Originally Posted by VKR
Plex, thanks for your help. I may just go with the Denon AVR-2112CI to pick up the MultiEQ XT. I wasn't big on the Marantz, but HiDef Lifestyle sells them locally and a salesman there was promoting Marantz as their go to line.
As for the surround speakers, I'm currently trying to work a deal on some used BP2X's.
For the front center, I'm still torn as to whether to go with the ProCenter 2000 w/ ProMonitor 1000's or just go with the ProCenter 1000 and ProMonitor 800's. If I understand correctly, I should try and match the front driver diameters (please confirm). I'm just concerned that the ProCenter 2000's height may be a bit much in front/under the TV monitor frame. The 2000 may also conflict with the TV remote control (not sure). I may see if I can borrow a ProCenter 2000 from somewhere to see how it fits. It seems Longbow is pleased with the ProCenter 1000 and Pro Monitor 800's. Decisions Decisions...
Originally Posted by josh6113
If you were in the columbus Ohio area...I'm selling my pro center 1000 and 2 pro monitor 800's with 2 Sanus stands plus 14 gage wire and bannana tips for 300...:-) ...all were bought a few months ago...:-)
The Denon's are far less money than the Marantz and for almost the same features.
You are correct you want to keep the same size driver for the mains as well as the center. Check to see were the IR senser is located some are not in the center but have been pushed to the sides, I think manufactures realized center speakers where blocking signals and many moved the sensers.
Now that's a good deal, thank god I'm not in the market or I's snatch them myself
VKR, this would be a good starter setup I'd consider it. But if you don't want to wait to upgrade get the 1000/2000 now you'll be set for many years.
There are far too many buyers here that bought small but ended up upgrading within the first year. Going a bit more now really saves you money in the long run, if you upgrade soon after buying you loose money on the resale now that might not be much but every penny counts.
If you have the money now than carefully pick your items, if you don't have enough to get all you want now, wait a month or so and save a bit more to get what you want. I don't want to you to over spend on buying this system but I do want to buy correctly the first time so you do save the money upfront.
Now I'd still get the 2X's even if you don't buy any other speakers in the next few months. The 2X's will anchor any other speakers you put with then and this is a great speaker to have.
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