Originally Posted by Russdawg1
Well B&W have always been eh to me. That is just my opinion. Since you are 100% theater, I do recommend you listen to Klipsch’s RP series as they are a tad on the bright side which is a fantastic for a theater setup.,
Do NOT get those SVS subs. They are overpriced, and $1600 gets you two of HSU’s VTF-3 subwoofers which are leaps and bounds better. They are higher powered and use a 15” driver. They also provide tuning options (VTF=Variable Tuning Frequency).
Thanks for this input. I'm going to go listen to the Klipsch RP series this afternoon / evening to see what I think.
Originally Posted by cocrh
One comment on the receiver. Unless you are getting a super killer deal on the 7013 I'd consider the heavily discounted 7012 here for lots of $$ off.
I can't see a single difference between the two so I feel like I'd be dumb to get the 7013.
Originally Posted by Zorba922
I wouldn't bother with B&W if zero music listening is on the menu. They are a lousy bang for the buck with HT.
Is the room totally enclosed? If there are adjacent rooms that it opens to, how big are they? This will determine what sub(s) to get.
22 x 12.5' room, I hope you're planning to put the screen on the long wall, giving you a much more manageable listening distance of 8-12 ft from the front speakers?
How loud do you like to listen? Are you trying to achieve cinema-like loudness, or just moderate loudness?
Oh, and most important question: total budget max for receiver, speakers, and sub(s)?
Room is totally enclosed. Screen will be on the short wall with the front edge of the first row seats a little over 6' away. Moderate loudness most likely but always with the ability to crank out cinema-like sound if I want to. Max budget is tricky. I'd say true max is $8k - $10k but would love to spend far less if I can without losing large amounts of performance.
Originally Posted by Knucklehead90
Check out the URL REMOVED on sale right now by Adorama. I'm still stunned at how good they sound. They didn't replace a pedestrian pair of speakers either. The fit and finish on these Polks is every bit as good as the Salk Song Towers these have replaced. The Polks have deeper and cleaner bass than the Song Towers, which are very good on bass too, also, same very good mid bass as the ST's, and the ring radiator tweeter on the Polks are very smooth. I bought these with cherry finish, and they match my Selah Audio custom center speaker in finish, and very close in timbre, so I'm a very happy camper with these Polks. Never thought I'd say that about a pair of Polk speakers, but the LSiM series speakers are the real deal IMO. I started URL REMOVED. Good conversation going on about these speakers. I do use a bit of 'muscle' driving these with a Yamaha A-S1000 integrated amp, but they are 88db efficient and 8 ohm loads, so more friendly to AVR users.
At this price, and based on reviews, I'm having a hard time not just ordering these so I don't have to think about anything anymore.
If I'm not blown away by the Klipsh RP-series this afternoon, I might just roll the dice and do that. I can always send them back.
Originally Posted by pase22
As suggested above, Klipsch RP-series would be good candidates for an HT setup. They're quite efficient and easy to drive with even a low level AVR. The previous version RP's are on close-out so good deals to be had. Kef Q series is also good for HT. Very clear, great imaging and off axis response which is good for multiple seating locations.
For subs, I'd look at HSU for excellent value/performance. Dual VTF-2 MK5's would be ideal, but a single VTF-3 MK5 would fill the room assuming it's enclosed.
Going to go look at the RP-series this afternoon / evening. I don't think there's anywhere around to demo HSU so I may just have to gamble on those.