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I think you would be better off with the PB-1000.

you would be using it in a bedroom right? room size?

and since you are using this with a stereo receiver, would you know how to hook it up? i ask this because your speaker wire post suggest that you seem overwhelmed with pretty simple things dealing with hooking things up.

Yes, that's right a bedroom. I don't know the size of my bedroom. And no I won't be overwhelmed, but no, I don't know how to hook it up, but if you or someone would be happy giving step by step directions meaning writing all the steps in one post than I would be very happy doing it myself.

BTW, does my Integra DTM 5.9 have a sub output?

And with a sub, also get those Klipsch speakers as well?
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Yes, that's right a bedroom. I don't know the size of my bedroom. And no I won't be overwhelmed, but no, I don't know how to hook it up, but if you or someone would be happy giving step by step directions meaning writing all the steps in one post than I would be very happy doing it myself.

BTW, does my Integra DTM 5.9 have a sub output?

And with a sub, also get those Klipsch speakers as well?

no, i dont think it has a sub output so that makes it that much more difficult to hook up.

as far as the as the klipsch, you really should try to listen to them first as posted above they really arent more sensitive as the polks or Focals listed above.

also if you have been satisfied with the low end output of the B&W's then the new speakers you get with a bigger mid-bass driver will most likely will output more bass.
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no, i dont think it has a sub output so that makes it that much more difficult to hook up.

as far as the as the klipsch, you really should try to listen to them first as posted above they really arent more sensitive as the polks or Focals listed above.

also if you have been satisfied with the low end output of the B&W's then the new speakers you get with a bigger mid-bass driver will most likely will output more bass.

I just looked at the manual to verify and it does have a sub output. Please see page 13.

http://onkyo-audio.pl/uploads/files/ins/integra/dtm-5.9.pdf
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I just looked at the manual to verify and it does have a sub output. Please see page 13.

http://onkyo-audio.pl/uploads/files/ins/integra/dtm-5.9.pdf

i see the sub output, but i dont see how you set it up in the receiver.
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i see the sub output, but i dont see how you set it up in the receiver.

Does Integra offer email support, and where's the contact page?
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Does Integra offer email support, and where's the contact page?

http://www.integrahometheater.com/prod_support.cfm
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Thank you! I'll email email them and let you know their response normally about 24-48hrs longer if a delay.
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I don't see an email for them. I see a phone number.
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I'm still waiting on a reply. I'll write back and let you know what they say.

In the meantime, does Polk or Klipsch work better with rock music something like let me see the man in the box song off of the Facelift album which is rock I guess. So, do those speakers hold up well with rock and which ones do better with rock music?
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Both will hold up well.

Have you gone a an audio store where you can demo and listen to either of those speakers?

If you give us your exact budget we might be able to suggest more speakers.
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No, I don't know of any audio stores around me. And a budget in the prince rang of the Polks RTI A3.
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BTW, I edited that post. I actually put an "i" so I took it out and it should be "man in the box" I doubt my system would handle hard rock like that when it can't even handle a movie with scenes made to be loud.
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No, I don't know of any audio stores around me. And a budget in the prince rang of the Polks RTI A3.

Your budget is somewhat confusing, because of your other thread.
https://www.avsforum.com/t/1512723/would-this-be-very-high-end-quality

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No, I don't know of any audio stores around me. And a budget in the prince rang of the Polks RTI A3.

I'm a Polk guy, but I've heard that Klipsh are better H.T. than music speaker due to the horns. The RTiA series make great speakers in both areas.

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No, I don't know of any audio stores around me. And a budget in the prince rang of the Polks RTI A3.


Best Buy should have polks and klipsch to listen to. there's one is whitehall and easton pa.

http://stores.bestbuy.com/1403/

Audio Concepts
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Serious About Sound LLC
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Current Home Systems
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http://www.yellowpages.com/bethlehem-pa/home-audio-store
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BTW, I edited that post. I actually put an "i" so I took it out and it should be "man in the box" I doubt my system would handle hard rock like that when it can't even handle a movie with scenes made to be loud.


it is because you are over driving your receiver trying to play your inefficient speakers LOUD
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Your budget is somewhat confusing, because of your other thread.
https://www.avsforum.com/t/1512723/would-this-be-very-high-end-quality

I did say at the beginning of that thread I far have enough, right? And I was asking if that would be very high quality hence what I said at the beginning of the thread I don't have enough and was only asking, right?
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Best Buy should have polks and klipsch to listen to. there's one is whitehall and easton pa.

http://stores.bestbuy.com/1403/

Audio Concepts
1302 E Tilghman St
Allentown PA 18109

Best Buy
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Whitehall PA 18052

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http://www.integrity-audio.com/

http://www.yellowpages.com/bethlehem-pa/home-audio-store

Thank you!
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I did say at the beginning of that thread I far have enough, right? And I was asking if that would be very high quality hence what I said at the beginning of the thread I don't have enough and was only asking, right?

Go to Best Buy and check out entry level Klipsch and Polk - however, I do
not think you will find the RTi or Klipsch Reference lines there.

I still recommend the Focal 706 or the JBL L830, which are not entry level.

JBL, Focal, Polk RTi or a used/older Klipsch Reference - may give you the
slap in your ear sound that you desire - till you get a sub.

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these are very nice speakers for $450 reg. price $700 as suggested by zieglj01 and they should play loud for you....





http://www.musicdirect.com/p-41246-focal-chorus-706v-bookshelf-speakers-pr.aspx
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Go to Best Buy and check out entry level Klipsch and Polk - however, I do
not think you will find the RTi or Klipsch Reference lines there.

I still recommend the Focal 706 or the JBL L830, which are not entry level.

JBL, Focal, Polk RTi or a used/older Klipsch Reference - may give you the
slap in your ear sound that you desire - till you get a sub.

Or what about this? How good is the quality? I suppose its less than about $11,000 worth from my one thread. So, would this be a better option? Would anyone advise this? Denon X2000+pair of Revel M12 speakers+SVS sub? Yes, that is excellent quality? Or no means its poor?
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Or what about this? How good is the quality? I suppose its less than about $11,000 worth from my one thread. So, would this be a better option? Would anyone advise this? Denon X2000+pair of Revel M12 speakers+SVS sub? Yes, that is excellent quality? Or no means its poor?


why would you want a 7.1 receiver for 2 channel stereo? unless you later want to move to that direction.

those speakers are in line with the Focals or Rti's or klipsch...IMO... depends on what you prefer. also the sensitivity on the Revels is only 87dB so you would only be gaining 3dB over your current speakers


and the svs pb-1000 is a great sub.


i think we all are getting a might bit confused on what you are trying to accomplish here.
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i think we all are getting a might bit confused on what you are trying to accomplish here.
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this is not balancing out with the current need and the so-called budget.

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why would you want a 7.1 receiver for 2 channel stereo? unless you later want to move to that direction.

those speakers are in line with the Focals or Rti's or klipsch...IMO... depends on what you prefer. also the sensitivity on the Revels is only 87dB so you would only be gaining 3dB over your current speakers


and the svs pb-1000 is a great sub.


i think we all are getting a might bit confused on what you are trying to accomplish here.

Never mind about everything I'm asking. Alright, here is the reasons why I'm asking. Someone on Audio Holics told me that the KEF would be very high end and he told me that the next one under the KEF R series would be high quality would be the Revel setup. Is he proving me false information and I shouldn't take his advice? That's the reason why I was asking about KEF, Denon, Revel, and all of that.

This what I want http://www.klipsch.com/rb-61-ii-bookshelf-speakers-pair/details and this http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00AF88C0M/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1390104950&sr=8-2&pi=SX200_QL40 and could I buy when I'm ready without doing a demo listen at a store?

And I still don't how to setup the sub in my receiver.
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Never mind about everything I'm asking. Alright, here is the reasons why I'm asking. Someone on Audio Holics told me that the KEF would be very high end and he told me that the next one under the KEF R series would be high quality would be the Revel setup. Is he proving me false information and I shouldn't take his advice? That's the reason why I was asking about KEF, Denon, Revel, and all of that.

The guy at Audioholics, is just giving you his personal preference - there is no so-called
the best speaker - it is what is best or perfect for you.

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Never mind about everything I'm asking. Alright, here is the reasons why I'm asking. Someone on Audio Holics told me that the KEF would be very high end and he told me that the next one under the KEF R series would be high quality would be the Revel setup. Is he proving me false information and I shouldn't take his advice? That's the reason why I was asking about KEF, Denon, Revel, and all of that.

This what I want http://www.klipsch.com/rb-61-ii-bookshelf-speakers-pair/details and this http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00AF88C0M/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1390104950&sr=8-2&pi=SX200_QL40 and could I buy when I'm ready without doing a demo listen at a store?

And I still don't how to setup the sub in my receiver.


the pb-1000 would be better in general than the sb-1000 for the sub

the klipsch's wont play any louder than the Focals for instance as klipsch inflates their sensitivity numbers.

klipsch would not be my first choice and probably since you have not heard them should not be yours either. klipsch has a sound characteristic or signature that people tend to love or hate, i do not like them. but you might like them, if you dont buy them from a place you can return them without hassles.

the Focals would be a safer bit IMO. or even the JBL listed above.

my advice take it one at a time and get speakers, the new speakers may be good enough for you without a sub as the ones listed go deeper and play louder.

also as to the advice given elsewhere, you posted about your problem with the receiver shutting down due to over driving it, so you want more efficient speakers and those Revels altho may be fine speakers are only a little bit better in their sensitivity rating than yours are.
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the pb-1000 would be better in general than the sb-1000 for the sub

the klipsch's wont play any louder than the Focals for instance as klipsch inflates their sensitivity numbers.

klipsch would not be my first choice and probably since you have not heard them should not be yours either. klipsch has a sound characteristic or signature that people tend to love or hate, i do not like them. but you might like them, if you dont buy them from a place you can return them without hassles.

the Focals would be a safer bit IMO. or even the JBL listed above.

my advice take it one at a time and get speakers, the new speakers may be good enough for you without a sub as the ones listed go deeper and play louder.

also as to the advice given elsewhere, you posted about your problem with the receiver shutting down due to over driving it, so you want more efficient speakers and those Revels altho may be fine speakers are only a little bit better in their sensitivity rating than yours are.

Without what was mentioned in here or what was already mentioned, what would be "your" first speaker choice in your preference?
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