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Hello All,

Been reading these forums for years for different audio/video solutions. Thank you all in advance for all the knowledge I have obtained from here.

I am putting in my first surround sound system and have come up with the following. I have a $2k budget:

  • Receiver: Denon 2113ci
  • Speakers: Niles MP6 Center Channel, 1 pair of Niles CM610's and 1 pair of Niles CM630 and then 1 additional pair of CM610's for kitchen/dining room
  • Sub: Polk Audio PSW110

I will run a 5.1 surround sound setup in my living room and then use zone 2 for 2 speakers in my kitchen/dining room.

What do you guys thinks?

I had thought about putting sonos in the kitchen/dining room but the budget did not work so I may add later.
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Since those are ceiling mount speakers, ceiling mount for the front sound stage for home theater is a bad idea. One of the worst possible ways to set it up.

The Polk PSW505 is regularly recommended over the PSW110 on the AVS subwoofer forum.

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grr I am sorry I plan on using a Niles MP6 as the center channel. How does that sound (pardon the pun!)
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The MP6 is an improvement, but in-ceiling speakers for any of the fronts is a bad idea. You end up sitting virtually 90-degrees off-axis from the speakers’ output. If you have access to some regular bookshelf or tower speakers, turn them facing the wall to get an idea of what ceiling-mounted fronts will sound like. You get drastically reduced definition and imaging.

Naturally I understand that the appeal of in-ceilings is aesthetics. If that’s more important to you than audio performance, that’s certainly your preference and no one can fault you for that. But at least now you know what you’re getting. t.gif

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