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I've got 2K to spend on speakers - 5.1 surround set up


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#1 of 20 OFFLINE   Eggsaronius

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Posted March 04 2007 - 07:14 AM

I want the 4 surround sound speakers to be wall mounted

any suggestions ...

been thinking about Boston Acoustics

#2 of 20 OFFLINE   bobbyg2

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Posted March 04 2007 - 07:42 AM

Definately go with bookshelf's, and HVU and SVS I think are better. Whats your receivers specs? Do you have a subwoofer, and center channel speaker?
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#3 of 20 OFFLINE   Eggsaronius

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Posted March 04 2007 - 07:56 AM

I haven't purchased any speakers as of yet....I need everything

So far I got:

Pioneer 5070
Denon - AVR 4306
Oppo DVD

#4 of 20 OFFLINE   MaxL

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Posted March 04 2007 - 08:31 AM

monitor audio b2's. mid-large sized bookshelf front ported so good for being up against a wall. $280 a pair and matching center $180 on sale at saturdayaudio.com. for $200 you can get the matching rear surrounds instead of the extra pair of b2's. this leaves plenty for a quality sub or 2 and cabling, stands, brackets, etc.

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#5 of 20 OFFLINE   mazersteven

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Posted March 04 2007 - 10:21 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eggsaronius
I haven't purchased any speakers as of yet....I need everything

So far I got:

Pioneer 5070
Denon - AVR 4306
Oppo DVD

Your receiver is over kill for $2000 worth of speakers. Unless there are features you need to have. What size room is this going in?

#6 of 20 OFFLINE   Eggsaronius

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Posted March 04 2007 - 12:06 PM

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Your receiver is over kill for $2000 worth of speakers. Unless there are features you need to have. What size room is this going in?

Tell me more ... I haven't purchased the receiver yet ... so ... Im open for suggestions

My total budget for speakers and receiver is $4K

I want to stay with Denon

My room size is:

21 X 13

#7 of 20 OFFLINE   mazersteven

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Posted March 04 2007 - 12:19 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eggsaronius
Tell me more ... I haven't purchased the receiver yet ... so ... Im open for suggestions

My total budget for speakers and receiver is $4K

I want to stay with Denon

My room size is:

21 X 13

The most impact on your system will be the main 3 speakers. I would spend the most money there.

The unwritten rule of thumb for system spending, is this.

50% speakers
25% electronics
25% acoustics

The wall mounting is part for the surrounds is a little hard. Do they have to be wall mounted? and you said 5.1, but also stated 4 surrounds? Is it 5.1 or 7.1?

#8 of 20 OFFLINE   Eggsaronius

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Posted March 04 2007 - 12:25 PM

I like the style of wall mounts ... I dont want anything on the floor

My TV will be centered over the fireplace ...

The layout I'm looking for i as follows:

1 Center Speaker
4 speakers - Front right/left & Back right/left
1 sub

#9 of 20 OFFLINE   Eggsaronius

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Posted March 04 2007 - 12:28 PM

Now I'm kind of leaning towards the:

Definitive Tech - Pro Cinema 1000

What are your thought on that?

What Denon receiver would work well with that, 2807?

#10 of 20 OFFLINE   mazersteven

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Posted March 04 2007 - 12:31 PM

So you want the fronts to be wall mounted too. IMO you can get better sound quality with bookshelf speakers on stands.

But it's your call.

#11 of 20 OFFLINE   Eggsaronius

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Posted March 04 2007 - 12:35 PM

I could put the fronts on Book shelves no problem

could you suggest a good setup for 4K

fronts on bookshelves, backs wall mounted, center speaker, sub, and receiver...

#12 of 20 OFFLINE   mazersteven

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Posted March 04 2007 - 12:45 PM

OK I can see your thinking totally different then me asking about the Def Tech Pro Cinema 1000.

Here's a system

2-Paradigm Studio 40's mains Or you can go with Studio 20's to save a few bucks.
2-Paradigm Studio ADP-470 rears wall mounted
1-Paradigm Studio Studio CC-470
1-SVS sub

http://www.paradigm.....udioSpecs.html

www.svsound.com

#13 of 20 OFFLINE   mazersteven

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Posted March 04 2007 - 12:49 PM

How about these

Mains

http://www.av123.com....s&product=79.1

Rears

http://www.av123.com....rs&product=7.1

Center

http://www.av123.com....&product=100.1

SVS sub

#14 of 20 OFFLINE   Steve_Drake

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Posted March 04 2007 - 03:58 PM

i saw these at a buddies house the other day, not half bad at all. not sure about the price point but they look nice, http://www.paradigm.....eniaSpecs.html

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Posted March 05 2007 - 02:08 AM

If I were going wall-mounted I'd buy 4 JBL L820s and an LC2 center ($2100)

Add an HSU turbo or SVS sub ($600 - 1200) and almost any AVR.
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Posted March 05 2007 - 07:55 AM

$4000 will buy you a nice system. The bookshelves will lose some sound mounted on the wall or ceiling so really consider this. Even if they are sealed or front ported you need several inches from the wall. I would suggest a set of good bookshelves on stands, a great sub, the center channel that matches your mains and just about anything for your surrounds. For the AVR; anything from Denon, Yammy or Pioneer Elite that has >100 watts/ch and the connection you want. Remember...spend 2-2.5 times as much on your FRONT speakers as you do on your AVR.

You're going to have to get out and audition as many speakers as you can and decide what sounds good to you.
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Posted March 05 2007 - 03:08 PM

For wall mounts, I would recommend the JBL L series 810 for rears and the 820s for surrounds. They mount nicely and are only 5 "think. the 810s are 3 way and the 820s are 4 way.

Hope this helps.




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Posted March 06 2007 - 01:47 AM

I'm a BIG fan of B&W. You can get 5 of these...

http://www.bwspeaker...m/.../Model M-1

With this sub...

http://www.bwspeaker...m/...el ASW 300

and you will be thrilled by the quality. This is a high end system, and one that will cost about $2K.

There are lots of choices, so good luck in deciding.

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Posted March 12 2007 - 09:32 AM

Hey there again. I just found some Great prices on JBL Wall mounts. They are way below MSRP and I have worked with this dealer and they are good to go. I like all of their Studio L speakers however I have not heard the subs. I have heard all of them except for the L830 and the LC1.

Here is the link
http://search.stores...266210Q QsofpZ0

Hope this helps.
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Posted March 12 2007 - 11:03 AM

Wes: where are the front 3 speakers going to be mounted in relation to the TV? Ideally the left/right should be in a horizontal line through the middle of the screen but thats not a hard-n-fast rule. In other words this could help decide what kind & size of speaker design to use. And hopefully the TV isn't too far up the wall as your neck could very well end up regretting that! Posted Image

Also, if a center channel will look awkward up there you don't have to use one - just program whatever receiver you get for "no center" and it will redirect that signal to the left/right front mains & they in turn will generate a phantom center image (which many here prefer over a dedicated center channel's output even if they can easily accomodate such a speaker).





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