- Mar 6, 2011
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Before I start, I'd like to thank a huge list of people for guiding me here. Although this project might seem small to most, it was a big deal for me, as it was my first time building something like this and well, it was a thousand bucks! I'd like to thank: Jason Charlton- For answering my various questions about speakers David Willow- Suggesting the receiver (which is awesome!) JohnRice- Taking the time to answer hundreds of questions about speakers, receivers, and connections, etc. gene c- For keeping up with my constant PMing and thousands of nooby questions. (it was as if he was there with me as I was setting up my speakers) Al.Anderson- Thanks for making choices easier And of course, to the rest of the HTForum who I was unable to thank individually. Anyways, my experience with HT: I'm 22 years old currently attending grad school. I set this up at my parents house. When I move out and get my own house, I'm definitely going to look for HT compatibility! Anyways, my HT theater consists of the following: Denon AVR-1611 7.1 --$270 BIC America F12 --$180 Polk Audio Monitor60 x2 --$220 (total) Polk Audio CS1 Series --$80 Logitech Harmony One --$160 I've been using the 3.1 setup for about 2 months. Just a few days ago, I bought the 2 rear satellite speakers: Polk Audio Monitor30 --$85 Installing the rear speakers is going to be the trouble. I will explain that in a bit. I was really hoping these speakers would be delivered by this weekend so I'd have the weekend. But then I just remembered...it's also the weekend for UPS. I will have to wait until next week to receive it and another few weeks to install it as I won't have time. After taxes and shipping and handling, it came out to about $1100. Anyways, a picture of the current setup As for the rear speakers, I have a problem. I can't just put the speakers in the back of this home theater due to there being a door in the way. However, I'm thinking about putting in the corner on top. See pictures below: The above picture is the wall opposite the TV As a result, I will have to run the wires as follows: From the receiver To the sides I will put an angled board in the corners to hang the speakers. My only problem is hiding the wires.I'm thinking about buying some decorative corner from home depot and running the wires that way or painting over it. I don't want to do any drilling and wire fishing as I'm really unexperienced with that and I don't think this house has room between the walls for that. Any suggestions? Also, if anyone has questions, I will be more than happy to address them. Especially if you are new and would like help/advice from a newby as well!