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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
This is going to be my first home theater. it is going to be in a 16x11 room with 8 ft celing please let me know what you think..

4 definitive pro monitor 1000 bookshelf speakers
1 pro monitor 2000 center Chanel
1 svs pb--12 ported sub
pioneer elite SC-61 receiver
post #2 of 10
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4 definitive pro monitor 1000 bookshelf speakers
1 pro monitor 2000 center Chanel
Curious: You said in two different posts (1 | 2) that your budget was $1,000 for a "speaker system".

The PB12-NSD costs $769. Are you really getting the five DefTech speakers for $231? If so, that's a heck of a score! smile.gif

If not, what's your actual budget for five speakers? Perhaps better speakers can be had for the same money.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Well my budget for speakers alone was $1000. Im not counting the receiver in the price. And I can go up to atlest 1500 now a little more if I have to.
post #4 of 10
Good choices, although personally I would get a Denon or Onkyo over a Pioneer just for the Audyssey XT or XT32 which does an awesome job at subwoofer eqing.
post #5 of 10
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Well my budget for speakers alone was $1000. Im not counting the receiver in the price. And I can go up to atlest 1500 now a little more if I have to.
Thanks for the clarification. I knew the receiver wasn't included in the "speaker system", but I thought the subwoofer was. My mistake.
Edited by eljaycanuck - 1/8/13 at 8:49am
post #6 of 10
I had the Promonitor 1000/Procenter 2000 for a while. I'd offer a couple of thoughts:

1) They were pretty sensitive - I had a onkyo tx sr-608 with them, so if you decide you do indeed go with the def tech you may be able to get by with a cheaper receiver

2) re: receivers I've mostly had pioneers lately. I briefly (2 weeks) tried an Onkyo 818 for XT 32, but found I liked MCACC's ability to tweak better, FWIW. (Caveat: I don't use a sub, at present, though)

3) What are your listeing goals? My opinion is that there are likely better speakers for the money.

cheers!
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
My goals are to have a movie theater feel. Lots of bass and really clear sound. I will be using it mostly for ht purposes
post #8 of 10
if I were you, I would take your budget - $1500 - and pour all of it (or at least 90% of it) into your L/C/R, and then add some budget surrounds, or even wait and add them later.

With $1500 for a L/C/R I'd look at the Aperion Verus Grand bookshelves and Center (I had these in the same listening room as the def tech's - much better) -or- other ID brands (ie ascend sierra 1, for example) or even consider the used market via Audiogon.

I think you'll stave off the upgrade bug a lot longer
post #9 of 10
I disagree with the above post. Stick with your excellent sub. It will make even cheap speakers sound great for HT use which is your intended purpose. Put the majority of your speaker budget towards the sub for HT.

I have 5 NHT SuperZeros in a room 200 cubic feet larger than yours powered by a 50 watt/channel AVR and for movies I have yet to have the volume level over -5db. These little speakers sound really good for movies and also do quite well for music. I have them crossed over at 100hz.

Anyway, that's my plug for the SZs. $100 a piece, and they look great too. Nice high end gloss finish.
post #10 of 10
Whoops - sorry: I misread your budget. I thought it was 1500 without subwoofer.

The verus grand and sierra's are probably out of the question then (though I would offer I noticed a bigger difference going from the promonitor's to the verus grand than I did going from a bic f12 to a pc12-nsd - ymmv, of course)

I'd offer the same general advice though: rather than a 5.1 focus on a 3.1 system, and also consider the used market as a way to make your budget stretch farther.
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