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Ok. I was originally looking into the Premier Acoustic line but have since gotten cold feet and want something more reputable. I'm a member on all types of forums and understand the whole "the search function is your friend". Quite frankly that doesn't help me here. The abundance of information on this forum is overwhelming and I don't know where to begin. I'm hoping some people with a love for this subject would be willing to point me in the right direction.


My TV is a Samsung PN64d7000. My home is pre-wired for surround sound. I have 3 ceiling outlets in the front, 3 in the back, and a wall outlet for a subwoofer. My house has a living room/dining room/kitchen combo so it's a big room.


I won't state a budget because I have decided to piece this together.


First off, receiver. I know I am willing to spend $500+. I want a good receiver with plenty of options. What would you all recommend?


Second, I want to start off with 2 towers, a center channel, and a sub. For the towers and center, I have been searching online for closeouts and deals. I am not an audiophile. Not yet at least. I've heard and had home theaters in a box and I think every single one of them sounds like garbage. I want something that will be loud and clear.


For the sub, I want something with extremely loud and clean bass. I want to rumble my entire house and anger my neighbors. From what I understand, a cube sub can never produce the same kind of deep bass that a big sub can. So I know I want a big sub. What would you all recommend?


Lastly, I've read a lot about power conditioners and amps recently. I know the subwoofers I'll be considering are powered so I don't have to worry about that. How about for the towers and center channel. Can the receiver effectively power these or will I need an amp. If so, how many and what kind?


Below are some items I saw on BB (i hate BB) outlet center. They caught be eye because of the huge discount. Would any of you recommend these speakers and/or what are the real differences between the tower options?

Receiver
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Denon+-+...&skuId=9877708
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Denon+-+...&skuId=9878112
Towers
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Klipsch+...&skuId=8987484
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Klipsch+...&skuId=8987509
Center
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Klipsch+...&skuId=8988928
Surround
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Klipsch+...&skuId=8988991


Any help is greatly appreciated. I'm fairly well versed in a lot of fields but home audio is not one of them.
 

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Ok. I was originally looking into the Premier Acoustic line but have since gotten cold feet and want something more reputable. I'm a member on all types of forums and understand the whole "the search function is your friend". Quite frankly that doesn't help me here. The abundance of information on this forum is overwhelming and I don't know where to begin. I'm hoping some people with a love for this subject would be willing to point me in the right direction.


My TV is a Samsung PN64d7000. My home is pre-wired for surround sound. I have 3 ceiling outlets in the front, 3 in the back, and a wall outlet for a subwoofer. My house has a living room/dining room/kitchen combo so it's a big room.


I won't state a budget because I have decided to piece this together.


First off, receiver. I know I am willing to spend $500+. I want a good receiver with plenty of options. What would you all recommend?


Second, I want to start off with 2 towers, a center channel, and a sub. For the towers and center, I have been searching online for closeouts and deals. I am not an audiophile. Not yet at least. I've heard and had home theaters in a box and I think every single one of them sounds like garbage. I want something that will be loud and clear.


For the sub, I want something with extremely loud and clean bass. I want to rumble my entire house and anger my neighbors. From what I understand, a cube sub can never produce the same kind of deep bass that a big sub can. So I know I want a big sub. What would you all recommend?


Lastly, I've read a lot about power conditioners and amps recently. I know the subwoofers I'll be considering are powered so I don't have to worry about that. How about for the towers and center channel. Can the receiver effectively power these or will I need an amp. If so, how many and what kind?


Below are some items I saw on BB (i hate BB) outlet center. They caught be eye because of the huge discount. Would any of you recommend these speakers and/or what are the real differences between the tower options?

Receiver
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Denon+-+...&skuId=9877708
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Denon+-+...&skuId=9878112
Towers
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Klipsch+...&skuId=8987484
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Klipsch+...&skuId=8987509
Center
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Klipsch+...&skuId=8988928
Surround
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Klipsch+...&skuId=8988991


Any help is greatly appreciated. I'm fairly well versed in a lot of fields but home audio is not one of them.

Id suggest that u look at www.accessories4less.com for a marantz 5005 or onkyo 808 or 708 or 807 reciever. For speakers is suggest that you go to www.saturdayaudio.com look at the PSB b-stock sale get the T5, C5, and B5 speakers, then go to www.edesignaudio.com and look at the A2-300 subwoofer.
 

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Id suggest that u look at www.accessories4less.com for a marantz 5005 or onkyo 808 or 708 or 807 reciever. For speakers is suggest that you go to www.saturdayaudio.com look at the PSB b-stock sale get the T5, C5, and B5 speakers, then go to www.edesignaudio.com and look at the A2-300 subwoofer.

Thanks for the advice. On the speakers, I noticed there are the b-stock scratch and dents and then the non b-stock for sale. On the non b-stock I see the GT1 tower speakers on sale for $799/pair. They originally retail for $2000. On the T5 I see they are originally $900 but are on sale for $719. So wouldn't the GT1 be a better buy or is there a reason I don't want those?


Also, are "bookshelf" speakers the same as surrounds or are they meant to be a substitute for towers if you don't have the room?


Thanks again!
 

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Have you demoed anything?

Not yet. I've been real busy with work, wedding planning, and moving...haven't really had time. What pushed me to start researching and wanting to purchase is the poor sound on my TV. I upgraded from a 60" LCD projection which had plenty of sound. Now with the flat panel there is a lot to be desired.


I am ready to get started. I think I'm going to buy the towers, sub, and receiver first. Then I'll add the center, and then later the surrounds.
 

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Good choice. I would suggest keeping some money in the budget for an amp depending on the speakers you decide to go with. If you like your bass loud then I imagine the rest of your speakers are going to be loud as well, an amp will aid in the prevention of blown speakers if you like it loud.
 

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Thanks for the advice. On the speakers, I noticed there are the b-stock scratch and dents and then the non b-stock for sale. On the non b-stock I see the GT1 tower speakers on sale for $799/pair. They originally retail for $2000. On the T5 I see they are originally $900 but are on sale for $719. So wouldn't the GT1 be a better buy or is there a reason I don't want those?


Also, are "bookshelf" speakers the same as surrounds or are they meant to be a substitute for towers if you don't have the room?


Thanks again!

The GT line is an older generation, the new Image use tech from the Synchrony and Imagine lines. while the GT line might still be a little better, it'll be harder to find a matching center channel. you can use bookshelf/monitors for fronts or surrounds. I use a complete bookshelf setup and its awesome, my rooms not too large. you can buy the PSB S5 surrounds, they are very good, but expensive.
 
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