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Beginner/Need help with speakers in basement

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by JackOfBlades, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. JackOfBlades

    JackOfBlades New User

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    Ok so here is the deal: I am finishing off my basement and want to have a good system but I also can't break the bank. The main area is 16.6' X 27.6' with 8 foot ceilings. To start off I am installing 4 Polk RC85i speakers in the ceiling. The receiver I am looking at is the Yamaha RX-V675 7.2-Channel Network AV Receiver. My main question is about the floorstanding speakers. I am pretty overwhelmed when it comes to this. There are so many options I have no idea where to start. I want good sound to be able to fill out the whole room. Bascially at the front of the room will be the TV and speakers and then a bar in the back of the room. Does anyone have any suggestions as far as floorstanding speakers for under $500 per speaker? Thanks in advance!
     
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    Oh and if it makes a difference it will end up being a 7.1 system.
     
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    First of all, yamaha, and Pioneer, only allow one crossover setting for all speaker groups. Onkyo, Denon, H/K, etc. allow a different xover setting for each group. This might be a problem if you wind up with towers in the front and small bookshelfs in the rear/back.

    There are many decent tower speakers for under $1000 a pair. The Swan Diva 4.2's (although the 5.2 and 6.2's aren't listed anymore),

    http://www.theaudioinsider.com/product_info.php?loudspeakers=swan-diva&p=swan-diva-4-2-floorstanding-loudspeaker&cPath=21_22&products_id=35&

    Axiom M50's

    http://www.axiomaudio.com/m50-floorstanding-speakers

    Polk RTiA5

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1J70PE4487&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleMKP&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleMKP-_-pla-_-Home+Audio+Speakers-_-9SIA1J70PE4487

    Mordaunt-Short Aviano 6

    http://www.amazon.com/Mordaunt-Short-Aviano-Floorstanding-Speakers-Walnut/dp/B003J1ZLP6/ref=sr_1_2?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1371678973&sr=1-2&keywords=mordaunt+short

    AperionAudio.com
    Definitive Technology
    Paradigm
    PSB
    Boston Acoustics

    So many more...

    Speakers are such a personal choice you really need to go listen to some and hear what you think.
     
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    My Yammy 3010 allows for individual speaker crossovers; fronts, center, surrounds ect each can be set independently in 20 hz steps...maybe its an Aventage thing?
     

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