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need bedroom 3.0 setup recommendations

denon x3300, tcl 65r615 and hsu vtf2 mk5


99% for bluray/4k movies. id like something lively, fun and slightly bright but not ear piercing. i like a bit of volume, sensitivity in the upper 80s to 90

looking at ascend 340s, raal tweeter speakers but from what i read they are a bit mellow for movies. not sure id like that
also looking at emotiva t1, t2 and the center

any other recommendations?
budget for 3.0 is approx 1K
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denon x3300, tcl 65r615 and hsu vtf2 mk5


99% for bluray/4k movies. id like something lively, fun and slightly bright but not ear piercing. i like a bit of volume, sensitivity in the upper 80s to 90

looking at ascend 340s, raal tweeter speakers but from what i read they are a bit mellow for movies. not sure id like that
also looking at emotiva t1, t2 and the center

any other recommendations?
budget for 3.0 is approx 1K
emo t1 / t2 and a c1 for a bedroom , i would think...

YAMAHA TSR 5790.. front l/r emotiva b1's and /or kef q100's ..BIC v1220.....Emotiva basx10.... ascend cbm 170 center.. polk t15 rears..samsung 55" j620d
bedroom .. YAMAHA r-xv 383... front l/r.. wharfedale 10.1s... ascend cbm 170 center ... Emotiva basx8... samsung ku6300 50 in
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Emotiva t1 and a c2 center would put you under 1k. The c2 is large but if you have the room for it it definitely worth it. Would say T2 since you dont plan on a subwoofer, they would put you over 1k though with a C1 or C2.
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denon x3300, tcl 65r615 and hsu vtf2 mk5


99% for bluray/4k movies. id like something lively, fun and slightly bright but not ear piercing. i like a bit of volume, sensitivity in the upper 80s to 90

looking at ascend 340s, raal tweeter speakers but from what i read they are a bit mellow for movies. not sure id like that
also looking at emotiva t1, t2 and the center

any other recommendations?
budget for 3.0 is approx 1K
Slightly bright, but not piercing I'd look at Klipsch RP, Paradigm Monitor and Kef Q series. Klipsch & Paradigm would have the edge on sensitivity.

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Emotiva t1 and a c2 center would put you under 1k. The c2 is large but if you have the room for it it definitely worth it. Would say T2 since you dont plan on a subwoofer, they would put you over 1k though with a C1 or C2.
T1 wouid be fine as he said he has a HSU VFT2 Mk5 in the first post.

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If dynamics are your thing, then I would avoid the ribbon options (including the RAAL). Metal dome tweeters or horns would probably give you more of what you are looking for in a sound signature. Check out PSA.

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Infinity has the Reference line currently on sale for 50% off or more. A pair of the R253 towers would be $400 and the matching RC263 is $200. Very well regarded speakers and well under your budget.
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For the record, the Ascend 340 does not have a raal tweeter, although from what I have read it is neutral and maybe not the slightly bright that the OP has stated he is looking for.

I do agree that a raal would not be ideal. Being new to the raal recently, I do love it, but wouldn’t justify the generally higher price for almost exclusive TV/HT use
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For the record, the Ascend 340 does not have a raal tweeter, although from what I have read it is neutral and maybe not the slightly bright that the OP has stated he is looking for.

I do agree that a raal would not be ideal. Being new to the raal recently, I do love it, but wouldn’t justify the generally higher price for almost exclusive TV/HT use
ascends that i know of use soft domes(lower tier speakers).. and they handle volume well imo..

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bedroom .. YAMAHA r-xv 383... front l/r.. wharfedale 10.1s... ascend cbm 170 center ... Emotiva basx8... samsung ku6300 50 in
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For the record, the Ascend 340 does not have a raal tweeter, although from what I have read it is neutral and maybe not the slightly bright that the OP has stated he is looking for.

I do agree that a raal would not be ideal. Being new to the raal recently, I do love it, but wouldn’t justify the generally higher price for almost exclusive TV/HT use
ascends that i know of use soft domes(lower tier speakers).. and they handle volume well imo..
Yeah. I believe the Lunas and Sierra-2s are the only Ascend bookshelves with the raal.

The OP says he wants slightly bright and lively. Makes me think of our old kef q100s, although pushing the high volume levels is where they can start to sound harsh to some. Also, they probably wouldn’t be so great in 3.0. They work best with a sub.
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Yeah. I believe the Lunas and Sierra-2s are the only Ascend bookshelves with the raal.

The OP says he wants slightly bright and lively. Makes me think of our old kef q100s, although pushing the high volume levels is where they can start to sound harsh to some. Also, they probably wouldn’t be so great in 3.0. They work best with a sub.
i thought about the q100's too , then i thought about the limited spl handling.. ascend would be better.. i have the cbm 170's , they handle volume well..chane might have something that would work as well..

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bedroom .. YAMAHA r-xv 383... front l/r.. wharfedale 10.1s... ascend cbm 170 center ... Emotiva basx8... samsung ku6300 50 in
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I’d take a look at the Monitor Audio Bronze speakers, they are a touch bright and should suit your taste well.

The Bronze 2 Bookshelves and center will set you back $800.


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what jbl studio 530 and 520 center?
would these be as good as above mentioned?
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what jbl studio 530 and 520 center?
would these be as good as above mentioned?
A serious good option and not easy to beat them
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530 was going to be my recommendation... not as efficient as I remember them being, but should still be plenty for a bedroom. They've been harder to find lately, but JBL has them back for $300/pair right now. The 520 center doesn't look to currently be available from JBL direct, but it's much easier to find in general than the 530s these days and will likely come back in stock at JBL sooner rather than later.

Do you have a single main listening position that's fairly well centered between the L/R speakers? If so, a center channel may really be superfluous.

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i ordered 2 pair 530s and 520center all on sale. even ordered the 550p ill probably use in the garage/man cave



very excited because ive read so many good things about those 530s


i also have jbl 230s and 235center and like those but im assuming the 530/520 setup are a notch above those in sq
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i also have jbl 230s and 235center and like those but im assuming the 530/520 setup are a notch above those in sq
You should easily notice a clear difference
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havent received any speakers yet of course but now im thinking of returning the center, order another pair of 530s and use one as a center. i can make it work by angling it toward ear level off the ground at mlp but id have an extra 530


would this be a better idea than using the 520
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havent received any speakers yet of course but now im thinking of returning the center, order another pair of 530s and use one as a center. i can make it work by angling it toward ear level off the ground at mlp but id have an extra 530


would this be a better idea than using the 520
if you have the room to use the 530 vertically , it would be better , imo
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if you have the room to use the 530 vertically , it would be better , imo

ordered another 530 pair. i will feel bad about returning the 520 but it will be in box unopened. i will need to sell an extra 530 here but im sure others here want to use one as a center.
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ordered another 530 pair. i will feel bad about returning the 520 but it will be in box unopened. i will need to sell an extra 530 here but im sure others here want to use one as a center.
i would think you could get a taker pretty easy if you can find somebody close enough to keep shipping cost down... i think you made a good call , i have vertical books as centers in both my set ups, i have no issues at all..

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i ordered 2 pair 530s and 520center all on sale. even ordered the 550p ill probably use in the garage/man cave



very excited because ive read so many good things about those 530s


i also have jbl 230s and 235center and like those but im assuming the 530/520 setup are a notch above those in sq
I thought you owned those new Monoprice thx speakers.

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