AVS Forum banner
1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I need some advice on building my 5.1 channel home theatre system. I have decided to buy Pioneer VSX-1020-K. I will be watching movies on BD/DVD (50%), gaming on PS3 (30%) and listening to music (mostly via iPOD/iPhone) (20%). I'm considering the following options for speaker combinations.

Room size is 16' x 16'.

Receiver:

Pioneer VSX-1020-K


Speakers:

Option 1:

Fluance AVHTB+ Surround Sound Home Theater 5 Speaker System - $199

HSU STF-1 or HSU STF-2 - $254 - $319


Option 2:

Fluance AVFR Dynamic Compact Three-way Hifi Speakers (Fronts) - $149 pair

Fluance AVSC Home Cinema Acoustic Center Channel Speaker (Center) - $69

Fluance AVBP2 Bipolar Surround Sound Satellite Speakers (Surrounds) - $99

HSU STF-1 or HSU STF-2


Option 3:

Mirage Nanosat 5.1 ($599 on crutchfield)


Reviews seem good for Fluance but never heard it. Mirage sounds good but worried they don't have dedicated center speaker in the package.


Option 1 is cheapest but some reviews indicate that center channel is not good (sounds like someone put a blanket over center channel).


From the specs Option 2 looks good, although gets little expensive then option 1 but very well within the budget.


I would like to know your thoughts on these speaker-receiver combinations, especially the Fluance ones as I have never heard it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16 Posts
I have had my $199 fluance for 2 years now and love them . i have never heard the hsu sub but i hear they are good . i have a polk sub which kind of sucks and i am looking to upgrade myself . i would put my fluance up against some much higher priced speakers and i think they would perform well .
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
How did you hook the surround Fluance speakers? I know they have keyhole wall mount. I would prefer if I can use stands. Do you know which stands I can use?


Quote:
Originally Posted by m_vanmeter /forum/post/19595541


if you want to consider the Fluance sets, I would not go much below the SXHTB system and the Hsu subs are a good choice.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
146 Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by metclubin /forum/post/19602151


How did you hook the surround Fluance speakers? I know they have keyhole wall mount. I would prefer if I can use stands. Do you know which stands I can use?

I would like to know this as well. Does anyone have a good stand for the surround sound Fluance speakers?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
146 Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by metclubin /forum/post/19590093


I need some advice on building my 5.1 channel home theatre system. I have decided to buy Pioneer VSX-1020-K. I will be watching movies on BD/DVD (50%), gaming on PS3 (30%) and listening to music (mostly via iPOD/iPhone) (20%). I'm considering the following options for speaker combinations.

Room size is 16' x 16'.

Receiver:

Pioneer VSX-1020-K


Speakers:

Option 1:

Fluance AVHTB+ Surround Sound Home Theater 5 Speaker System - $199

HSU STF-1 or HSU STF-2 - $254 - $319


Option 2:

Fluance AVFR Dynamic Compact Three-way Hifi Speakers (Fronts) - $149 pair

Fluance AVSC Home Cinema Acoustic Center Channel Speaker (Center) - $69

Fluance AVBP2 Bipolar Surround Sound Satellite Speakers (Surrounds) - $99

HSU STF-1 or HSU STF-2


Option 3:

Mirage Nanosat 5.1 ($599 on crutchfield)


Reviews seem good for Fluance but never heard it. Mirage sounds good but worried they don't have dedicated center speaker in the package.


Option 1 is cheapest but some reviews indicate that center channel is not good (sounds like someone put a blanket over center channel).


From the specs Option 2 looks good, although gets little expensive then option 1 but very well within the budget.


I would like to know your thoughts on these speaker-receiver combinations, especially the Fluance ones as I have never heard it.

I have the exact setup as option 1, except I have a different sub. My VSX-1020k sounds great with the Fluance AVHTB speakers. Granted, this is my first "real" A/V setup, so maybe my expectations are lower, but I can tell bad sound from good sound and the Flaunce speakers don't sound bad.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top