Made some decisions, need some help...

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  1. Gregg_C

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    I have purchased two pieces of my home theater setup for my new basement room:

    Denon AVR-1803 receiver
    Panny CP72 DVD changer

    Now I am trying to decide on main speakers, and have narrowed it down to two brands:

    JBL:

    S38II fronts
    S-Center
    S36II surrounds

    Axiom:

    M3ti fronts
    VP100 center
    QS4 surrounds

    I also have narrowed down my choices to two types of subs:

    SVS 2531PCi
    HSU VTF-2

    I'm going to mount the surrounds up on the wall high almost to the ceiling; fronts will be on stands.


    I am open to opinions. I can't decide on these pieces; it's too hard! They're all excellent!!!

    Gregg
     
  2. TommyL

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    Gregg, check your email. tom
     
  3. Gregg_C

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    Anyone else?
     
  4. Frank Carter

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    Hey Gregg,

    JBL Studio series are serious performers but I've never heard any Axiom so I don't know how they compare. As far as the sub goes, the 25-31PCi would be my choice. It is simply capable of more output. It has a larger driver and more cabinet volume. You can also have it tuned to 22hz(at no charge). Your in room response would likely extend to 20hz.
     
  5. Kyle P

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    I have a very similar set of JBL's and love'em
    S310II rather than s-38s
    They work well for music as well as HT IMO.
    You wont need much of a sub for music. I did notice that the JBLs take a good abount of time to break in. 2 months or so for me. They went from just OK to very good after breaking in. Again IMO
    BTW I use a JBL PB12 for a sub (H/T only)
     
  6. Barry BB

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    Go with the SVS. I had a VTF-2 for about 6 months. After reading one glowing post after another here I sold the VTF-2 for almost what I paid for it and got a 20-39 CS+. The VTF-2 was good, the SVS better. It went lower and in my opinion a little more clearer. The 25-31 will not go as low as a 20-39 but I would still choose it over the VTF-2.
     

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