not wall mounting bookshelves anymore, going to go with regular speaker stands now.
Hey guys this is my first post,
i’m really excited to finally get into everything with AV and glad to be on the forum.
i’ve been reading up a lot on this lately for the past 2 weeks but i need a little assistance/direction, i’m 100% new to home audio and audio in general.
I’m pairing this system with my LG OLED 65”
29w X17d X 8(lowest)-12(highest in middle)cathedral ceiling
open floor plan including the kitchen, dining and an adjoining hallway that’s pretty long but L shaped
-sitting location is 9-10’ away from tv/entertainment center and there is a wall 4.5-5’ behind my primary couch
looking for help deciding on a 3.1/2.1 setup (for now)
depending on price i’m willing to wait for the center if it means getting better L/R bookshelf’s
eventually my end goal will be a 5.2-5.2.2 years later when i have more space L/R and $
70% movie/tv 25% music 5% gaming (usually use headphones tho)
looking to spend $1500 or less now (maybe another 750-1k later)
stay at home dad with 4 kids.
twin 1yo’s,3yo an 11yo.
so that’s why i want the speakers off the ground and up higher due to the fact that the 1yo twins will absolutely destroy,break and castrate anything within their reach!
(ill have to protect the sub somehow)
not saying stands won’t work later but they won’t right now.
(SEE PICTURES OF ROOM)
-what i’m looking for:
-slightly compact sub
(nothing deeper then 19.5”)
most ported 12”s are to large.
-also wiring and 2 wall mounts for L/R bookshelf’s but i don’t wanna include that in 1500 cap.
-voice/dialog is important (mostly movies and tv)
-music i listen to is very broad but mostly all electronic styles and rap)
i understand i will need to listen for myself i just need assistance knowing the direction to go and narrow it down.
i’ve read into warm/neutral/bright a lot but have no experience.
from reading about it i would assume i want a neutral/warm but with good detail in the upper range for voice.
•once i get it a little narrowed down and pick an AVS i can order stuff to audition that has a decent return policy, or is in best buy.
•Bookshelf’s (probably wall mount)
i know i’m all over the place:
-KEF Q-150 (a lot of recommendations and A4L has them for $350 factory recertified )
-KEF Q-350 leaning towards these (A4L factory recertified for$500 or amazon damaged box $540)
-Ascend CBM-170 se (a lot of recommendations for HT)
-HSU HB-1 mk2 (great package price but if i can get better HT quality id rather pay slightly more)
-Monitor Audio Bronze 2 (also pricy but A LOt of ppl always have them on short list)
-HTD level three (affordable with great reviews)
-SVS prime(more $, don’t see a lot of talk but great WAF if i get the svs sub)
-A4L has canton chrono’s for a great price but no proper matching center as of now.
any good looking recommendations for wall mounting?
maybe the B-Tech BT77 Ultragrip Pro Speaker Mount?
Important to get first so i can do home auditions on bookshelf’s.
i have no idea an need most help in this area
i’m definitely down to get it from accessories4less refurbished to save $$$
id like more options for space to grow in the future and to power the speakers an much as possible.
-at least 5.2.2 capability
-Audyssey MultEQ tunning app???
-4k/HDR10/dolby vision is very important
-at least 4 hdmi’s minimum
-bluetooth, wifi, apple airplay
-is something like 100+ watt per channel a big benefit?
someone recommend i stick with denon like the DENON AVR-X3300W $430 from accessories4less.
seems like it has a lot of options but i’m a complete noob so who knows.
honestly whatever is the matching class/brand as the bookshelf’s listed above
also don’t mind at all to wait on this, quality bookshelf’s and avr are most important followed by sub
19.5” depth issues
-VTF-1 MK3(this is only if i get the hybrid 1 - 3.1 package)
sub will be left side of the tv (unfortunately facing the end of another couch 2 feet away
-don’t want it deeper then 19”ish.
honestly i know it’s a large room and should get at least 1-2 pb-2000 but thats too large for now.
i watched the video by svs on ported vs sealed an it made me feel better about going sealed but i know ported may be better for me and movies.
-q1) someone told me just to get 2 active studio monitors and a sub??
like the yamaha hs8 studio monitor
he tells me it’s way better and way cheaper cuz i won’t need an AVR and it’s a much better quality sound and range capability?
-q2) if so what to control/tune/eq? aside from an expensive avr
-q3) if that’s a good option then can u do zones like 5.1 with a proper controller?
apologies for the long post but i’ve been spending 3-4 hours a day reading up about so much audio information in so many categories while taking care of the kids it’s just a lot to take in.
thank you so so much for any help you would like to offer