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#1 of 6 KMAN

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Posted February 04 2011 - 03:45 PM

Frist I want to say Hi ! And I am a beginner to 7.1 I just redid my family room entertainment setup(in the basement). And I am looking to buy some what reasonable price for the side surround speakers. My old setup was 5.1. Here is what I have now Pioneer VSX-1325-K / Receiver Polk Audio (RTI10) / Front speakers ???????? /side surround speakers Paradigm Titans / Rears Kenwood 10505W 150 W / Self Powered Subwoofer Samsung UN55C6500 55" LED HDTV I was looking at the BOSE double cube speaker for their size. Here is some pics of what I am limited to. Thankshttp://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/



#2 of 6 gene c

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Posted February 05 2011 - 04:40 AM

Another pair of Paradigms would be better but probably too large. I would get some Polk satillite speakers instead of Bose. They would match the fronts a little better. What center speaker do you have? It really needs to match the fronts as closely as possible. Matching the surrounds isn't as criticle but your winding up with a bunch of different brands. Speakers do sound different from one to another and your getting away from a cohesive sounding system by adding too many different brands. Nice room, though.


"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 February 05 2011 - 06:06 AM

Welcome Kelly


I pretty much Ditto what Gene says.  As far as Bose Cubes I would suggest that you make them your last choice as any part of a HT speaker system.


    [*] You do realize that ALL Bose cubes must be connected through the Bose Bass Module, failure to do so could damage your receiver unless it is designed to handle a 4 ohm or lower speaker. [*] Most receiver auto room calibration software will not recognize Bose Speakers because they are connected through the Bass Module.  You will have to calibrate the Bose speakers manually [*] While timbre matching your surrounds and rear speakers is of less important than your front stage I can't think of any worse match to any other speaker than a Bose cube.

In looking at your set up you do realize that in a 5.1 system the surround speakers should on the side and just to the rear of your prime viewing area, and in a 7.1 system they should be added to the rear..http://www.dolby.com...uide/index.html 




#4 of 6 KMAN

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Posted February 05 2011 - 06:50 PM

Thanks I didnt know about the bose might harm my system. I was thinking About these Polk Audio FXIA4 Speakers and here is a the seating area .

I am thinking moving the rears back some more.

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#5 of 6 gene c

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Posted February 06 2011 - 02:42 AM

As I understand it, bi-pole/di-pole speakers like the Polk Fx's are supposed to be the side surrounds and placed so the are directly to the side of the listening position. Your ear is supposed to be right in the middle. But room configuration usually prevents things from being ideal. And putting the Back speakers farther back looks to be a good idea since that looks like a pretty big room.


"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.
 
 

 


#6 of 6 KMAN

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Posted February 11 2011 - 03:04 AM

I probably will get the polk Audio ones to keep some constancy. But I was wondering about these Wharfedale DIA 10.DFS.






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