High Ceilings

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  1. babloo73

    babloo73 Auditioning

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    My family room is 20 x 30 and also has openings to stair case and the kitchen area.. the ceilings are 22 ft high.. any ideas what kind of setup should i go for.. looking to get a receiver and the speaker system.. please guide me .. thanks
     
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    Youre going to need to let us know how much youre willing to spend
     
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    And your goals. Make sure your budget and goals are complementary also. You can't recreate explosions of action movies with a $500 budget.
     
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    I'm not a sound and music fan but dont want to put something that is not in quality or high in price.. have no idea how much would it cost.. may be $750 for 5.1 or $850 for 7.1.. What would you guys recommend for medium and low budgets ...
     
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    DIY!!
     
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    How and what is the question? Any recommendations?
     
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    Mike is right. If you have the tools and the basic carpentry that comes from a 9th grade shop class then you can do it.
     
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    Should i put the speakers in the center of the wall or on the top of the wall? Would Center speakers make it effective or the top one? Which is the cheap and best reciever that i should be looking to buy? any suggestions on the wall speaker?
     
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    Tweeters should be at ear level.
    Not sure what you are asking.
    What features are you looking for? What is "cheap" to you?
    We need a budget first. This should include all 5 or 7 speakers and sub(s).
     
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    Where do i mount the speakers? center of the wall or on the celings. Budget - may be $750 for 5.1 or $850 for 7.1(includes speakers and recievers) Reciever feature's: HDMI out, Ipod support, Network streaming(something like Onkyo TX-NR609) Cheap - anything that is cheap and best.. like the company(makers of the reciever/speakers) are not popular but have some good systems with a lesser price tag that can fit my budget above.. Thanks
     
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    As I said earlier, make the tweeter ear level. I have no idea how high your ceilings but the center of the wall may be too high. The ceiling is definitely too high.
    Here's an example of what your budget can get. 5.1 system - http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-696 extra sub - http://www.parts-express.com/product/productdetails.cfm?PartNumber=300-629 receiver - http://www.buy.com/pr/product.aspx?sku=220205424&sellerid=34686737 The rest of your budget for wiring.
     
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    Thanks a lot Robert. Let me see how to get these speakers inside the wall... Thanks again
     
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    You never mentioned in-wall speakers. In fact on post #8, you said "any suggestions on the wall speaker?"
     
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    That clearly tells that i'm newbie.. anyways, any suggestions on the "In-Wall" speakers.. Thanks for your help...
     
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    http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10837 We rarely recommend in-wall speakers. They are a compromise in both quality and placement. But if you insist. Do you need all in-wall or some in-ceiling? In a perfect setup, the front 3 would be the same speaker. So using item 6317 as the left / center / right speakers would be good. Pick some cheaper ones for the surrounds. Sub? In-wall or stand alone? I wouldn't recommend an in-wall for any reason. There are too many drawbacks to list right now. The sub I linked to above will work just fine with any of the Monoprice speakers.
     

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