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Thread Starter 
So I've been waiting 5 years to get speaker for our living room. It is prewired for surround sound and my partner loves to watch movies so I'm going to get a whole system. I was trying to decide between a several receivers and he wants the DenonAVR3313C for some technical aspects so we are set on that I guess.

As for speakers, good friends of ours have B&W one of the 800 series. After I heard those I was set on getting a lower end of the same brand. Now that we have some money saved up I went out and listened to the 600 series. It was really good, but I'm wondering what else I should go listen to, for comparison's sake.

What I am thinking about getting is the 683 with ASW608 subwoofer and HTM62 center channel. in wall (ceiling) speakers. Although I'm debating if this is "too much" and I should just with the bookshelf (685) speakers and the M1 for enter?

What other speakers should I consider? I know individual preference is important but I work 60+ hours per week and have 2 small children so I don't have a ton of time to listen to all the good possibilities. If it helps I have a 22 year old pair of EPIs that I still think sound okay, I hate the BOSE sound and listen to crap 80s music, classical violin and piano as well as jazz/blues and dance music like Kascade or Pitbull, etc.
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Focal Chorus V series
PSB Imagine Series
PSB Synchrony series
post #3 of 7
Can you post a diagram of your room with its dimensions?

Cheers,
OldMovieNut
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
I don't have a diagram, but will work on measurements later. I would estimate it is 12 by 18 but not fully enclosed, the back half of the room opens into the dining area they form an L.
post #5 of 7
Not sure what your budget is but we like our James inwalls.

http://www.jamesloudspeaker.com/index.cfm?page=by_series&id=32&sr=1
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Okay now I may move the old speakers downstairs and try to build a surround sound system around them. Possible? They are EPI, pretty sure Series 3 something 120?

I would be getting very small speakers for my upstairs enjoyment. Maybe I should start at least one new thread...
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So I've been waiting 5 years to get speaker for our living room. It is prewired for surround sound and my partner loves to watch movies so I'm going to get a whole system. I was trying to decide between a several receivers and he wants the DenonAVR3313C for some technical aspects so we are set on that I guess.
As for speakers, good friends of ours have B&W one of the 800 series. After I heard those I was set on getting a lower end of the same brand. Now that we have some money saved up I went out and listened to the 600 series. It was really good, but I'm wondering what else I should go listen to, for comparison's sake.
What I am thinking about getting is the 683 with ASW608 subwoofer and HTM62 center channel. in wall (ceiling) speakers. Although I'm debating if this is "too much" and I should just with the bookshelf (685) speakers and the M1 for enter?
What other speakers should I consider? I know individual preference is important but I work 60+ hours per week and have 2 small children so I don't have a ton of time to listen to all the good possibilities. If it helps I have a 22 year old pair of EPIs that I still think sound okay, I hate the BOSE sound and listen to crap 80s music, classical violin and piano as well as jazz/blues and dance music like Kascade or Pitbull, etc.

Dynaudio Excite 32 or Sonus Faber Toy Tower.
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