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I have an open room with a wood cieling that rises from 8 to 12 feet; getting the samsung 8500 -64" and the pioneer elite or marantz 6007; the speakers are the question; my wife does not want floor speakers; she wants small speakers; I thought about putting the speakers on top of the wall unit and the center speaker under the tv; what compact speakers have great quality sound but are not super imposing.. bigger the bose is ok; but not huge; any suggestions would be super..
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Here's an article comparing a bunch of the smaller bookshelf speakers, probably worth a look if you are in the market for a smaller speaker.
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Are you planning on using a sub-woofer also? (Hoping the answer is yes ...)
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my wife does not want floor speakers; she wants small speakers; ..
Bookshelfs are fine, there's no reason to use floorstanders with subs, and if you don't have subs you might as well not bother. But big sound doesn't come from small speakers, there's simply no getting around that fact. Speakers can sound good, or they can be 'cute'. But cute little speakers can't sound all that good.

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I would go with the HSU HB-1's for room filling sound that sounds good too (and doesn't break the bank).. and will decimate Bose (which is not hard to do). You don't want teeny tiny speakers... the law of physics is not in your favor, especially for a large, open space.

Also, get the front speaker tweeters in line as close as possible. Don't compromise a lot and take a big hit with system performance. Once she hears it done properly, she'll come around. biggrin.gif

You absolutely need a sub. Try HSU's own subs (they have great packages), Rythmik, SVS, and on the budget side, the Klipsch RW-12d when Newegg is having a sale on them.

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I would suggest that you get a pair of the Cambridge S30 speakers and their S50 center speaker. They offer some very good sound for their size and price.

For your TV, you might want to look at the Samsung PN60E550 and the Samsung PN60E8000. The 550 was top-ranked by Consumer Reports in every performance category and is only $1300.

The Klipsch RW12D and the NHT B12D are very good subwoofers.

The Denon 3312 puts out more power than the Marantz and has superb features, and you can get it for under $900. IMO that is the best bet for a receiver. Of course, for those small speakers you don't need anywhere near that much power anyway.
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I would NOT recommend buying a 900 dollar receiver to drive 500 dollars worth of speakers!
As Bill points out, small speakers will produce small sound and small drivers won't put out a lot of bass. the best sounding really small speaker I have heard is the Cambridge Audio Minx speaker, using BMR driver technology. And while that speaker sound pretty good, it has no tweeter and really cannot hit very low (better at both than Bose cubes, but...)

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thank you all for the wonderful info
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thanks all; i can spend around 2k for the speakers; and 1100 to 1200 for receiver; what about the speakers that attach to the tv and replace the center speakers .. are they worth it..
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thanks all; i can spend around 2k for the speakers; and 1100 to 1200 for receiver; what about the speakers that attach to the tv and replace the center speakers .. are they worth it..

How about you go with $2500 for speakers and subwoofer, and $500-$600 for the receiver?

You can pick up either the Aperion Verus Forte if you prefer the more compact size. Or you can pick up the Aperion Verus Grand bookshelfs for fronts and the Forte's for rears. Center speaker can either be the Grand or Forte, your choice. Don't know if these are small enough for you, but the Forte's are pretty compact to me.

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I'd suggest picking up at least a single subwoofer, though duals typically mean better room response. (And I think it's more aesthetically pleasing to see two subs up front.) The SVS PB-1000 would be a good starting point.

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thanks all; i can spend around 2k for the speakers; and 1100 to 1200 for receiver; what about the speakers that attach to the tv and replace the center speakers .. are they worth it..

Yeah, how about the Aperion Verus Grand bookshelves and Grand center? My dad had the Forte's, but upgraded to the Grand's and the sound is even better, especially for dialog.

Another idea would be Ascend Acoustic's Sierra-1 bookshelves and center. If you want to upgrade their tweeters, you have that option.

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If you can up your budget, these would fit perfect, have great sound and have the WAF.
http://www.svsound.com/systems/ultra-bookshelf-surround-package#.UaWAKJykbmE

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i hear the artisen speakers are awesome.. thinking about the mid priced one; eliminates the center speaker and two fronts. my friend installs them and he raves about them..
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Of the flat-on-wall speakers I've heard it was the best sounding wink.gif A bit on the pricey side, but whenever you look for a higher quality satellite or flat-on-wall you always pay a little more.
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