Recommendation for 2.1 speakers - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 4Likes
  • 1 Post By zieglj01
  • 1 Post By pase22
  • 1 Post By Zorba922
  • 1 Post By Zorba922
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 28 Old 12-12-2019, 09:56 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
Vincent Durieux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Recommendation for 2.1 speakers

Good evening,
Looking for 2 bookshelves +1 sub for 100% movie soundtrack listening. Living room is ~13' x 13' if that matters. I haven't purchased the receiver yet but looking at Denon AVR-X1600H or Yamaha RX-A680. My setup will be 2.1.2. Atmos speakers (I already purchased) are Polk RC80i. I am NOT an audiophile. I do not know anything about speaker brand: anybody could help me with a recommendation?
Vincent Durieux is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 28 Old 12-12-2019, 10:03 PM
Member
 
Koeikan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 63
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Liked: 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vincent Durieux View Post
Polk RC80i
I'll throw out the least outside of the box suggestion 😅... The RC80i appear to be timber matched with the Polk Audio RTi Series, so would assume something out of that line (RTiA1, RTiA3) would be a safe bet.

Maybe monolith 10" for sub, depending on budget, room, etc.

Last edited by Koeikan; 12-12-2019 at 10:37 PM.
Koeikan is offline  
post #3 of 28 Old 12-12-2019, 11:01 PM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
Zorba922's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 13,804
Mentioned: 251 Post(s)
Tagged: 4 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7763 Post(s)
Liked: 5880
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vincent Durieux View Post
Good evening,
Looking for 2 bookshelves +1 sub for 100% movie soundtrack listening. Living room is ~13' x 13' if that matters. I haven't purchased the receiver yet but looking at Denon AVR-X1600H or Yamaha RX-A680. My setup will be 2.1.2. Atmos speakers (I already purchased) are Polk RC80i. I am NOT an audiophile. I do not know anything about speaker brand: anybody could help me with a recommendation?
1. Is the 13 x 13' fully enclosed, or does it open up to adjacent rooms?

2. Max total budget including receiver?

~ Are you a "geek hobbyist" obsessed with squeezing out that last 5-10% improvement? The economy will thank you...especially the Chinese one. Or are you more of a get-set-and-forget "casual user" who simply wants to increase your enjoyment of movies, TV and gaming? Relax, HT isn't rocket science, nor does it have to cost an arm and a leg---especially if you ignore the aforementioned vocal minority. And remember to smile...it's just a silly hobby, after all. :)
Zorba922 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 28 Old 12-12-2019, 11:29 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
Vincent Durieux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zorba922 View Post
1. Is the 13 x 13' fully enclosed, or does it open up to adjacent rooms?

2. Max total budget including receiver?
1/ not fully enclosed - partially open on one side (the back of living room). Vaulted ceiling.
2/ ~$1500 with the receiver. OK to buy a used receiver.
Vincent Durieux is online now  
post #5 of 28 Old 12-13-2019, 03:26 AM
Member
 
Koeikan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 63
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Liked: 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vincent Durieux View Post
2/ ~$1500 with the receiver. OK to buy a used receiver.
Can you elaborate on movie soundtrack listening? What type of content do you want to get the most out of?

Maybe check out used AVR-X2500H at accessories 4 less for $320 (or looks like some places may have it new for $30 more). Seems to compare favorably to x1600h at first glance, more output and 4k upscaling.

Any chance you'd want to add a center or surrounds in the future?

Couple options with that receiver, depending on what you're looking for:

Monolith 10" for $500.
Sierra 1s for 670.
1490 total

Alternatively, monolith 12" or hsu VTF-3 MK5 HP 15" for 800.
Elac b6.2 for 350 or kef q150 for 300
1420-1470

If this is primarily for watching movies/TV, I think most would suggest spending more on the sub.

Edit: bonus bass: 2 x monolith 10s for 950 (50 off for bundle), RTiA3 210 from Amazon... 1480 total

Last edited by Koeikan; 12-13-2019 at 03:41 AM.
Koeikan is offline  
post #6 of 28 Old 12-13-2019, 08:12 AM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
Zorba922's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 13,804
Mentioned: 251 Post(s)
Tagged: 4 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7763 Post(s)
Liked: 5880
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vincent Durieux View Post
1/ not fully enclosed - partially open on one side (the back of living room). Vaulted ceiling.
2/ ~$1500 with the receiver. OK to buy a used receiver.
Then you want to invest in a muscular subwoofer. I'd grab the SVS PB12, currently on sale for $500 shipped. Equivalent to the PB2000, a $700 sub.

With $1000 left over, you can cover both the receiver and speakers.

Pair of Chane A2.4 would be under $600 shipped, very neutral, clear, and room-filling:
https://www.chanemusiccinema.com/ind...product_id=196

Denon X1500, $300 shipped brand new with full warranty:
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_033AVX...0H.html?tp=179

or Denon X2500, $350 shipped, also brand new with full warranty:
https://www.amazon.com/Denon-Receive.../dp/B07CVKC9MD

~ Are you a "geek hobbyist" obsessed with squeezing out that last 5-10% improvement? The economy will thank you...especially the Chinese one. Or are you more of a get-set-and-forget "casual user" who simply wants to increase your enjoyment of movies, TV and gaming? Relax, HT isn't rocket science, nor does it have to cost an arm and a leg---especially if you ignore the aforementioned vocal minority. And remember to smile...it's just a silly hobby, after all. :)

Last edited by Zorba922; 12-13-2019 at 08:16 AM.
Zorba922 is offline  
post #7 of 28 Old 12-13-2019, 09:00 AM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
zieglj01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 19,147
Mentioned: 91 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3354 Post(s)
Liked: 3251
Along with the SVS PB12 and the Denon 2500 receiver ... the DCM TFE100 can rock your movie world ... and you will come under budget

The DCM is on clearance pricing ... use to list for $799 a pair
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Pack-6-5-...0AAOSwSBddcosb
Lp85253 likes this.

----------------
Who AM I
zieglj01 is offline  
post #8 of 28 Old 12-13-2019, 09:01 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
pase22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Montreal,Canada
Posts: 7,751
Mentioned: 98 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3600 Post(s)
Liked: 3036
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vincent Durieux View Post
Good evening,
Looking for 2 bookshelves +1 sub for 100% movie soundtrack listening. Living room is ~13' x 13' if that matters. I haven't purchased the receiver yet but looking at Denon AVR-X1600H or Yamaha RX-A680. My setup will be 2.1.2. Atmos speakers (I already purchased) are Polk RC80i. I am NOT an audiophile. I do not know anything about speaker brand: anybody could help me with a recommendation?
For 100% HT use, Chane A2.4's will provide clear dialogue and detailed sounds. They can get louder than you can stand. I you need something a little more WAF friendly, HSU HB-1 MK2 in rosewood look quite nice and will perform very well. Their VTF-2 MK5 sub would be well worth the expense if budget permits. You can also get a Hybrid 2 package.
http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/hb-1.html
http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/vtf-2mk5.html
SeanBWI likes this.

Kef LS50,Q200C, Q100, Kef Kube 10B (X2) , Denon AVR-X3400H, NAD 216 THX, Panasonic 50" Plasma, Xbox One.
Bedroom: Kef Q100 ,JBL Loft 20, SVS SB-2000, Denon AVR-S710W, PS3, 32" Insigna LED.
pase22 is online now  
post #9 of 28 Old 12-13-2019, 09:57 AM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
gajCA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Sonoma County, CA
Posts: 20,321
Mentioned: 240 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9567 Post(s)
Liked: 6613
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vincent Durieux View Post
Good evening,
Looking for 2 bookshelves +1 sub for 100% movie soundtrack listening. Living room is ~13' x 13' if that matters. I haven't purchased the receiver yet but looking at Denon AVR-X1600H or Yamaha RX-A680. My setup will be 2.1.2. Atmos speakers (I already purchased) are Polk RC80i. I am NOT an audiophile. I do not know anything about speaker brand: anybody could help me with a recommendation?
Where are you located in case there is an excellent vendor near you?

I concur that the Denon 2500 is the bargain right now as is the SVS PB12 unless the cabinet is just too huge.

400watts =17w21hx22d= 66 lbs 12" [19hz] $500 SVS PB12 NSD, (extension from Sound & Vision Review)

Geoff A. J., California
gajCA is online now  
post #10 of 28 Old 12-13-2019, 10:44 AM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
zieglj01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 19,147
Mentioned: 91 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3354 Post(s)
Liked: 3251
Quote:
Originally Posted by zieglj01 View Post
Along with the SVS PB12 and the Denon 2500 receiver ... the DCM TFE100 can rock your movie world ... and you will come under budget

The DCM is on clearance pricing ... use to list for $799 a pair
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Pack-6-5-...0AAOSwSBddcosb
But if you want bookshelf speakers -- the DCM TFE60 speakers can also rock your movie world ... but the towers are only $40 more
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-DCM-by-MT...B/193087808575

----------------
Who AM I
zieglj01 is offline  
post #11 of 28 Old 12-13-2019, 10:11 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
Vincent Durieux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked: 0
@ Zorba922....so for the front 2 speakers, you would prefer the Chane A2.4 to the Chane A1.5
@pase22 ...what means WAF ???
@Koeikan Not planning to add a center speaker at this stage. May change my mind later, but that is the reason I want great front speakers capable to reproduce dialogues clearly. Soundtracks of my movies typically involves lots of dialogues / human voices.
To all: I will connect the receiver to a 4K projector. That may be a reason to buy a receiver with an upscaller to 4K, since I would assume the receiver will do a better job that the scaller of the projector. Is that a correct statement ?
Vincent Durieux is online now  
post #12 of 28 Old 12-13-2019, 10:25 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
bobknavs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Danbury, CT, USA
Posts: 5,039
Mentioned: 55 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2523 Post(s)
Liked: 1790
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vincent Durieux View Post
@ Zorba922....so for the front 2 speakers, you would prefer the Chane A2.4 to the Chane A1.5
@pase22 ...what means WAF ???
@Koeikan Not planning to add a center speaker at this stage. May change my mind later, but that is the reason I want great front speakers capable to reproduce dialogues clearly. Soundtracks of my movies typically involves lots of dialogues / human voices.
To all: I will connect the receiver to a 4K projector. That may be a reason to buy a receiver with an upscaller to 4K, since I would assume the receiver will do a better job that the scaller of the projector. Is that a correct statement ?
The Chane A2.4 looks like it could play significantly louder than an A1.5.

WAF = Wife Acceptance Factor.

I doubt that it's always true that a receiver upscales better than a projector. It may never be true.
bobknavs is online now  
post #13 of 28 Old 12-13-2019, 10:56 PM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
Zorba922's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 13,804
Mentioned: 251 Post(s)
Tagged: 4 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7763 Post(s)
Liked: 5880
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vincent Durieux View Post
@ Zorba922....so for the front 2 speakers, you would prefer the Chane A2.4 to the Chane A1.5
Since you don't plan to add a center, yeah I would go with 4 woofers rather than 2, you'll get extra dynamics and headroom esp. with the X1500.

Dual woofer bookshelves are designed to provide much of the room-filling capacity of tower speakers without the bulk and expense.

The Ascend 340SE is another highly regarded dual woofer bookshelf, and slightly less than the Chane A2.4

In your space, making sure you have adequate subwooferage will be key.
pase22 likes this.

~ Are you a "geek hobbyist" obsessed with squeezing out that last 5-10% improvement? The economy will thank you...especially the Chinese one. Or are you more of a get-set-and-forget "casual user" who simply wants to increase your enjoyment of movies, TV and gaming? Relax, HT isn't rocket science, nor does it have to cost an arm and a leg---especially if you ignore the aforementioned vocal minority. And remember to smile...it's just a silly hobby, after all. :)
Zorba922 is offline  
post #14 of 28 Old 12-14-2019, 11:40 AM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
gajCA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Sonoma County, CA
Posts: 20,321
Mentioned: 240 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9567 Post(s)
Liked: 6613
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vincent Durieux View Post
@ Zorba922....so for the front 2 speakers, you would prefer the Chane A2.4 to the Chane A1.5
@pase22 ...what means WAF ???
@Koeikan Not planning to add a center speaker at this stage. May change my mind later, but that is the reason I want great front speakers capable to reproduce dialogues clearly. Soundtracks of my movies typically involves lots of dialogues / human voices.
To all: I will connect the receiver to a 4K projector. That may be a reason to buy a receiver with an upscaller to 4K, since I would assume the receiver will do a better job that the scaller of the projector. Is that a correct statement ?
Do you live near any of these vendors?

ACCESSORIES 4 LESS*** NEAR ORLANDO FLORIDA
APERION* NEAR PORTLAND OREGON
ASCEND** NEAR LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA
CHANE TAMPA FLORIDA
CRUTCHFIELD*** CHARLOTTESVILLE VIRGINIA
DEEP SEA SOUND SUBS NEAR KNOXVILLE TENNESSEE
DIYSOUND GROUP CINCINNATI OHIO
EMOTIVA NEAR NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
HI FI HEAVEN*** GREEN BAY WISONSIN
HSU NEAR LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA
HTD* NEAR DALLAS TEXAS
JTR NEAR MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN
MONOPRICE NEAR RIVERSIDE CALIFORNIA
MUSIC DIRECT*** CHICAGO ILLINOIS
NHT NEAR SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA
OHM BROOKLYN NEW YORK
PSA NEAR YOUNGSTOWN OHIO
RBH NEAR SALT LAKE CITY UTAH
RHYTHMIK SUBS NEAR AUSTIN TEXAS
RSL* NEAR LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA
SALK AUDIO PONTIAC MICHIGAN
SATURDAY AUDIO--- CHICAGO ILLINOIS
SEATON SOUND NEAR CHICAGO ILLINOIS
SELAH AUDIO NEAR RALEIGH NORTH CAROLINA
SVS* YOUNGSTOWN OHIO
TEKTON NEAR PROVO UTAH
TYLER ACOUSTICS NEAR LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY
WORLDWIDE STEREO*** NEAR PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA

CANADIAN MANUFACTURERS
AXIOM NEAR TORONTO CANADA
FLUANCE NEAR TORONTO CANADA
FUNK AUDIO NEAR VANCOUVER CANADA
PARADIGM NEAR TORONTO CANADA
PSB NEAR TORONTO CANADA

Geoff A. J., California
gajCA is online now  
post #15 of 28 Old 12-14-2019, 12:44 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
bobknavs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Danbury, CT, USA
Posts: 5,039
Mentioned: 55 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2523 Post(s)
Liked: 1790
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zorba922 View Post
(snip)

In your space, making sure you have adequate subwooferage will be key.
"Subwooferage"? I doubt that it's in the OED, but it should be.
bobknavs is online now  
post #16 of 28 Old 12-14-2019, 02:22 PM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
Zorba922's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 13,804
Mentioned: 251 Post(s)
Tagged: 4 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7763 Post(s)
Liked: 5880
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobknavs View Post
"Subwooferage"? I doubt that it's in the OED, but it should be.
heh, I think I picked up that term from AVS!

~ Are you a "geek hobbyist" obsessed with squeezing out that last 5-10% improvement? The economy will thank you...especially the Chinese one. Or are you more of a get-set-and-forget "casual user" who simply wants to increase your enjoyment of movies, TV and gaming? Relax, HT isn't rocket science, nor does it have to cost an arm and a leg---especially if you ignore the aforementioned vocal minority. And remember to smile...it's just a silly hobby, after all. :)
Zorba922 is offline  
post #17 of 28 Old 12-14-2019, 08:37 PM
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 635
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 716 Post(s)
Liked: 87
You have a projector and don't want to add a center speaker??! Your HT experience will improve considerably with a center. Why no center?
Vikram Iyengar is offline  
post #18 of 28 Old 12-15-2019, 01:48 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
Vincent Durieux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vikram Iyengar View Post
You have a projector and don't want to add a center speaker??! Your HT experience will improve considerably with a center. Why no center?
I do not have a dedicated room for HT. So, trying to have a minimalist set up 2.1.2
But I planned the wires for the center speaker, and can add it anytime in the future.
If I go 3.1.2, could I choose smaller speakers? Again, I am trying to get a setup as minimalist as possible.
Vincent Durieux is online now  
post #19 of 28 Old 12-15-2019, 03:44 PM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
Zorba922's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 13,804
Mentioned: 251 Post(s)
Tagged: 4 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7763 Post(s)
Liked: 5880
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vincent Durieux View Post
If I go 3.1.2, could I choose smaller speakers? Again, I am trying to get a setup as minimalist as possible.
Yes, you could get 3 x NHT SuperOnes for $390 shipped...these are very compact because the cabinet is sealed not ported, which gives you the additional benefit of pushing them close against the rear wall if needed.
https://www.amazon.com/NHT-SuperOne-.../dp/B00LJX4HCY

Another similar sealed speaker would be the Ascend 200SE, which is also available as singles:
http://www.ascendacoustics.com/pages...00/htm200.html

I would not go any smaller than the above 2, unless you are willing to live with SMALL sound...physics is physics.

~ Are you a "geek hobbyist" obsessed with squeezing out that last 5-10% improvement? The economy will thank you...especially the Chinese one. Or are you more of a get-set-and-forget "casual user" who simply wants to increase your enjoyment of movies, TV and gaming? Relax, HT isn't rocket science, nor does it have to cost an arm and a leg---especially if you ignore the aforementioned vocal minority. And remember to smile...it's just a silly hobby, after all. :)
Zorba922 is offline  
post #20 of 28 Old 12-16-2019, 01:30 PM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
gajCA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Sonoma County, CA
Posts: 20,321
Mentioned: 240 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9567 Post(s)
Liked: 6613
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vincent Durieux View Post
I do not have a dedicated room for HT. So, trying to have a minimalist set up 2.1.2
But I planned the wires for the center speaker, and can add it anytime in the future.
If I go 3.1.2, could I choose smaller speakers? Again, I am trying to get a setup as minimalist as possible.
If you are located near any of the vendors on the list call and visit them first.

Geoff A. J., California
gajCA is online now  
post #21 of 28 Old 12-20-2019, 08:27 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
Vincent Durieux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked: 0
What about those at $299 ?
KEF Q150
Would use them as my Front right and Left , with the KEF Kube 12B sub.
I like the white color of the Q150 that would nicely fit with my interior.
Vincent Durieux is online now  
post #22 of 28 Old 12-21-2019, 10:27 AM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
gajCA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Sonoma County, CA
Posts: 20,321
Mentioned: 240 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9567 Post(s)
Liked: 6613
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vincent Durieux View Post
What about those at $299 ?
KEF Q150
Would use them as my Front right and Left , with the KEF Kube 12B sub.
I like the white color of the Q150 that would nicely fit with my interior.
The Q150s at that price are a great deal.

But even if only $600 factory refurbished the KEF Kube isn't a great price/value proposition.

Take a look at some of these sealed sub options instead:

SEALED SUBWOOFERS $650 AND BELOW, DELIVERED


5 years 300watts =13w14h16d= 27 lbs 12" [23hz] $499 SVS SB1000, (extension from Sound & Vision)

5 years 500watts =13w16h17d= 50 lbs 10" [20hz] $500 MONOPRICE MONOLITH MTS10 THX

3 years 300watts =14w14h16d= 58 lbs* 12" [18hz] $539 RHYTHMIK L12

5 years 300watts =13w24h17d= 55 lbs 2X10" [20hz] $600 TEKTON 2-10

5 years 500watts =14w15h17d= 35 lbs 12" [19hz] $649 SVS SB2000 outlet, (extension from Sound & Vision)
* = shipping weight

Geoff A. J., California
gajCA is online now  
post #23 of 28 Old 12-21-2019, 10:38 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
pase22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Montreal,Canada
Posts: 7,751
Mentioned: 98 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3600 Post(s)
Liked: 3036
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vincent Durieux View Post
What about those at $299 ?
KEF Q150
Would use them as my Front right and Left , with the KEF Kube 12B sub.
I like the white color of the Q150 that would nicely fit with my interior.
The Q150 will image well, provide a wide soundstage and good clarity. The Kube 12b is very well behaved and accurate which are good qualities if music is your main focus, though a Rythmik L12 does offer better value. For HT use, there are much better options if you're in the US.

Kef LS50,Q200C, Q100, Kef Kube 10B (X2) , Denon AVR-X3400H, NAD 216 THX, Panasonic 50" Plasma, Xbox One.
Bedroom: Kef Q100 ,JBL Loft 20, SVS SB-2000, Denon AVR-S710W, PS3, 32" Insigna LED.
pase22 is online now  
post #24 of 28 Old 12-21-2019, 05:30 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
Vincent Durieux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by pase22 View Post
The Q150 will image well, provide a wide soundstage and good clarity. The Kube 12b is very well behaved and accurate which are good qualities if music is your main focus, though a Rythmik L12 does offer better value. For HT use, there are much better options if you're in the US.
HT is 90% of usage of my audio setup. So maybe I should look at a different sub.
Vincent Durieux is online now  
post #25 of 28 Old 12-21-2019, 05:33 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
pase22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Montreal,Canada
Posts: 7,751
Mentioned: 98 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3600 Post(s)
Liked: 3036
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vincent Durieux View Post
HT is 90% of usage of my audio setup. So maybe I should look at a different sub.
For 90% HT, yes a ported sub would be better suited for your purpose.

Kef LS50,Q200C, Q100, Kef Kube 10B (X2) , Denon AVR-X3400H, NAD 216 THX, Panasonic 50" Plasma, Xbox One.
Bedroom: Kef Q100 ,JBL Loft 20, SVS SB-2000, Denon AVR-S710W, PS3, 32" Insigna LED.
pase22 is online now  
post #26 of 28 Old 12-21-2019, 06:01 PM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
Zorba922's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 13,804
Mentioned: 251 Post(s)
Tagged: 4 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7763 Post(s)
Liked: 5880
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vincent Durieux View Post
HT is 90% of usage of my audio setup. So maybe I should look at a different sub.
Yes, banish all thoughts of a sealed sub then.

The SVS PB12 or the Outlaw X12 at $500 (sale prices so I'd order ASAP) are the obvious choice here.
yanks1 likes this.

~ Are you a "geek hobbyist" obsessed with squeezing out that last 5-10% improvement? The economy will thank you...especially the Chinese one. Or are you more of a get-set-and-forget "casual user" who simply wants to increase your enjoyment of movies, TV and gaming? Relax, HT isn't rocket science, nor does it have to cost an arm and a leg---especially if you ignore the aforementioned vocal minority. And remember to smile...it's just a silly hobby, after all. :)
Zorba922 is offline  
post #27 of 28 Old 12-21-2019, 09:07 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
RayGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 7,564
Mentioned: 70 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3107 Post(s)
Liked: 2898
If you want minimalist, look at the RSL CG3 and CG23. Same concept as the Chane, but in a smaller package. The RSL Speedwoofer 10S is also well regarded, if you want to get a package deal.

https://rslspeakers.com/cg3-overview/

It's a VIRTUAL channel unless stated otherwise.

Last edited by RayGuy; 12-21-2019 at 09:22 PM.
RayGuy is online now  
post #28 of 28 Old 12-21-2019, 10:51 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
callas01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 4,154
Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1443 Post(s)
Liked: 990
The 3.1 setup here will be excellent and everyone here knows it. However it often gets overlooked.

http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/hybrid3hppkg.html

Dynaudio Contour 20, Focus 210C, DM 2/6, Hsu VTF3 MK5 HP, Oppo BDP-103, Naim Uniti Star, Marantz SR5010, 60" 4K Samsung LED LCD, XBOX ONE S
callas01 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Speakers

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off