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Greetings, oh great and wizened audiophiles,

I am but a lowly uneducated audio novice and I am trying to set up a home theater in my converted 2-car garage. The room is 24' wide, 23' deep, and 8' floor to ceiling with the primary seating 15' from the screen wall.

I will not be playing video games, listening to music, or watching TV shows. The audio setup will be for dedicated family "Movie Nights" only.

I'm desperately trying to ride the razor's edge between a budget and quality system - a system that won't break the bank, but will provide a rich, deep movie-theater experience (at least to my novice ears).

After a bit of superficial online research I THINK I've found something that will fit the bill, but since I don't really know what the heck I'm doing I've come to get your blessing. Here's my setup:

Receiver: Onkyo TX-NR828
Center: Klipsch RC-62 II Reference Series
Fronts: Klipsch RF-82 II Reference Series Floorstanding Loudspeaker
Surrounds: Klipsch RS-62 II Reference Series Surround Speaker
Rears: Klipsch RS-62 II Reference Series Surround Speaker
Sub: Klipsch R-115SW 800W Powered 15" Subwoofer (with plans to add a second sub someday)

Will this be enough to fill my big room? Is there anywhere I can cut corners? For example, can I replace the expensive RS-62 surrounds with RS-41 speakers? What if I only downgraded the rears?

I beseech you. Help me, oh masters of sound, you're my only hope.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer,

-Ash

P.S. I can't afford to get all this stuff at once, so if you could only get a pair at a time, what order would you buy the stuff in - receiver, center, fronts, sub, surrounds, rears? Thank you.
 

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P.S. I can't afford to get all this stuff at once, so if you could only get a pair at a time, what order would you buy the stuff in - receiver, center, fronts, sub, surrounds, rears? Thank you.
Receiver and Front L/R would be my pick.
 

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Any thoughts on the speakers I've picked versus the size of the room (23' x 24' x 8')?
They would appear to be quite capable speakers, and should be fine for your purpose. Probably more than good enough.

The fronts and center (and sub) will provide the majority of the sound. You might even be happy enough to stop there.

I'm not a theater guy. I listen to music, I watch some movies and TV, I'm happy with stereo. 2 speakers, and now, a cheezy sub to enhance the lows.

Show a picture of your room, and how you intend to set things up.
 

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Saving money on the surround speakers is reasonable.

In most cases, the quality of the surround speakers isn't as critical as the quality of the center speaker. In most movies, the center speaker provides most of the dialog, so it needs to be quite good. The surrounds usually provide only ambient sounds, although some movies make much more use of them than other movies do. Eliminating them entirely dramatically reduces the feeling of "being there". It can be distracting to hear sounds coming from in front of you when you know they should be behind you.
 
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