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My poorman's mixmatched setup

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Here is my home theater as the wife has allowed so far:

TV: Sony 50" rear projection LCD 720p KDF E50A10


Receiver: Onkyo 6.1 TX-SR501



DVD Player: Onkyo DV-SP404 progressive scan with 720p/1080i upconvert via HDMI



HD Cable Box: Scientific Atlanta - Explorer 8300HD DVR



Front/Mains: Yamaha NS-A636



Center: Sony SS-CN115D (pos that was part of some HTIB set)



Surround: KLH Model 21B



Subwoofer: Audio Source 6.5" woofer



Wiring: Acoustic Research










future plans include upgrading receiver and speakers, and moving current receiver to bedroom to power surround in there.
post #2 of 5
looks pretty good, except for the placement of the seating area... seems you're rears are not in the "ideal" locations for your seat...
post #3 of 5
Very nice.
In a room like that, open living area, it is often difficult to get good surround. I have a similar problem.
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
thanks. yeah the rears are not in the "ideal" locations, but it's all i have to work with in this room. it does get the job done surprisingly well though. as low budget as the sound is right now, our house is still the one everyone wants to go to to watch movies and games.

i've thought for the next round of equipment, to look into dipole surround speakers. i was thinking that might help with the weird seating arrangement.
post #5 of 5
I would say your front left and right speakers are more of a problem. They should be up at least 24 inches or as close to ear level as you can get them. You should put them on something and experiment. Make sure if you do my new bookshelves to get some stands. Nice room though, it has plenty of potential.
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