Originally Posted by MizzouMan2k
I'm in the process of finishing my basement home theater. Rough framing is done & passed inspection. The total room space is about 15x20 with ~9ft ceilings, however, the stairs take up about 3x3 ft in one corner of the room. See attached pictures.
I'm trying to decide on my path forward for main speakers. Options under consideration:
- Floor-standing mains with atmos built into the top
- Larger bookshelf speakers (like the RP-500M or RP-600M) with in-ceiling atmos.
- Larger bookshelf speakers (like the RP-500M or RP-600M) with something like the R-41SA set on top of the bookshelf speakers
The issue I'm going to quickly run in to is budget. If I go floor standing, I don't think I can swing the RP series. If I go bookshelf, I can get the RP series, but that may cause me to really skimp on height channel speakers or delay them entirely.
Would the bookshelf speakers be enough for the size of my room?
Thanks in advance for input.
Free returns if not happy.
Three JBL Stage A170s for example run just $630 at the moment, a pair of bookshelves for surrounds are just $170 or $210/pair depending on which Stage bookshelf you choose.
Get in ceiling speakers for Atmos...JBLs are over priced IMHO, look at Polk.
Consider the Denon 3600 as 4 in ceiling atmos is far far superior to just 2.
For a subwoofer consider one of thee to start.
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
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*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
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2 years 350watts =15w16h17d= 40 lbs 10" [30hz] $399 RSL SPEEDWOOFER 10S, (extension from Sound & Vision review)
5 years 300watts =15w19h20d= 46 lbs 10" [18hz] $499 SVS PB1000, (extension from Sound & Vision Review)
5 years 400watts =17w21hx22d= 66 lbs 12" [19hz] $500 SVS PB12 NSD, (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] $599 RHYTHMIK LV12F
2 years 350watts =15w21h22d= 62 lbs 12" [18hz] $607 HSU VTF2 MK5, (extension from Audioholics review)