Originally Posted by goblutes
I just moved into a new(to me) townhouse and I have two tv rooms in need of an audio solution. The first is a living room that will see general music, tv, streaming and movies. For the tv I am limited to a 3.1 system. A soundbar/sub is ideal to appease the wife’s aesthetics. If I could come up with a slick way to place bookshelves and a center, I would. However, I’m not sure it can be done in an acceptable way. Tv stand is custom and the width of a 55” tv. No room to the right or left for bookshelves. Wife won’t go for stands. If anyone has any ideas for how to avoid a soundbar in the living room, I’m game. On wall speakers may work for the L/R.
The basement tv room is easier. I’ll start with a 3.1 system and add surround over time. This area will be more sports, movies, gaming focused, with some music as well. Both rooms are L shaped. With similar dimensions, since the town home is just a stack of equal sized floors. The main segment of the L used is 22x13’. The tv is on the 13’ wall in both cases.
I’m looking for advice on bookshelf and center channel speakers, a sub, and an avr for the basement. I’d like to spend about 5-700 on the LCR, <400 on the avr, and I hear that I have to spend $500+ on a sub, though I’d like to spend less. I’m good with bstock/factory refurb. For speakers, I’m considering, HTD, ascend, hsu, chane, and Klipsch. For avr, I’m considering bstock 2019 Denon. For subs I’m clueless, though seems like scs is the way to go.
Thanks in advance for your advice.
Let me know if more info is needed.
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The CG23s could be placed horizontally end to end essentially making one 55" "soundbar" under the TV with 6 4" main drivers and three 1" silk dome tweeters.
The RSL sub is a solid little powerhouse.
If you want a different system for the other room there are many options.
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.
3 years 120watts =13w15h16d= 29 lbs 10" [29hz] $199 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