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Which of these speakers for my home theater ?

Just stumbled on DIY speakers and the idea is really interesting to me.
However I would need some direction on which of the speakers would fit my needs.
Room is 9ft wide, 12ft wall to screen and only 80'' high, speakers will be placed behind 120'' AT screen.
Not looking for extreme sound here, I don't really watch movies that loud, more into quality sound.
Have Outlaw Audio LMF-1 Plus subwoofer, might do additional sub in wall in future.
Also would like to stay under 10'' of depth on speaker, here's ones that caught my eye.

http://www.diysoundgroup.com/home-th...tm-10-kit.html
http://www.diysoundgroup.com/home-th...ecial-kit.html
http://www.diysoundgroup.com/wavegui...sion4-kit.html

You can see my little home theater corner wife let me have
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Those are all solid choices. On the site you are looking at all the speakers are vetted proven designs that will sound good loud or soft. Every design is tested and listened to and when they get it just right. That is the design they put together in a kit for sale to the public.
The 88 special and HTM 10 are very efficient and are very easy for a normal receiver to power.

These speakers are designed to work with a sub woofer and will sound thin without one. Since you are new to this check out the Martycube thread on this site. DIY subs are very popular and everyone who builds one is hooked.

Enjoy your builds!
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How many speakers are you planning to put in that space? Budget?

That big opening on the right will give you some problems. How big is the adjacent room?

You might wan to consider the Volt series as well.
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How many speakers are you planning to put in that space? Budget?

That big opening on the right will give you some problems. How big is the adjacent room?

You might wan to consider the Volt series as well.
Right now LCR behind screen, I have 80'' space left to right behind screen to mount 3 speakers.
Will add 2 surrounds for 5.1 in future.
The big room adjacent is 12ftx40ft
Budget is around $1000
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You might also want to consider the Fusion-8 Alchemy; satisfies your depth constraint, & is ~6dB more sensitive than the Fusion-4 Quad. Consider building a pair of Volt-6 coaxials (for future surrounds / front or rear presence) first as practice.
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I know its just a sketch now, but try not to do that glass top coffee table. It will mess with the sound of your center channel due to the reflections off of it.


Or maybe cover it with a big bear rug if it has to stay.
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If possible, I would use the space on the lower left of the picture as your home theater. Much better layout for sound.
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Those are all solid choices. On the site you are looking at all the speakers are vetted proven designs that will sound good loud or soft. Every design is tested and listened to and when they get it just right. That is the design they put together in a kit for sale to the public.
The 88 special and HTM 10 are very efficient and are very easy for a normal receiver to power.

These speakers are designed to work with a sub woofer and will sound thin without one. Since you are new to this check out the Martycube thread on this site. DIY subs are very popular and everyone who builds one is hooked.

Enjoy your builds!
In the OP he says he has a outlaw subwoofer, which should suffice for now... until he reads about the MARTY subs anyway lol.
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While the HTM-10 is a great choice you might want to consider trying the HTM-6. If it doesn't fulfill needs for whatever reason you can always change it around to surround speakers. The HTM-6 will likely get loud enough while saving some money.
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