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That's a decent-sized room to fill with sound. Tough to do on your budget. Considering the Denon X2300 is already giving up Audyssey MultEQ XT32 and amplifier pre-outs, might as well go with the entry level X series, like the X1300, and put that money into the Polk RTiA towers and center. You'll keep the speakers a lot longer than the receiver and going with the RTiA series still leaves you the option of expanding with the in-wall line for side, back, and ceiling. I'm still using 20+ year-old JBL L7 towers in my 13-channel Atmos setup, which, I might add, is in a room not much larger than yours. I expanded roughly the same way with speakers. I chose a brand with plenty of options and bought the best speakers I could afford with each upgrade. I can't count the number of times I've upgraded the receiver and added external amplification starting in 2012 when the channel count exceeded what receivers came with.
Subs are a whole different matter. Probably easier to get a 12" within your budget and add a 2nd one later on. Cheapest I can think of is the SVS SB12-NSD or PB12-NSD that were being cleared out at $400. That will stomp all over the Polk PSW505, which is the one I'd get if sticking with Polk for speakers.
Originally Posted by Bichu
SVS is available. Not sure about other 2 though.
On a separate note, Is there any connection with sub and AVR in boosting overall sound quality?
Or sub is driven all by itself?
You'll have a cross-over setting as well as a gain adjustment just for the sub that is independent from the other speakers. The sub ( at least the one you are looking at ) has its own amplifier built in and all you need is an RCA cable to connect it to the receiver. Now. This where Audyssey comes in. The MultEQ XT in the x1300/x2300 does not have SubEQ, so the sub will be calibrated as part of the whole system. Audyssey MultEQ TX32 ( in the x3300 and greater ) has SubEQ, which calibrates the subs independently of the other speakers. There are differences in the sampling rates as well but not that important for subs. Only boondoggle with SubEQ is that the range is 75 to 78dB, so I calibrate at that then go back in and boost it up 5dB.
Denon AVR X7200WA, Emotiva XPR-5, Emotiva XPA-7, Sony XBR 75" 850C, Oppo UDP-203, Roku Ultra.
DefTech BP7000SC (L/R), CLR3000 (C), SM55 (FH), UIW BPZ/A (SB), UIW 75 (TM).
JBL L7 (Sur), EoSone RSR 350 (RH).
PC 2.1 setup. Emotiva Stealth 6, SVS SB16-Ultra sub, Emotiva DC-1 DAC.
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