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Question Help! HT speaker Setup for a Noob

I am moving into a new home by this May 2020 and want to setup a nice theater environment in my bonus room. I have a budget in mind as below for the whole environment. I am still a noob considering all the options out there in the market.
Room Dimensions: 14X20 (have a sloped ceiling on screen/projector ends. Attaching picture of the same )

Budget:
projector $1,400.00
speakers $1,500.00
receiver $500.00
screen $600.00

I have assigned the above budget based on my limited knowledge and havent fixed on any product yet. I want to start with speaker system and all this while my impression was bose is the best and wanted to take acoustimass10 until the moment i came across this forum. after going through couple of threads i came to know there are better options out there like SVS, RSL and Klipsch. Considering my $1500 for speaker system, can anyone recommend where do i start with ?

I liked the svs primes , rsl cg3 and klipsch reference which are <1500$. But i am unsure which one to pick.

PS:Also considering the room viewing end has a slopy ceiling i want to mount a 120 to 140 inch projector two feet ahead of the slope. SO speakers being two feet behind the screen isnt a problem?
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With that sloped ceiling on both sides that is tough. How will you prevent the screen from moving in and out of focus?
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I am thinking of buying a tab tension-ed motorized projector screen.
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are tension tab projectors sturdy ? or do they move ?
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[QUOTE=ajayghale;59231296

I liked the svs primes , rsl cg3 and klipsch reference which are <1500$. But i am unsure which one to pick.

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Are you located near any of these folks?

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
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HSU NEAR LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA
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RHYTHMIK SUBS NEAR AUSTIN TEXAS
RSL* NEAR LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA
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To fit in your budget, these have a great sound and will not break the bank


https://bicamerica.com/product-categ...ries-speakers/

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Are you located near any of these folks?

EMOTIVA NEAR NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
Hi, I am located nearer to this one.
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To fit in your budget, these have a great sound and will not break the bank


https://bicamerica.com/product-categ...ries-speakers/
Thank you Moodysj, i will look into these too, havent heard about them before.
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Hi, I am located nearer to this one.
Excellent; they make very well regarded speakers here on AVS.

Pair of T Zero towers plus C1 center and E2 surrounds plus SVS PB12 subwoofer from Amazon would make a great setup.

If you live close enough and for some reason don't like the Emotivas you save on return shipping.

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Excellent; they make very well regarded speakers here on AVS.

Pair of T Zero towers plus C1 center and E2 surrounds plus SVS PB12 subwoofer from Amazon would make a great setup.

If you live close enough and for some reason don't like the Emotivas you save on return shipping.
yhank you they are close by from my place will stop by sometime this week and see if i can get a demo
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Speakers behind the screen only works if the screen is of the Acoustically Transparent variety. Otherwise, the face of the speakers will have to be in front of the screen.

It's a VIRTUAL channel unless stated otherwise.
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Speakers behind the screen only works if the screen is of the Acoustically Transparent variety. Otherwise, the face of the speakers will have to be in front of the screen.
they are not going to be exactly behind the screen. they will 2ft back and but to the corners, also will sloped ceiling have effect on tower speaker ?
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Hi, I am located nearer to this one.
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Yep got their address, thank you very much.
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Yep got their address, thank you very much.
Give them a ring to make sure they will be open when you can go by.

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Give them a ring to make sure they will be open when you can go by.
sure thank you very much. hope they will be having a demo, have you heard these ? and today going to friends house to get a demo of klipsch r 625A. so i can get the airmotivs compared to these ?
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sure thank you very much. hope they will be having a demo, have you heard these ? and today going to friends house to get a demo of klipsch r 625A. so i can get the airmotivs compared to these ?
No but many AVS members have and enjoyed the sound; I'm sure they'll chime in at some point.

I'd expect the Klipsch R to be much "brighter" in sound.

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No but many AVS members have and enjoyed the sound; I'm sure they'll chime in at some point.

I'd expect the Klipsch R to be much "brighter" in sound.
Thank you very much gajCA, i will let you guys know about my findings, also to other question can the speakers be 1 to 2ft behind /side ways to the screen ? and with the slope in my room (attached pic in my first post) does it make any difference which type of speakers i am looking (bookshelves vs towers)
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Thank you very much gajCA, i will let you guys know about my findings, also to other question can the speakers be 1 to 2ft behind /side ways to the screen ? and with the slope in my room (attached pic in my first post) does it make any difference which type of speakers i am looking (bookshelves vs towers)
I'd look at their T zero towers due to your budget limitations.

Emotiva will help you with placement.

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Is the sound going to "slip through the crack" between the screen and the side wall? Of course it will, but there will be a significant portion of the sound field generated by the speaker that will bounce off the side wall, the sloped ceiling, and the back of the screen. You avoid most of the problems associated with those issues by moving the speakers up to the same level as the screen and toeing them inward.

If you are worried about the entry door in this scenario, then put the screen on the opposite wall.

It's a VIRTUAL channel unless stated otherwise.

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I strongly recommend getting an acoustically transparent fixed-frame screen, and hanging it from the sloped ceiling. What is your plan for placing the center speaker otherwise?
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I strongly recommend getting an acoustically transparent fixed-frame screen, and hanging it from the sloped ceiling. What is your plan for placing the center speaker otherwise?
I thought of getting accoutically transparent screen, however i read they are problematic when it comes to brightness and we have to compromise on brightness.

regarding the center speaker i want to place it on the console in the bottom which will be less than 2ft height and the screen when mounted little forward (a 120 inch screen) will still leave a 2.5 ft gap to the ground.
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I thought of getting accoutically transparent screen, however i read they are problematic when it comes to brightness and we have to compromise on brightness.
Brightness is only a problem for massive screens. I use a cheap (i.e. low gain) 138" 2.35 aspect ratio AT screen. When watching 16:9 content, it's equivalent to a 110" 16:9 screen, and I have the projector in low lamp mode. I only use high lamp for daytime viewing, or when watching in full 2.35 mode, which is equivalent to a 146" 16.9 screen. This is with a cheap Benq HT2050 projector with a couple thousand hours on it.

There is no substitute for having the speakers at the correct locations behind the screen. Plus hiding them makes the room look much nicer.
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