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Looking for a left, center and right speaker plus subwoofer for a 5.1 system (the rears are in-ceiling speakers). I don't need audiophile level stuff but want it to sound good. The TV console I'm using looks like this, and the speakers will go in the openings on the left, center, and right (with the AV stuff in the lower openings between the cabinet doors). Receiver will be a Denon but haven't decided which one.



Is using something like this pretty decent? http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-5-Channel-Theater-System/dp/B000ZKNW82/ref=sr_1_20?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1373217840&sr=1-20&keywords=polk+audio+speaker
I'd be using 3 of the 5 speakers obviously.

Also for a subwoofer, something like this? http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-YST-SW216BL-Subwoofer/dp/B000FJ89UO/ref=sr_1_1?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1373217925&sr=1-1&keywords=polk+sealed+subwoofer
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Bump for speaker suggestions?

For a subwoofer I ran across this which I think Im going to pull the trigger on: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882780078&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=4032869&SID=skim3263X604722X54dc11821e54f7d00e254760bfdfc02b
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Looking for a left, center and right speaker plus subwoofer for a 5.1 system (the rears are in-ceiling speakers). I don't need audiophile level stuff but want it to sound good. The TV console I'm using looks like this, and the speakers will go in the openings on the left, center, and right (with the AV stuff in the lower openings between the cabinet doors). Receiver will be a Denon but haven't decided which one.



Is using something like this pretty decent? http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-5-Channel-Theater-System/dp/B000ZKNW82/ref=sr_1_20?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1373217840&sr=1-20&keywords=polk+audio+speaker
I'd be using 3 of the 5 speakers obviously.

Also for a subwoofer, something like this? http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-YST-SW216BL-Subwoofer/dp/B000FJ89UO/ref=sr_1_1?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1373217925&sr=1-1&keywords=polk+sealed+subwoofer

How tall are those openings where you want to place your l, c, and r, speakers? These might fit horizontally.
http://www.nhthifi.com/Home-Theater-Absolute-On-Wall-Speaker-Black?sc=12&category=7166

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The openings are just slightly over 6.25" tall but those speakers seem a bit more pricey than I had planned on spending.
Also, the center opening can only accomodate a 6" deep speaker as there is a divider in there, unless I place the center speaker off-center but I would rather not. Would like something wide so it looks like in the picture above.
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Since you didn't give a budget we have no idea how much you're willing to spend.....

how bout 3 of these?
http://www.amazon.com/Energy-Veritas-V-Mini-C-Channel-Speaker/dp/B0091VODHU/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_y?t=slickdeals&tag=slickdeals&ascsubtag=Jt6ftuecEeKlah40xRvYTAjSJ1_M.qb3_0_0_0

since the center opening is much wider than the other two openings are you trying to get 3 of the same exact speaker?

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Sorry didn't see your reply before I asked about the Klipsch speakers.

Forgot to post the budget, that would have helped of course. I was thinking no more than around $300 - $400 total for all three speakers, so the ones you posted would work price wise. Are they good? Never heard of that brand. Also it's ok to use a center channel for left and right fronts as well? Would need them in black as well, have to see if they come in other colors.
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Would you consider putting the L and R speakers on top of the cabinet instead of inside it? That would give you more options and may sound better. Many speakers don't sound as well inside closed cabinets. Also, the 6.3" height is very small. It's difficult to find speakers that small that don't require a sub.

A couple more questions. Is the back of the cabinet enclosed? What is the size of the L and R speaker openings, including depth?
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Why not wall mount the tv and then you have the top of the cabinet to place the center speaker? The center channel height will be an issue when you are an a budget.

Look at the Pioneer floorstanding speakers and center channel for your setup. You could place the speakers to the sides of the cabinet and the center on top of it.
http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/Speakers/Home+Theater+Speakers

The Klipsch sub from Newegg is a good deal and would get my recommendation.


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Would you consider putting the L and R speakers on top of the cabinet instead of inside it? That would give you more options and may sound better.

Agreed. You should get much better sound with the L/R on top of the entertainment center.

For a sub, look into the Dayton SUB1200. Considered by many on the AVS subwoofer forum to be one of the best values for its price.

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The speakers have to go inside the openings but they will be flush with the cabinet so it shouldn't affect the sound. The TV is already wall mounted and has some objects on top of the cabinet and to the sides so I have to find something that fits inside the openings.

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Forgot to post the budget, that would have helped of course. I was thinking no more than around $300 - $400 total for all three speakers, so the ones you posted would work price wise. Are they good? Never heard of that brand. Also it's ok to use a center channel for left and right fronts as well? Would need them in black as well, have to see if they come in other colors.

Yes you can use the same speaker as a left, center and right. Since you have size limitations those would be good for your setup.

If the speakers will be placed inside the cabinet why does color really matter? The grille's are black and that is all anyone will see. The rosenut color of those speakers is actually very, very nice.

Better pricing on the V mini speakers.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Energy-Veritas-V-Mini-C-2-Way-Center-Channel-Speaker-Each-Rosenut-/350598928832?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item51a15319c0

Energy is a Canadian speaker company than has been around for 40 years. Klipsch owns them now. Very popular speaker brand on AVS Forums.

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How is this for a center channel: http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-Synergy-C-10-Premium-Center-Channel/dp/B003XRD9UU

And two of these for the front left and right speakers: http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-Synergy-S-10-Surround-Speakers/dp/B003XRD9VE

You'd be better off using 3 C-10's instead of adding the s-10 surrounds as fronts. The S-10s are designed to be surround speakers where the sound can reflect off walls. It is not a direct radiating speaker.

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Why not wall mount the tv and then you have the top of the cabinet to place the center speaker? The center channel height will be an issue when you are an a budget.

Look at the Pioneer floorstanding speakers and center channel for your setup. You could place the speakers to the sides of the cabinet and the center on top of it.
http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/Speakers/Home+Theater+Speakers

The Klipsch sub from Newegg is a good deal and would get my recommendation.

http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-FS52-LR-Designed-standing-Loudspeaker/dp/B008NCD2S4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373303663&sr=8-1&keywords=fs52

Agreed, for you budget for 3 speakers, if you can make them fit in your setup, this is probably as good as you can get. Have you thought about getting a riser (or wall mount) for your TV to accommodate a larger center channel?

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You'd be better off using 3 C-10's instead of adding the s-10 surrounds as fronts. The S-10s are designed to be surround speakers where the sound can reflect off walls. It is not a direct radiating speaker.

So what's better, the Klipsch C-10s or the Energy Vertias V Mini C? Newegg has the C-10 for $110 right now.
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