I have a Denon AVR-589 so I would use that to power the speakers. I only have a Bluray player and the FIOS box so it would work perfect.
Should I go with a decent soundbar or is there anything decent that is flat that would work ?
I would LOVE to stay under $400 if possible (less would be much appreciated).
A SUB is not included in that budget (and not sure I would get one as there is really NOWHERE to put one).
These are probably pretty decent for your budget: Boston Acoustics Bravo 20
If you can stretch the budget a bit, these would be a step up: Definitive Tech Mythos Gem
In either case, a sub is highly is highly desirable. This is my usual recommendation for a high value, compact sub: SVS SB-1000
HTD Flat Panel speakers here
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Speakers > MB Quart VS05, Boston VS260, Snell K7
Subwoofer > Mordaunt Short Aviano 7
Receiver > Tascam PAR-200, Pioneer VSX-30
Also the Boston is the only one I really liked because it was longer. and sleek. I would love it if it took up most of the length of the sides of the Plasma. Does that make sense?
Something like the Martin and Logan Slim speakers (without the price attached )
Anything like that out there?
Something like this? KEF T301 Satellite Speaker
Broad and very shallow form factor. Specs say 1.4" thick!
From what little I could find on the T301's they are suppose to be a great low profile speaker.
I doubt I can swing the 301 version but they have a smaller version that is another $200 cheaper.
Thanks for the find.
ANY OTHER ones out there?
Yep! Just happened to be on the EMPTek site and noticed these for the first time: http://emptek.com/onwall.php
Prices are very reasonable... EMPTek generally offers speakers that reportedly compete well with speakers several times the price.
These are not terribly shallow however, being almost 6" deep. Looks like if thin is your thing, you've gotta pay for it.
I guess I need to figure out how far off the wall my TV is going to sit too. Cause if it's 6" then maybe a 6" speaker hanging off the wall won't look so bad. I sure do like the FLAT KEF ones though. They look sweet.
Anyone else see anything out there?
Although they are not cheap, I want to throw the Monitor Audio Shadow series out there for anyone looking for flat speakers. The satellites have a mounting bracket incorporated in the cabinet, but they can also be mounted on a stand. Finished in black, brushed aluminium they sure look the part.
They make it so the center channel is built in to each speaker and they sit directly on each side of the TV. They can also do custom enclosures for your specific TV if necessary. The Low end pair is roughly $1300, The next step up is roughly $2000 and the high end pair is roughly $3000. Going to look at them today.
They apparently (artison) make an IN Wall sub that is anti vibrate (his term). It's the only speaker on the market that doesn't shake the wall (again his wording, but how is that possible I have no idea).
The monitor Audio ones LOOK nice too...