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#1 of 4 JackOfBlades



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Posted June 19 2013 - 07:33 AM

Ok so here is the deal: I am finishing off my basement and want to have a good system but I also can't break the bank. The main area is 16.6' X 27.6' with 8 foot ceilings. To start off I am installing 4 Polk RC85i speakers in the ceiling. The receiver I am looking at is the Yamaha RX-V675 7.2-Channel Network AV Receiver. My main question is about the floorstanding speakers. I am pretty overwhelmed when it comes to this. There are so many options I have no idea where to start. I want good sound to be able to fill out the whole room. Bascially at the front of the room will be the TV and speakers and then a bar in the back of the room. Does anyone have any suggestions as far as floorstanding speakers for under $500 per speaker? Thanks in advance!

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Posted June 19 2013 - 07:34 AM

Oh and if it makes a difference it will end up being a 7.1 system.

#3 of 4 gene c

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Posted June 19 2013 - 01:59 PM

First of all, yamaha, and Pioneer, only allow one crossover setting for all speaker groups. Onkyo, Denon, H/K, etc. allow a different xover setting for each group. This might be a problem if you wind up with towers in the front and small bookshelfs in the rear/back.


There are many decent tower speakers for under $1000 a pair. The Swan Diva 4.2's (although the 5.2 and 6.2's aren't listed anymore),




Axiom M50's




Polk RTiA5




Mordaunt-Short Aviano 6


http://www.amazon.co...=mordaunt short



Definitive Technology



Boston Acoustics


So many more...


Speakers are such a personal choice you really need to go listen to some and hear what you think.

"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 June 19 2013 - 08:09 PM

My Yammy 3010 allows for individual speaker crossovers; fronts, center, surrounds ect each can be set independently in 20 hz steps...maybe its an Aventage thing?
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