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Hey guys! First time here in the "audio" department.


Been a videophile for years and now finally getting started in the audio department. Pretty soon (in 2-3 months time) I'll be building our family's home theater section. We haven't really set in stone how big the home theater is but given the remaining area I'm guessing it will be something like 5 x 5.


My budget for speakers is $1,000 flat. Anything more will get me killed by my dad. So question is, I've seen this Bose floating around Amazon at 999. Will it be enough for the 5 x 5 room?


And if there are owners of the equipment, kindly chip in please!
 

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Your money will be better spent elsewhere. For less than half the price of the Bose option currently at Amazon you can get the Onkyo HT-S5400 7.1 that will have superior audio performance and flexibility. You do not necessarily have to run it with all 7 speakers, 5.1 should work just fine.


There are plenty of other similar options from various companies that would serve you well also. Now you can save that extra cash for later or on something else.


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As you will soon read, steer away from Bose AM systems. Your $1000 can be applied to better speakers. Especially in a 5x5 room (closet?).
 

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As you will soon read, steer away from Bose AM systems. Your $1000 can be applied to better speakers. Especially in a 5x5 room (closet?).

True, it was intended to be a closet. But I figured it would be a good home theater room, albeit a small one. That way we can use our bedrooms as exclusively bedrooms. Maybe we can stretch it up to 8m x 6m the most.


Question with the ONKYO. It's a HTIB right? Will it be better than Bose + Receiver? Also... I'm upgrading from a Samsung HTIB. Will it be better than my former 3-year-old Samsung HTIB? They said that separate receiver is the way to go nowadays.
 

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5x5 or 6x8, IMO use your existing HTiB. Once you add a TV and a chair, you'd be lucky to have enough room for headphones.
 

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5x5 or 6x8, IMO use your existing HTiB. Once you add a TV and a chair, you'd be lucky to have enough room for headphones.

If he is talking meters, which I think he is that room is not all that small. 15ft x 15ft or 18ft x 24ft are really not that small. If it was 5ft x 5ft or 6ft x 8ft I would totally agree though.
 

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While Bose gets bashed a lot on this forum, the Acoustimass is really the really the lowest of Bose product (okay, tied with the 321 system- haven't heard the lifestyle system).

Any Bose "cube" system is going to be lacking in response at several different frequencies (really, not just Bose, but most any system with 2 or 2 1/2 inch drivers) and the Bose Bass module isn't a true subwoofer, so it won't produce the low end of the bass spectrum.

As pointed out, for the type of money you are talking, you can get Jamo, Energy, ML, Polk or any number of really good speakers, an AVR and a decent sub! Get speakers with at least a 4 inch driver/woofer and a tweeter...
 

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As pointed out, for the type of money you are talking, you can get Jamo, Energy, ML, Polk or any number of really good speakers, an AVR and a decent sub! Get speakers with at least a 4 inch driver/woofer and a tweeter...

While I wholeheartedly agree with your comments, I'm wondering if there is need for 4" drivers in the center chanel. I thought most dialog came through the center channel and that smaller drivers could handle those frequencies.

My case is a bit unique, I have to "build-in" my center channel and I only have 3" in height. It's a long story but it's part of a fireplace/TV and that's the allocated space.

The Energy center channel comes close, but at 3.5" it doesn't cut it. I need to find a 3" high center that matches acoustically with something like the ML's or Energy units.
 

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If he is talking meters, which I think he is that room is not all that small. 15ft x 15ft or 18ft x 24ft are really not that small. If it was 5ft x 5ft or 6ft x 8ft I would totally agree though.

Based on his repsonse I'd assume it's "feet". If it's meters, then that's a big closet any woman would love!


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True, it was intended to be a closet. But I figured it would be a good home theater room, albeit a small one.
 

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If you room is really 5 x 5 FEET, you could pull drivers out of ear buds and be okay!
 

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Since he said he could stretch the room to 8m x 6m I am pretty certain he meant 5m x 5m.

That is what I was going by, I figured it was probably supposed to be a walk in closet.
 

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LOL. Sorry for the lack of clarification, I'm talking about METERS. As specified in my follow-up post in case someone missed, I may be able to stretch the room to 8m x 6m.


Originally our lay out was planned to have two walk-in closets with 4m x 3.5m dimensions.


Thanks for the suggestions all! The only problem I'll be facing is the availability of those speakers in my country (Philippines). Maybe I'll just use Amazon again.
 

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Ratman,


If you read my second post... You could see that I specified it's meters. I hope this clarifies it, and I'm thinking that I can fit in not just one headphones now. :)


CrazyRob,


Philippines. The least the room could go is 5m x 5m. I'll now when we have a meeting with the architect but I made my own suggestion using Visio and computed the possible space.


I think I'll just order from Amazon if the suggested audio system is not available here. Mainly BOSE outlets are in our major malls so that's why many people here are buying and suggesting BOSE.


My AVR will be the Denon 1912.
 
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