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Help setting up 5.1 speaker system


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#1 of 9 joez63

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Posted December 15 2009 - 04:38 AM

I am looking to spend $1,000.00 with sub. I have a pioneer vsx 1019 ah-k & samsung ln52a650 & PS3. I  have been looking at the SVS SBS 01 system with the PB-12 any ideas?



#2 of 9 CB750

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Posted December 15 2009 - 05:11 AM

Speakers are a very personal choice.  Many on this forum will recommend this SVS system and I don't think anyone would recommend against then.   Have you considered other systems?  Since SVS are Internet retailers unless you have friends who own them you will have to purchase them and get them in your home to see if you like them.  I hear that SVS has a very liberal refund policy but I suspect that few are returned.  

#3 of 9 Blu4ever

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Posted December 21 2009 - 07:54 AM

Joe...Have u thought of Energy speakers?  www.energy-speakers.com/na-en/  The C-Series  Although SVS subs are the some of the best out there.

Sony STR-DH700 Receiver
Sony Bravia KDL46VL160 LCD 1080p 120 HZ & KDF-EA42A10 LCD 720p RPTV
Klipsch Synergy B2 fronts
Klipsch Synergy C2 center
Klipsch Synergy S2 surrounds Sony 10' sub, Sony DVP-NS300 DVD/CD Player LG BD370 Bluray,  Pace TDX-787X HD cable box, Nintendo WII

#4 of 9 gene c

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Posted December 21 2009 - 11:27 AM

I have a pair of the Energy C-50's and think they're a very good speaker considering their price. Very good build quality, excellent sound, stereo imaging, sound stage, etc. and quite attractive. Carefull use of the bass/treble controls can yield excellent results. They were a great deal at the close-out pricing but they're getting harder to find.
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 


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Posted December 21 2009 - 01:26 PM



Quote:
Originally Posted by gene c 

I have a pair of the Energy C-50's and think they're a very good speaker considering their price. Very good build quality, excellent sound, stereo imaging, sound stage, etc. and quite attractive. Carefull use of the bass/treble controls can yield excellent results. They were a great deal at the close-out pricing but they're getting harder to find.
Great post Gene...I would also add speaker placement is critical to a achieving a great sound field with a 5.1 speaker set-up.


Sony STR-DH700 Receiver
Sony Bravia KDL46VL160 LCD 1080p 120 HZ & KDF-EA42A10 LCD 720p RPTV
Klipsch Synergy B2 fronts
Klipsch Synergy C2 center
Klipsch Synergy S2 surrounds Sony 10' sub, Sony DVP-NS300 DVD/CD Player LG BD370 Bluray,  Pace TDX-787X HD cable box, Nintendo WII

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Posted December 21 2009 - 01:59 PM

About the exact opposite of your Klipsch Synergy's, eh? (Man, I have a lousey Canadian accent! /img/vbsmilies/htf/blush.gif ).
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 


#7 of 9 Blu4ever

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Posted December 21 2009 - 02:37 PM

I don't know Gene...Energy speakers are a Klipsch company.  The horns don't bother me, but yea they can be a little bright for some.

Sony STR-DH700 Receiver
Sony Bravia KDL46VL160 LCD 1080p 120 HZ & KDF-EA42A10 LCD 720p RPTV
Klipsch Synergy B2 fronts
Klipsch Synergy C2 center
Klipsch Synergy S2 surrounds Sony 10' sub, Sony DVP-NS300 DVD/CD Player LG BD370 Bluray,  Pace TDX-787X HD cable box, Nintendo WII

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Posted December 22 2009 - 10:53 AM

Ya' Klipsch bought Energy but those two speakers are completely different when it comes to sound type and efficiency. Completely opposite ends of both spectrums. Not saying one is better than the other, just different. Way different.
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 


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Posted December 22 2009 - 11:32 AM

ok...imao the Klipsch speakers (any of them) are great for Bluray and DVD's.  For music I would lean torward a 2 channel setup with a pair of PSB www.psbspeakers.com/products/Synchrony/Synchrony-One.  Of course anything was better than my 15 year old Sharp htib complete with dual cassette tapes and Dolby Prolgic.

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Sony STR-DH700 Receiver
Sony Bravia KDL46VL160 LCD 1080p 120 HZ & KDF-EA42A10 LCD 720p RPTV
Klipsch Synergy B2 fronts
Klipsch Synergy C2 center
Klipsch Synergy S2 surrounds Sony 10' sub, Sony DVP-NS300 DVD/CD Player LG BD370 Bluray,  Pace TDX-787X HD cable box, Nintendo WII