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would this be a crazy/stupid decision?

post #1 of 10
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center: B&W HTM4 Diamond ($3,000)
R/L, rears: basic bookshelfs speakers ($300 each)
sub: SVS PB-13 Ultra ($2,000)

so, basically, i'm putting all my money into the center and the sub. i'm thinking the center and sub are critical, and if i'm putting all my wattage into the center, and not so much the bookshelves, maybe i can get away with it. on the other hand, maybe this is super stupid, and i should get a lower end center and make my 5.1 system "match".

crazy/stupid? that'll be about $6,200 in speakers.


post #2 of 10
yes... crazy/stupid...
post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

yes... crazy/stupid...

+1

Your budget is plenty for a high end LCR + sub
post #4 of 10
The front 3 work together to create a huge realistic soundstage, not having a matched set of equally capable speakers will leave you with a weak sounding setup.

You can likely get a discount from the msrp if you contact the guys here on the forum

Center
http://shop.avscience.com/Atlantic-Technology-8200e-Center-Channel-Blackeach_p_34.html

Mains
http://shop.avscience.com/Atlantic-Technology-8200e-LR-Gloss-Blackeach_p_47.html

Sub
http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/vtf-15h.html

Then, whatever you want for surrounds
post #5 of 10
All the front 3 are important and ideally should be all the same speaker or from the same product line/series. Theres alot of content sent to the main L/R that going to cheap and low end could really limit the expensive center channel. Mixing and matching across the front is also a bad idea, panning across the front would be a mess and the timbre of the system would be way off.

If your on a some what of a budget $6k or so then shop for speakers that fit into that budget for the front three and a subwoofer. The SVS Ultra is an awesome subwoofer but if going with it means less on everything else then you might be better off going with maybe the Plus model or HSU VTF 15H both are several hundred to a thousand cheaper.
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by Jay1 View Post

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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

yes... crazy/stupid...

+1

Your budget is plenty for a high end LCR + sub

yup, more than plenty... the op could build a nice system for that wad of cash...
post #7 of 10
WOW...with all that money I will get these:

2x Ascend Acoustic Sierra Tower with RAAL: $2598.00
1 x Ascend Acoustic Sierra Tower Center with RAAL: $1348.00
2 x Ascend Acoustic Sierra-1 with NrT: $1198.00
Rythmik Audio FV15HP: $1278.00

TOTAL: $6258.00 (After discount)
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post

WOW...with all that money I will get these:
2x Ascend Acoustic Sierra Tower with RAAL: $2598.00
1 x Ascend Acoustic Sierra Tower Center with RAAL: $1348.00
2 x Ascend Acoustic Sierra-1 with NrT: $1198.00
Rythmik Audio FV15HP: $1278.00
TOTAL: $6258.00 (After discount)

+1

Nice setup suggestion!
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by prefetch View Post

center: B&W HTM4 Diamond ($3,000)
R/L, rears: basic bookshelfs speakers ($300 each)
sub: SVS PB-13 Ultra ($2,000)
so, basically, i'm putting all my money into the center and the sub. i'm thinking the center and sub are critical, and if i'm putting all my wattage into the center, and not so much the bookshelves, maybe i can get away with it. on the other hand, maybe this is super stupid, and i should get a lower end center and make my 5.1 system "match".
crazy/stupid? that'll be about $6,200 in speakers.


Lol, that is really just a glorified monophonic setup! As others have said, spread your money out. The most important speakers are the front left and right anyway, followed by the sub and center. You can get by without a center and sub, but you really don't have anything if the front left/right are bad. There are some good suggestions already, here is one more:
KEF Q900 tower speakers x 2 = $2k
KEF Q600c $700
KEF iQ10 bookshelf speakers for surrounds = $600
and get a couple 15" driver subs from Rythmik or Hsu, that will run you from $2k to $3k. If you are going to only get one sub, get either a Seaton Submersive HP ($2.5k) or a Funk Audio 18.0 ($3k).
post #10 of 10
If it were my money:

JTR Triple 8's across the front LCR http://jtrspeakers.com/home-audio/triple-8ht/
JTR Captivator 1000 http://jtrspeakers.com/home-audio/captivator-1000/

If you can stretch your budget out a little more and add a pair of the Slant 8's then your good to go. http://jtrspeakers.com/home-audio/slanted-8/
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