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Needing advice on speaker setup to compliment my room(pics inside)

post #1 of 16
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Originally Posted by Shagz View Post

http://www.whalenstyle.com/category/Entertainment/group/Consoles/000284
Just grabbed this today, Wife loves it..Looks like ill need floor speakers or mount speakers on wall behind TV? What do you think about wireless rear speakers in a 5.1?
http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-YHT-897-5-1-Channel-Network-Theater/dp/B007PU2Y2K/ref=sr_1_12?s=tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1354589534&sr=1-12&keywords=home+theater+system --maybe something like this.
Here is what i am looking at don't mind the mess smile.gif





800.00 or a tad higher for theater system. maybe a good receiver/floor speakers/sub

The HTIB's most have bookshelf or satellite speakers. not sure how well that will go with the TV stand we have.

First step was the TV stand. TV,HT this week.

Appreciate your time/help on this.

Marty
post #2 of 16
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Help appreciated. Looking to purchase items this week

Thank you
post #3 of 16
If you don't need 5.1 yet, you could go with a factory refurb Denon 1612 along with a pair of HTD Level 2's and maybe a BIC America F12, which would be almost exactly 800.00 and then buy a center and surrounds later.
post #4 of 16
Is the $800.00 budget for speakers only or does that need to include a receiver as well?
post #5 of 16
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Receiver also. Think I ran into an issue with center speaker placement with that tv stand we purchased. Might have to install center speaker above tv or scrap the center all together
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by Shagz View Post

Receiver also. Think I ran into an issue with center speaker placement with that tv stand we purchased. Might have to install center speaker above tv or scrap the center all together

The center speaker is probably the most important speaker of all since it does pretty much all of the dialog. At $800 dollars for a 5.1 set up including the receiver is going to be hard to find something that would sound decent for that size room.

If you can find the Pioneers Phase 2 on sale it would go as follows:

Front: FS52 x 2 = $200
Center: C22= $100
Surround BS22= $100
Sub: BIC F12= $200
Rec: DENON AVR-1612 5.1 refurbished $199.99 at accessories4less.com

Total: $800.00

However, this doesn't include shipping and taxes. You will also need speaker wire.

The other option you have is to get a HTIB system, which you might end up regretting. Or buy a 5.1 speaker set up and an AVR.

Definitive Technology ProCinema 60 5.1CH Home Audio Speaker System on sale for $229.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882325104

Energy Take 5 Pack 5CH Home Theater Speaker System $129.99 (doesn't include a sub. I recommend the BIC F12)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882269004

MartinLogan MLT-2 5.1CH Premium Home Theater Speaker System Black System $399.99 with $120 off with promo code EMCJJHA59 ends today.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882981013

Energy Take Classic 5.1 5.1CH Premium Home Theater System $399.99 (Probably the best out of all of these)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882269024


Good luck.
post #7 of 16
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I am interested in why you choose those. I never heard of those names before on the speakers you picked. Onkyo/ Yamaha sell 5.1 systems for 500-800. Why not these?
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Shagz View Post

I am interested in why you choose those. I never heard of those names before on the speakers you picked. Onkyo/ Yamaha sell 5.1 systems for 500-800. Why not these?

These speaker are of better quality than the Onkyo or Yamaha's you are looking at. There are a lot of companies out there that people do not know that make quality products. I would recommend for you to buy a good 3.1 set up, rather than buying a some what okay 5.1 set up.

HTD and HSU are two companies that make excellent quality speakers, and they have excellent customer service. HTD will let you try their speakers for 30 days, and if you do not like them they'll pay return shipping. However, with your budget those are the best speakers and AVR I can recommend.

A 3.1 HTD will sound much better than the 5.1 set up I've suggested. Of course that will cost you more. HSU are good speakers as well, but they more expensive than HTD. Here are their websites if you want to look at their products:

HTD: www.htd.com
HSU: www.hsuresearch.com

EmpTek are good speakers as well, but their cheapest 5.1 set up is $600 dollars for micro speakers + sub. The website is http://www.emptek.com/index.php

The best suggestion I can give you is to save a little more money and buy some quality speakers. That way you will be happy with your purchase. I've been there, and I am still buying speakers lol. Its addicting. I will be buying a full 7.1 HTD level 3 set up by next November.
post #9 of 16
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thanks all for your help.

i have the $$ now, just didn't want to drop over 800.00. i know its an investment. i rather pay more now, then get a lower grade set and not be happy..for kicks im headed to hhgregg to listen to what they have. Most likely all the stuff they have are low grade.

i will look at these sites, think it over with the wifey.

Thanks again

marty
post #10 of 16
If you guys are able to spend more, give HTD a call. You can give them your room dimensions, budget and they will give recommendations. Like I said before, they will give you 30 days to try their speakers, and if you don't like them they will pay for the return shipping and return your money. They have excellent customer service and speakers.
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

If you guys are able to spend more, give HTD a call. You can give them your room dimensions, budget and they will give recommendations. Like I said before, they will give you 30 days to try their speakers, and if you don't like them they will pay for the return shipping and return your money. They have excellent customer service and speakers.

Will do, after i hear what the brick and motar stores have to offer. i might just go that route


Thank you for your time

Marty
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by edlittle View Post

If you don't need 5.1 yet, you could go with a factory refurb Denon 1612 along with a pair of HTD Level 2's and maybe a BIC America F12, which would be almost exactly 800.00 and then buy a center and surrounds later.

If i went this route. will the missing center speaker have a lower dialog volume, then u turn up volume. BAM action scene makes u piss yourself, lol
post #13 of 16
You can start with a 2.0 system, and add from there.
post #14 of 16
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You can start with a 2.0 system, and add from there.

what receivers do you reccomend? Non refurb please.

http://usa.denon.com/us/Product/Pages/ProductComparision.aspx?CatId=avreceivers(denonna)&pids=avr1713(denonna)|avr1613(denonna) these should fit the bill no?
post #15 of 16
I would recommend a Denon or Yamaha. Denon AVR-1713 or Yamaha Yamaha RXV473BL. If you want something more inexpensive ONKYO TX-NR414 or Pioneer VSX-822-K.

The Denon AVR-1713 is probably the best bang for the money.
post #16 of 16
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Needing to use newegg for my 2.1 setup.

receiver : YAMAHA RX-V473BL liking the iphone app feature. how is this compared to the denon avr1713?

floor speakers : ??? budget is 600.00 for pair. use : 60%movies / 30%games / 10%music
sub : ??? budget 300.00

Only thing that i am concerned about the dialog in movies. would i use the phantom setup?

thanks for your time
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