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Best 5.1 speakers for a small (10'x10') room?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Jonathan Burk, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. Jonathan Burk

    Jonathan Burk Second Unit

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    I've got a very small room (9.5'x9.5'x11.5'), and I'd like to put a 5.1 system in there. Right now, I'm leaning towards a set of 5 Ascend HTM-200.

    http://www.ascendacoustics.com/Main/...ts/htm-200.asp

    They measure 11" x 6.5" x 6.4"

    I'm willing to spend as much as I have to. I just want the best sound possible out of small speakers. I'd like them to be the same size, or smaller, as the Ascends. I'd get Aperions, but they're too big.

    Are there any speakers this small that really stand head and shoulders above the rest?

    This system looks interesting; does anyone know how it sounds?

    Home Theater Direct Mini

    http://www.htdaudio.com/htdmiddies.html

    My other options are:

    Definitive Technology's ProCinema 80?

    http://www.definitivetech.com/loudsp...procinema.html

    M&K K Series?

    http://www.mksound.com/Kseries1.html

    Or the M&K pro level stuff?

    http://www.mkprofessional.com/1500cu_ft_sys.html

    Any recommendations are appreciated. I'll be running these off of a good receiver like a Sony 4ES.
     
  2. ChrisLazarko

    ChrisLazarko Supporting Actor

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    Well it is a small room so giving it alot of sound won't be hard. I would probably stick with something like satellites or smaller bookshelves. I would take a look at the Klipsch Reference satellites, they look like they are just awesome...
     
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  4. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    The Ascends would be a good choice. You might also look at the Rocket ELT package at $900. Very fine value and excellent for HT.

    They have a package with a Denon 1804 for $1,250 or so. I heard a demo of this system in Dallas and was very impressed.
     
  5. CurtisSC

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    I think everything mentioned is a good option. But I keep thinking about the room being small and wonder how close will you be sitting to the speakers and if it will become an "nearfield" situation. Maybe speakers with more dispurtion like Omnisats or Gallo micros.
     
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    go to klipsch.com and take a look at their new synergy cinema 8 or cinema 10 home speaker systems. they rock!!!
     
  7. BobAlbano

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    I would second Lew's ELT package reccomendation! I have heard the ELT's in a room this size and they sounded great to say the least. At a price of $899.00 it is simply an amazing speaker package. Good luck with your decision! [​IMG]
     
  8. Greg-ST

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    I have a 10'x12' room with angled walls halfway up on two of the walls. In a room of this size anything large is extreme overkill.

    Personally, I'm using the JBL NSP1II speaker set. They sound really great. Clean, clear, crisp, and the bass extension is quite good for their size (blend well with nearly any sub too). Voice matching is spot on between all five speakers. MSRP on the set is over $500, but I got the package for $208.90 shipped from B&H. They have enough oomph in them to fill an even larger room (Phil can tell you that [​IMG] ). I can drive them to very deafening volumes with no distortion (obviously they wouldn't reach their full potential in a room of this size and there's no way I'd crank the power to those levels either).

    Just another suggestion and I wish you good luck!
     
  9. Pablo Abularach

    Pablo Abularach Supporting Actor

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    I second Gregs suggestion, I also have an NSP1 package, and it will work very good on a 10x10 room. The room that I have them is 12x12 and they work very well.
     

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