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Hello Friends,


I'm looking for helpful comments/owners' reviews for a new 7.1 HT speakr setup with choices of the following brands & models.


My room size is 15X21X9 ft. TV and speakers need to be on the 17ft side. Note that right side of the room is open to kitchen & breakfast area and no wall.



I prefer clean & precise sound rather than high volume or high bass. When watching movies, I prefer voice to be very audible rather than muffled by too much bass. Music - I sometimes listen to stereo setup and sometimes all channel (7.1) stereo.


(Yes, I understand that speaker preference is subjective and what suits our ears and taste is the best for us. I also understand that I could do 30-days trial audition at home. I prefer to ask around before doing so). If you have auditioned any or all of these models or own any of these models, I'd appreciate your comments/suggestions and why you would recommend them.


Thanks in advance for your comments and time.


(Below setups are not in any order. $300-$500 difference won't be a deal-breaker if the speakers excellent).

Setup-1

ARX (A5, A2C, A1B) for 7.0 speaker setup ($1556)

Subwoofer SVS SB12-NSD ($649)

Emotiva XPA-3 Amplifier ($699)

Total ($2994)



Setup-2

Emotiva (XRT6.2, XRC5.3, XRM6.1) for 7.0 speaker setup ($1596)

Subwoofer X-Ref12 ($699)

Emotiva XPA-3 Amplifier ($699)

Total ($2904)


Setup-3

NHT Absolute System with subwoofer B10d subwoofer

for 7.1 package - with current 20% off promotion is $2112

Emotiva XPA-3 amplifier $699

Total ($2811)
 

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One thing I didn't mention in my OP is that I have Yamaha Receiver that can push 90W RMS power output to each of 7.1 channels. I'm considering XPA-3 to power up only the front 3 channels (LCR).
 
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