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5.2 DIY build options?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I'm ready to start a new HT room and I have no idea what speakers and subs to buy. I have a pair of polk m 70, cs 2, with a pa 150. With all of new DIY options I feel like there is a much better way of getting a real bang for my Buck.
So after talking it over with the lady she agreed that as long as it's the last set of speakers I need.
So 150-200 each for LCR, 100 each for surrounds, for sub duty one or two 18's 400-1100? Prices are just for the speakers. I have not looked at the equipment needed to power the setup. Hoping to buy some used equipment local to save some cash.
post #2 of 8
Size restrictions?
post #3 of 8
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Room size is W 11 1/2'* H 8', * L 19.3' and screen size is 110"" fixed frame. This will be 50/50 music and movies. Not interested in reference volumes but great output at low or high volume levels. Speaker size well not sure I have any restriction other than no f 20 sub.
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How would the Karma 8 as LCR and two OS MTM as my mains and surround sound compared to my M 70's and cs 2? About 650$ for the set leaves me more on subwoofers and amp ect. Am I missing anything?
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Originally Posted by donedeal View Post

How would the Karma 8 as LCR and two OS MTM as my mains and surround sound compared to my M 70's and cs 2? About 650$ for the set leaves me more on subwoofers and amp ect. Am I missing anything?

You will get a much cleaner sounding system for sure. I would probably go with the Hitmakers for surrounds instead of the OS MTM. An MTM is less then ideal for a surround.
post #6 of 8
Are you able to step up to a 10" SEOS (Kharma 10 or Fusion Pure) for LCR? The extra $50 would be a significant step up IMO.

And I agree that I wouldn't use the OS MTM as surrounds.

For subs, maybe 2 SI or Dayton 15 or 18" in sealed boxes. Pretty common way to go.
post #7 of 8
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I can step up the the LCRs. I just chose those as they had an nice entry level price just to get my feet wet. I would not go over 300$ each speaker. I see some are more sensitive than others. So what's the differnce between the Pure and Max 10? How much power would I need to power them? Denon 1913 feed them. Will that be sufficient to use?
post #8 of 8
Your demon could easily power them. Especially compared to overnight sensations and other speakers like that.

The Pure and Max are quite similar. The Max uses a beefier compression driver and lowers the cross over point. Uses very steep cross over slopes. It's primary purpose is surround duty in big systems IMO. For guys that need a surround that'll keep up with large mains. It will do LCR nicely as well though. The Pure is a very nice speaker. I honestly think I prefer it for LCR where its not going to be hammered on by a 500 watt amp. Using avr power I'd go for the Pure unless putting it in an awkward position like a surround speaker.
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