Soundbars?

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  1. bu54610

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    Ok, so I bought def tech 600 speakers and a yamaha 565 receiver only to find out I can't drill for the rear speakers in my wall. Geek squad came out and told me my only option would be a soundbar. Are there actually any good soundbars that would be worth the money?
     
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    What is stopping you from installing rear speakers? I've seen extremely difficult installations but not one that was impossible.

    -Robert
     
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    Yeah, sounds like the Geek Squad guy just didn't want to mess with it.........
     
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    What's stopping me is a brick wall for the rear speakers, and not being able to drill through the floors so hiding the wires would be impossible. Not impossible, but I don't want wires hanging all over the place looking like crap.

    What about the new Samsung that is coming out next month, the HT-BD8200? I liked the panasonic but its $1800. I wasn't looking to spend that much on a soundbar.
     
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    Brick can be a show stopper but not always. What's behind it?

    I'm no help on the sound bar. I've never even heard one.

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    I'm in a historic row house, so behind our brick wall is the neighbors brick wall....Not convenient.
     
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    What's your budget on the soundbar? Yamaha makes some pretty solid soundbars if you have to go that route. Soundbars are always a compromise, but some of the higher-end Yamahas are pretty good. You'll want to budget for a subwoofer to go with the soundbar.
     
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    I spent $1800 on everything that I had to return, so that would be my max. I saw the high end yamaha that sounded pretty good, but it was $1800 without a sub, without calibration and installation. So that would be way above my price range. I haven't been able to hear any of the other yamahas, but ive been told they aren't worth it. Also, the new Samsung coming out next month has a built in bluray player and wireless sub.
     
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    Ok so I couldn't find a good soundbar worth the money they were asking. So I decided to get the Yamaha 765 receiver, Def tech pro monitor 1000 front left/right and sub, along with the 2000 center. What do you all think? Any suggestions on setting it up? I have it up now (waiting for center speaker to come in) and it sounds great so far.
     
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    That Yamaha should have an automated system setup/calibration (YPAO). I would at least start there when you get the center in. It should have come with a small microphone and you will want a tripod to mount it on while doing the calibration. I haven't used YPAO, so I can't give you specific details, but that's where I would start.
     
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