you will definitely need a good sub for two reasons: (1) the size of your room and (2) those speakers depend on a sub to produce much of the midbass. Because of (2), while a budget sub that is more thump than good, tight bass can sound OK with more full range speakers that can produce the midbass because it's only filling in the low end, the SQ issues with a budget sub would be more noticeable with the speakers you are purchasing. And a small, weak sub won't be able to keep up in that big room.
I agree in principle, but the OP seems to realize what you're saying and knows what he wants, and in my view that's OK.
As for the mid-bass, I've never installed a V/RC-Mini system for anybody myself, but I've done a fair amount of reading about them recently, and the general consensus seems to be that they can be crossed over at 100 Hz in most situations. This is for the V-Mini, while the OP plans to use the dual-midwoofer V-Mini-C for his LCR, which can only help. Maybe 100 Hz will work for him, or maybe he'll have to cross them over at 120 Hz (definitely has to for the Take Classic surrounds), which will start to strain largish subwoofers in his general price range, but at least it's not the 150+ Hz that smaller satellite speakers used at the front would require.