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post #1 of 6 Old 07-20-2014, 04:51 PM - Thread Starter
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Help with 5.1 Setup

I just purchased a Pioneer Elite VSX 80 AVR
I also signed up for B&W CM1 LR, the CM Center (the CM Center 2 was way out of my budget despite the upgrade in sound) and am considering the B&W 683s for the rears.

Here are my issues/concerns:
1. The CM series are rear vented, so I can't use the pre-wired surround outs in my room, and will have to place these on the console
2. The CM series is available in that gorgeous wenge finish, the 6 is only available in white or black
3. I liked the fullness of the 6 series 3 way center, but the tight and crispness of the CM 2 way center

Questions:
1a. Am I investing too much into my rears? should I consider the in-wall rears from B&W? My logic for investing in rears was the given the HUGE space, I might need 4 channel music to fill the room up at sufficient volume at times.
1b. Which center should I go with - should I bite the bullet and go with the cheaper 6 series' 3 way center or should I stick with the higher CM series' 2 way center?
2. Is there another speaker (any manufacturer) that I should consider in or cheaper than this price range that is front vented and therefore wall mountable?
3. Are the 6 and CM timbre matched?
4. What sub should I buy for my HUGE space?

TIA for answering my scatter brained questions

The space:
cathedral ceilings, open floor plan, 17x21 'room' that is essentially open

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Your 3 front shoud be timber match and I would spend more money on them.
Second if yor surronds are not the same series to save money, then you can live with it since it for embience (match is always the best option if you don't break the bank).

For subs option I think of these 2 option should work.
Contact them, they will not try to oversell!
http://www.powersoundaudio.com/products/xs30se
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http://www.svsound.com/subwoofers/ported-box/PB12-Plus

Hopefully this help a little

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Thank you DR - should've mentioned - unfortunately, my sub options need to be below $600-700
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Thank you DR - should've mentioned - unfortunately, my sub options need to be below $600-700
then maybe one of these
http://www.svsound.com/subwoofers/sealed-box/sb-2000
or
http://www.svsound.com/subwoofers/ported-box/PB-1000

If I were you, I would go with option #1 , lots of good review and the $200 difference will be forgeten pretty fast.

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Thank you DR - should've mentioned - unfortunately, my sub options need to be below $600-700
If that 17x20 room with cathedral ceilings is open to other rooms, you need to wait until you can afford a more powerful sub. Subs see the whole space. Why buy an underperforming sub to go with those nice CM series B&Ws?

I suggest starting a thread in the AVS subwoofer forum (which is the better place for sub recommendations) so that they can talk with you about what your room needs.
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If that 17x20 room with cathedral ceilings is open to other rooms, you need to wait until you can afford a more powerful sub. Subs see the whole space. Why buy an underperforming sub to go with those nice CM series B&Ws?

I suggest starting a thread in the AVS subwoofer forum (which is the better place for sub recommendations) so that they can talk with you about what your room needs.
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