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New home theater room

I have a room that's 11.5ft x 10ft and wanna make it a home theater room. What's the best options for speakers for that size room? I'm thinking of building a Marty cube for a sub. Would like to have the best set up I can in that space. Not opposed to DIY for all or most of the speakers.
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I have a room that's 11.5ft x 10ft and wanna make it a home theater room. What's the best options for speakers for that size room? I'm thinking of building a Marty cube for a sub. Would like to have the best set up I can in that space. Not opposed to DIY for all or most of the speakers.
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I have a room that's 11.5ft x 10ft and wanna make it a home theater room. What's the best options for speakers for that size room? I'm thinking of building a Marty cube for a sub. Would like to have the best set up I can in that space. Not opposed to DIY for all or most of the speakers.
Probably stand mount speakers vs towers as the latter are happiest with greater distances from walls.

BOOKSHELF SPEAKER PAIRS WITH >4.9" MAIN DRIVER, UNDER $500 MSRP & FREE OR CHEAP RETURN SHIPPING

**equals free returns ^^equals $10/ box returns

NOTES: >note that most speakers do not actually reach within 10hz of their stated bass extension; check pro reviews

>CRUTCHFIELD carries many speakers that Best Buy does not listed below. Their return policy is very inexpensive and longer in time.

>check center speaker prices before choosing a pair for a surround system as some companies have VERY high prices for centers

MSRP/PR PORT? H/W/D ROUNDED TO NEAREST INCH

$149 REAR 11X7X9 3 way 5" [53hz] SONY CORE SSCS5, often 50% off Best Buy**

$150 SEALED 14X7X5 2 way 5.5" [100hz] JBL ARENA 120/ARENA B15 (B15 often on sale)**

$219 FRONT 12X7X10 2 way 5.25" [60hz] HTD LEVEL TWO**

$225 REAR 15X9X11 2 way 7" [55hz] JBL ARENA 130**

$250 REAR 13x7x9 2 way 5.25" [55hz] JBL STAGE A130**

$230 REAR 12x8x10 2 way 5.25" [50hz] POLK SIGNATURE 15 ^^

$250 REAR 11x7x9 2 way 5" [60hz] WHARFEDALE CRYSTAL 4.2 ^^

$250 FRONT 13X7X9 2 way 5.25" [46hz] ELAC DEBUT B5.2**

$300 FRONT 15X8X11 2 way 6.5" [44hz] ELAC DEBUT B6.2**

$300 REAR 15X9X14 2 way 6.5" [39hz] POLK SIGNATURE 20 ^^

$300 REAR 12X7X10 2 way 5.25" [65hz] PSB ALPHA B1^^

$319 FRONT 16X9X12 2 way 6.5" [47hz] HTD LEVEL THREE**

$349 REAR 12X7X8 2 way 5.25" [75hz] APERION INTIMUS 5B**

$350 DOWN 13X7X10 2 way 5.125" [56hz] WHARFEDALE DIAMOND 220, often 10% off Best Buy**

$350 REAR 11X7X10 2 way 5.25" [55hz] PSB ALPHA P5^^

$400 FRONT 16X6X6 2 way 2 X 4" [85hz] RSL CG 23**

$400 REAR 10X7X8 2 way 5.5" [55hz] MONITOR AUDIO BRONZE 1^^

$400 REAR 15X9X11 2 way 6.5" [52hz] JBL STUDIO 230**

$420 REAR 14x7x101 2 way 5.25" [48hz] KLIPSCH RP 500M**

$450 DOWN 14X7X12 2 way 6.5" [45hz] WHARFEDALE DIAMOND 225, often 10% off Best Buy**

$479 SEALED 13X6X10 2 way 5.25" [35hz] KLH ALBANY^^

$500 FRONT 14X8X10 2 way 6.5" [42hz] MONITOR AUDIO BRONZE 2^^

$500 REAR 12X7X11 2 way 5.25" [55hz] PSB IMAGINE XB^^

$500 REAR 13X8X10 2 way 6.5" [48hz] SVS PRIME BOOKSHELF**

$500 REAR 13X8X11 3 way 5.25" [46hz] ELAC UNIFI UB5, often 10% off Best Buy**





BOOKSHELF SPEAKER PAIRS WITH >4.9" MAIN DRIVER, UNDER $500 MSRP & NO FREE OR CHEAP RETURNS


>check center speaker prices before choosing a pair for a surround system as some companies have VERY high prices for centers

MSRP/PR PORT? H/W/D ROUNDED TO NEAREST INCH

$60 SEALED 12X7X7 2 way 6.5" [70hz] DAYTON AUDIO B652-AIR

$100 REAR 15X6X7 2 way 2 X 4" [60hz] DAYTON AUDIO MK 442

$170 REAR 9X6X9 2 way 5.25" [50hz] CAMBRIDGE AUDIO MINX XL Accessories4less pice

$200 REAR 9x6x10 2 way 5.25" [40hz] CAMBRIDGE AUDIO SX50

$200 REAR 10x6x7 2 way 5" [40hz] FOCAL SIB W/ STAND/BRACKET, A4L price

$200 SEALED 9x6x6 2 way 5" [40hz] CANTON PRO XL.3 W/ STAND/BRACKET

$207 SEALED 11X7X8 2 way 6.5" [56hz] NHT SUPERONE 2.1 Amazon Price

$229 FRONT 12X7X10 2 way 5.25" [63hz] WAVECREST HVL-1

$249 REAR 12x8x11 2 way 5" [48hz] WHARFEDALE DIAMOND 10.1, Music Direct Price

$280 REAR 12X7X11 2 way 6.3" [42hz] CANTON GLE 426 Accessories4less pice

$290 REAR 10x7x9 2 way 5" [64hz] Q ACOUSTICS 3020, often 10% off Q Acoustics website

$298 REAR 13x7x11 2 way 5.5" [61hz] PARADIGM MONITOR SE ATMO Amazon Price

$299 REAR 11x7x11 2 way 5" [64hz] Q ACOUSTICS 3020i,

$299 REAR 11X7X9 2 way 5.25" [54hz] DALI - Spektor 2

$299 REAR 11X7X8 2 way 5.25" [48hz] EMOTIVA AIRMOTIV B1

$299 REAR 14x9x12 2 way 6.5" [40hz] WHARFEDALE DIAMOND 10.2, Music Direct Price

$300 REAR 11X7X9 2 way 5.25" [55hz] BOSTON ACOUSTICS A25

$300 REAR 13X7X8 2 way 5.25" [57hz] RBH R5

$320 REAR 14X8X11 2 way 7" [38hz] CANTON GLE 436 Accessories4less pice

$322 SEALED 11X7X6 2 way 2 X 4" [74hz] ASCEND ACOUSTICS HTM 200 SE

$330 REAR 12X9X10 2 way 6.5" [58hz] ASCEND ACOUSTICS CBM 170 SE

$350 REAR 11x6x9 2 way 5.25" [53hz] DALI ZENSOR 1

$364 REAR 13X7X10 2 way 5.25" [50hz] CHANE A 1.4

$376 REAR 15X8X9 2 way 6.5" [60hz] HSU HB1

$399 FRONT 12X8X9 2 way 5" [65hz] FOCALCHORUS 705 Music Direct Price^^

$400 FRONT 12X8X9 2 way 5.5" [65hz] FOCAL CHORUS 605 2 Accessories4less pice^^

$400 REAR 13X8X11 2 way 6.5" [51hz] BOSTON ACOUSTICS A26

$430 REAR 22X7X7 2 way 2 X 5.25" [57hz] RBH R515 LCR

$432 REAR 13X7X8 2 way 5.25" [55hz] RBH R5 E

$460 REAR 11x7x10 2 way 5.25" [60hz] MARTIN LOGAN LX16

$480 REAR 13X7X8 2 way 5.25" [55hz] RBH R5E

$480 REAR 11X7X12 2 way 6" [33hz] CANTON CHRONO 502.2 Accessories4less pice

$490 REAR 12X8X9 2 way 5.25" [70hz] AXIOM M2

$499 REAR 13X8X11 2 way 5" [40hz] WHARFEDALE DENTON Music Direct Price

$500 FRONT 13X8X10 2 way 5" [60hz] FOCAL ARIA 905 2 Accessories4less pice^^

$500 SEALED 10X6X8 2 way 5.25 [70hz] NHT C1

$500 REAR 10x7x11 2 way 5" [64hz] Q ACOUSTICS CONCEPT 20, often 10% off Q Acoustics website
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I have a room that's 11.5ft x 10ft and wanna make it a home theater room. What's the best options for speakers for that size room? I'm thinking of building a Marty cube for a sub. Would like to have the best set up I can in that space. Not opposed to DIY for all or most of the speakers.
In that size room bookshelf speakers would be better suited. Listening habits and budget will determine your speaker options.

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If you've got the DIY skills and time that's the way to go. A Marty cube from GSG is incredible value for the buck and arguably the best performing high end easiest most goof-proof subwoofer kit available. I'm thinking of building two of them this winter. For music I think one of the best bang for buck bookshelf kits I've heard is the Seas Mimar 2 way kit from Madisound for under $400/pair...you get drivers and crossovers normally found in speakers costing over $1500 but you'll have to build the cabinets. For strictly "HT" use in a room that size, DIY Sound Group 10" Volt coaxials would be good L/C/R and surrounds. They come complete as flat packs, are priced right, are very efficient, have great off axis performance and you could zip 5 of them together and finish them to match your Marty Cube in minimal time. Options are good and you have many.
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