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I got my new vizio p series 70". Looking for a receiver and speakers to go with.

Was seg on getting sony 1050 but found onkyo 636 has hdcp2.2 spec which is swaying mg decision. Is 636 comparable to 1050?

For speakers im trying to stay in 1500 range incl subs and was looking at aperion intimus Speakers http://www.aperionaudio.com/speakers/speakers-by-series/intimus/intimus-5b-harmony-sd

Is it ok to use bookshelf speakers in front or do i have to use minitower. This is a dedicated HT room. Its a medium sized room. Approx. 15x 21.
 

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Hi

I got my new vizio p series 70". Looking for a receiver and speakers to go with.

Was seg on getting sony 1050 but found onkyo 636 has hdcp2.2 spec which is swaying mg decision. Is 636 comparable to 1050?

For speakers im trying to stay in 1500 range incl subs and was looking at aperion intimus Speakers http://www.aperionaudio.com/speakers/speakers-by-series/intimus/intimus-5b-harmony-sd

Is it ok to use bookshelf speakers in front or do i have to use minitower. This is a dedicated HT room. Its a medium sized room. Approx. 15x 21.
Since it's a dedicated room you might want to look at speakers that are a little more dynamic or higher output than the intimus.
 

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Put a third to half your speaker budget into a subwoofer. Buy a pair of bookshelf speakers with the rest along with a matching center channel. You can add surround sound later. Get set up for good sound before you worry about quantity of speakers.
 

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Put a third to half your speaker budget into a subwoofer. Buy a pair of bookshelf speakers with the rest along with a matching center channel. You can add surround sound later. Get set up for good sound before you worry about quantity of speakers.
Thanks any suggestions in terms of speaker brands, are you suggesting that since the budget is lesser
 

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Put a third to half your speaker budget into a subwoofer. Buy a pair of bookshelf speakers with the rest along with a matching center channel. You can add surround sound later. Get set up for good sound before you worry about quantity of speakers.
He meant to say half :p

Thanks any suggestions in terms of speaker brands, are you suggesting that since the budget is lesser
As far as your budget...is the $1500 for just speakers/subs? or does that include your entire HT system?
If the $1500 is just for speakers, what is your receiver budget?

I would definitely suggest bookshelves all the way around, and try to stick to a 5.1 system and add another sub down the road -

With a $1500 speaker budget, I would get roughly get a subwoofer that's 50% of your budget: But in the end, it's your choice:
Reaction Audio PS-15x - http://reaction-audio.myshopify.com/collections/subwoofers/products/ps-15x-1000w-sealed-subwoofer
HSU VTF-3 MK5 HP (and my personal recommendation) - http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/vtf-3mk5HP.html

For speakers, the ones you are looking at are great. If you mostly watch movies, maybe a dynamic dome style tweeter is for you. But if you are an avid music listener, you might prefer a ribbon for it's flat clarity. But again, they are your ears so it's your choice.

Ascend makes great speakers: http://www.ascendacoustics.com/pages/products/speakers/spkrlist.html
HTD Level 3s are great: http://www.htd.com/Products/Cabinet-Speakers
HSU: http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/hb-1.html


All in all, any speaker you choose at your price range will probably sound great.
I would first choose a sub and select speakers after - given your larger room.
 

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I own the Intimus towers, I really like them, but I have them in a small room and really just listen to music with them. If you're looking for blow your hair back ht, they may not be the first choice.
 

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He meant to say half :p



As far as your budget...is the $1500 for just speakers/subs? or does that include your entire HT system?
If the $1500 is just for speakers, what is your receiver budget?

I would definitely suggest bookshelves all the way around, and try to stick to a 5.1 system and add another sub down the road -

With a $1500 speaker budget, I would get roughly get a subwoofer that's 50% of your budget: But in the end, it's your choice:
Reaction Audio PS-15x - http://reaction-audio.myshopify.com/collections/subwoofers/products/ps-15x-1000w-sealed-subwoofer
HSU VTF-3 MK5 HP (and my personal recommendation) - http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/vtf-3mk5HP.html

For speakers, the ones you are looking at are great. If you mostly watch movies, maybe a dynamic dome style tweeter is for you. But if you are an avid music listener, you might prefer a ribbon for it's flat clarity. But again, they are your ears so it's your choice.

Ascend makes great speakers: http://www.ascendacoustics.com/pages/products/speakers/spkrlist.html
HTD Level 3s are great: http://www.htd.com/Products/Cabinet-Speakers
HSU: http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/hb-1.html


All in all, any speaker you choose at your price range will probably sound great.
I would first choose a sub and select speakers after - given your larger room.
Hey hows the htd level 3 when it comes to music. Im planning to upgrade my fronts to a speaker with ribbon tweeter. Ive been eyeing the sierra 2 and the htd 3 and even the philharmonitor.
 

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Hey hows the htd level 3 when it comes to music. Im planning to upgrade my fronts to a speaker with ribbon tweeter. Ive been eyeing the sierra 2 and the htd 3 and even the philharmonitor.
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/1931353-htd-level-2-towers.html
I described them briefly in the above link - Post number 18

My review of them is also in my signature

As far as staying on a low budget, I would push for the Level 3s. If you have the budget, I think the Sierra 2/Philharmonitor would be more suitable options. But I can only assume because I have not heard either of those other speakers.
 

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1500 is just for the speakers and subs, am already looking to get Onkyo 636 receiver. Not too much on music, mostly the system will be used for watching movies, so a decent theater experience is what am looking for.

He meant to say half :p



As far as your budget...is the $1500 for just speakers/subs? or does that include your entire HT system?
If the $1500 is just for speakers, what is your receiver budget?

I would definitely suggest bookshelves all the way around, and try to stick to a 5.1 system and add another sub down the road -

For speakers, the ones you are looking at are great. If you mostly watch movies, maybe a dynamic dome style tweeter is for you. But if you are an avid music listener, you might prefer a ribbon for it's flat clarity. But again, they are your ears so it's your choice.

Ascend makes great speaker
HTD Level 3s are grea
HSU:

All in all, any speaker you choose at your price range will probably sound great.
I would first choose a sub and select speakers after - given your larger room.
 

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1500 is just for the speakers and subs, am already looking to get Onkyo 636 receiver. Not too much on music, mostly the system will be used for watching movies, so a decent theater experience is what am looking for.
I think a great contender would be Ascends CMT 340s in the front, and 170s for surround duty.

The pedestals they offer to match the speakers are $100 a piece (sometimes on sale for $160 or $140 a pair - I forget), which will make the bookshelves appear as towers. A huge +1 to Ascend. I wish more companies did this. I would immediately jump on that opportunity.
 

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The tower idea seems to be cool, how do we position this without towers... I was looking at aperion due to their return policy, ascend seems to have 30 datly policy which is encouraging.

What do you think about onkyo 636?
 

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The tower idea seems to be cool, how do we position this without towers... I was looking at aperion due to their return policy, ascend seems to have 30 datly policy which is encouraging.

What do you think about onkyo 636?
If you plan on utilizing atmos, then I think the 636 is a fine receiver. If not, then I would invest in something else.

I do not understand what you are asking - bolded question
 

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Looks like it can handle only 115 W per channel, am not sure if that is enough? It does have other good stuff.... The other models that I was considering were Sony DN1050 or Denon X2100
If you plan on utilizing atmos, then I think the 636 is a fine receiver. If not, then I would invest in something else.

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Looks like it can handle only 115 W per channel, am not sure if that is enough? It does have other good stuff.... The other models that I was considering were Sony DN1050 or Denon X2100
The wattage rating on AVRs has little importance in real world use. 99% of the time you'll be using less than 5 watts continuous and maybe peaks of 50 or so.
 
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