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post #3211 of 4729 Old 01-03-2012, 10:45 AM
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I would think the PL89 and PL28 would be a good setup for that size of a room. You could always put the PL28 on a small stand.
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Thanks for your thoughts, thats what I'm planning on doing. I just was looking to see if anyone has done the same thing and had opinions on their setup.

I'm sure it would work out fine but I do agree with another post to where it might be somewhat distracting.... maybe that is. I had a situation almost like yours but then I mounted the tv on the wall ( Its a 60" plasma as well ). I was able to get rid of the old stand and the wife found a decent stand for $75 that wasnt to high but would also fit my Onkyo 808 receiver ( same as yours ). ** Not as easy to find a stand that will have enough room for the larger receiver as I thought it would have been . Anyway... its a quick photo or two of what I/we had done.

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I'm sure it would work out fine but I do agree with another post to where it might be somewhat distracting.... maybe that is. I had a situation almost like yours but then I mounted the tv on the wall ( Its a 60" plasma as well ). I was able to get rid of the old stand and the wife found a decent stand for $75 that wasnt to high but would also fit my Onkyo 808 receiver ( same as yours ). ** Not as easy to find a stand that will have enough room for the larger receiver as I thought it would have been . Anyway... its a quick photo or two of what I/we had done.

Thanx.... I think what I will do is just order the 89s and 28 and see how it works/looks. Your TV and center look nice hanging on the wall. I really hope to not have to get another stand as I just bought this one in October along with the TV and it was a $400 stand that I paid $300 for.

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Thanx.... I think what I will do is just order the 89s and 28 and see how it works/looks. Your TV and center look nice hanging on the wall. I really hope to not have to get another stand as I just bought this one in October along with the TV and it was a $400 stand that I paid $300 for.

By far, I would use the stand you already have! You never know it may look very well. I believe you will be much happier with the Pl-28 & 89's. I have the Pl-28 center as I really like it... alot! ( trust me, I had to experiment with around 5/6 different center channels before I came across the Bic AC line. I do have the Pl-76's as I am using them for surrounds... excellent speaker btw. I really like the Bic Ac line, it provides quite a bit of detail & clarity much like the Klipsch KG 5.5's I have but they arnt quite as "bright"... so thats a good thing for most.

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what would a youtube video accomplish?

guess thats a no
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guess thats a no

Sorry to make you mad, but I was being serious. There's plenty of pictures here, so what would a YouTube video accomplish? What am I missing?
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If you look at the link to my setup, it may help you with your decision.

I find that this is an outstanding setup.

http://www.blu-ray.com/community/gal...p?member=RegeG

It looks like you have your side surrounds mounted with the tweeter firing on the angle frontward and the passive radiatior towards the rear..... I thought those speakers were supposed to be mounted the other way with the tweeter firing on an angle backward..... Did you try them both ways? If so what made you mount them this way?

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I tried both ways and they sound better this way.
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It looks like you have your side surrounds mounted with the tweeter firing on the angle frontward and the passive radiatior towards the rear..... I thought those speakers were supposed to be mounted the other way with the tweeter firing on an angle backward..... Did you try them both ways? If so what made you mount them this way?

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I tried both ways and they sound better this way.

flickhtguru,

I would suggest trying them both ways and see which you like better. In my room, I experimented and found that for me, they worked better facing the rear.

See my posts here:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...6#post19801436
And here:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...5#post20778745
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Thanks guys I was just curious.

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sorry if i post in the wrong place. bic ht 8 w. or fh 8 w. the room is 23x30 my systom is onkyo 905 rec. epson 8500 projector. ps3. iwant to go 7.1 with the bic pl200 sub. The surr. in the cieling . Right left center in the wall. thanks for the help
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sorry if i post in the wrong place. bic ht 8 w. or fh 8 w. the room is 23x30 my systom is onkyo 905 rec. epson 8500 projector. ps3. iwant to go 7.1 with the bic pl200 sub. The surr. in the cieling . Right left center in the wall. thanks for the help

A room that big is going to need more then a PL200 unless you just want a little fill and arn't all that into bass.
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what would you use? i have a 500 spending limit. any toughts on fh or ht? thanks
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what would you use? i have a 500 spending limit. any toughts on fh or ht? thanks

$500 total? or $500 just for sub?
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yeh. wanted to save some for banannas,cables and jumpers. but i can cut out some of the frills if i need to.
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Anyone that is interested in Acoustech, I just want to let know that I put my entire 7.1 HT-88 setup in the for sale section.
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Anyone that is interested in Acoustech, I just want to let know that I put my entire 7.1 HT-88 setup in the for sale section.

Are you splitting it up or trying to sell it as whole? If you are splitting it up I'd be interested in the book shelf speakers.
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Just became a BIC owner. I have had Jamo E660's (6) and 1 S60 center for the past 2 1/2 yrs or so. I was always happy with them, but have long been a fan of Horns. I was going to get Klipsch RF7's, RC64, etc, since I first demo'd them a yr ago, but just couldn't pull the trigger because I was getting cheap My brother told me about the BIC's. Although he never tried them he was about to purchase them. So I looked on here and read great reviews and figured I'd start out small so I ordered there PL-28 from sound..... in Las Vegas via eBay.

I hooked it up to my Onkyo TX NR807 and ran Audyssey, moved it from 40hz where Audyssey put it to 80hz. It put the center at -8 or so DB's as well and my towers at -1db, but I left it alone and decided to watch Real Steel which I just burned on my HTPC. I was very impressed! It was over powering my towers. All I could think about was wow I need new towers now - haha so I already am watching the PL-89's from the same person. I then started to look at surrounds to hang on the walls since I really don't have room for all these towers in my livingroom. I am VERY impressed with BIC and what you get for the price.

Once I get the PL-89's I will get my Emo XPA-5 back out of the box and hookedup! I've read people were not happy with the finish of the BIC's. Obviously when comparing them to the RF line there not as nice, but I don't think there bad at all. Only thing I don't care for which is no big deal is the grille and connectors. I think the nubs and the back of the grill is very cheap. The connectors aren't "bad", but I do think they could have used something a tad bit better.

It looks like I will have to hang this speaker above the TV which I don't really care to do, but I don't have a choice unless I move all my a/v stuff some where else and get a small stand. I have my 70" TV mounted about 24" above the floor (which is how I mounted my 120" PJ screen) and this center being 10" or so doesn't look like it will be right. BTW I really like the mounting brackets and female holes on this center.

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***Edit*** I just noticed the right speaker on the 28 isn't installed properly. Now that pisses me off. I can't believe I didn't see that before.

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Thanx.... I think what I will do is just order the 89s and 28 and see how it works/looks. Your TV and center look nice hanging on the wall. I really hope to not have to get another stand as I just bought this one in October along with the TV and it was a $400 stand that I paid $300 for.

Hello Flick, I thought I would catch up to see if had a chance to order the PL's as mentioned and if so how it worked out?
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stupid question, forgive me I really dont know much about settings when it comes to audio.

A few posts above, why would one set the levels to -8db or -1db or any level for that matter?
Whats better to set them to? + or - and how do you know when to?

I have my Polk bookshelf speakers at I believe +1db.

If anyone can offer any insight to this, that would be great
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stupid question, forgive me I really dont know much about settings when it comes to audio.

A few posts above, why would one set the levels to -8db or -1db or any level for that matter?
Whats better to set them to? + or - and how do you know when to?

I have my Polk bookshelf speakers at I believe +1db.

If anyone can offer any insight to this, that would be great

In a home theater setup, most receivers have the ability to at least generate white noise to each speaker. This allows you to use an spl meter and make adjustments so each speaker sounds the same level to the person in the primary listening seat.

The type of speaker, it's location, and room characteristics will all impact the level of the sound by the time the person actually hears it.
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Hey guys, hoping you could help me out. I got my pl89, pl28, and pl66's running with an Epik Legend with an Onkyo 809. I ran Audessy and I'm not too satisfied with the sound. I feel like it is not fulfiling the deepness and depth that my setup can handle. I feel like I should calibrate the speakers myself rather than use Audessy. Or should I tweak Audessy's settings and add a little more bass?
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Hey guys, hoping you could help me out. I got my pl89, pl28, and pl66's running with an Epik Legend with an Onkyo 809. I ran Audessy and I'm not too satisfied with the sound. I feel like it is not fulfiling the deepness and depth that my setup can handle. I feel like I should calibrate the speakers myself rather than use Audessy. Or should I tweak Audessy's settings and add a little more bass?

Do you own a SPL meter???

I have an Onkyo 808 and I first use an SPL meter and set each sub individually to 75db on the meter and 0db in the receiver. Then I run Audyssey with all possible measurement points. Then I change the Xovers to whatever suits me(right now everything is Xover at 80hz). Then I use the SPL meter and go into the level calibration screen and adjust each speaker individually. This is what I do, you can adjust to your likings; I set the Front L&R to 75db, Center to 78db, the 4 surrounds to 72db and the subs to 78db (combined so still at 0db in receiver and 75db individually).

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Hello Flick, I thought I would catch up to see if had a chance to order the PL's as mentioned and if so how it worked out?

Thanks for checkin in..... I didn't order yet, later in Feb. Get my taxes done this Wed Feb 1st, so after I have the returns I'll order.

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Hey guys,

I will soon be finishing my basement. My plan is to go with a 7.1 in-wall/in-ceiling system, with in-ceiling being my rear surrounds. I am guessing after the expense of finishing the basement there wont be much to go around for play money.

I would really prefer the clean look of an in-wall set up. Based on current evaluation BIC, Polk RC series, and Monoprice will be my 3 main options. Just curious if anyone has an opinion on BIC's wall offerings(it looks like they have a few), as well as suggestions.

Thanks.
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Hey guys,

I will soon be finishing my basement. My plan is to go with a 7.1 in-wall/in-ceiling system, with in-ceiling being my rear surrounds. I am guessing after the expense of finishing the basement there wont be much to go around for play money.

I would really prefer the clean look of an in-wall set up. Based on current evaluation BIC, Polk RC series, and Monoprice will be my 3 main options. Just curious if anyone has an opinion on BIC's wall offerings(it looks like they have a few), as well as suggestions.

Thanks.

I have mono price for my rears and they are pretty good. Niles audio for the L/R and they are decent but I wish I had towers. I have a BIC center channel and live it. (DV62CLRS).
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Anyone here have the PL 89 Towers and PL28 center hooked to a EMO or other Amp(s)? Just curious how much of a difference it was while watching. Obviously I know using a seperate amp or amps provides a cleaner sound (in most cases), but I am wondering if anyone actually gets close to ref 0db? I have a XPA5, but won't hook it up until I get the PL 89's in about 2 weeks and am just anxious and wondering what to expect. I'm guessing -35db or so would now sound like Ref 0db unless Audyssey balances it out so you still keep 0db has ref.

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I have the PL89 and the PL28 with an Emotiva XPA3. It is a good combo. I previously had them amplified by a ROTEL RB985 and the XPA3 just opened everything. Much more dynamic.
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I have the PL89 and the PL28 with an Emotiva XPA3. It is a good combo. I previously had them amplified by a ROTEL RB985 and the XPA3 just opened everything. Much more dynamic.
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wow nice setup , but really a amp made the speakers sound better ? not to sound stupid but since the speakers are so easily driven didn't know they would benefit from a amp all that much
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Anyone done a comparison of the PL-28 vs. the VK-6LCR? Having a hard time deciding which one to choose.
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