Help with speaker and receiver selection for first HT

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  1. Michael Wilcox

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    Hi, I found this forum a week or so ago and have loved reading the posts. I'm looking for suggestions on my first HT. I had been using a pair of Definitive BP-10's with a stereo set up with a Sony ta-e1000esd pre/pro and a Hafler DH-120 amp but the amp died a few weeks ago.

    I'd like to use the BP-10's as mains in my HT. I need just about everything else though. I'm curious as to what surrounds and main speakers would match well with the Definitives. I have $500-600 to spend on the center and rears. I have about $300-400 to spend on a receiver. I had thought about using my current pre/pro for the set up but all the 5 channel amps I have found all seem to be out of my budget.

    The set up will be mainly used for DVD and digital cable. I will be using a Pioneer DV-C503 as the DVD player. The room is where this will be in is 15 X 10.5 ft The tv will be on the 10.5 wall. The couch is about 11ft back from the wall the TV is on.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Michael Wilcox

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    Any help with speaker selection would be greatly appreciated. I dont know how important matching the BP10s are or what speakers would match them.

    Thanks
     
  3. Bob_A

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    You should look at a clr1000b center channel (and maybe the C2 center) and bp2x/bp1x or ProMonitor 200/100/80 surround speakers from Definitive. For receivers, try to find a Yamaha receiver in that price range. You should be able to get some money off list for all these products. Good luck!
     
  4. Michael Wilcox

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    How important is it to stick with the same brand speakers for everything, can they be matched with different brands? Will I notice poorer quality overall with my set up if I use good speakers, but none Definitive?
     
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    I would strongly recommend using other Definitive speakers...this way, you will get a nice timbre match, since all DT speakers have similar sonic signatures. Good luck!
     
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    I really like the Definitive BPX's they really fill out the rear for 5.1
     
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    Oh that's another thing...I recommend that you go with the "best" center and rears that you can afford...keeping in mind that providing a seamless front soundstage (with left main, center, and right main) is the most important goal for your HT setup.
     

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