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Need your Recommendations: HTIB Under $1500 to go with 70" 3D LED TV

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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   deepakvg



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Posted February 17 2014 - 12:31 PM



I am new to the AVS forum. I wanted to get some of your thoughts/recommendations for my Home Theater. I have a 70" Sony 3D LED TV that is wall mounted above my fireplace in my Family Room. The room is about 13x18. 


I watch a lot of movies, listen to a lot of music and play Xbox 360. If I had to give a % breakdown, it will be as follows:


-Movies: 25%

-Music (Audio & Video via Youtube): 25%

-Games: 25%

-TV (Sports, Shows, etc.): 25%


The TV is on the longer side of the wall; meaning, the room is 13x18 and the TV is on one of the 18 wall sides. I don't think I need more than a 5.1 System but I'd like to hear your thoughts. 


To make my life easier with purchase and warranty, I'd like to go with a HTIB System but if I'll get more 'bang' for my buck by buying individual components, I am OK with that as well. 


One of the options I saw at my local Costco was the Bose Acoustimass 6 Home Theater System Bundle with Yamaha Receiver. I am not sure if this is even worth considering but the price point seemed attractive enough to consider it. 


Please let me know what your thoughts are. My budget is about $1500. I really don't have room for floor standing front speakers, unfortunately.


Again, I'd like to see if I can get a great HTIB System but open to buying individual components as well.


Thanks in advance for your help!

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   RolandL



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Posted February 17 2014 - 01:00 PM

"No highs, no lows, must be a Bose"


Please stay away from Bose.


Others will have recommendations of a receiver and speakers to buy. 

Roland Lataille
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#3 of 7 OFFLINE   JohnRice


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Posted February 17 2014 - 01:35 PM

You can definitely get something better than a HTiB.  There's a million options.  The Polk Monitor series is a great deal.  40s and CS1 for front and 30s for surround.  BIC F-12 sub and a $500 receiver (plenty to choose from) and you're still under budget.  That is my small, bedroom system.  Polk has a new line of Monitor speakers too.  newegg.com has the Polks, Amazon the sub and all sorts of places the receivers.


...but like I said, that is just on option among many that are better than HTiB.



EDIT:  the new models are 35b and 45b.

The Hybrid System

The Music Part: Emotiva XSP-1, Thiel CS 3.6, Emotiva XPA-2, Marantz SA8004, Emotiva ERC-3, SVS PB-12 Plus 2

The Surround Part: Sherbourn PT-7030, Thiel SCS3, Emotiva XPA-5, Polk & Emotiva Surrounds.

#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Jim Mcc

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Posted February 17 2014 - 04:03 PM

With a $1,500 budget, DO NOT even consider a HTIB. Whether you should use a 5.1 or 7.1 system depends on where you will sit. You need at least 4 feet behind your seat for a 7.1 system. Do you want to use wall mounted bookshelf speakers?

#5 of 7 OFFLINE   schan1269


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Posted February 17 2014 - 04:08 PM

Where your rears are going go determines a lot here.Placing them on tables?Wall mount? Floor stands(which begs...why not towers?)Def Tech 600/800...maybe even a pair of 1000(5 1000 are over budget).

#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Audio14



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Posted February 17 2014 - 05:59 PM

Concurred with schan1269. Forget HTIB and Bose. Look into the Def Tech pro 1000s along with either a Yamaha A730/VSX60. Then build on as you go.

#7 of 7 OFFLINE   deepakvg



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Posted February 18 2014 - 05:59 AM

Thanks everyone for your reply! It looks like HTIB is not a good option. I'll look at the receivers and speakers you have listed.


Thanks again!

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