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Hi guys,


Just to give you a quick recap on situation. I recently built a new house and had my dealer run the wires pre installation. I have a budget around 10-12k for everything. Including screen, projector, speakers, sub, receiver, av rack.


I already have the furniture so the 10-12k will go into the audio/video and installation which will be around 1,200.


These dealers use epson and JVC. For sound they use Paradigm, Triad. For screen selection you have Da-lite or Stewart. Yamaha is the reciever I think I am going to use as well. " from doing my research on here It looks like I will purchase my sub separately from SVS since it seems you get more bang for your buck over paradigm."


Please I need some real help with this. I want to get the most bang for my buck. Also I should let you know that the system will be at least 7.1 and I think that the surround and rear speakers will be ceiling. Is that bad to do? should I get them to do wall instead? The front speakers will def be in wall? The size of the room is about 20x20 with 9foot ceiling. There is one small window on the right side of the room that is about 2ft wide and 3ft tall, but it will have a blackout curtain or shade on it at all times.



Need some expert opinions as soon as possible, these guys are ready to order and install.
 

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I would go with Denon for your receiver instead. An AVR-X4000 would be the best choice in my opinion, it has enough power to not need external amplification, but you have pre-outs should you want more. The main reason I would go with them over Yamaha is Audyssey MultEQ XT32 and SubEQ HT, this is the best version of Audyssey you can get, and superior to YPAO in my opinion. You can also EQ dual subs and they are the main beneficiary EQ in a home theater.


Traid makes some great speakers, you would be happy with them. Other brands to consider are JTR and Seaton. I have read good things about Stewart screens, make sure whatever you get is acoustically transparent so you can put the speakers behind the screen.


If you are handy at all, DIY subs would be a great way to get a lot more bang for your buck. SVS does make excellent subs though, I would also take a look at Power Sound Audio. Multiple subs will be key to getting good in-room response, and also make sure to budget for room treatments.
 

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Originally Posted by madmartigan10  /t/1520745/building-media-room-need-help-with-speaker-selection#post_24432713


I have a budget around 10-12k for everything. Including screen, projector, speakers, sub, receiver, av rack.


For sound they use Paradigm, Triad. For screen selection you have Da-lite or Stewart. Yamaha is the reciever I think I am going to use as well. " from doing my research on here It looks like I will purchase my sub separately from SVS since it seems you get more bang for your buck over paradigm."


Please I need some real help with this. I want to get the most bang for my buck. Also I should let you know that the system will be at least 7.1 and I think that the surround and rear speakers will be ceiling. Is that bad to do? should I get them to do wall instead? The front speakers will def be in wall? The size of the room is about 20x20 with 9foot ceiling. There is one small window on the right side of the room that is about 2ft wide and 3ft tall, but it will have a blackout curtain or shade on it at all times.

Well, if possible you don't need to be in a hurry. This can happen pretty quick, but there's some serious issues at play.


20x20x9, could present issues. Rooms with square dimensions are problematic if any listeners sit in the center front to back....just bad news, so be mindful of this. Ideally a great place to start is 38% off either front or back wall... but ymmv.


Paradigm and Triad are very nice, but perhaps not the best thing for a bang for the buck HT. They're great but pricey.

As mentioned, JTR, Seaton, this is where you need to look. I'd not have any speakers in wall or in ceiling, I can elaborate, but not the place here unless you really want specifics.


You need to consider the entire HT as a system. Both the room/room acoustics and the loudspeaker system, need to be considered together. You're going to need some bass trapping and treatment addressing first reflection points and the rear wall behind the listener...I cannot stress the importance of this enough.


Unless you're DIY'ing the treatment, I'd contact someplace like GIK, or even Ethan Winer's RealTraps. AVS'ers contact GIK all the time and report back superb customer service and great advice... I'd contact them, they're great.


A 20x20 room is going to be an issue, so you're going to need to address the acoustics adequately. It's not that expensive, but it's monumentally important.


Also, L-R symmetry (equal spacing from main speakers to the walls on either side) is very important.


Speaker/sub specifics; what's your goals? how loud do you enjoy? ideally, if you could give a $ number for the audio, that would be very helpful.


These guys in the Speaker section are good.



Best of luck
 
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