HT use only. BR-1 vs. SCH K05B11and Sub suggestions.

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  1. DustinF

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    I need 5 speakers and a powered sub for HT use only. 11x14 room. Front projection so no shielding necessary. Receiver is a Marantz 4200.

    I would like people's opinions on these two inexpensive kits. I picked these because of the price range and ease of construction.

    I have a full shop so I could build cabinets myself, but I have no desire to build crossovers.

    Could anyone recommend either of these. And if there is something that might be a little more expensive that's ok too. (But it would have to be significantely better to justify the price.)

    I really don't know what type of sub to pick for these inexpensive speaker packages. I wouldn't want to go over $300 for a sub.

    Also- what store bought speakers would these compare too. I was initially considering Axiom M2i's but thought I could save a few bucks by DIY.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Brian Bunge

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    Dustin,

    I'd skip the K05B11's and go for the K05B50's. I haven't heard the B11's, but from what I've heard they just don't go loud enough to use them for HT. Hank Frankenberg built a pair for his neighbor and actually blew one of the woofers before delivering them.

    My first "decent" pair of speakers were the PSB Alpha A/V's that were $250. The K05B50's would definitely be a step up. For quality sound and bass extension.

    For an inexpensive sub, go with the Dayton DVC 12 and the 300-794 amp. If you want to port it, then get the 4" Precision Port as well.
     
  3. Hank Frankenberg

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    Thanks for airing my dirty laundry, Brian.[​IMG] And Happy New Year! Actually, the 011's will play loud enough for most people. It's relative. The B50's are a step up in quality though - I'd go for them. Great value. You might want to tackle SCH's big center channel also.
     
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    Thank you for the quick responses. K05B50's it is (Unless someone would like to chime in about the BR-1's.)

    I looked into the center channel from SCH, but they are sold out and claim they are doing a redesign. I thought perhaps another of the bookshelf's as a center would do fine. (Underneath the screan tilted slightly up)
     
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    Hi Dustin,

    I own both the SCH KO5B50 and the Axiom M3ti and recommend you save the money and buy the SCH K05B50. Without getting into a detailed comparison, the SCH had a better defined, more realistic midrange and a more pleasant upper end. I once defined acoustic realism by the Axiom sound, but now, in comparison, the opaque midrange and over-pronounced upper bass makes it sound like a pale shadow.

    The M3ti has better bass extension, but since you plan in the end to add a subwoofer to the system, I would buy the K05B50 without hesitation.

    Hope this helps,
    Peter
     
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    Dustin,
    Yes, the K05B50 should work fine as a center channel as well.
    Hank, knowing how the younger guys like to crank things (I guess I still fit into that category), I figured the B50 would be the better choice. [​IMG]
     
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    Now I'm really excited after hearing everyone's comments.
    Especially against the Axiom which I have heard before.
    Two last questions though.
    #1 Anyone have a picture of these speakers with a maple, oak, or cherry veneer?
    #2 For asthetic appeal only I would like to get the K05C25 center channel. Because they won't have any for quiet some time, does anybody have one they would like to sell?[​IMG]
     

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