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I have finally pulled the trigger and upgrading my speaker system. I was just using the tv speakers
.From reading the forums and reviews the HTD level twos seemed like a decent price and quality. So I grabbed a center and the two bookshelfs for fronts. Hoping to get the surround and rears and sub later


Now the problem is that they will not get the bookshelfs in black until at least MAY. So im stuck with no surround or rears till then. Is there another option around the same price range and quality That would mash well. Size is a concern as I have to mount the surrounds above a window and built in cabinet with about 12" height clearance.


As for the sub it looks like all the reviews go with either the ED A2-300 or the bic F-12 Leaning towards the ED A2-300.


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is this HT setup primarily for movies ? If so, then the surrounds do not need to match the fronts, since they will be used for ambient and positional effects audio mostly.


If ultimately you want your whole set of speakers to be from HTD, then you might consider a pair of "filler" speakers to tide you over until the HTD are back in stock.


A pair of these speakers from Parts Express will work nicely as substitute surrounds http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-670 . I installed a pair at work in a small conference room and was quite impressed with the results. They will work well as simple surrounds, and once your HTD's are in, they can be used as a stereo pair indoors/outdoors where ever needed.
 

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Thanks for the reply


99% will be for movies. With the occasional music. I do not have to have everything to match just that they all sound good together. Only factors is they have to be black per the wifes orders. As it is now the HTD bookshelf will be cutting it close for the left and right surround speakers as they sit right at 12"


I was looking at the Polk Audio RM6751. as they are 6 1/2" which would be a nice fit. I guess my main concern is will there be any drawback from mixing and matching. Everything is running through a pioneer VSX-1019AH-K
 

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mixing surrounds for movie soundtracks is OK. The only real reason to match speakers all around is for true multi-channel music, like SACD or DVD-A, where the pitch of musical instruments can change as the audio is passed from speaker to speaker.


Gun shots, car horns, doors shutting, etc. are much more forgiving in movie soundtracks.
 
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