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post #121 of 162
I didn't catch that your room was that big. Really should be looking at larger bookshelf speakers and a bigger, better sub. In that size room, about all that DT sub will do is fill in the missing bass that you would have gotten from bigger bookshelves and no sub.
post #122 of 162
I doubt that he will hear the sub at all unless he's sitting right next to it. Better be using it as an end table.
post #123 of 162
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

I doubt that he will hear the sub at all unless he's sitting right next to it. Better be using it as an end table.

Not big enough for that. Footstool smile.gif
post #124 of 162
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man oh man so many choices and options, it's driving me crazy
here is another option i was checking, but don't know if the centers would be compatible with the 350's

6- def tech smr 350's,
1- procenter 2000 or 1000
1- klipsch rw-12 sub
denon avr-1912

and sorry guys i am still trying to avoid floor standing and go with wall mountable, but get the most out of it
post #125 of 162
That sub is much better. I really like the 571 but just by the slimmest of margins the 1912 is a step up. Your best bet is to get 4 pairs of 350s and use 1 speaker as your center. Then you will know for sure that it is an acoustic match.
post #126 of 162
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

That sub is much better. I really like the 571 but just by the slimmest of margins the 1912 is a step up. Your best bet is to get 4 pairs of 350s and use 1 speaker as your center. Then you will know for sure that it is an acoustic match.

that setup with the 4 pairs of 350's woud run me around $1340, but that also includes a better sub when compared to the 800 series sub and seems like a decent upgrade from the 800 series from reading up on the forums
post #127 of 162
IMHO, that set up (7.1 with all SM350 and the Klipsch sub) is the best option yet and would sound very good, even in that very large room!
post #128 of 162
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Originally Posted by Elihawk View Post

IMHO, that set up (7.1 with all SM350 and the Klipsch sub) is the best option yet and would sound very good, even in that very large room!

Then that is what I am going to go with, and another plus is I'm getting a 8th speaker with the package, so the price equals out to actually be right around the same as the 800 package, and again thanks guys, and I will update once I get everything hooked up, and 1 more question, are the 350's wall mountable?

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post #129 of 162
yes the SM 350 are wall moutable. However, they are about 11 inch deep, so we are not talking about subtle/small!
post #130 of 162
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Originally Posted by Elihawk View Post

IMHO, that set up (7.1 with all SM350 and the Klipsch sub) is the best option yet and would sound very good, even in that very large room!
x2 The ProCenter 2000 the matching center to the SM350's?
post #131 of 162
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Originally Posted by Elihawk View Post

yes the SM 350 are wall moutable. However, they are about 11 inch deep, so we are not talking about subtle/small!
I just saw that when I checked the description online, and they come in at 14lbs, heavy little speakers, but to sacrifice a little more space for a lot more sound is worth it.
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post #132 of 162
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do you think i might be better off getting 2 JBL Studio 1 Series SUB150P for the same price as the 1 klipsch, or stick with the klipsch?
Edited by Ab Liquor - 1/30/13 at 12:54pm
post #133 of 162
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do you think i might be better off getting 2 JBL Studio 1 Series SUB150P for the same price as the 1 klipsch, or stick with the klipsch?
No. The Klipsch RW-12d would need to be paired to any real affect in your room but thats not in your budget

So Klipsch RW-12d or don't bother
post #134 of 162
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No. The Klipsch RW-12d would need to be paired to any real affect in your room but thats not in your budget

So Klipsch RW-12d or don't bother

sounds good thanks
post #135 of 162
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just purchased the set guys, and if anyone is interested in the klipsch rw-12d, newegg has is for 299.99 with promo code EMCXWVS87, which is were i ordered all of the speakers. no one could touch the price i got from them.
Edited by Ab Liquor - 1/30/13 at 3:36pm
post #136 of 162
lets see final puchase list and price
post #137 of 162
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Originally Posted by dstratton417 View Post

lets see final puchase list and price

Qty Product Description Price
(shipped via Newegg 3 Business Days)
4 Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 350 Bookshelf/Stand Mount
Speaker (Black) Pair
Item #: N82E16882325059
Standard Return Policy
$1,999.96
$719.96
($179.99
ea)
1 Klipsch Reference RW-12d 12" Powered Subwoofer Each w/ New
box
Item #: N82E16882780078
Standard Return Policy
$999.99
$349.99
Subtotal $1,069.95
Tax $0.00
Newegg 3 Business Days $0.00
Promo Code -$50.00
Order Total $1,019.95

have to pick up the receiver from my local dealer, denon avr-1912 wasn't available so i went with the yamaha 571 for $199
Edited by Ab Liquor - 1/30/13 at 4:18pm
post #138 of 162
Sounds like you got a great setup.smile.gif

If you want to get rid of that extra SM350, put up a classified here as soon as you get it. Could be someone would snap it up to do the same kind of thing you are doing.
post #139 of 162
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Sounds like you got a great setup.smile.gif

If you want to get rid of that extra SM350, put up a classified here as soon as you get it. Could be someone would snap it up to do the same kind of thing you are doing.

thanks to you guys here in the forum i have a great setup, and only went a couple hundred over budget, which isn't bad at all when you compare what i was going to get to what i am getting...
all of your input has been invaluable, and very much appreciated. i will post pictures of the install when everything is finished in about a week..
1 more thing though, any idea of where i can get good wall mounts for the 350's? i was looking on amazon, but they run around $50-70 for a pair of mounts for bookshelf speakers
post #140 of 162
These mounts are always being recommend
http://www.amazon.com/Pinpoint-AM-40B-Clamping-Bookshelf-Speaker/dp/B002UV03MW

I don't have experience with them many people here do though
post #141 of 162
I have both the SM350 and the 450s. I was able wall mount the 350s on a wall with some hardware store mounts and screws.
I think you will like this speaker. I own Polk m40s and have heard the infinity primus p163 and the pioneer bs41 and this speaker is better than those choices, IMHO! Hit low pretty well, excellent midbass and mid range and pretty smooth and clear highs!
post #142 of 162
If you have an Ikea around I would look for their little Lack shelves, just use better screws and make sure they are able to hold the 14 #. Then you'll have directional adjustment instead of flat up against the wall and holes in the grill cloth. YMMV

This thread has been a fun read BTW. cool.gif
post #143 of 162
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Originally Posted by Elihawk View Post

I have both the SM350 and the 450s. I was able wall mount the 350s on a wall with some hardware store mounts and screws.
I think you will like this speaker. I own Polk m40s and have heard the infinity primus p163 and the pioneer bs41 and this speaker is better than those choices, IMHO! Hit low pretty well, excellent midbass and mid range and pretty smooth and clear highs!

i hope so, all the reviews were pretty positive about 350's, and seems everyone in the def tech forum loves their speakers, i am gonna check out home depot and see if they have something i can use to mount, or build my own shelving to match the rest of the basement
post #144 of 162
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Originally Posted by mndwgz View Post

If you have an Ikea around I would look for their little Lack shelves, just use better screws and make sure they are able to hold the 14 #. Then you'll have directional adjustment instead of flat up against the wall and holes in the grill cloth. YMMV

This thread has been a fun read BTW. cool.gif

nice looking shelf, but it weight limit max's at 7lb's, thanks for the recommendation though, and glad you enjoyed the thread biggrin.gif
post #145 of 162
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Originally Posted by Elihawk View Post

I have both the SM350 and the 450s. I was able wall mount the 350s on a wall with some hardware store mounts and screws.
I think you will like this speaker. I own Polk m40s and have heard the infinity primus p163 and the pioneer bs41 and this speaker is better than those choices, IMHO! Hit low pretty well, excellent midbass and mid range and pretty smooth and clear highs!

since you have the 350's, would you know if these mounts would work with them?
heres the link

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Omnimount---Universal-Ceiling-Mount-for-Speaker---Black/4163492.p?id=1218456768350&skuId=4163492

thanks again
post #146 of 162
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Originally Posted by Ab Liquor View Post

since you have the 350's, would you know if these mounts would work with them?
heres the link

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Omnimount---Universal-Ceiling-Mount-for-Speaker---Black/4163492.p?id=1218456768350&skuId=4163492

thanks again

I don't think that will work since you'd have to attach the speaker using the screw. I don't think the SM350/450 have threaded inserts in the back.

If you can wall-mount the speakers at ear-level, you can use two brackets and mount a 15" long 1 x 12 plank of oak to them.

Something like these would work but you'd probably want to run some wood screws at those two weak points in the bracket.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/56696109/
post #147 of 162
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Originally Posted by jevans64 View Post

I don't think that will work since you'd have to attach the speaker using the screw. I don't think the SM350/450 have threaded inserts in the back.

If you can wall-mount the speakers at ear-level, you can use two brackets and mount a 15" long 1 x 12 plank of oak to them.

Something like these would work but you'd probably want to run some wood screws at those two weak points in the bracket.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/56696109/

just received my system guys and am in the middle of install, quick question though, is it worth upgrading my receiver from a open box yamaha rx-v571 to a new yamaha rx-v673 for about $200 more, would i notice a big difference in sound quality, and do the extra features justify the additional $200?
post #148 of 162
I can't imagine it would make a $200 difference. Get some new blurays instead smile.gif
post #149 of 162
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

I can't imagine it would make a $200 difference. Get some new blurays instead smile.gif

that's what i was thinking, i mean the only thing that my peak my interest is the network capability, but i really only use pandora, which i have built into my phone and can hook up to the receiver through usb, and more watts per channel, but more blu-rays sounds better then either one of those 2 options lol biggrin.gif.
post #150 of 162
Can't remember exactly how those sm350 got mounted...there are at my brothers cabin. I bought what was like a heavy picture hanging bracket. I have the sm450s at my house and they just sit on cabinets!
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