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Originally Posted by AR Crom
I will be buying a pair of Wharfedale Linton speakers for music, but I would like to use them as fronts for a 5.1 system. Normally it is recommended to buy other home theater speakers from the same product line, but the subwoofers from Wharfedale are not famous at all.
So I would need a subwoofer for a room about 15 sqm. I would say a 12" would suffice, otherwise I will have to get out of the room.
For the center I have no priority.
It would be nice that the price for both stays below $750.
Zero need to brand match the sub to the speakers. The only people pushing that lie are sleazy/desperate salesmen.
- How big is the room? Totally enclosed, or open plan / adjacent spaces?
- What % music use? What % HT/TV?
- How far from the screen will you be sitting?
~ Are you a "geek hobbyist" obsessed with squeezing out that last 5-10% improvement? The economy will thank you...especially the Chinese one. Or are you more of a get-set-and-forget "casual user" who simply wants to increase your enjoyment of movies, TV and gaming? Relax, HT isn't rocket science, nor does it have to cost an arm and a leg---especially if you ignore the aforementioned vocal minority. And remember to smile...it's just a silly hobby, after all. :)