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post #361 of 3951 Old 12-15-2006, 07:28 PM
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ehyyyyyyyyz, just place my order for a pair of 362s, pioneer 816 and pc350 center. extremely excited cuz this is my first HT system. =)

no sub or rears as of now...limited bugdet..

now i need to get wires, would i need something like this?http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=100-155

do i need those banana clips?

one more question, what is teh difference between 12,14 or 16gauge wires? which on do i need?

Is that all to need to get me going? sry for all the questions as i am new to this. thank you so much
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now i need to get wires, would i need something like this?http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=100-155

That will work, but you may be able to find decent speaker wires for even cheaper. Check out monoprice.com, bluejeancable.com, Radioshack, Home Depot or Lowes for reasonably priced speaker wire.

This one from Lowes should be sufficient for you, unless you have very long runs for an individual speaker (link may not work, just search for it)
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...122&lpage=none

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do i need those banana clips?

Banana plugs are nice to have, but they are not mandatory. If you need to disconnect/reconnect your speakers often, you should consider using banana plugs. Check out this one from monoprice
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...ormat=2&style=

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one more question, what is teh difference between 12,14 or 16gauge wires? which on do i need?

Thick wire is better for longer cable runs. Smaller the number, thicker is the wire, so 12 gauge wire is thicker than 14 gauge.

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Is that all to need to get me going?

For now, yes.
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thanks for the suggestion, would the 14ga wires u suggested from lowes work nicely with my front p362s? or 12ga would be better?

i am going my local home depot and radioshack to check them out tomorrow.
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thanks for the suggestion, would the 14ga wires u suggested from lowes work nicely with my front p362s? or 12ga would be better?

i am going my local home depot and radioshack to check them out tomorrow.

Since your front speakers will not need longer runs of wire, even 16 gauge will be enough, but for simplicity just get one spool of 14 gauge and you can use that for your surround speakers also (when you get it). FWIW, I use 16 gauge wire for about 40' run for my surrounds and they work just fine.
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ok. due to the sales, im getting 2 ACOUSTIC RESEARCH AVRP24 for rear back and 2 polk audio r300 for L/R surrounds to make 7.1

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front-infinity primus pc362
center-infinity primus pc350
L/R surrounds-polk audio r300
L/R rears-ACOUSTIC RESEARCH AVRP24

sub-infinity ps12
receiver-pioneer 816 (might switch to pioneer 1016 or onkyo 604)

any comments? how is this set up?
and should i switch receivers?

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or should i stick with a 5.1 system with two p162 rears?
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or should i stick with a 5.1 system with two p162 rears?

Generally it's not advised to mix speakers from different manufacturers in a 7.1 setup, except perhaps for the subwoofer because of its very limited frequency range. The reason is that the human ear is extremely sensitive to even the slightest differences in tonality in the frequencies that are covered by human voice (roughly in the range 200-2000Hz).
So, imho, sticking with a 5.1 system with two p162 rears is a better choice. And it would be more visually acceptable also. But that's just my $0.02.

BTW if your budget allows you may consider the Pioneer 1016 over the 816.
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Are the 252's replacing the 250's?I saw apair of Primus 252'son Ebay but have not heard of these coming out. Has anyone else seen these? If so what are your thoughts on them.

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Are the 252's replacing the 250's?

Yes. Primus 250s are discontinued and are replaced by P252.

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I saw apair of Primus 252'son Ebay but have not heard of these coming out. Has anyone else seen these? If so what are your thoughts on them.

I have not heard them, but from published specs on Infinity's web site, they don't seem that much different and it looks more like cosmetic changes than anything else.
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Hi I have primus 150 in front and maybe replace it with primus 360. And I saw in electronics-expo which is mention sold as pair for 299$ including shipping. Would you think this is on pair because its a great price?
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Hi I have primus 150 in front and maybe replace it with primus 360. And I saw in electronics-expo which is mention sold as pair for 299$ including shipping. Would you think this is on pair because its a great price?

thats cheap, should i cancel my order of a pair of p362 (380$/pair) and get this 360? Since they have teh same specs.

ORRRR two 362s upfront and 2 360s on rear. lols overkilling?
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Hi I have primus 150 in front and maybe replace it with primus 360. And I saw in electronics-expo which is mention sold as pair for 299$ including shipping. Would you think this is on pair because its a great price?

Price is good and it is for a pair.

Just check with Infinity, if Electronics-Expo is authorized to sell it online. I remember calling Infinity to check on this one some time back and they told me that if I buy from their store (not online) Infinity will honor warranty.

Did not make a lot of sense to me, but that's what Infinity folks told me. Electronics-Expo will match their web price, if you buy it from their store too. BTW, they are only in NJ, I think.
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thats cheap, should i cancel my order of a pair of p362 (380$/pair) and get this 360? Since they have teh same specs.

ORRRR two 362s upfront and 2 360s on rear. lols overkilling?

Where did you find P362s? I thought they are not shipping yet.
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Where did you find P362s? I thought they are not shipping yet.

i found a pair on beachaudio.com, but they didnt ship it yet.
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i found a pair on beachaudio.com, but they didnt ship it yet.

That's what I thought. I don't see them anywhere else except for few entries on eBay and beachaudio

I think you will have to wait for some more time.
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Yes electronis-expo was one of the authorized dealer.But is electronc-expo good online store with regards to their customer service because I don't hear much on this forum.Mostly from vanns and crutchfield.
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Yes electronis-expo was one of the authorized dealer.But is electronc-expo good online store with regards to their customer service because I don't hear much on this forum.Mostly from vanns and crutchfield.

I have not purchased anything from them online, so can't comment based on my own experience.

Check out what other people say on resellerratings (search for them under store ratings)
http://www.resellerratings.com/
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so what do you gusy think? 2 p362s front and 2 360s on the back.
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Thanks. And it seems theres a lot of dissatisfied customers from them.
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Gigapod, you have 2 360s for front and 2 250s for surround coorect? How are you liking that setup and what do you think if i do 2 362s front and 2 360s for surround?
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Gigapod, you have 2 360s for front and 2 250s for surround coorect?

Yes, and the sound is just great when playing on all 4 speakers, music with Dolby Pro Logic II or movies 5.1.
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How are you liking that setup and what do you think if i do 2 362s front and 2 360s for surround?

As far as I can tell, the 362's and 360's are very similar (differences are mostly cosmetic), so you should be fine, but it won't sound very different from 4 x 362's or 4 x 360's.
If you can get a good price on the 360's, I would go with 4 of them. If you can get a good price on the 362's, I would go with 4 of them.
I guess we'll be seeing some good offers on the 250's and 360's as retail channels clear out their stocks of the "old" models to make room for the "new" ones.
And don't forget to follow the good advice from axs: only buy from an authorized reseller who will honor the warranty on Infinity speakers.
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I have a room that's 16.5x11.5 feet that I want to put some Infinity speakers into. I plan on using two 360's for the fronts, the C25 or possibly the new 250 for center channel, and where I get stuck is surrounds. The room looks like the attachment, with the wall with the picture window and the the wall opposite the tv being load bearing exterior walls. Because of the large sectional there isn't any room for traditional surrounds, so I'm looking for alternatives. The Infinity reseller theaudiovideosource.com has the Infinity OWS 1 listed with the Primus equipment, and it definitely appeals to me as a surround solution. I would place one along the wall with the picture window between the window and the corner, and place the other on the opposite wall. The normal listening position would be on the corner of the sectional, which while not ideal is the wife and my favorite position since we bought a sectional deep enough for two to cuddle on =) My questions are, is this a good idea for a surround solution in general, and would the OWS match the Primus equipment well enough to not color dialog and such overly much. Thanks for any advice you guys can give this home theater novice =)
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...is this a good idea for a surround solution in general, and would the OWS match the Primus equipment well enough to not color dialog and such overly much.
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I had never heard about these OWS speakers until I read your post and checked them out, but yes, they seem like a good compromise since they use the same kind of drivers as the Primus.
Given the constraints of your HT room, I would say you have found quite a good solution.
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I am really happy with my primus speakers. I bought them almost a year ago from crutchfield without listening to them. I bought the c25, 360's for the fronts & 160's for the surrounds & a ps-12 sub. They work excellent for movies and music. The next thing I want to get is an amplifier for the 360's I know they are rated @ 200watts each. I don't want to spend too much money $500.00 max. I have been looking on ebay and two amps have caught my eye. The first 1 is the adcom gfa-555II & the 2nd one is the yamaha m-70.
They both are rated 200wpc. Is anyone familiar with these, are they a good match for the Infinity's or can someone recommend another amp in my price range. I am new at this so any help would be appreciated. Thanks. By the way right now I am powering all my speakers through my receiver. A pioneer vsx-1015tx rated at 120watt per channel.
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...By the way right now I am powering all my speakers through my receiver. A pioneer vsx-1015tx rated at 120watt per channel.

Hi,
I think the Pioneer 1015 is a *great* receiver, and at 120W per channel it's a good match for your Primus speakers.
I am not sure about the reason to switch to a separate amp for the 360's? Is it because you feel you'll get better/louder sound using an external amp?
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I just bought a pair of Primus P162 bookshelves for my PC audio system. I like the new style grille. $175 shipped for a new set of speakers ain't too bad.
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Am looking to upgrade my old Kenwood HTIB system to better compliment my new 50 Panny plasma. Although the room is large (approx 12x30 w/ 10ft ceilings) the viewing area is at one end with a sitting distance of 8-10ft. With help from this forum (thanks to all) have decided to go with a PS10, C25, 150's for surround, and an Onkyo 604.

My debate is whether to use 250's or 360's up front. Based on Gigapod's recent comparison, am wondering if for a dedicated surround system (no music other than the occasional on air concert) I would notice little if any difference. I'm all about getting the final battle sequence from Return of the King (my current demo sequence) to sound like much more like Peter Jackson intended.

Unfortunately no place locally to demo and although $100/pr price difference is not really an issue, the 250's better fit my room/furniture setup. Sofor the optimal Primus home theater experience, should I spend the money and squeeze in the 360's or save $100 and maybe spend it on a PS12?

Any and all opinions appreciated!
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Am looking to upgrade my old Kenwood HTIB system to better compliment my new 50 Panny plasma. Although the room is large (approx 12x30 w/ 10ft ceilings) the viewing area is at one end with a sitting distance of 8-10ft. With help from this forum (thanks to all) have decided to go with a PS10, C25, 150's for surround, and an Onkyo 604.

My debate is whether to use 250's or 360's up front. Based on Gigapod's recent comparison, am wondering if for a dedicated surround system (no music other than the occasional on air concert) I would notice little if any difference. I'm all about getting the final battle sequence from Return of the King (my current demo sequence) to sound like much more like Peter Jackson intended.

Unfortunately no place locally to demo and although $100/pr price difference is not really an issue, the 250's better fit my room/furniture setup. Sofor the optimal Primus home theater experience, should I spend the money and squeeze in the 360's or save $100 and maybe spend it on a PS12?

Any and all opinions appreciated!

Just note that the size difference between the 250s and 360s for your room/furniture setup is minimal.

The 360s are only about an inch wider, 3 3/4 of an inch higher and about an inch deeper.

I'm all ready to get the 360 bundle at vanns but the only thing holding me back is the fact that it comes with the PS-10 and I want the PS-12. I called them up yesterday and they no longer sell the PS-12 at all so I would have to look elsewhere.

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...the 250's better fit my room/furniture setup.
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Any and all opinions appreciated!

If the 250's better fit your HT room layout, then by all means go for them (but what Cobra wrote is true: they are not that different in size; but they are quite different in weight!). I am still convinced that the 250's and the 360's are sonically very hard to tell apart, for normal HT use. Also remember the subwoofer will be handling the grunt of the THX special effects, so imho the PS12 holds a slight advantage over the PS10.
Finally, when you add the C25 and 150's in the equation, the difference in cost between the 250's and the 360's becomes very small.
Wish everybody a Happy New Year and enjoy the sound...
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I am still convinced that the 250's and the 360's are sonically very hard to tell apart, for normal HT use.

Finally.... the difference in cost between the 250's and the 360's becomes very small.

Gigapod...

Don't mind spending the money if I'll get something in return, but sounds like in your estimation, the difference (for home theather) is minimal at best

Do you see any reason/advantages to go with the 360's for my use?

Always looking for that elusive justification... just in case the wife asks!

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