*** Updated 12/6/17 - Including final results and links to projects along the way ***
Project completed a few months ago, the final results are listed below:
LCR: Fusion-15s - BUILD THREAD
Surrounds and Rear (added): Volt-6 - BUILD THREAD
Atmos: Triad In Ceiling Silver
Front sub: 2 Custom Marty - BUILD THREAD
Side sub: 2 shallow form factor - BUILD THREAD
Gear ended up being:
(2x) MiniDSP 8x8HD
Behringer iNuke 6000DSP
Behringer iNuke 3000
Fusion-15s and Custom Martys
Surrounds and rears
Shallow form factor subs
Original post - 10/12/16
Hey all. I've been working for the last couple of years on a dedicated HT, mostly focusing on the room. As that is nearing completion, I'm planning to turn my soon-to-be-available time and budget to electronics and speakers. The plan all along has to open up the theater with existing speakers and electronics, and upgrade as I go along. You can see the room specifics and dimensions here
Opening day there will be a combination of speaker sets used:
LCR & WL&R will be an old set of Cambridge Soundworks Ensemble (2?) system
4 surrounds will be an old set of Bose Lifestyle (28?) speakers
4 ceilings will be new (to me) Triad In-Ceiling bronzes
2 sub are Klipsch 12'
I haven't bought the electronics yet, but I'm leaning towards:
Denon AVR X7200
External power amplifier (undecided) for the last couple of channels, to get to 13
External sub amps, leaning towards iNUKE 3000s
Soooo, lets talk DIY speakers
I've built most everything you see in my HT thread, and would like to build DIY speakers. I've read a lot of good info in these stickys, and a lot of cool build threads, and I think I have more questions than I started with! As a DIY speaker nubie, I've decided to stick to known speaker configurations and flatpacks. Here's what I'm thinking:
LCR - Elusive 1099s
WL&R - Cohesive 893s
4 Surrounds - Volt 6s
Ceilings - Keep the Triads
Subs - 2x 3cu ft w/Dayton RSS390 & Bash 500w amps
Now the questions:
- Are those speakers sufficient for a strong HT movie sound?
- Are they well matched as a set?
- Is that enough for the room?
- Can I keep the same electronics?
- What am I missing?
Thanks in advance for the comments!