Originally Posted by CPT_Lemons
I am looking for advice on setting up our first home theater in our new house. Here is what we are working with:
1) Your budget: $1500 - $3000 (not including wiring)
2) Your listening interests: primarily movies and tv shows
3) Your existing audio equipment (make/models): Denon-x3400h bought on recent sale, can return for 30 days
4) The size of your room: see diagram and pictures attached
5) Any placement restrictions: Can't stick out too much on right side of TV due to walkway there coming from the stairs, willing to move couch up
6) Any aesthetic or size concerns: Minor aesthetic, mostly need to hide wires
7) Any equipment you are already considering: htd level 3 L/R/C, SVS PB1000 (dual?)
8) Any particular audio sonic signatures you know you prefer: none
Additional info: TV is an LG OLED65B7A, we are willing to hire a professional to run wire in the walls to make it aesthetically pleasing. Probably looking to start with a 3.1 or 3.2 before moving up to a 5.2.2. Would like to play center on shelf above fireplace (below TV) that is 8" wide, so shallow depth center preferred, height and width not an issue.
1) Should I go for dual or single sub?
2) Is there a shallower center and matching L/R around my price point
3) Is a 3400h overkill? We would like to do Atmos and would install ceiling speakers when we run wire in walls.
4) Benefits of moving the sectional couch towards the TV? How close should we move it if we wanted to do a 7.2.2 setup?
5) Is there another setup in the room that would work better?
I'd consider the new Elac Debut 2.0 which have been getting excellent initial feedback from AVS users and unlike the darker prior iteration in terms of sound, the new ones are more detailed and best of all front ported.
When Best Buy gets them (unless they already have them in your area) easy enough to return if not happy.
2 choices for centers, stand mount or floor standing speakers.
As you can see below, the PB1000 has been essentially rendered obsolete by the Monolith 10" sub that brings an extra 200 watts to the party.
PORTED SUBWOOFERS $600 AND BELOW, DELIVERED
NOTE: IF LOOKING AT LARGER/MORE EXPENSIVE SUBWOOFERS ADD PSA TO THE LIST OF BRANDS
ALSO, IF YOU ARE NOT AN ACTION MOVIE FAN A SUBWOOFER WITH 22-30HZ EXTENSION WOULD BE FINE
Specs are from the manufacturer unless noted otherwise.
150watts =11w18h13d= 18 lbs 8" [28hz] $199 EMOTIVA BASX S8
200watts =14w16h16d= 34 lbs 10" [27hz] $299 EMOTIVA BASX S10
300watts =17w18h18d= 49 lbs 12" [27hz] $399 EMOTIVA BASX S12, (extension from Sound & Vison)
350watts =15w16h17d= 40 lbs 10" [30hz] $399 RSL SPEEDWOOFER 10S, (extension from Sound & Vision review)
250watts =15w19h17d= 42 lbs 10" [25hz] $455 HSU VTF 1 MK3 (extension from Audioholics review)
300watts =15w19h20d= 46 lbs 10" [18hz] $499 SVS PB1000, (extension from Sound & Vision Review)
500watts =15w19h20d= 72 lbs 10" [20hz] $500 MONOPRICE MONOLITH THX 10"
300watts =16w22h21d= 69 lbs* 12" [19hz] $549 RHYTHMIK LV12R
350watts =15w21h22d= 62 lbs 12" [18hz] $607 HSU VTF2 MK5, (extension from Audioholics review)