Originally Posted by fragme
Quick couple of questions for you guys. I've been readint the threads for a while now and was hoping for some help regarding my setup.
I bought 4 x CDT-5800-C's for rear and sides
2 x RB-61's for my fronts
1 x RC-62 for center
1 x RW-10 for Sub
I am going to be using the Pioneer VSX-84TX for my receiver. This setup will be going into my basement which will have a wall to wall custom cabinetry to hold my Sony 57" and the Front, Sub and Center speakers. The room is such that I had to put the Side speakers up into the ceiling.
The questions I have are:
1. are the 5800's the right way to go with the other speakers?
2. should i get the ME-800 enclosures for the 5800's? Remember this is going into the basement
3. What speaker cable should I go with for this? (looking not to spend a ton on speaker cable but still get decent cable.)
The speaker runs arent that far from the TV I believe the longest run is maybe 20 to 30 feet from the receiver (those being the rears and being in wall)
Any suggestions/feedback would be greatly appreciated.
1. The 5800's are probably the best in-ceiling match in the Klipsch line for your mains. In-ceilings are a compromise at best for these HT-type applications. Nonetheless, with the proper seating location, you can probably make this work. You want the seating to be located well away from the room boundaries, (walls). You do *not* want to be sitting directly underneath the in-ceiling speakers.
The side surrounds should be to the sides, well away from the seating. You can experiment with aiming the tweeters at the LP or aiming them away from the LP, at the side wall for a more diffuse, dipole-like sound field. Dipole side surrounds are designed for the listener to sit in the "null" of the tweeter/midrange. This is what gives them the diffuse sound field they are noted for. Aiming the tweeter at the wall *might* simulate this effect. Try it and see. If not aim them at the LP.
The rear surrounds you want well behind you, separated by a few feet, (according to Dolby's Speaker Layout Recommendations
), and aimed at the LP.
2. You should definitely consider the backboxes for these speakers. Without them, the "enclosure" will be drywall and joists.
You'll have drywall resonances, which will make the sound hollow and dull. Also, the sound from the backwave will leak into the upstairs. The backboxes will attenuate both these problems.
3. Parts Express
has good, inexpensive speaker cable.