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Hi All,

I seem to be at a bit of a dead end when it comes to putting together my home theater. I already own a Denon X4000 and I'm trying to get a speaker setup to match for a new basement home theater construction.
The room is approximately 25x13 (7.5 ft ceilings). I'm still pre-drywall so placement is still very flexible. My budget is around $3k, but for the right package I can maybe squeeze a little more in without my wife noticing.

Some of my decisions at this point are:
Whether to get satellites for the front or tower. And to spend more on 5.1 and get the extra speakers at a later date (i'll pre-wire for them).
Whether to get 1 larger sub or 2 medium subs. I have a crappy sub laying around from a Sony HTIB that could maybe do some backup work, but I wouldn't count on it.

I have access to an employee discount at ABC warehouse through a friend, but their selection is really limited and I haven't seen anything really positive said about their inventory here.

Any help or advice is appreciated!
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I would suggest looking at Hsu Research at the Hybrid 15 7.1 Package BUT also add a 2nd VTF-15H sub. That 7.2 setup should be right around $3k delivered. That setup should sound really nice in your room. hsuresearch.com

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One of the countless options would be Ascend and dual subs.

2 - CMT-340 SE
1 - CMT-340 C
4 - CBM-170 SE
Comes to $1,398 Shipped
The matching stands for the front 340's are $140 a pair
Omni wall mounts for the 170's are about $90 a pair

Then you can do:
Dual SVS PB-1000 for $1,000
Dual PSA XS15 for $1423
and many other great subs in that similar price range

Denon 2113, Klipsch RF-52, RC-35, RB-61, SVS PB-1000
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I would suggest looking at Hsu Research at the Hybrid 15 7.1 Package BUT also add a 2nd VTF-15H sub. That 7.2 setup should be right around $3k delivered. That setup should sound really nice in your room. hsuresearch.com

This actually looks pretty tempting, I'm not familiar with HSU research though. Any trade offs for their sound? I should probably have mentioned my uses are about 70% movies, 20% sports, 10% music. But just at a glance, this looks pretty good
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Looking at the above suggestions, I think I like the idea of getting all mounted satellites and no floor standing towers. I want to save my floor space
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Ended up buying the hybrid 7.1 system and a 2nd sub. We'll see how it goes!
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If you need wall mounts, the best affordable wall mounts are the Videosecu side-clamping mounts. They are cheap, they can hold heavier bookshelf speakers like the Hsu speakers, and they do not require you to drill into the speaker cabinets like many other mounts. They and the Pinpoints AM40 (of which they are basically a clone) are the best mounts you can get for bookshelf speakers for under $100 by far.
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Thanks! Hsu recommended the pinpoints, but I'll look into others! I'm very excited to get my new speakers and I'm sure I'll be back here when I have no idea how to calibrate
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Looking at the mounts, do they work with the center channel? I'm thinking if they could rotate 90 degrees, it might work. Since they come in pairs, I'm not sure what to do with my 7 speaker solution. At this point I'm just going to buy 6, but looking for someone else's experience with this type of configuration.
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You wouldn't want to use those mounts horizontally, they will not work that way. For a center channel, you could just use another HB-1 instead of an HC-1. Horizontal speakers are compromises anyway, the ideal is to actually use a speaker identical to your front left and right anyway. If you really want a HC-1, there are center speaker mounts like this one
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I already got the hybrid 7.1 pack, so I have a wider center channel coming. Thanks for the link, I was thinking I'd end up with something like that, shouldn't be to hard to find something that matches my others
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