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Surround sound with tv in corner?

post #1 of 19
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Ok I'm looking to put a system in my bedroom. I assumed I would just put all the speakers in the upper corners of the room except the center and sub. However, after further research I discovered I should have them around ear height. The problem is I have my 60" tv in the corner. I have it in the corner bc it's a plasma and it gets reflections from the windows on the right. My room is 12x12 with an 8ft ceiling. If I put one of the speakers above the tv it probably wouldn't sound right. Am I right?

 

 

 

Sorry about the small pic.

post #2 of 19
Why not just buy some black out curtains? Probably 20-30 bucks for some cheap ones at Wal-Mart.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Eclipse-Samara-Blackout-Energy-Efficient-Curtain/15734048

Also available on Amazon for a little bit more.

To answer your question, yes it won't sound right. What kind of speakers/receiver do you have?
post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by Randall.White View Post

Why not just buy some black out curtains? Probably 20-30 bucks for some cheap ones at Wal-Mart.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Eclipse-Samara-Blackout-Energy-Efficient-Curtain/15734048

Also available on Amazon for a little bit more.

To answer your question, yes it won't sound right. What kind of speakers/receiver do you have?

Haven't bought the equipment yet. I was looking at some of the refurb receivers on accessories4less that were under $200. Not sure about speakers yet. I was looking at the $84 monoprice set but I'm not sure how good they are. I've never had real surround sound so I'm guessing most any of them will sound good to me.

post #4 of 19
What's your budget for everything? receiver/speakers/sub.
post #5 of 19
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Under $300 for everything. I know it's tight but it's just to get me by for now.

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post #9 of 19
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Those look good Mark. Of course the first option looks best but a little over budget. Would there be much difference with this:

 

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/DENAVR1513/DENON-AVR-1513-5.1ch-Home-Theater-Receiver-3D-ready/1.html             Denon AVR 1513

 

and this..

 

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/YAMNSAP2600BL/YAMAHA-NS-AP2600-Satellite-Speaker-Package/1.html#!more          Yamaha APS2600

 

and this...

 

http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-10-Inch-Monitor-Subwoofer/dp/B0002KVQBA/ref=pd_sim_e_6                                                                         Polk PSW10 sub

 

Are those Yamaha satellites as good as those home theater packages?

post #10 of 19
do not buy that polk sub, buy this instead


http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-sub-1000-10-100-watt-powered-subwoofer--300-628

or this

http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-sub-1200-12-120-watt-powered-subwoofer--300-629


a review..

http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/speaker-subwoofer-reviews/71766-dayton-audio-sub-1200-subwoofer-review.html


and this again is not too bad, not the greatest sub but should do ok in your room.

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/DENDHT1513BA/DENON-DHT-1513BA-Home-Theater-System-w/Boston-Acoustics-Speakers/1.html
post #11 of 19
Look very similar. Might just be a older model?

Might be cheaper going through Amazon. Accessories4less charges quite a bit for shipping IMO plus I'm a Prime member, so I use that as much as possible.
post #12 of 19
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Look very similar. Might just be a older model?

Might be cheaper going through Amazon. Accessories4less charges quite a bit for shipping IMO plus I'm a Prime member, so I use that as much as possible.

what looks very similar?
post #13 of 19
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what looks very similar?

I think he was talking about the Onkyo AVX 290 being very similar to the Onkyo S3500

post #14 of 19
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Looks like I've got some thinking to do. Those Yamahas I mentioned, are they any good? I'm more of a TV guy so I know next to nothing about audio

post #15 of 19
notice that 1513ba is $300 on amazon so double the price.

shipping is not that bad depending on where you live. for me it was $40


i would not recommend the yamaha system
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post #17 of 19
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Sorry that was the wrong yamaha system. I meant the Yamaha NS-SP1800B

 

http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-NS-SP1800BL-5-1-Channel-Theater-Speaker/dp/B001AVRD62/ref=cm_cr_pr_sims_t

post #18 of 19
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Sorry that was the wrong yamaha system. I meant the Yamaha NS-SP1800B

http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-NS-SP1800BL-5-1-Channel-Theater-Speaker/dp/B001AVRD62/ref=cm_cr_pr_sims_t

i wouldnt recommend that either, but give it a go, if you dont like it ship it back.
post #19 of 19
Unless you move the TV out of the corner get a sound bar and be done with it. Surround sound is currently not feasible with your current setup
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