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Need help with 7.1 set up for medium sized room


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#1 of 8 Roll tide high

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Posted January 24 2013 - 06:57 AM

Hey guys I have a living room that's probably about 500 to 600 sq ft. The design pretty much limits me to satellite speakers in the corners. I'm considering the klipsch hd 1000 home theater 5.1 setup but I want to add two floor speakers. Klipsch doesn't seem to offer any specifically paired for the hd 1000. My question is will I have timbre issues if I pair this with say the klipsch f-10 floor speakers? Many thanks for your help.

#2 of 8 schan1269

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Posted January 24 2013 - 08:50 AM

Since when is 500sq ft medium size? That is a 25x20 room.

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Posted January 24 2013 - 10:46 AM

@Schan: thanks for the valuable input on living room measurements but that really doesn't help me. What I'm really trying to do is get an opinion on the speakers. Thanks for trying.

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Posted January 24 2013 - 10:48 AM

I'm trying to help...but 20x25 is a huge room for "satellites". I assume this is what you mean by satellite... http://www.amazon.co...ywords=polk 5.1 And 500sq ft is way too much room for satellites to fill with sound.

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Posted January 24 2013 - 12:21 PM

Yeah that's the type of speakers I'm talking about, but its the klipsch hd 1000 series. I measured my living room and I was way off. It's actually about 300 sq ft. So I think the satellites will be fine. I'm just concerned about pairing them with klipsch f-10 floor speakers. I want to be sure there won't be a timbre issue

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Posted January 24 2013 - 12:40 PM

The tweeter section will be fine. You'll need to stay away from Pioneer/Elite and Yamaha as they only offer one crossover. Denon/Marantz, Onkyo/Integra and HK offer multiple. That way when you get your F10, you can set their crossover around 80 and the HDT1000 speakers at 120-150hz.

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Posted January 24 2013 - 02:37 PM

Yeah that's the type of speakers I'm talking about, but its the klipsch hd 1000 series. I measured my living room and I was way off. It's actually about 300 sq ft. So I think the satellites will be fine. I'm just concerned about pairing them with klipsch f-10 floor speakers. I want to be sure there won't be a timbre issue

There won't be much in terms of a timbre issue between the mains and the surrounds, however I'd be worried about the mismatch between two floorstanding mains and a satellite center. When it comes to timbre - it's the front three that are most critical.

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Posted January 24 2013 - 04:38 PM

There won't be much in terms of a timbre issue between the mains and the surrounds, however I'd be worried about the mismatch between two floorstanding mains and a satellite center. When it comes to timbre - it's the front three that are most critical.

I was thinking the same thing, if that little center speaker could keep up with those larger towers. I was going to say he might want to get the C10 center but at that point, why get the HD 1000 at all? While I was looking at the Klipsch HD 1000 I noticed the center/satellites had a frequency response of 150-20,000 while the sub that came with them only goes to 120 hz :blush: . I wonder if it's a typo or just a poor satellite/subwoofer match?
"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).
 
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