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post #3991 of 4576
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Originally Posted by metalguy View Post

Here is my problem. I have a pl-28 center and 4 pl-89s, they serve as my left right and surround sides. Now as you can see I have a 5.0 system. I am not worried about a sub at this point. The issue is this, I can get another pair of pl-89s and have a full tower 7 minus the center, or I can get 2 pairs of surround speakers and move the towers up front and have a 9 system.

I can get 2 pairs of pl-66 for 380 or 1 more pair of pl-89s for 450. Then question is weather its worth it to run wides at all. Its like for 380 I can run a full 9.0 system, or for 450 run a 7.0 tower system. Just don't know which is better honestly. Or to even complicate thigns more, I could get just one pair of pl-66 and use then as my sr and sl and use the towers still as the one pair on the sides. I hope I have explained my self . Anybody have any ides or suggestions? always happy to hear what other people think.

Also because I hate the angle of the pl-66 I was thinking of running klipsch rs.52 instead of the pl-66 , yes i know it will cost more, but just saying. Just throwing different ideas out there.
I wish I had your problems. tongue.gif I would get the 2 pairs of pl-66. The more speakers the better and all of them are quite capable.
post #3992 of 4576
metalguy,

IMHO, I don't think surrounds need to be full range and expensive. I think the tweeters should match so you get timbre matching, but I just don't feel like that much audio information comes from the surrounds (especially over 5.1).

This is why I have PL-89 fronts (3) and FH8-W surrounds (6). I haven't gotten my theater up and going yet, so I can't say how it sounds yet.


I guess if money wasn't an issue, the best plan is to have ALL matching speakers...it just seems like overkill to me.
Is there any way to have a PL-89 as your center speaker? This would be a huge improvement.



When you are ready for a sub, the PL-200 is really good.
post #3993 of 4576
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Originally Posted by JeffreyJonesBSME View Post

metalguy,

IMHO, I don't think surrounds need to be full range and expensive. I think the tweeters should match so you get timbre matching, but I just don't feel like that much audio information comes from the surrounds (especially over 5.1).

This is why I have PL-89 fronts (3) and FH8-W surrounds (6). I haven't gotten my theater up and going yet, so I can't say how it sounds yet.


I guess if money wasn't an issue, the best plan is to have ALL matching speakers...it just seems like overkill to me.
Is there any way to have a PL-89 as your center speaker? This would be a huge improvement.



When you are ready for a sub, the PL-200 is really good.

I wiswh I could use a pl-89 as a center, but I have a 70 tv and that would have to rise up quite a bit from where I want it. I dont have a projector only.

also are you going to run wides? I wonder how wides sound, I know their are only 2 movies as of right now that run neo x, those are dredd, and the expendables 2. But I think having the wider sound stage would be nice to have. well remember I already have 4 pl-89s so i have to put them to good use, so even if i could use one of them as a center what would I do with the last one?

Also how weird would it be to have a a pair of pl-89s as sides and pl-66 as weird, if I only got one pair of the 66?

Also anybody else please feel free to chime in as well.
post #3994 of 4576
I'm not sure what you mean by wides.

Here is my setup.



Rear




Front
Space for 3 X PL-89 and 2 X PL-200
post #3995 of 4576
^^^ Wides as in Audyssey DSX. He is thinking front width speakers instead of front height speakers.
post #3996 of 4576
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Originally Posted by flickhtguru View Post

^^^ Wides as in Audyssey DSX. He is thinking front width speakers instead of front height speakers.
Well for me since I have a pioneer, wides as in neo x, but yes the same thing . smile.gif
post #3997 of 4576
I recommend front heights instead of wides. Thats what I have done. But it would be difficult to mount a pair of pl-89s up high. tongue.gif
post #3998 of 4576
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

I recommend front heights instead of wides. Thats what I have done. But it would be difficult to mount a pair of pl-89s up high. tongue.gif
Well If i did not care about surround backs backs I could put a pair of pl-66 on top of the L and R pl-89s upfront that would give me heights. but not wides or 4 surrounds in the back. I wonder how the pl-66 would work as heights.

I find it interesting you went with heights , did you try wides first. Their is an article acutally from DSX that says to go with wides before heights. So just wondering why you did, and what is your current setup as of now?
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Originally Posted by metalguy View Post

Well If i did not care about surround backs backs I could put a pair of pl-66 on top of the L and R pl-89s upfront that would give me heights. but not wides or 4 surrounds in the back. I wonder how the pl-66 would work as heights.

I find it interesting you went with heights , did you try wides first. Their is an article acutally from DSX that says to go with wides before heights. So just wondering why you did, and what is your current setup as of now?
Yes, I tried wides first but I feel like I get more benefit from heights. PL-66s would work fine as heights but you cant just set them on top of the towers. They need to be much higher and are supposed to farther apart than your fronts.
post #4000 of 4576
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Yes, I tried wides first but I feel like I get more benefit from heights. PL-66s would work fine as heights but you cant just set them on top of the towers. They need to be much higher and are supposed to farther apart than your fronts.
What did you use as your wides, and when you were doing wides what was your entire speaker set up?
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Originally Posted by metalguy View Post

What did you use as your wides, and when you were doing wides what was your entire speaker set up?
I have Klipsch VF-36 fronts, KB-15 rear surrounds, Bic PL 26 center and a pair of the 3 driver Klipsch Quintet SL that I used for wides and fh.
post #4002 of 4576
So what would you guys suggest? If i got 2 pairs of the pl-66, i can have 4 towers up front as left and right and wides, then the 4 pl-66 as my side surround and rear surround. Or I could do a pair of pl-89 up front plus 2 pl-66 for the wides, and do the same in back , pl-89 for the sides (as sides get used more, espically on tv) and use the pl-66 as the rears. So any thoughts? on eaither?
post #4003 of 4576
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Originally Posted by metalguy View Post

So what would you guys suggest? If i got 2 pairs of the pl-66, i can have 4 towers up front as left and right and wides, then the 4 pl-66 as my side surround and rear surround. Or I could do a pair of pl-89 up front plus 2 pl-66 for the wides, and do the same in back , pl-89 for the sides (as sides get used more, espically on tv) and use the pl-66 as the rears. So any thoughts? on eaither?
Like you said, sides get used more. That would be a no brainer for me.
89 front and sides. 66 wides and backs.
post #4004 of 4576
agree with bond 007. for me, sides should be floor standing speakers. PL66 back and wides.

i wonder how much for this kind of setup?

pl89 fronts and sides with pl66 wides and backs. PL200 x2 for subs.

i think i'll get 'em at sounddistributors.com.
post #4005 of 4576
Anybody here using emotiva amps powering the acoustechs?
post #4006 of 4576
I use the EMOTVA XPA3 with the PL89s and the PL28. I also use the EMOTIVA UPA2 with the PL66s, It is an awesome setup.

Here is a link to my setup:

http://www.blu-ray.com/community/gallery.php?member=RegeG
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What is the stand that you have the PL-28 resting on? I need somethng similar for my PL-28.
post #4008 of 4576
It is a speaker stand that was used on the rear speakers. I modified it for the center speaker.
post #4009 of 4576
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Originally Posted by RegeG View Post

I use the EMOTVA XPA3 with the PL89s and the PL28. I also use the EMOTIVA UPA2 with the PL66s, It is an awesome setup.

Here is a link to my setup:

http://www.blu-ray.com/community/gallery.php?member=RegeG

how's the sound quality on the pl89's powered by emotiva? are the lows more distinct with enough headroom? that must sound so good.

great setup by the way. i'm slowly getting there......

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post #4010 of 4576
It is a great sounding system. The highs and lows are very distinct. A lot of headroom.
post #4011 of 4576
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Originally Posted by RegeG View Post

It is a great sounding system. The highs and lows are very distinct.
More so than before the Emotiva? Or did you ever have it hooked up without it?
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More so than before the Emotiva.
post #4013 of 4576
im still torn between these two. bic rtr ev15 and bic PL89. the rtr ev15's got 15" woofers but the PL89's got better specs. comments on these are greatly appreciated. i'll be upgrading on my birthday on july. my wife is giving me the green light by then. she has agreed for us to go to franklin,TN too and check out some emotiva amps. who knows, i might bring the xpr2 with me back home. =)
post #4014 of 4576
Which speaker do you guys think is best? Bic PL-26 or Klipsch WC-24?
post #4015 of 4576
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Which speaker do you guys think is best? Bic PL-26 or Klipsch WC-24?
I have the pl-28 and the only difference between that and the 26 is the size of the woofers. I love my pl -28, also it depends on what you have in the rest of your system. If you have BIC all the way around, you would be nuts not to have the bic as your cetner. Sure you have can different surround brands as they are not used as much. But with if at all possiable, have the same brand up front for the front three.
post #4016 of 4576
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Originally Posted by metalguy View Post

I have the pl-28 and the only difference between that and the 26 is the size of the woofers. I love my pl -28, also it depends on what you have in the rest of your system. If you have BIC all the way around, you would be nuts not to have the bic as your cetner. Sure you have can different surround brands as they are not used as much. But with if at all possiable, have the same brand up front for the front three.
I have Klipsch Icon VF-36 towers with the pl-26 and it sounds fine actually. But there is a great deal going on now for the Klipsch WC-24. It would technically be a better match but I wonder how much difference it would make. Im leaning towards the old "if it aint broke, dont fix it" because I cant see the wc24 sounding that much better than the pl26.
post #4017 of 4576
^^^ Yeah don't buy the WC24. IMO either get BIC all the way around or get the Icon V series Center to match the VF36 L&R speakers.
post #4018 of 4576
Although they're not the Acoustech label from Bic America, i've just gotten my new BIC America FH-6T's, the little sister of the Acoustechs, hooked up and i can sum up my initial impressions in just one word...........................WOW!!!!!
Excellent decision in making this purchase. smile.gif
Edited by jeep05 - 4/27/13 at 4:42pm
post #4019 of 4576
My current setup is a 5.1 system for now. (70% movies/tv & 30% music) Next will be a new set of possibly PL-66's but am wondering if they would be of much benefit in my small listening area. (13x15) They will have to go on the wall behind the double recliner which is up against the back wall. This is the 13ft. wall.


Looking at the BIC PL-66's, the DV-62si, the FH-65's which match the floor standers (FH-6T) and Polk T15's. I would like to go with all BIC America speakers but others in the same price range would be considered.

Any opinions would be appreciated
Edited by jeep05 - 4/28/13 at 9:23am
post #4020 of 4576
Does anyone with the surrounds options were something other than the pl-66? I do. If you could have a design for a bic surround speaker, what would you want it modeled after? For me it was the klipsch rs 62. So who else has an idea?
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