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Definite amateur audiophile here setting up a new 5.1 HT and need some guidance with speaker selection. I'd like to mount the front speakers on wall to the left and right of my Samsung LN-4695D and the center channel below it, on the wall as well.

My receiver is a Pioneer VSX-1016TX.

My budget is a little strained at this point, but looking for a mid-range solution $400-$500. Thanks
 

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While the normal Athena speakers are good, the WS series is pretty bad (noticeably harsh). If you can spend a little bit extra, get the Paradigm Cinema 220s. They may even be the same price, after discount. Another possible option, but notably cheaper would be the HTD Flat Panels (htd.com). They're free to try out and they pay return shipping if you don't like them, so you've got nothing to loose.
 

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Is the 400-500 including a sub? Athena's are good quality speakers, read the Athena speaker thread for everything you ever wanted to know about them:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=594698


Audioadvisor is a good source for Athena's.


Also worth thinking about are the Velodyne CHT's which are regarded well around here:

http://www.velodyne.com/velodyne/pro...V&sid=161b695t


Pair those with a BIC-100 sub from fleabay and you have a very respectable system within your budget.

The 400-500 did not include the sub. Regarding the CHT's, I'm looking for a slimmer profile, like the WS-60's. Thanks.
 

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My budget is a little strained at this point, but looking for a mid-range solution $400-$500. Thanks

You would be best served by buying a system over time. Start with the L/R+ sub, then center and then surrounds. This will allow you to spend more on each and end up with a better system
 

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You would be best served by buying a system over time. Start with the L/R+ sub, then center and then surrounds. This will allow you to spend more on each and end up with a better system

I was trying to get the L/R/C situated since they are to be mounted on the wall and I need to fish the wires before i put in the cabinets. I have a cheap sub and JBL pro bookshelf speakers that I can use for the rear as a temp solution.
 

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In that case I would check out the JBL Studio L series. The L810, L820, and the LC2 are all wall mount, with the 810s $100 less/pr than the 820.

Here is the link.
http://www.jbl.com/home/products/ser...=US&Region=USA

Looking for a slimmer profile aka Athena WS-60/Paradigm Cinema 220's. Any other thoughts? Thanks.
 

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Well here's what I did with the JBL control 5 and control 1, note sub bass extension and LFE.1 for the subwoofer exclusive output










The surrounds are configured in a hoarse shoe shape t truly (((surround))) as well as overhead, the overhead surrounds gets its signal from the matrix surround, much in the same way with the Dolby SA-10.



In total there is x3 screen channels in present usage with possible five-screen JBL control 5 array in the future.


Surrounds in total there are x10 at present this will be finalized with a grand total towards the end of this year with x24 touch wood!
 

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i would definitely reommend that you consider the mission m70 surround setup (4 bookshelves and a m7cl1 center) over at tsto.com. not sure if they're low profile enough for you. they are weighty. but sound fantastic. or you could alter the setup slightly and still have a tonally matched speaker setup by buying them broken down seperately- m7cl1 mission center, m70 bookshelves and the mission m7ds for surrounds (these are low profile haven't heard them though- sure they are sweet and am will probably get them when i ugrade to 7.1 fairly soon). you be under budget and use the remainder for a decent little sub. maybe an onix x-sub (preorder of march though) or an hsu stf-1 or stf-2.


the mission speakers sound fantastic, and are a quality build. think you may be hard pressed to find anything that matches them in the same price range but, before anyone gets all worked up- it is a subjective opinion.
 

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While the normal Athena speakers are good, the WS series is pretty bad (noticeably harsh). If you can spend a little bit extra, get the Paradigm Cinema 220s. They may even be the same price, after discount. Another possible option, but notably cheaper would be the HTD Flat Panels (htd.com). They're free to try out and they pay return shipping if you don't like them, so you've got nothing to loose.

Anyone have any experience with the HTD panels?

http://www.htd.com/Flat-Panel-Speaker?sc=7&category=11
 

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Gonna give HTD a shot.

Ordering 3 panels for L/C/R: http://www.htd.com/Flat-Panel-Speaker and

2 HD-65's http://www.htd.com/HD-W65 for the rear


2/4 Update: I got everything set-up and added a Oppo 981-HD DVD player. I couldn't be happier with the results. The HTD's look great on my wall and sound fantastic. Cheers!

Syrinx111, are you still happy with this setup several months down the road? I am considering the same...
 
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