I am kind of lost need help

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  1. audiorookie

    audiorookie Auditioning

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    I am ready to buy a entry level HT. My problems are the shape and size of my room. It is what the builder called a great room. The entire right hand side is open to the dining room so all all sound going that direction would be lost ( I think). The room dimensions are 14 1/2' wide (to the end of what would be the family room) by 16' deep to the media niche. The media niche is only a half wall that opens into the formal living room. ( I know this all sounds odd and it is). The systems I am looking at are the Mirage Nanostat with Denon 1707 reciever (ultimate electronics has it packaged together for 999.98) or the Infinity TSS1100 with a appx. 400 dollar reciever. Any opinions would be helpfull. I know about the likes of the SVS system but I really need to say under 1100 dollars for the system.

    Robert
     
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    nothing yet? just some opinions would help. Thanks
     
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    Hey Robert. Welcome to HTF!


    Yes, having non-symetrical rooms are a pain. But it's not so bad for HT as it is for music. With music - you want walls to echo off of to help create a concert-hall environment from 2 speakers. But a HT system surrounds a few chairs with an array of speakers so the walls dont matter as much.

    Of the 2 systems: it's a coke-vs-pepsi choice. Take a favorite DVD and a favorite music CD and listen to both speakers. Select the one that sounds better to you.

    It's like brands of beer or flavors of ice cream: your taste and mine would be different. This does not mean one is better than the other.

    Of your two systems - I'd give the nod to Mirage/Denon system simply because I know the Denon quality is good and Mirage has a good reputation.

    But you really do need a subwoofer because the small monitor-style speakers have zero ability to produce sounds below about 100 hz and this is where the impact from a movie comes from. I'm assuming the Mirage system includes a sub?

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Thanks for your input and opinion Bob. I will look into the Denon/Mirage setup more in depth.
     

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