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First time HT setup - $1,000 budget

Hello All,

Came across this forum while doing some research on a home theatre setup. Plenty of great advise here and I was hoping that I could get some help on my setup.

My great room is a 12' x 17' and open on one side (I have attached the floor plan). I basically want to get a decent home theatre setup which can be upgradable at a later date if necessary. It is mainly for watching movies and sports as well listening to some music. My budget is only $1,000 CAD, so I am hoping that it is possible.

I would like to get a standalone receiver and 3.1 or 5.1 speakers but you guys are the experts so any suggestions will be much appreciated. I don't have any objections to getting used equipment.

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With that budget I would start with the best 2.0/2.1 and add the center and surrounds later when finances allow. In that open space multiple subs will most likely be necessary when you can afford it for the most even response.

Since you are in Canada you might consider a nice pair of book shelf speakers from PSB or Deftech and pair them with a Denon AVR such as the X2000.

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Makes sense...I am actually thinking about increasing the budget to around $2000. Would that make a difference or should I still stick with getting the best 2.1 and add later?
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Between the great room, kitchen and breakfast area, you are looking at over 3,000 cu. ft. (with 8-foot high ceilings). Your sub will see that entire volume. While it puts you in the large room category, it's not excessively large. Large is considered from 3,000 cu. ft. to 5,000 cu. ft. for a subwoofer.

With a $2,000 budget that makes a big difference, and you should be able to have a very nice 5.1 system. Personally, I'd be looking at an AVR in the $300-$400 range, five speakers in the $800 range, with a sub in that $800 range.
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Between the great room, kitchen and breakfast area, you are looking at over 3,000 cu. ft. (with 8-foot high ceilings). Your sub will see that entire volume. While it puts you in the large room category, it's not excessively large. Large is considered from 3,000 cu. ft. to 5,000 cu. ft. for a subwoofer.

With a $2,000 budget that makes a big difference, and you should be able to have a very nice 5.1 system. Personally, I'd be looking at an AVR in the $300-$400 range, five speakers in the $800 range, with a sub in that $800 range.
I agree. I imagine that space would need at least two large subwoofers to even begin to get the full impact so to speak. With the $2000 budget you could possibly get a center channel as well but it's important that you invest in at least one quality subwoofer to start.
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Since you raised your budget - you can get a SVS sub from Canada
http://www.sonicboomaudio.com/box-su...-series-c-1_9/
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Since you raised your budget - you can get a SVS sub from Canada
http://www.sonicboomaudio.com/box-su...-series-c-1_9/
+1, grab a SVS PB-2000. Take a look at PSB speakers as was mentioned earlier, they are a Canadian company, and their Image series was just recently refreshed, meaning you can get some great deals on the previous generation. Look for the B6/B5 bookshelves, and pair them with a C5 center, and the B4 bookshelves would make great surrounds.

I like Denon for a receiver, the AVR-X2000 would be a good choice, or X1000 if you don't plan on 7.1.
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Since you raised your budget - you can get a SVS sub from Canada
http://www.sonicboomaudio.com/box-su...-series-c-1_9/
Crutchfield Ca > they have Boston, Definitive and PSB speakers.
http://www.crutchfield.ca/Bookshelf_...s_s/307458.htm

http://www.crutchfield.ca/Centre_Cha...s_s/307459.htm
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Thanks for all your suggestions! I'm actually planning on getting everything shipped from accessories4less, so I'm hoping that I can get some better equipment.

Any specific combination that you guys can suggest?? Thanks..
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Thanks for all your suggestions! I'm actually planning on getting everything shipped from accessories4less, so I'm hoping that I can get some better equipment.

Any specific combination that you guys can suggest?? Thanks..
My recommendations at AC4L would be Denon or Marantz receiver, and some
Boston Reflection series speakers - However D&M only allows Denon, Marantz
and Boston to be shipped to USA addresses.

Also, Yamaha can only be shipped in the USA

I would still get your sub from the Canada SVS dealer

At AC4L check over some KEF speakers, and see if there
are any that you may be interested in.

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My recommendations at AC4L would be Denon or Marantz receiver, and some
Boston Reflection series speakers - However D&M only allows Denon, Marantz
and Boston to be shipped to USA addresses.

Also, Yamaha can only be shipped in the USA

I would still get your sub from the Canada SVS dealer

At AC4L check over some KEF speakers, and see if there
are any that you may be interested in.
I am planning on shipping it to a US address and then picking it up. I'll definitely get the sub from here and then maybe get the denon x2000 from AC4L.

I'll check on the KEF speakers as well. Should I just get 4 bookshelf speakers and a centre channel? If so, can I get 4 of the same bookshelf speakers? Sorry, I'm not very informed in this area.

Thanks!
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I am planning on shipping it to a US address and then picking it up. I'll definitely get the sub from here and then maybe get the denon x2000 from AC4L.

can I get 4 of the same bookshelf speakers? Sorry, I'm not very informed in this area.Thanks!
This is my recommendation

Boston RS260 bookshelf - 4 each to equal 2 pair - new in the box
http://www.accessories4less.com/make...h-black/1.html

Boston RS244c center channel speaker
http://www.accessories4less.com/make...r-black/1.html

Boston Reflection speakers, Denon X2000 and a SVS subwoofer - can meet
your $2000 budget, and make a real nice system.

Also, look at KEF if you desire

Your call
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$2,000.00

1. Get used no matter what.


1. Get JBL all around for that full warm big sound. For HT, best option.
2. Sub would make alot of difference in HT.
3. Add a tube somewhere in the line to make the sound warm as possible.

Hit the lights and your in a theatre.

And dont skimp on powercord. Get a Shunyata Venom 3 for your Integrated amp. Use jolida tube dac for warmth.
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$2,000.00

1. Get used no matter what.


1. Get JBL all around for that full warm big sound. For HT, best option.
2. Sub would make alot of difference in HT.
3. Add a tube somewhere in the line to make the sound warm as possible.

Hit the lights and your in a theatre.

And dont skimp on powercord. Get a Shunyata Venom 3 for your Integrated amp. Use jolida tube dac for warmth.

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Thanks for all your suggestions! I'm actually planning on getting everything shipped from accessories4less, so I'm hoping that I can get some better equipment.

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Just fyi, you can get a brand new Denon AVR-X2000 for $399.99 which comes with the full three year warranty, and it's not much more than the refurbished unit at A4L.
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Just fyi, you can get a brand new Denon AVR-X2000 for $399.99 which comes with the full three year warranty, and it's not much more than the refurbished unit at A4L.
At Crutchfield
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Wow for $80, might as well get the new one. Thanks a bunch guys!!
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This is my recommendation

Boston RS260 bookshelf - 4 each to equal 2 pair - new in the box
http://www.accessories4less.com/make...h-black/1.html

Boston RS244c center channel speaker
http://www.accessories4less.com/make...r-black/1.html

Boston Reflection speakers, Denon X2000 and a SVS subwoofer - can meet
your $2000 budget, and make a real nice system.

Also, look at KEF if you desire

Your call
Thanks for the recommendation! I will definitely consider doing this
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