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New Surround sound help

Just moved to a new house....

Time to do up the family room. 5.1 preferred...

I got the ok to buy a 75" Sony XBR 850E not sure about the 900E but...

Looking for a nice receiver subwoofer Front center and left to compliment the TV.

The room is awkward and I can up load pictures tonight...

Basically its tile floor with open floor plan on the left side of the tv if youre looking at the tv and sliders on the left.

The room is about 18 feet wide by about 20 feet deep. The wall where the tv will go is 18 feet wide.

Few years ago I was on here and got some great help with SVS sub and A Denon receiver with some bookshelf speakers but now Im looking at some larget floor speakers.

My bro in law has some martin logan motion 40s Not sure how good those are or how they compare to what you guys would recommend...

My budget is around 3000 or so....

Thanks!!
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I would look at a pair of Emotiva T2 towers and a C2 center:
https://emotiva.com/product/airmotiv-t2/
https://emotiva.com/product/airmotiv-c2/

And for the sub, this monstrous Hsu is currently on sale:
http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/vtf-3mk5HP.html

About $2200 shipped all told.

For the receiver, look here:
https://www.accessories4less.com/mak...ceivers/1.html

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Just moved to a new house....

Time to do up the family room. 5.1 preferred...

I got the ok to buy a 75" Sony XBR 850E not sure about the 900E but...

Looking for a nice receiver subwoofer Front center and left to compliment the TV.

The room is awkward and I can up load pictures tonight...

Basically its tile floor with open floor plan on the left side of the tv if youre looking at the tv and sliders on the left.

The room is about 18 feet wide by about 20 feet deep. The wall where the tv will go is 18 feet wide.

Few years ago I was on here and got some great help with SVS sub and A Denon receiver with some bookshelf speakers but now Im looking at some larget floor speakers.

My bro in law has some martin logan motion 40s Not sure how good those are or how they compare to what you guys would recommend...

My budget is around 3000 or so....

Thanks!!
I really like my bookshelf version of the Motion 40s but fear that in your very very bright room they might come off as too bright so I would suggest you look at a speaker with a warmer sound signature like Wharfedale.

Nice thing is their towers are available in many different finishes and they can be purchased, and returned easily, at Best Buy.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/shop/wharfedale-speakers

For a room that large you might want to consider two Rhythmik or HSU subs though SVS is always an option with their free returns which the others don't offer.

Denon x300 receivers are on sale at the moment as they have been replaced by the newer x400 series and the nice thing is many of the x300 receivers have EQ that will EQ your subs.

In a bright room like that get the best EQ you can afford...I'd look at the $500 2300.

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_033AVX...0W.html?tp=179

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Most of the time brighter sounding speakers such as the Motions are a benefit for HT. If music at high(ish) volume is going to be a large percentage of use, perhaps something with a little high end roll off would be better.

See if you can borrow your friend's motion 40s and hear how they sound in your room. Denon/Marantz are popular choices since most like Audyssey, especially the models with sub EQ. If the Audyssey app works, it makes for a nice system since you can alter the curve and frequency response of the room correction.

The 1000 series and up Yamahas are nice. They have a pretty good auto setup and a nice PEQ for manual tweaking.
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Most of the time brighter sounding speakers such as the Motions are a benefit for HT. If music at high(ish) volume is going to be a large percentage of use, perhaps something with a little high end roll off would be better.

See if you can borrow your friend's motion 40s and hear how they sound in your room. Denon/Marantz are popular choices since most like Audyssey, especially the models with sub EQ. If the Audyssey app works, it makes for a nice system since you can alter the curve and frequency response of the room correction.

The 1000 series and up Yamahas are nice. They have a pretty good auto setup and a nice PEQ for manual tweaking.
Great suggestion to borrow the friend's speakers.

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I would look at a pair of Emotiva T2 towers and a C2 center:
https://emotiva.com/product/airmotiv-t2/
https://emotiva.com/product/airmotiv-c2/

And for the sub, this monstrous Hsu is currently on sale:
http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/vtf-3mk5HP.html

About $2200 shipped all told.

For the receiver, look here:
https://www.accessories4less.com/mak...ceivers/1.html

Any reason in particular you recommended the emotivas?

Why not cantons or any other brand?

Thanks
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Any reason in particular you recommended the emotivas?

Why not cantons or any other brand?

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A HSU HB1/HC1 package might be another "not too bright" speaker to consider for your room.

5.1 packages that play below 20hz start at $1505 and 5.2 packages start at just under $2100.

http://www.hsuresearch.com/packages.html

Many reviews of HSU systems to google or simply access off their site.

http://www.hsuresearch.com/reviews.html#speakers

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