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Old 09-25-2008, 03:14 PM
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he said he has no idea how I got the pricing, but thats not accurate and he can't do it at that price. Only 400 shipped

I just got off the phone with them as well, he told me the exact same thing...

but on another note, finally pulled the trigger on the bics! so far i've gotten ht-75's for fronts and the ht-65 center, all going into an sr606

im going to save up a bit before investing in a sub and surrounds, but i feel this is a good start for my first HT (as well as my first home)

Btw, i cant say enough about how helpful this thread and everyone have been in helping me make up my mind...
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Howdy all

Out of nowhere, my Ebay bid on a pair of HT-75's got accepted for $250.00.

Here's my current setup.
Fronts=Polk R50's
Center=CSi3
Rears=Onkyo (HTIB speakers)
Sub=Dayton 10"

My plan is to upgrade my fronts and push my R50's to the rears so my budget was strictly under $300. This fits the bill nicely .....

Should I pull the trigger on the HT-75's? Will they 'match' my CSi3 as center? I have a onkyo 110 watt receiver to drive these BTW.

Thanks for any immediate responses as I have 8 hours before I can pull the deal off.

Thanks in advance
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I think that there will be a big mismatch in sound between these towers and your center. For starters, the HT-75's use a horn loaded tweeter and the polk uses a dome. Even if it were a horn tweeter on the polk center, its surprising how different vocals can sound between different speakers when placed near eachother. I think your biggest upgrade will be to have a matched set regardless of what brand or model you go with.
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I just got off the phone with them as well, he told me the exact same thing...

but on another note, finally pulled the trigger on the bics! so far i've gotten ht-75's for fronts and the ht-65 center, all going into an sr606

im going to save up a bit before investing in a sub and surrounds, but i feel this is a good start for my first HT (as well as my first home)

Btw, i cant say enough about how helpful this thread and everyone have been in helping me make up my mind...

You'll definately want the sub next... the 75's are a bit lacking in the bass extension. For a smaller room they might be pretty decent on bass once they've been broken in for 10 or so hours, but for my room i didnt get much bass out of them.
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You'll definately want the sub next... the 75's are a bit lacking in the bass extension. For a smaller room they might be pretty decent on bass once they've been broken in for 10 or so hours, but for my room i didnt get much bass out of them.

Yeah, im shooting for the sub next. Would the Vedolyne (vx-10) hold up ok with this setup? its 170, vs the ht 100 being 250 shipped - obviously, if its a big difference, ill just budget it out to get the ht 100.

The room is about 12 x 20 with 8 ft ceilings
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he said he has no idea how I got the pricing, but thats not accurate and he can't do it at that price. Only 400 shipped

I have placed 3 separate orders with Acoustic Sound Design and ended up with the following prices (including shipping). The HT-100 was done with the "make offer" on eBay and the the other 2 I just called and spoke to Mike.

HT-100 $249.00

HT-65 $109.00

HT-75's & HT-63's $420.00
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Yeah, im shooting for the sub next. Would the Vedolyne (vx-10) hold up ok with this setup? its 170, vs the ht 100 being 250 shipped - obviously, if its a big difference, ill just budget it out to get the ht 100.

The room is about 12 x 20 with 8 ft ceilings

A2-300 $315 > H100 $250 > vx-10 $170

The vx would be better than not having a sub at all, but nothing compared to the other 2 subs.
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A2-300 $315 > H100 $250 > vx-10 $170

The vx would be better than not having a sub at all, but nothing compared to the other 2 subs.

I will be adding a sub for sure sooner than later, just wondering about which to go with

I think the h100 is going to win thanks for the input
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how does this setup compare to lets say

an athena ls500b + athena center channel

or

an polk rti8 + polk csi3 center channel


The price range for all these are within 100-200 bucks of eachother . . . I'm trying to get the best system for the money.
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how does this setup compare to lets say

an athena ls500b + athena center channel

or

an polk rti8 + polk csi3 center channel


The price range for all these are within 100-200 bucks of eachother . . . I'm trying to get the best system for the money.

SECOND THAT! Same boat as you.

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SECOND THAT! Same boat as you.

Frag

I hate going back and forth between decisions, it takes me weeks of running numbers and checking stats to find something I'm 100% ok with.

The exact setup I listed above is the 3 systems im deciding between right now. . . .

Also to pull the trigger on the onkyo 705 or 606 . . . decisions decisions. . .
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I hate going back and forth between decisions, it takes me weeks of running numbers and checking stats to find something I'm 100% ok with.

The exact setup I listed above is the 3 systems im deciding between right now. . . .

Also to pull the trigger on the onkyo 705 or 606 . . . decisions decisions. . .

You should go with the BIC speakers. I was amazed at how great they look and sound.
I also have the 705, it is areally good AVR.
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[quote=ousooner2;14737518]Post pics of your setups guys! I would love to see these speakers other than the few posted already.

Not the greatest pics but here you go.









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Thanks Panic! What stands are those?? Im looking for some cheap stands for my rear's when I get some.

So I measured my living room in the condo and its 27' L x 13' W with 12' Ceilings. Its also exposed to the kitchen, which isn't small...nor massive, but still another opening. I would be sitting about 12' from my fronts and the surrounds would be about 5-6' away from my ear. Will the HT-75's, 65, and 63's be enough to fill the room? Now that I measured and actually think about it, im def. going to have to get a sub! I'll get that later though.

Panny 65st60 / Denon X1000 / EMP e55ti / EMP e56ci / EMP e5bi / (2) e1010i
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I would also like to know about the stands that you are using for the surrounds. Those look good.

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Looks very similar to the sanus brand stands but this appears a tad bit different. Notice the vertical piece especially the center

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE-5Q_xyiwo

I'd also like to know the brand and size?
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Alright. I'm about ready to pull the trigger on this and get the Cinema Series 6 System. I have a couple questions first.

There seems to be a lot of discussion about eBay and best offers, what is the best way for me to go about buying these? Should I just order on Acousticsounddesign, their eBay store, or somewhere else?

I'm torn between the Cinema 6 and HT-64 system. I think my preference would be the Cinema 6, cause I like the look of the towers, and I'm probably not mounting my A550...
However, my girlfriend takes the "less is more" approach to HT... Can you give me a good reason to go with the towers?

Is there a better BIC system I could build from the various parts? I've heard about 64's in the back instead of 63's, 88's up front instead of 75's, etc. Who is happy with the standard package and why?

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My room is about 18W X 20L with a 20 ceiling. the 20L extends into the kitchen for another 10 feet or so, under a 10 foot ceiling,
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I ordered mine tonight, they will be going into my dorm room. I got a pair of ht-75's and a ht-65 center.
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I hate going back and forth between decisions, it takes me weeks of running numbers and checking stats to find something I'm 100% ok with.

The exact setup I listed above is the 3 systems im deciding between right now. . . .

Also to pull the trigger on the onkyo 705 or 606 . . . decisions decisions. . .

I went with the Denon AVR-1909 after a ton of research. The 606 was calling me, but there were a lot if concerns with the reliability of the Onkyo out of the box, and it's hot too (not in the good way!)... I know it's a couple hundie more, but it seemed like the right call...
Like you, I run stats and numbers forever before making a decision. I think I went the right way. I hope for a bit of insight before sending any more of my son's college fund away though...!
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Does anyone know if the ht63s are mountable? Have keyhole slot?
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Post pics of your setups guys! I would love to see these speakers other than the few posted already.

Not the greatest pics but here you go.

Well hell, you may have just made the decision for me...
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Does anyone know if the ht63s are mountable? Have keyhole slot?

yes they are. They had dual key hole slots in the back.

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[quote=Panic 66;14741213][quote=ousooner2;14737518]Post pics of your setups guys! I would love to see these speakers other than the few posted already.

Not the greatest pics but here you go.






Where did you get those stands???? They're very nice......LINK PLEASE???
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I use these for my HT-63's

http://www.amazon.com/SANUS-SYSTEMS-...2223755&sr=8-2

Great price and holds the speakers perfectly

Can you post a picture of your stand and speaker? Thanks.
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Just realized the stands that Panic is using has much better support under the speakers in comparison to the Sanus stands.
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The stands I am using were purchased about 8 years ago and I do not remember what brand they are. I do remember they were pretty cheap (around $50.00?) and that I got them at a local B&M. Sorry, not much help.
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Looks like the 88's are nowhere to be found. They must have sold them all.
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I was wondering if the ht-63s would make decent front and back speakers. I need a speaker that can mount on the wall . I would love to get a pair of ht-75s but with no hanging options theyre out of the question unfortunately. Would the ht-64s be a better option for the front with ht-63s in the back? I listen to music and movies about equally. I just stumbled upon these speakers last night. I have never heard them but this many stunning reviews can't be wrong. Also, does anyone know if the ht-64s have keyhole slots for hanging? Thanks
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I was wondering if the ht-63s would make decent front and back speakers. I need a speaker that can mount on the wall . I would love to get a pair of ht-75s but with no hanging options theyre out of the question unfortunately. Would the ht-64s be a better option for the front with ht-63s in the back? I listen to music and movies about equally. I just stumbled upon these speakers last night. I have never heard them but this many stunning reviews can't be wrong. Also, does anyone know if the ht-64s have keyhole slots for hanging? Thanks

I wouldn't suggest the 63's or 64's as fronts, but as back speakers they are great.
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Decided to go with the Raxxess speaker stands for the HT-63. With a top plate of 12 x 12, this will offer more support than most speaker thans out there (usually 6 x 6 top plate or less). I opted for the 36" but they also make them in 42" for anyone that wanted to mount them taller.

Now sure how is this is important or not but you can fill the center post (about 5" worth) with sand. I'll take photos and let everyone know what I think. Should be here next week along with the rest of my stuff. Can't wait.
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Can you post a picture of your stand and speaker? Thanks.



Holds them just fine. The HT-64's have that clip in the back as well for whoever asked.
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