Originally Posted by srikkanth.m
Long time lurker here but haven't posted much. I used to have a pretty solid setup back in the day with a Denon AVR-1911 and a Jamo 5.1 setup. But due to some reasons I had to sell everything. Since then, I moved houses and I am currently looking to build my DIY setup. I have a 13 ft X 13 ft living room where I watch my TV. I don't have walls on all 4 sides. One side of the room leads to the dining area. So I have to put the rears on the back of the couch.
Can you recommend a 5.1 setup? Does Atmos matter in real world? If so, can you recommend a 5.1.2 setup? My budget is around $3000 max. including wiring, receiver and everything. I may have to do some magic to hide the wiring but I will take care of it.
I'd start by auditioning some Klipsch RP bookshelves from Best Buy with their easy returns and if happy, fill out from there.
Denon 3300 is currently a great value and it will EQ your sub(s).
Might want to consider two subs for your space as it is small but wide open.
You can always add Klipsch Atmos upfiring or wall mounted speakers later to try Atmos and simply return them if not impressed.
PORTED SUBWOOFERS $600 AND BELOW, DELIVERED
Specs are from the manufacturer unless noted otherwise.
150watts =11w18h13d= 18 lbs 8" [28hz] $199 EMOTIVA BASX S8
200watts =14w16h16d= 34 lbs 10" [27hz] $299 EMOTIVA BASX S10
300watts =17w18h18d= 49 lbs 12" [26hz] $399 EMOTIVA BASX S12, (extension from Brent Butterworth measurement)
350watts =15w16h17d= 40 lbs 10" [30hz] $399 RSL SPEEDWOOFER 10S, (extension from Sound & Vision review)
250watts =15w19h17d= 42 lbs 10" [22hz] $423 HSU VTF 1 MK3
200 watts =16w19h17d= 52 lbs 12" [22hz] $439 HTD LEVEL THREE
300watts =15w19h20d= 46 lbs 10" [18hz] $499 SVS PB1000, (extension from Sound & Vision Review)
500watts =15w19h20d= 72 lbs 10" [20hz] $500 MONOPRICE MONOLITH THX 10" (coming soon)
300watts =16w22h21d= 69 lbs* 12" [19hz] $549 RHYTHMIK LV12R
350watts =15w21h22d= 62 lbs 12" [18hz] $604 HSU VTF2 MK5, (verified by Audioholics review)
* = shipping weight
SEALED SUBWOOFERS $650 AND BELOW, DELIVERED
300watts =13w14h16d= 27 lbs 12" [23hz] $499 SVS SB1000, (extension from Sound & Vision)
300watts =14w14h16d= 58 lbs* 12" [18hz] $539 RHYTHMIK L12
500watts =14w15h17d= 35 lbs 12" [19hz] $649 SVS SB2000 outlet, (extension from Sound & Vision)
* = shipping weight