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Looking at getting Klipsch Quintet V speakers and deciding between Klipsch SW-350 or the BIC America F12.

Room size: 19' x 17' open hall and kitchen entrances. Couch and seats in middle.

 

Usage:

Movies (action, drama, sci-fi) - 70%

Music (classic rock) - 30 %

 

Used to Klipsch quality but the BIC is a killer price and gets good reviews.

 

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What exactly are you looking for in speakers??? Also what is your budget for a sub?

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Budget for sub is 200 but if there is a huge difference in performance 500.

 

Really just trying to level out the crossover. my current system's crossover is 150Hz and the sub is only 6"


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Well yes there is a HUGE difference from a $200 sub to a $500 sub. If you can spend $500 I highly recommend you look at the SVS PB1000 for $499 shipped. It has true good output to 19hz. It is an accurate sub and even tho its a 10" it will outperform all budget 12" subs. The F12 is a good sub for $200 but it is not very accurate and is quite muddy and boomy sounding.

Now for the speakers I would highly getting something that you can crossover at 80hz. But I don't know what your budget and size constraints are.

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Budget for sub is 200 but if there is a huge difference in performance 500.
There is, and +1 to flickhtguru's recommendation of a PB-1000.
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A better sub won't change the crossover point. You'll need speakers that extend lower.

That said, a better sub will offer better output below the crossover point and MUCH more extension than a 6" (not very sub-)woofer could ever hope to deliver. wink.gif
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I'm looking at getting a good 5 speaker system. My room, while large can't accommodate large format speakers. So I'm looking at the best bang-for-your-buck small speaker sound system.

 

 

Options:

 

1. Polk Audio Blackstone TL250 with Polk Audio PSW111 Subwoofer

 

2. Klipsch Quintet V (currently on sale for $350.00) with either Klipsch SW-350 ($369.99) or something around that price this is better.

 

3. Definitive ProCinema 600 (with sub included)

 

- Trying to find a system at Best Buy to utilize the 18-month no interest on my card.


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I'm looking at getting a good 5 speaker system. My room, while large can't accommodate large format speakers. So I'm looking at the best bang-for-your-buck small speaker sound system. ... Trying to find a system at Best Buy to utilize the 18-month no interest on my card.
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- two pairs of Pioneer SP-BS22-LR bookshelf speakers ($130/pr. at BB.com);
- a matching SP-C22 center-channel speaker ($100 at BB.com); and
- an SVS PB-1000 sub ($499, shipped, from SVSound).

If you can't swing everything at once, start with just a pair of bookshelf speakers and a sub. Then add the CC speaker, then add another pair of bookshelf speakers for surrounds.
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What about 2x Dayton sub-1200's?
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How about 

 

1. MartinLogan Dynamo 300 - $99.99

 

2. Klipsch SP-350 - $369.99

 

3. Polk Audio PSW-111 - $179.99

 

 

I'm strictly looking for good, subtle bass that blends well with a 120Hz crossover for a 17' x 19' room


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How about 

1. MartinLogan Dynamo 300 - $99.99

2. Klipsch SP-350 - $369.99

3. Polk Audio PSW-111 - $179.99


I'm strictly looking for good, subtle bass that blends well with a 120Hz crossover for a 17' x 19' room

Buy a good sub...good subtle clean bass can not be had from budget subs. They are normally boomy and full of distortion. If you are looking for accuracy check out the HSU VTF-1 for 467.00 shipped. It has Variable tuning and Q control to adjust how "thick" you want your bass. It will pretty much have the output of a BIC PL-200 but much cleaner and accurate response.

Next option as previously mentioned is the SVS PB-1000. This sub will trade off some 40-80hz out put for more 20-31hz output. I suspect the PB-1000 will have 3-4db less output then the VTF-1 or PL200, but its going to have a 5- 7db advatage in the 20-31hz area.


HSU VTF-1 1port mode 20-31hz - 96db, 40-80hz- 107db 467.00 shipped

SVS PB-1000 20-31hz - 101db, 40-80hz - 104db 499.00 shipped(449.00 b-stock when avail.)

BIC PL-200 20-31hz - 94db, 40-80hz - 108db 249.00 shipped


As you can see spending the extra money going from a 200.00 sub to a 500.00 sub nets you deeper bass output, accuracy, and extension. While a 500.00 sub does not net much if any extra mid bass output, the bass will be much cleaner.
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