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cagerone's Avatar cagerone 12:12 PM 05-12-2013
Hello. I'm a noob to when it comes to home theater. But i have been researching a lot on this forum trying to figure out the best set up for my living room. I came to this conclusion and was hoping to get feedback as what i can do to improve on this system. By the way my budget is between 800 and 1200 for the whole system

2 Pioneer BS22,

2 Pioneer FS52,

1 Pioneer C22,

1 Polk PSW505,

Yamaha 673 or Onkyo NR 616.

What are your thoughts? What can i improve on and still stay within my budget? By the way the room size is about 20x20x11. Its a good size living room. Thanks in advance and can't wait to get feedback.

afrogt's Avatar afrogt 02:05 PM 05-12-2013
That's a very good entry level setup. Where are you buying your Pioneers from? Fry's has some great pricing this week if you have one locally.



Just based on reliability over the years I'd rather have the Yamaha over the Onkyo.

If you have any money left over swap the Polk 505 sub for the Klipsch RW-12d
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882780078
psycholis's Avatar psycholis 02:12 PM 05-12-2013
Wait for the RW-12D sale (which sadly just ended) where it goes for 279 or 299 with free shipping.
crn3371's Avatar crn3371 02:20 PM 05-12-2013
Another vote for the Klipsch sub. Another speaker line you could look at would be the Infinity Primus. The p363 towers get a lot of love around here.
smasher50's Avatar smasher50 02:21 PM 05-12-2013
fwiw just another recommendation;
3 boston acoustics a26's lcr $315 accessories4less
pair of pioneer bs22's for surrounds $127
outlaw lfm-1 plus $550 or b-stock lfm-1ex $600
denon avr 1613 $220 accessories4less
cagerone's Avatar cagerone 02:46 PM 05-12-2013
Thanks for the fast replies. I'm actually in the bay area so thats why i asked about these speakers because they are on sale at Fry's. I'm actually thinking of just going straight to 7.1 since the 673 is 7.1. if i do will it be better to add 2 Pioneer BS22 or buy another 2 Pioneer FS52? As for the sub is the RW12D really worth the extra $100 over the Polk PSW505?
psycholis's Avatar psycholis 03:08 PM 05-12-2013
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As for the sub is the RW12D really worth the extra $100 over the Polk PSW505?

Yes. It outputs more and extends lower. In fact, you have to nearly double the price to get a good step up from the RW-12D. If your budget was in the 500+ range for a sub, better options show up, but at 300, the RW-12D pretty much stands alone.
sdg4vfx's Avatar sdg4vfx 03:31 PM 05-12-2013
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Yes. It outputs more and extends lower. In fact, you have to nearly double the price to get a good step up from the RW-12D. If your budget was in the 500+ range for a sub, better options show up, but at 300, the RW-12D pretty much stands alone.

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cagerone's Avatar cagerone 10:50 PM 05-12-2013
Thanks guys i'm convinced i'm going with the RW-12d. And I went to Frys today and actually got a great deal on a Yamaha RX-A720! I think it might be slightly better than the 673 from my research. My lil mid level system is coming together. Thanks for the input.
cagerone's Avatar cagerone 11:06 PM 05-12-2013
Actually I did have another question. I ended up going with 4 Pioneer FS52's. 2 Pioneers BS-22's. 1 Pioneer C-22, 1 Klipsch RW12d and Yamaha RX-A720. This is in a 20x20x11 room. My question is should i get another Klipsch sub and have 2 for this room? Or is that too much bass for the speaker system i bought?
shadyJ's Avatar shadyJ 04:30 AM 05-13-2013
It's not too much bass, in fact it will make the quality of the bass a whole lot better if you set it up right. A single sub can have all kinds of problems in a room alone because the acoustics of bass isn't like the other frequency ranges. You can have nulls and peaks in different parts of the room, and the sub could end up sounding very inconsistent depending on where you are and what note is playing. Multiple subs setups go a long way towards eliminating this, and giving you a much more even sound not only throughout the room but throughout the bass spectrum as well. Other advantages is more headroom and less distortion too, so multiple subs are more about sound quality than quantity- at least if you set it up right.
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