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I'm looking to upgrade my home entertainment set up and have been heavily researching and lurking on these forums. The room we have our equipment in is our primary living room and quite large, probably around 5k+ sqft^3. I haven't measured so don't know exactly.


I know that for a room that size I should be purchasing large floor standing speakers, but I have a 9 month old and plans for more. My daughter is an incredibly active child, doesn't nap, and is constantly moving from morning to night, grabbing, pulling, crawling, etc.


Gating off the area is NOT an option.
  1. I read that you can fill floor standing speakers with sand and/or lead shot.
    • Can you do that to any floor standing speaker?
    • If not, what should I look for?
    • How?
  2. I also read something about physically attaching speakers to the floor. How do you do that without damaging the speakers?
  3. Should I just say "screw it" and buy front ported bookshelf speakers and wall mount them?
 

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When my rugrats were, well rugrats, I stayed away from floorstanding and used heavy bookshelf speakers on an entertainment center that was too high for them to get to. An even better option would have been to go with onwalls (or inwalls although your bang for the buck decreases). With toddlers it's best to remove the temptation altogether.


Regarding low end for this type of setup I highly recommend the SVS subs. I have the pb13 Ultra. It's built like a tank and has a magnetic front metal grill that seems relatively toddler proof.


Good luck. BTW, all 3 of my kids including my 3 year old absolutely love my home theater hobby. My 8 year old son's getting to a point where only HD programming will do. Enjoy it.
 

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Do you think bookshelves will be powerful enough?

I would think for the footage you mentioned they wouldn't be, do a Google search on baby proofing floor standing speakers, theres a few threads out there that may give you some ideas.
 

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i have some toddler concerns as well. lol


i have recently purchase some new bookshelf speakers that he can not reach and am currently looking into getting a sub. I have been looking at the ASW-10 from the speaker company. I see that there is a port that is open. What can i do prevent him from putting things in there, and if he does it is possible to get them out with out damage. Should i look into a different sub that has a cover to prevent this?


thanks for any information.
 

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Do you think bookshelves will be powerful enough?

What's your budget? A good sub/sat setup can really fill a room, even one as large as yours.


These guys can fill a room with ear splitting theater greatness:
http://www.klipsch.com/products/lists/thx-systems.aspx


Then there's this system:
http://www.klipsch.com/products/deta...er-system.aspx


Or these:
http://www.svsound.com/products-spks-scs01.cfm


Or maybe these guys:
http://www.triadspeakers.com/products/iws6lcr.html


I'm sure there's more.
 

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I was looking at the the Infinity Primus P162. I don't have that much to spend and they are well regarded and seem to produce a lot of sound (8ohm, 90db, 150w).


Someone in my area is selling 2 Klipsch RF-15 and a RC-25 for $300 total. I would love to get them even though they don't seem practical with the baby. I was hoping there might be a solution though. My wife would prefer bookshelves but doesn't care that much.
 
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