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Hello. I'm building a home theater in my house and though space is not actually a problem the loudness of the speakers is. It's useless in my case to have big speakers because definitely, for the moment, (a little child and condo neighbors) I can't turn loud the speakers. I'm accustomed to B&W sound as I use MM-1 B&W speakers in my PC and I love it. I think for my needs I need small compact speakers and I was browsing some brands models like B&W which offers a home theater solution with several M-1 speakers + a subwoofer, Focal with is Bird Little 5.1 combo, KEF with it's E Series combo and other offerings like Definitive Technology. I now the best answers is that I need to audition all those speakers but based on your experience and knowledge, which of those brands solutions would you recommend? Other ideas? As you can probably see I'm definitely a SQ guy and I rather have good SQ over other features. Thank you!!
 

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A energy take classic 5.1 will do the job, those mentioned brands are over pricey for satellite speakers.







If you are going to spend that money on over pricey satellite speakers, a best option is to get some bookshelf speakers instead of satellite speakers.
 

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Thank you for such a great recommendation. I truly wasn't aware of that set of speakers (Energy Take Classic 5.1) and all the reviews I have been reading are quite enthusiastic towards them.


In brands like Marantz or Onkyo, which AV receiver with the most set of features would you recommend? I would like a feature loaded receiver but not overkill given the amplifier power that set of speakers requiere. 10% will be used in watching movies via BluRay and 90% will be used in watching movies via a WD Live box via the .mkv format and/or Apple TV.
 

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What is your budget? You will get more specific suggestions with that info available.
 

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What is your budget? You will get more specific suggestions with that info available.

Up to $1000 if it was the case though I don't want anything overkill.
 

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Up to $1000 if it was the case.

Being in a condo, a subwoofer can be problematic, but is your budget for a 5.1 or a 5.0?
 

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spending 1,000 on a satellite system is a waste of money buy the energy satellites with a sub for around $350 or see if you can get then cheaper and a av receiver from accessories4less.
 
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Being in a condo, a subwoofer can be problematic, but is your budget for a 5.1 or a 5.0?

My budget is for a 5.1 and the subwoofer won't be a problem if I don't turn it all the way. I just need the extra-punch the sub can provide.
 

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spending 1,000 on a satellite system is a waste of money buy the energy satellites with a sub for around $350 or see if you can get then cheaper and a av receiver from accessories4less.

SQ wise: Onkyo vs Marantz, which would you choose?
 

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spending 1,000 on a satellite system is a waste of money buy the energy satellites with a sub for around $350 or see if you can get then cheaper and a av receiver from accessories4less.

SQ wise: Onkyo vs Marantz, which would you choose?

Do you want the receiver with 4k support ?Do you want the receiver with calibration mic?
 

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Do you want the receiver with 4k support ?Do you want the receiver with calibration mic?

4k support not really. The calibration mic sounds interesting. Does it really work or is it just a gimmick?
 

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calibration feature is not a gimmick.



Do you only need a 5.1 speakers setup or you have plans to upgrade to 7.1 or more speakers?
 

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5 NHT SuperZero 2.1s and a $500 sub like the SVS SB or PB 1000 would be a great system.


I had 5 of the SZ 2.0s and they were great. I upgrade because I wanted more volume and more dynamics. The SZ can get loud though, even with my 50 watt/channel AVR.
 

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It's useless in my case to have big speakers because definitely, for the moment, (a little child and condo neighbors) I can't turn loud the speakers.



A $500 dollars sub in this situation not worth the spend.
 
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DENON AVR-E300 5.1 3D Networking Receiver AirPlay from accessories4less.


DENON AVR-E400 7.1 4K & 3D Networking Receiver Airplay from accessories4less.
 
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calibration feature is not a gimmick.



Do you only need a 5.1 speakers setup or you have plans to upgrade to 7.1 or more speakers?

I'm planning to keep it down to 5.1. It's great to know that the calibration feature is not a gimmick!
 

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DENON AVR-E300 5.1 3D Networking Receiver AirPlay


DENON AVR-E400 7.1 4K & 3D Networking Receiver Airplay from accessories4less.

Thank you for that suggestions. Seems pretty good with all it's features including the possibility of control via iPhone and the AirPlay feature. I guess the "Audyssey Auto Setup and EQ Technology" is their calibration feature, right?
 

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DENON AVR-E300 5.1 3D Networking Receiver AirPlay


DENON AVR-E400 7.1 4K & 3D Networking Receiver Airplay from accessories4less.

Thank you for that suggestions. Seems pretty good with all it's features including the possibility of control via iPhone and the AirPlay feature. I guess the "Audyssey Auto Setup and EQ Technology" is their calibration feature, right?


Yes it is.


Here are the link for both.

http://www.accessories4less.com/index.php?page=search&search_query=denavre&x=0&y=0
 
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