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I need some help in buying speakers to set up a HT in the basement around 19 by 14 feet with wide entrance to the living room - I just got a Yamaha RX-V673 7.2-Channel Network AV Receiver.  It connected to some old Bose speakers and a pair of Pioneer S-H453F-K for the fronts.  I would like to upgrade the 3 fronts speakers to something else because the audio is very bad when watching movie.  I would like to get standing speakers since I have no place to put the bookshelf because I have an TV center with shelf on both sides and little kids running around.  I have narrowed the list to these as they are within my budget of $500:  Are these the best buy ?

 

 

1. http://www.htd.com/shoppingcart   Level Two Speakers - Center and towers

 

2. https://www.accessories4less.com/index.php?page=cart - CAMBRIDGE AUDIO S50 and S70

 

3. https://sales.pioneerelectronics.com/b2c_pecom/b2c/display/%28layout=11_101_3%29/.do   - Pioneer SP-FS52 and SP-C22

 

The HT would be for 90 percent watching movies and 10 percent listen to music - I do not plan the replace these speakers any time soon so they

would be my HT set up for awhile - Since I do not much about speakers, any suggestion would be appreciate - Thank you very much
 

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It'd help if you linked to the products themselves, instead of the shopping carts that show nothing to another session when others follow your links.

How loudly will you listen, and to what sorts of movies?

 

The speaker is a much bigger component to the quality than the receiver, so you're right to think about retaining these for a while. Then again, as you use certain products, you become educated and realize more of what you do and don't want in that component. You may change your mind later. The more research you do now, the more likely you'll be satisfied with your decision.

 

So the towers will be in front of the TV shelf unit?

 

You should make sure that your center is as capable as the front-left-and-right speakers, for one thing. 

 

And a good subwoofer is a must-have for home theater. Movies have lots of low bass. Most subwoofers don't get as loud as the other speakers, and they don't produce the low octaves, so you miss out on that content of the soundtrack. And the more you turn it up, even big expensive subwoofers struggle in the lowest octaves, which is why you see people with multiple subwoofers that they acquire over time. 
 

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HTD, Pioneer Andrew Jones, and Cambridge S series are all good speaker models to look at. Definitely some of the best choices you could make
 

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Anyone else has opinion regarding the speakers from the list - Please help me decide - Thank you
 

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Originally Posted by kyda  /t/1520147/please-help-speakers-buying#post_24424950


Anyone else has opinion regarding the speakers from the list - Please help me decide - Thank you

Of these, I would go with the Pioneer or Cambridge over the HTD. But that's just me
 

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Originally Posted by kyda  /t/1520147/please-help-speakers-buying#post_24417289


Hello


I need some help in buying speakers to set up a HT in the basement around 19 by 14 feet with wide entrance to the living room - I just got a Yamaha RX-V673 7.2-Channel Network AV Receiver.  It connected to some old Bose speakers and a pair of Pioneer S-H453F-K for the fronts.  I would like to upgrade the 3 fronts speakers to something else because the audio is very bad when watching movie.  I would like to get standing speakers since I have no place to put the bookshelf because I have an TV center with shelf on both sides and little kids running around.  I have narrowed the list to these as they are within my budget of $500:  Are these the best buy ?



1. http://www.htd.com/shoppingcart   Level Two Speakers - Center and towers


2. https://www.accessories4less.com/index.php?page=cart - CAMBRIDGE AUDIO S50 and S70


3. https://sales.pioneerelectronics.com/b2c_pecom/b2c/display/%28layout=11_101_3%29/.do   - Pioneer SP-FS52 and SP-C22


The HT would be for 90 percent watching movies and 10 percent listen to music - I do not plan the replace these speakers any time soon so they

would be my HT set up for awhile - Since I do not much about speakers, any suggestion would be appreciate - Thank you very much

The most important speaker in your system, and the speaker that is prone to have the most quality differences may be the center speaker. Of the three center speakers listed above the HTD centers look the best on paper.
 

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Thank you all for the reply - I would like to know if anyone else has the CAMBRIDGE AUDIO S50 and S70 set up - How is the audio when watching movies ?

I do not see any reviews on these Cambridge speakers and there is no store that have them around here when I can go and listen -  I tried the Pioneer speakers at BB and they

sound OK - Thanks
 

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Anyone else has opinion or recommendation regarding the speakers from the list - Also I would like to know if the Yamaha RX-V673 would work well with any of these speakers - Sorry for all the question as I do not know much about speakers and receivers - Thanks
 

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I finally got the two Infinity Primus P363 speakers that I ordered months ago from Amazon for $214 and the center Infinity Primus PC351 for $189. I have been using these speakers for a week now.

These speakers sound great.  I am very happy with them and highly recommend them to anyone looking for good speakers that do not cost alot of money.  Right now I am using speaker wire 18 gauge to connect them to Yamaha RX-V673.  I would like to know if I need to replace the wire with 14 gauge or less.  Will it make any different ? Thank you
 

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Use the table on this page as a guide: http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm

(scroll down to find the speaker wire length guide).


I would treat your P363s as four ohms, given that they have been measured as such by a professional reviewer.
 
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