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Originally Posted by TSD444 /forum/post/18124708
I'm debating how to go about building my home theater. If I decide on using an acoustically transparent screen and three identical enclosed speakers, is it then neccesary to build a baffle wall to set them in, or would that be overkill?
Originally Posted by joe52985 /forum/post/18130719
IMHO, the thing you should be worried about is those speakers. I'm not great with all this, and others could recommend better speakers, but those will definatly not cut the mustard in a dedicated room...won't take much to distort the hell out of those. My setup is not anywhere near some guys here, but I have great full sound, under $800 all together. Polk monitor 70s, 50s rears, cs2 and psw12. I'm no audiophile by any stretch but I've heard those sonys, and it's not good.
Also consider the energy take 5 set, 200 bucks, 300 for a good sub, and your in a very good place soundwise from what I hear
sorry for grammar again, posting from phone
Originally Posted by TSD444 /forum/post/18131174
You make a great point, and I think that I'm going to have to look more into getting the best speakers that my budget will allow. I doesnt really make sense to go through the trouble of building a home theater if your going to skimp on one of the main ingredients.
Originally Posted by tvrgeek /forum/post/18132993
Your choice. The environment is part of the speaker. If baffle mounted, then the crossovers need to be designed with that in mind. The amount of short distance reflections will change the overall character of the sound...
Originally Posted by TSD444 /forum/post/18135226
Actually, it's an $85 speaker, and according to most of the reviews it's pretty decent. I had also already mentioned that I would be looking into other speakers to see where I could get the most bang for the buck. Unfortunatly, not everyone has money to burn on speakers, but since you seem to think it's a big deal I suppose I shouldn't invite you over for movie night.
Originally Posted by TSD444 /forum/post/18135721
You got me, the speakers are only about $40 apiece - i was thinking of the set. I am more of a videophile than an audiophile though, hence in my opinion the projector is the most important and critical part of my home theater. However, as far as the audio goes, I suppose that it would make sense that the speakers would be the most important piece there, but couldn't a cheap receiver cause your expensive speakers not to sound as good as they can...
Originally Posted by TSD444 /forum/post/18135856
That's a pretty good point. Your speakers would be like your projection screen then - something that you hopefully only need to buy once if you do it right. And, if your speakers/screen are/is of low quality, then your audio/video will be low quality.