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Hi I am thinking of building a home theater and am going to buy the components over time as the money becomes available. Just wondered if someone with more knowledge on the matter could give advice about which components could be swapped out for something less expensive but performs similarly. I'm not looking for more than an entry level system but don't want to throw money into components that will prove to be "cheap". Here's the list:



Projector: ViewSonic PJD7820HD



Receiver: Yamaha RX-V675



Center Channel: Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000 



Front LR: Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000



Side Surround: Klipsch Synergy S-10



Rear Surround: Bose 161 Stereo Speakers



Subwoofer: Polk Audio Psw10



Total Cost: $2,084.00



 



Thanks for any input you might have!



Jamin



 
 

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Hi I am thinking of building a home theater and am going to buy the components over time as the money becomes available. Just wondered if someone with more knowledge on the matter could give advice about which components could be swapped out for something less expensive but performs similarly. I'm not looking for more than an entry level system but don't want to throw money into components that will prove to be "cheap". Here's the list:



Projector: ViewSonic PJD7820HD



Receiver: Yamaha RX-V675



Center Channel: Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000 



Front LR: Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000



Side Surround: Klipsch Synergy S-10



Rear Surround: Bose 161 Stereo Speakers



Subwoofer: Polk Audio Psw10



Total Cost: $2,084.00



 



Thanks for any input you might have!



Jamin



 

Spend more on a sub and ditch the Bose.
 

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Spend more on a sub and ditch the Bose.
+1. Newbies It seems always want to cheap out on the subs. From a technical standpoint if you want the subs to have the same capability as your mains they need to be at least twice as large as and have twice as much power as all the rest of the speakers combined.
 

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Thanks for the replies guys. So I would be wiser to drop the Bose and use that money for a better sub? Say the Polk Audio PSW505 BLACK 12" Powered Subwoofer or the BIC America F12 12-Inch 475-Watt Front Firing Powered Subwoofer?
 

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Thanks for the replies guys. So I would be wiser to drop the Bose and use that money for a better sub? Say the Polk Audio PSW505 BLACK 12" Powered Subwoofer or the BIC America F12 12-Inch 475-Watt Front Firing Powered Subwoofer?
Whichever is cheaper.


For under $200 of the Polk PSW505 its a great subwoofer but over $200 its not worth it, Bic F12 is a better buy.


How much is your budget for SPEAKERS and Receiver alone?


-Give us that and we can recommend a great set-up!

Given the estimated purchase prices of all the speakers you choose that is $660 for 5 speakers. There are far better options available and they will be matching speaker sets.

One example off the top of my head

-2 Pairs Polk RTi4 , $175 each shipped.

- Polk CSi3 Center , $210 shipped.


Or maybe just use a pair of the Polk RTi6's for the front left and right and the RTi4 as surrounds. For just an extra $75 in your budget still cheaper than your proposed setup

-Or-

-2 Pair of Cambridge S30s, $200 a pair each

- Cambridge S50 Center , $150
 

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As of now, I have budgeted $470 for the receiver, $600 for speakers, and $100 for sub. The last 2 subs I suggested are both at $200, which would put my speaker budget down to $500.
 

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As of now, I have budgeted $470 for the receiver, $600 for speakers, and $100 for sub. The last 2 subs I suggested are both at $200, which would put my speaker budget down to $500.
You are over spending a bit too much on your receiver. You get better sound from better speakers like I suggested and with the Bic F12 or Polk PSW505. Maybe look into the Dayton Sub-1200 if you need to save some money
 

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Thanks for your advice. The idea behind spending more on the receiver is that as time goes on, I can spend more on better speakers without having to get another receiver. Do you get a better sound if the surround speakers are the same brand as the front and center speakers? 
 

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Thanks for your advice. The idea behind spending more on the receiver is that as time goes on, I can spend more on better speakers without having to get another receiver. Do you get a better sound if the surround speakers are the same brand as the front and center speakers? 
Your theory is wrong though a $350 receiver will last just as long and power speakers just as well as a $475 receiver.


Same brand and same speaker model line creates a whole more cohesive sound. While it is not necessary to have the surrounds match the front 3, you are oddly using many different brands when given your budget you can get a full matching set.


What is the size of your viewing/listening room, with ceiling height? Is it open or closed off?
 

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Okay thanks for clarifying that about the receiver. The size of the room is 12' x 20' with 7' ceilings and it will be closed off from the rest of the basement. 
 

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So there are 3 packages I've found in the price range. Any ideas on which might be better?



 



a. ViewSonic PJD7820HD                       $700



    Yamaha RX-V675                               $400



   Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000    $135



   Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000   $300



    Klipsch Synergy S-10                         $150



   Polk Audio Psw10                               $200



                                               Total      $1,885



 



b. ViewSonic PJD7820HD                       $700



    DENON AVR-E400                             $300



    Polk CS2                                           $80



   Polk Monitor 60                                   $270



   Polk Monitor 45B                                 $150



   BIC Acoustech PL-200                         $280



                                                Total      $1,780



 



 



c. ViewSonic PJD7820HD                       $700



    DENON AVR-E400                             $300



    Pioneer SP-C22                                 $97



    Pioneer SP-FS52                               $254



    Pioneer SP-BS22                               $125



    BIC Acoustech PL-200                        $280



                                                 Total   $1,756
 

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You have $1300 after the projector going by the original budget?


Denon AVR-E300: http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/denavre300/denon-avr-e300-5.1-3d-networking-receiver-airplay/1.html

SVS PB-1000: http://www.svsound.com/subwoofers/ported-box/PB-1000

Pioneer FS52: http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-FS52-LR-Designed-standing-Loudspeaker/dp/B008NCD2S4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394024270&sr=8-1&keywords=fs52

Pioneer C22: http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-C22-Designed-Channel-Speaker/dp/B008NCD2EI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1394024270&sr=8-2&keywords=fs52

Pioneer BS22: http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-BS22-LR-Designed-Bookshelf-Loudspeakers/dp/B008NCD2LG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1394024270&sr=8-3&keywords=fs52


This comes to $1220, plus your projector. This sub is a night and day improvement over the others in this thread, and will enhance the overall system much more. These Pioneers are excellent, and I like them over the Polk Monitor speakers. The Denon receiver has Audyssey to configure and calibrate your speakers, I think it is superior to YPAO found in Yamaha receivers.
 

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You have $1300 after the projector going by the original budget?


Denon AVR-E300: http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/denavre300/denon-avr-e300-5.1-3d-networking-receiver-airplay/1.html

SVS PB-1000: http://www.svsound.com/subwoofers/ported-box/PB-1000

Pioneer FS52: http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-FS52-LR-Designed-standing-Loudspeaker/dp/B008NCD2S4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394024270&sr=8-1&keywords=fs52

Pioneer C22: http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-C22-Designed-Channel-Speaker/dp/B008NCD2EI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1394024270&sr=8-2&keywords=fs52

Pioneer BS22: http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-BS22-LR-Designed-Bookshelf-Loudspeakers/dp/B008NCD2LG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1394024270&sr=8-3&keywords=fs52


This comes to $1220, plus your projector. This sub is a night and day improvement over the others in this thread, and will enhance the overall system much more. These Pioneers are excellent, and I like them over the Polk Monitor speakers. The Denon receiver has Audyssey to configure and calibrate your speakers, I think it is superior to YPAO found in Yamaha receivers.
Great recommendation here and would be my first choice if I had to spend the money myself.


But otherwise option B or C.
 

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Hi I am thinking of building a home theater and am going to buy the components over time as the money becomes available. Just wondered if someone with more knowledge on the matter could give advice about which components could be swapped out for something less expensive but performs similarly. I'm not looking for more than an entry level system but don't want to throw money into components that will prove to be "cheap". Here's the list:
 

Projector: ViewSonic PJD7820HD
 

Receiver: Yamaha RX-V675
 

Center Channel: Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000 
 

Front LR: Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000
 

Side Surround: Klipsch Synergy S-10
 

Rear Surround: Bose 161 Stereo Speakers
 

Subwoofer: Polk Audio Psw10
 

Total Cost: $2,084.00
 

 
 

Thanks for any input you might have!
 

Jamin
 

 
 

I have the Def Tech PM 1000's as front Left and Right and the PC 2000 center. You will want the PC 2000 center to match the 5 1/4" drivers of the PM 1000's.  The PC 1000 is matched for the PM 800's.  Kind of confusing but again, go with the PC 2000 for the center. The 600/800/1000 Def Tech thread here on AVS will help you with more info.  
 
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