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I am at the finishing drywall stage of my basement and have been looking for several weeks at receivers and speakers. I had no idea the range of products and prices. I think I have things narrowed down and would like some people who know something about all of this to give me some input. The main viewing area is about 16w x 25l with 9 foot ceilings. I already have a Panasonic AE-8000 projector and a Marantz UD5007 blu-ray player. I think I am going to get a Marantz SR5007 receiver and the Definitive Technology 1000 System for speakers. Good idea?
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As long as you're seated only about 10-12' from the PJ screen, these should work well.

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That sounds like a good system, as long as you don't expect it to play very loud.

Those speakers are pretty good, but not up to producing clean sound levels at very high volumes in such a large room. The subwoofer is inadequate for the room.

I would recommend larger front speakers and a larger more powerful subwoofer.

For example; a much better system would be a pair of PSB Image B6 speakers ($550), plus a pair of Image B4 speakers ( $350), and a C4 center speaker ($300).

Add a Kilpsch RW-12D subwoofer, and you will have a better-sounding and far more capable system IMO.
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If the government would stop taking my money I would spur the economy. The reason I have picked those speakers is because it seems like the most I can get out of $1600. Is there something that would do better for about that much money?
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The system I outlined above will cost $1200 for the PSB speakers and $400 for the subwoofer, and is a much better system in every respect IMO.

Actually, I would get the speakers from Saturday Audio, which sells new PSB speakers with very minor finish imperfections and full PSB warranty for about 25% off list. That will save you at least $250 and get the price down to around $1300 or so for everything.

Amazon has trhe RW-12D subwoofer for $350.

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If the government would stop taking my money I would spur the economy. The reason I have picked those speakers is because it seems like the most I can get out of $1600. Is there something that would do better for about that much money?
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I am at the finishing drywall stage of my basement and have been looking for several weeks at receivers and speakers. I had no idea the range of products and prices. I think I have things narrowed down and would like some people who know something about all of this to give me some input. The main viewing area is about 16w x 25l with 9 foot ceilings. I already have a Panasonic AE-8000 projector and a Marantz UD5007 blu-ray player. I think I am going to get a Marantz SR5007 receiver and the Definitive Technology 1000 System for speakers. Good idea?

For about the same money you could obtain a pair of Infinity Primus P163 L & R speakers and a Polk PSW 550 subwoofer and obtain far better sound and dynamic range.

When you buy Marantz you are usually paying a premium price for what you get. What would a competitive Denon-branded AVR run you?
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Saturday Audio Exchange: PSB-

Image B6-- $439 per pair

Image B4-- $264 per pair

Image C4-- $240

TOTAL PRICE $943



AMAZON
KLIPSCH RW-12D SUBWOOFER
$349


TOTAL SYSTEM PRICE $1292


FOR A MUCH BETTER SYSTEM....
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The majority of things I read online about Denon vs Marantz gave a slight edge to some of the components used in the Marantz. It was a virtual tie but since I already have the Marantz blu-ray, I decided on the Marantz receiver.
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Thank you for the info. I am online reading about them now.
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