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Originally Posted by ccumato
Or do I get passive towers or bookshelf’s and add a sub.
Powered towers with built in subs are a marketing gimmick that sound mediocre at best, esp. compared to a passive speaker + sub system you can buy for the same money.
Soundbars with sub, ditto but pandering more towards the WAF-afflicted.
1. How big is the TOTAL VOLUME of your space? This includes all adjacent open rooms not just the actual listening area.
2. Do you have any WAF/aesthetic requirements?
3. What's your total budget max for speakers, sub & 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. :)