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Old 11-22-2013, 01:18 PM - Thread Starter
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I would like to get some input of a home theatre I'm putting together.  95% of it will be for watching movies.

I have a rather large living room 24' x 18' with 8' ceilings.  I have been going back and fourth with large speakers or sattelites.  Next to my 60" Samsung LED television which is in a small corner, I have about 2' of room before hitting the fireplace.  I was thing of using that space for the subwoofer.  Don't have much room for front standing floor speakers.  Anyhow my budget is around $1500 for the speakers and receiver.

 

I did alot of reading online of the different speakers (Polk Audio, Klipsch, NFT, BIC), and I was leaning to Definitive Technology.  The reviews seem to be great.  This the setup I was thinking about getting:

 

Definitive Technology:

  • 4 - Pro Monitor 1000 - front and rear
  • 1 - Pro Center 2000 - center
  • 1 - Super Cube 4000 - subwoofer

 

Not sure what kind of receiver  Possibly the Onkyo TX-NR717, Yamaha RX-V575 or a Denon.  I might even think of going with a 7.1 receiver, but my coach butts up to the back wall.  Can't put speakers behind it.  Maybe you can give me ideas on that too.

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Go with a 5.1 AVR unless you want to hook up add'l speakers in another zone, outside for example. Keep the def techs except for the sub. You can get better for that price. Check the sub thread for more info.

Check out bajawaverunner eBay store. They're the deftech refurb seller and lots of folks have used it with good results, myself included.

Use the money saved buying refurb to get a better sub.

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Thanks a lot. I will look into it.

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I was just on the website.  It shows parts like covers and speaker boxes.  I don't see any refurbished woofers.  Do you know a certain model other than the super cube which would be good to get?  Also is there any particular receiver specifications I would need?

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Select "home audio"

PM1000
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Definitive-Technology-ProMonitor-1000-Speaker-NDKA-/190970057649?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item2c76b3d3b1

I don't see the PC2000 in-stock now, but check back every so often.

I'm fond of my Denon. Here's a link to the newer models. I'd suggest getting no less than the AVR-E300
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1465528/the-official-2013-denon-e-series-x-series-avr-model-owners-thread-faq

So...

Denon E300 = $400 (you can probably get this cheaper on Black Friday)
DefTech PM1000 x4 = $520
DefTech PC2000 = $300-350

Leaves you about $300-$400 for a sub. There are a lot of good budget subs out there but the SVS SB1000 or PB1000 are getting great reviews.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1396482/budget-subwoofers-discussions-opinions-and-questions-thread
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1439755/new-svs-sb1000-pb1000-subwoofers

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Wow.  I really have my work cut out for me.  You have given me a lot to look at.  Thanks you for your help.

 

I was reading one of the forums of a guy who kept blowing 1000 speakers.  Besides the common sense of turning the volume too high, is there a way avoid this from happening?  Maybe a cutoff of some sort?

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Another option would be to go with DefTech SM450, SM350, and CLR2002. You would get MDF ( pressed wood ) instead of plastic cabinets and the cost would be just a bit more. Maybe it is just me, but I find that speakers with plastic cabinets have a " hollow " sound compared to MDF cabinets.

Newegg and their on-line store partners have all of these available now.

SM 450 = $350 a pair
SM 350 = $200 a pair
CLR 2002 = $350

( Only $20 to $70 more than a 5 speaker PM/PC setup )

I'd get the SVS SB1000 or SP1000 subwoofer for $500.

Total is $1450 plus whatever it costs for shipping.

IMO, this would be a better setup for the $1500 but would also need more robust mounting since they are larger and heavier than the PM/PC stuff.

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Thanks I will look into it.

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Look into Craig's List in your area, if you want to stretch your budget.

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And when he has them bajawaverunner on ebay has the sm450's for 169.00 per pair refurbs

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Anyone have any thoughts on the Definitive Technology super cube III , I like the size of it? 11x11x11 but are those numbers correct. 16-200 hertz?  using a bic pl200 now but limited space and this throws everything out of balance. any other suggestions

 

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Anyone have any thoughts on the Definitive Technology super cube III , I like the size of it? 11x11x11 but are those numbers correct. 16-200 hertz?  using a bic pl200 now but limited space and this throws everything out of balance. any other suggestions

Thanks

Unless u get it for really cheap it's not worth it. You could go with a SVS PC sub. They take up only 17 square inches of floor space.

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Anyone have any thoughts on the Definitive Technology super cube III , I like the size of it? 11x11x11 but are those numbers correct. 16-200 hertz?  using a bic pl200 now but limited space and this throws everything out of balance. any other suggestions

The SB1000 is only 13x13x13 if you can spare a few extra inches... per the other guys on here that know way more than I do about subs, DefTech is known to inflate their sub's #s.

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