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Sound system for home theater and band

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#1 of 4 rabbid



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Posted December 26 2011 - 01:41 PM

My father is building a home theater system in his new home. Since it will be sound proof he wants to use the room for playing music and dancing as well. So now I am tasked to find a sound system suitable for watching movies, listening to music, as well as playing instruments. Any suggestions please? What brand is good? What kind of system is needed? What devices are essential? I imagine there needs to be a sound mixer of some kind? Thank you all, and Merry Christmas!

#2 of 4 David Willow

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Posted December 26 2011 - 04:00 PM

Hi KW, Movies and music are easy - any decent receiver and speakers will work. However, playing instruments through the same system could present a problem (delays, processing, coloring the sound, etc). I would suggest getting a decent setup for the HT and something separate for the band. What is your budget?

#3 of 4 rabbid



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Posted December 26 2011 - 06:13 PM

Hi David, Thanks for your reply. I don't have a budget yet, it'll free-for-all at the moment. Can you possibly give a summary of what gears are needed for a home theater sound system, and a band sound system? I'm really drawing a blank and I can't even imagine what's decent for HT and what's decent for band right now. Thanks!

#4 of 4 Robert_J


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Posted December 27 2011 - 12:54 AM

Here's a very nice speaker system - http://www.svsound.c...7&category_id=3 Here's a great sub to match - http://www.svsound.c...2&category_id=7 Receiver - http://www.amazon.co...24993591&sr=8-1 Blu-ray - http://www.amazon.co...24993629&sr=1-1 You can go up or down in price/quality on any item above. But those are home theater components. For live music / DJ equipment you need to check out http://www.guitarcenter.com . Rarely do these type systems overlap.

Since it will be sound proof

No room is sound proof. Unless some really big bucks were spent to build it like a recording studio then sound will get out. Heck, sound gets out of studios also. I built my room to keep OUT sound from the road and other rooms and it does a very good job. When I crank an action movie the walls do nothing to contain my dual 15" subs. I can shake the entire concrete foundation of my house.

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