Originally Posted by Chris Roy
Without getting long winded I have tried some local electronic stores with no help at all in trying to setup a home theater 5.1.
I want to start with bookshelf speakers and base my build around those so we can start there and work our way out, will not be running Dolby atoms (I know this is technically only a speakers forum)
I am looking at the Klipsch R-51M, Klipsch RP-600M, and Elac debut 2.0 b6.2. but open to suggestions without breaking the bank. Also would I need a separate Amp besides my receiver to drive the Elac's at 6 ohm's?
I have an off center Room that is 30ft by 20ft and mainly want the best sound stage primary for gaming and movies/TV. I will be sitting around 13 ft from the speakers and they will be about 20 inches off the ground on a TV stand. (82" Samsung already mounted bottom of TV is 36" high)(Picture for reference)
Elac's sounded a little muddy to me in store but realize that they were very high up on a shelf so hard to tell.
Have not heard the others due to them not being on demo but familiar with Klipsch Horn sound and do enjoy the clean crisp highs.
I guess the real question is if I make the bump up in price to the 600M's do I have to stay in that Reference Premier price range for all my speakers or can I mix and match from the regular reference series for my center and rears.
Suggestions for Sub's under 500 for each system would be appreciated also.
Where are you located in case there's some great local manufacturers or stores near you?
The Klipsch RP line makes a great deal of sense for your space.
I would only consider the Klipsch R series for rear speakers to be honest. They are found to be too harsh by most who have heard them on AVS unlike the RPs.
What A/V receiver do you have to start the listening at home process as the RP600ms can be bought, (and returned within 15 days), to Best Buy.
A great receiver deal right now is this:
These are the subs to consider.
PORTED SUBWOOFERS $600 AND BELOW, DELIVERED
*THE LARGER PORTED SUBS DELIVER AT LEAST 40% MORE SOUND PRESSURE LEVEL
THAN THE SAME BRAND'S SEALED VERSION WITH SAME SIZE WOOFER AND AMP
*IF LOOKING AT LARGER/MORE EXPENSIVE SUBWOOFERS ADD PSA TO THE LIST OF BRANDS
*IF YOU ARE NOT AN ACTION MOVIE FAN A SUBWOOFER WITH 22-30HZ EXTENSION WOULD BE FINE
*FOR MUSIC A 30HZ SUB IS A FINE CHOICE
*BEFORE BUYING MAKE A CARDBOARD CUTOUT OF THE SIZE OF THE SUB TO MAKE SURE IT IS NOT TOO LARGE FOR YOU
Specs are from the manufacturer unless noted otherwise.
1 year 150watts =12w7h24d= 25 lbs 8" [23hz] $219 EARTHQUAKE LOW PROFILE CP8 (Amazon price)
2 years 350watts =15w16h17d= 40 lbs 10" [30hz] $399 RSL SPEEDWOOFER 10S, (extension from Sound & Vision review)
2 years 250watts =15w19h17d= 42 lbs 10" [25hz] $455 HSU VTF 1 MK3 (extension from Audioholics review)
5 years 300watts =15w19h20d= 46 lbs 10" [18hz] $499 SVS PB1000, (extension from Sound & Vision Review)
5 years 500watts =15w19h20d= 72 lbs 10" [20hz] $500 MONOPRICE MONOLITH THX 10"
3 years 300watts =16w22h21d= 69 lbs* 12" [19hz] $569 RHYTHMIK LV12F
2 years 350watts =15w21h22d= 62 lbs 12" [18hz] $607 HSU VTF2 MK5, (extension from Audioholics review)
* = shipping weight
SEALED SUBWOOFERS $650 AND BELOW, DELIVERED
3 years 300watts =12w13h13d= 27 lbs 10" [24hz] $399 MARTIN LOGAN DYNAMO 700W, limited time offer Amazon.
NOTE: WIRELESS TRANSMITTER INCLUDED
5 years 300watts =13w14h16d= 27 lbs 12" [23hz] $499 SVS SB1000, (extension from Sound & Vision)
5 years 500watts =13w16h21d= 50 lbs 10" [20hz] $500 MONOPRICE MONOLITH MTS10 THX
3 years 300watts =14w14h16d= 58 lbs* 12" [18hz] $539 RHYTHMIK L12
5 years 500watts =14w15h17d= 35 lbs 12" [19hz] $649 SVS SB2000 outlet, (extension from Sound & Vision)
* = shipping weight