Good speakers for a large room

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  1. Mike LS

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    I'm looking for some help in picking speakers. I'm trying to outfit a fairly large room and will most likely wind up with a 7.1 reciever. The room will be in the 20'w x 25'l range (possibly larger, but that's the figure I'm looking at now).
    I've already contacted Tom at SVS, so I don't need subs figured in.

    I'd like to spend less than $2500.

    Any ideas?

    BTW, since I'll be putting in some risers, I'd like to go with fronts that can be mounted at a better listening level for the higher rows.
     
  2. Mike LS

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    Nothing?
     
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    A great large room speaker is the Mirage OM-5
    This is their flagship model, Well over your budget.
    Look at the other Mirage OM line.
    These speakers have a HUGE detailed sound stage.
    They just maybe worth a listen.
    I have a pair of OM-5's and still can not believe the sound I'm hearing with them.

    Jerry
     
  4. Mike LS

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    Maybe I should say that's the preferred budget. I may be able to shift some things around to allow more for speakers.

    What about Klipsch? Will a horn speaker perform better in a large room? Seems like it would distribute the sound better over a large area.

    Any comments?
     
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    The Paradigm Studio 100's are easily in that price range, and monster speakers. They are huge and are at their best when played loud. A receiver might not get you the power you need though, even with efficient speakers.
     
  6. Mike LS

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    Yeah, I know that seperates would really be the way to go, but I'm going to plan for that. Get the reciever now and give that a whirl, then if it needs more, I'll use the reciever as a processor and add amps.
     
  7. John Royster

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    Planar speakers always shine in a large room. The sound doesn't drop off as rapidly as cone/dome. Could get a little expensive for a 7.1 setup though.
     
  8. John A. Casler

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    The M&K 750 thx system would work especially if your planning on mounting the speakers on the walls.
    http://www.mksound.com/thx_sys.html
    My first choice however would be the VMPS system consisting of:
    Mains: Tower IIs
    Center: QSO626
    Surrounds: QSO626
    Sub: VMPS LARGER
    http://www.ozonik.com/vmps/e/p-tII.htm
    http://www.ozonik.com/vmps/e/p-626.htm
    http://www.ozonik.com/vmps/e/p-sub.htm
    This combo will offer the power and dynamics you need for a "big" room, as well as the musicality that would be hard to beat at anywhere near the street price.
    The Tower IIs are like getting two extra subs and you'll need that in a room that size.
    That system can be had for yor budget.
    Have fun but don't go too small.
    regards,
    John
     
  9. Mike LS

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    John Casler,

    Are those VMPS links correct? I keep getting "page not available" errors.



    Thanks for the suggestions.

    Again, I'm not needing a set with subs since I already know what SVS package(s) I'll need for the room.
     
  10. John A. Casler

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    Hi Mike,

    I just tried all the links and they worked here.

    I'll try sending them to you via e-mail.

    John
     
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    Is that $2500 budget for all 7 speakers and sub?

    Bose lifestyle 15 for $2500 (j/k)

    If the $2500 is just for mains, then I'd audition the appropriate B&W model, Paradigm Studio 100, Diva 6.1, and Klipsch Ref 7. Of course there are many other brands mentioned like Polk Lsi, and Energy Con.

    JBL also makes THX home theater packages designed for large rooms, but I think they start at around $10,000.

    SVS should be fine, though you can achieve the same output of bass at half the cost if you can DIY. (Adire tempest)
     
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