Originally Posted by jwharan
I just moved into a new house with theatre room. Current Receiver is a Denon 7.2 AVR-X4100W, and a Bose Acoustimass 15 which sucks! Its actually dying, if it hasnt already. I have attached a diagram of the theatre room. I need to replace the bose. I dont really have a set budget..however Im not looking for something exotic. I havent bought anything...ever.. so I dont know if I am looking at 500 or 5000? I would like to keep to a reasonable size, as they will be wall mounted, but they can be slightly bigger than the bose cubes. Room is 20x17. What would you recommend? I also have a newer yamaha 5.1 receiver (RX-A670BL), so I am open to using either receiver. Just want something from a speaker standpoint thats gonna have the wow factor, with a fairly easy setup. The dotted line on the diagram is a bulkhead which the front channels are mounted too. Center channel is under TV.
Slightly bigger than a Bose double cube seems a bit small for that room but I would take a look at these Martin Logan speakers with easy returns at Best Buy.
I have the slightly larger LX16 which have the same tweeter and they are excellent.
4 corner speakers.
One of these subwoofers.
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 =24w7h12d= 25 lbs 8" [23hz] $250 EARTHQUAKE LOW PROFILE CP8 (Amazon price)
3 years 120watts =13w15h16d= 29 lbs 10" [29hz] $250 MARTIN LOGAN DYNAMO 500, limited time offer
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
Alternately this 5.1 system. Free returns if not happy.