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Jay_Via

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Hi all, wrapping up my new theater room in my basement and just recently picked up the HK 435 on sale at Amazon.

Im looking for some recommendations on a 5 speaker setup that will mate well with it. This will be solely for home theater.

Room size is 13x27 with 7 ft ceilings. Room is carpeted, walls are wood panel, but i will have acoustic tiles and posters spaced out to break it up a bit. There will be approx 10 seats also in the room (2 rows).

I have owned a JBL setup and currently have a Pinnacle (BD series) setup in my upstairs living room, both of which ive used my Outlaw 1050 receiver. Ive been very pleased with both setups.

Id like to keep the 5 speakers below $1k, if i can, and i am a bit partial to towers for the front speakers. Ive looked at the new JBLs (at best buy), some Klipsch, the Premier Acoustic deal, and a couple others. Im just looking for someone who is familiar with the HK and can recommend a nice sounding speaker to go along with it.

Also, i currently have a SVS PB10 in my upstairs setup, and i think it rocks. Im looking for a sub for the theater room that is damn near frightening. Would i be best served to go with another SV? Possibly a DIY, maybe a Sonotube? I just want the best bang-for-buck bass

Thanks very much in advance.
 

BrianTwig

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If your looking for an evil sub, a budget for the sub would be helpful. But for $998 delivered, the SVS PB12-NSD/2 is down right bonecrushing.

I have it in a very large room. As in close to 2,000 square feet. And it is beyond enough sub.
 

Robert_J

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The best bang for the buck to get "damn near frightening" bass would be DIY. The current drivers for this are the TC Sounds TC-2000 15" or the Soundsplinter RL-p 15" (built by TC Sounds). Either of those in a large, ported enclosure powered by a pro amp will get really scary.

-Robert
 

Jay_Via

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Thanks for the replies!

but, scratch the sub, ive found one :D Going to sonotube route ....

ANy speaker recs? Definitely leaning towards the premier acoustics at this point.
 

SherardP

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Go with what you like, afterall it's you that has to listen to the setup. If youre on a budget look into POLK Audio LSi/Rti Lineup, I have heard and read great reviews on Def Tech, Paradigm as well. I would say audition a few brands out there, and then make your decision.

You may want to look into seperates as well(adding a power amp or multichannel amp to make your setup come to life and take somewhat of the load off your AVR)
 

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Interesting sub but I question the 27" PR. The PR must have 2 to 2.5 times the Vd of the combined subs. If the PR had an actual Sd of 3166 cm^2 (I guessed at a 25" diameter of the cone) and each 12" sub had an SD of 480 cm^2 (average Sd for a 12" sub), then the PR would have to have double the xmax of the subs. I don't see how the PR's suspension could handle the amount of weight it would require to tune it low. I have some 12" PRs that can handle 1.5kg of weight. I've see some 18" PRs that could handle close to 3kg. That PR has almost 3 times the Sd of an 18" PR and would need 3 times the weight. It would take 9kg (over 18 pounds) to tune that enclosure into the 20hz range.

Disclaimer - This is all just pure speculation on my part. Other than that, it's a neat looking sub.

-Robert
 

John L.

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The Premier Acoustic Towers in a cherry finnish are beautiful to look at!
I've continued to write "rave reviews" because I have not experienced $300
tower speakers that sound this good -- until now. The Premier Acoustic Towers outperform my Polk (Made in Mexico) RTi70 cherry towers and Wharfedale Emerald 99 oak towers (made in China) by a comfortable margin. Everyone here thinks I'm either a "plant" or have an affiliation of some kind with Premier Acoustic Speakers. Not true!!

Buy the cherry edition on e-bay and you will be more than satisfied.
I'm using a HK 3470 two channel 100 watt receiver with Audioquest Python Jumpers and the sound is simply "blissful".

I don't know about the 5.1 system but the towers are very classy.

Sincerely,

John L.
 

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