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Hi,I'm looking for audio system for my first theater,any some suggestions
My room is 17/14
Mi primary use will be for movies
I have just receive my projector,and seats
I look many brands for speakers ,Polk,B&W,PSB,Gallo
But I'm not sure which ones?
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Does your budget of $8000 include a sub or subs? Or just $8000 for speakers? So the rooms 14'x17' are you going with a 5.1 or 7.1 setup? And are you only looking a mainstream brands at stores or are you interested in any Internet Direct stuff?
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Thanks for responding jbrown15
The $8,000 include subs and speakers
Give me both options for 5.1 and 7.1
May be I will buy it from online
I check reviews for different brands like B&W,Polk ,Psb,Gallo,Jbl
But this is my first theater I need sugestions from people like you
Thanks
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Why not JTR
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What I would do:

JTR Noesis 228HT (LCR): $3,600

JTR Single 8HT as surround speakers: (2 @ $900/ea)

JRT Captivator 1000 (2 @ $1900/ea)

That puts you a little over budget for a 5.2 system but, it would put you very near the top of the HT Audio food chain and you would never need to upgrade. smile.gif


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What I would do:

JTR Noesis 228HT (LCR): $3,600

JTR Single 8HT as surround speakers: (2 @ $900/ea)

JRT Captivator 1000 (2 @ $1900/ea)

That puts you a little over budget for a 5.2 system but, it would put you very near the top of the HT Audio food chain and you would never need to upgrade. smile.gif


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You can get the JBL Synthesis LS40 5.2 system (dual subs) for under $5800 MSRP, street price will be less.

http://www.hometheater.com/content/jbl-ls40-speaker-system

http://www.jblsynthesis.com/

They may not be as mighty as their big brother, the $75,000 JBL Synthesis Everrest:



but these JBL Synthesis LS40:


should make you very happy. wink.gif

Home Theater Magazine concluded:

"If you’ve ever walked through the high-end audio exhibits at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)—ducking your head into the door of whatever room sounds good—you’ll hear very few products that can reproduce airy, detailed, luscious high frequencies as well as the Performance LS can. And none that can perform similar feats at the same price."

You may be well aware of this. But for those unaware, besides it's $75,000 big brother Everest, the JBL Synthesis' other blood relative is the $22,000 Revel Salon2 since Harman owns JBL, Revel, Mark Levinson, Lexicon, and few other labels.
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^ I had the pleasure of hearing the JBL Synthesis Everrest a while back and they sounded incredible (for $75K, they should tongue.gif). Being a fan of JBL in general, and while I haven't heard the Synthesis LS40's, it is an interesting recommendation. cool.gif


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Buy a handful of used LaScalas off Ebay/Craigslist and buy a Danley DTS-10 subwoofer and forget about it.

 

All horn loaded system, dynamics out the wazoo.  Capable of going down to about 10hz and if you apply enough throttle, will easily flatten the cupcakes your wife has baking in the oven.

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Don't like that recommendation?
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Have you listened to Klipsch? I know the field is pretty divided about their sound but the RF-7iis seem to be highly regarded. Amazon has a system sale. The sub might be the weak point though.

http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-Speakers-RF-7II-Theater-Subwoofers/dp/B004VMTZKO/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_7

edit: found a deal with better subs.

Marantz SR-5007
Klipsch WF-35, WC-24, WB-14
Klipsch RW-12D
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If you were up for it you could build a pretty amazing value system using DIY flat packs. http://www.diysoundgroup.com/
You could go with 3 Fusion-15 Sentinel's for your LCR, and 4 Alpha-8 Minion's for surrounds and a couple of the flat pack 18" subs. That would leave you with a good budget a something like a Denon AVR4520 and room treatments.
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You can get the JBL Synthesis LS40 5.2 system (dual subs) for under $5800 MSRP, street price will be less.

http://www.hometheater.com/content/jbl-ls40-speaker-system

http://www.jblsynthesis.com/

They may not be as mighty as their big brother, the $75,000 JBL Synthesis Everrest:



but these JBL Synthesis LS40:

Man those Everrest's are pure speaker porn. What's the retail on the LS40's? I've always had a bit of a soft spot for JBL speakers.
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Don't like that recommendation?

It's not that, but the "top of the HT Audio food chain" part that is over the top and spit-take worthy.
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It's not that, but the "top of the HT Audio food chain" part that is over the top and spit-take worthy.

Well if he's taking about ID companies its not that far fetched. Especially for within the OP's budget.
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Another option is pro cinema speakers from JBL. You can get three JBL 3677 for the LCR and the JBL 8340a for surrounds.



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Man those Everrest's are pure speaker porn. What's the retail on the LS40's? I've always had a bit of a soft spot for JBL speakers.

JBL Synthesis LS40 MSRP is $699 each.
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JBL Synthesis LS40 MSRP is $699 each.

I really like the JBL Synthesis stuff. There's a high end Customer Home AV shop two buildings down from my office. I know they sell the high end JBL stuff but sadly I've never stopped by to hear any of them.
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JBL Synthesis LS40 MSRP is $699 each.

They are beautiful speakers. I could have bought them for $399 ea and turned them down.
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Your room is very narrow. How large is your projector screen and is it accoustically transparent?
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For home theater my vote would be for the JTR setup that RMK suggested.


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For home theater my vote would be for the JTR setup that RMK suggested.
That is, unless you care about aesthetics in which case the JTR's are out.
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That is, unless you care about aesthetics in which case the JTR's are out.

The OP has already stated that this setup is for watching movies with his projector. JTR speakers would blend in perfectly for a front projection setup as they are flat black. I personally think they look great, of course mine will be behind a AT screen.
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Your room is very narrow. How large is your projector screen and is it accoustically transparent?

14' wide isn't that narrow.
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That is, unless you care about aesthetics in which case the JTR's are out.

Rubbish borne of ignorance. mad.gif

JTR (Jeff) has a range of veneer options. Link below contains a few examples. Many JTR owners have had speakers custom made to order; and all for prices that are a fraction of "hi-fi" speakers.

http://jtrspeakers.websitetoolbox.com/post/JTR-Custom-Speakers-5012941
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I still wouldn't call any of those JTR speakers necessarily attractive, even with the veneers. At best they are passable for in room use. Nice cabinets are one of the things you have to pay for when it comes to speakers. Some people are willing to pay and some aren't. Personally, I would only consider using JTR's in a system where I was going to hide the speakers, preferably behind an AT screen. The JBL LS on the other hand, is quite an attractive speaker that I would have no problem using in any system.

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I still wouldn't call any of those JTR speakers necessarily attractive, even with the veneers. At best they are passable for in room use. Nice cabinets are one of the things you have to pay for when it comes to speakers. Some people are willing to pay and some aren't. Personally, I would only consider using JTR's in a system where I was going to hide the speakers, preferably behind an AT screen. The JBL LS on the other hand, is quite an attractive speaker that I would have no problem using in any system.

I don't know about that, those JBLs aren't very attractive. Kinda ugly IMHO. I like the JTRs better. Easy to make either disappear though. I wouldn't spend much on speakers as furniture in any case.

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Hence the beauty of the speaker industry, something for everyone. I don't find slab sided boxes particularly interesting or attractive, no matter how they're veneered. The LS' shape meets the bare minimum of what I'd use in my room without really having to consider the aesthetics of the speaker. Again, if I was hiding them I wouldn't care, or perhaps even if I was sticking them in a dedicated room, but my system is in my living room, so there are decor issues to consider.

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I don't know about that, those JBLs aren't very attractive. Kinda ugly IMHO. I like the JTRs better.

So this

is a better looking speaker
than this?


I guess in your case, the industrial look is more pleasing to the eye.

Anyways, I'd like throw in another speaker system into the mix.
SVS just released their new Ultra line of speakers and getting good reviews.



Add 2 of these monsters and you would still be under budget.



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The SVS Ultra speakers are nice to look at but given that at two recent GTG's they didn't get much hype you can see why people over look then. Although they do seem to have great bass with the towers. But that would be a wash with subs in a strictly HT setup.
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