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Kevin.Kh

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Hey Guys,

I just wanted to ask what you guys think of my current home theatre set-up!

51" Widescreen Sony Rear Project Tv
All of energy's speakers are conneisseur series
Energy C5 - front towers
Energy Center -
Energy Bookshelf Speakers - Conneisseur Series
Yamaha Rx-v650 Receiver
Monstercable 12gauge cables all around

Is this okay for a rookie set-up?
 

Mike Fassler

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seems just fine to me except for the monster cable ;) not that its not good theres just better or just as good for less money.
 

KimGI

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What are the alternatives to Monster? Every showroom I go into has Monster power and Monster cables but I have not seen anything else in the stores.
 

gene c

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Most here just go to Home Depot/Lowes and get the 12 gauge by the foot. A few buy the designer cables off the net. I'm using 14 gauge car stereo wires bought at a flea market for $3 a 100 ft roll. To each his/her own" as they say.
 

Jack Briggs

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Hi there, Kevin.

To get opinions on a specific (read: your) A/V system, post here in A/V Sources. The Basics area is for newcomers who have questions about the essentials of this hobby.
 

MichaelOD

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Sounds like a pretty good setup.

You'll definitely want a sub, and I'm curious as to your dvd player.

Monster is incredibly overrated. Continue visiting the forum, and you'll learn quite a bit about companies you may have never heard of that produce fantastic product for low costs.

Unlike Monster...decent/average product @ an exorbitant price.
 

Jimi C

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dont replace the monster if you have already purchased it.. they just mean that you didnt have to spend as much as you did, you could have gotten similar quality for much less $.
 

Iver

Second Unit
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I'll echo Jimi here. Pick up speaker wire at your local hardware store. For most run lengths Monster is far wider than necessary.

Here's a handy chart put together by a McIntosh engineer on run lenghts/gauges: http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm.

A subwoofer is a great addition if you want all the chills and spills.
 

Shane Martin

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Looks good but I'd do the following:

1. Add a DVD player. I didn't see one
2. Get some sort of surge protection. Can go a simple route or a more expensive route with conditioning if you want. Personally I'd go the more expensive route(not that much more $$) and get one with an connected equipment guarantee.
3. Calibrate your system with AVIA and an SPL meter.
4. Pull your mains out from the sides of your TV( assuming as most people do this for some reason). If you have them pretty far out, then ignore this.
5. Enjoy!
6. Get a good subwoofer. If you are wanting a good budget one, the new SVS PB10ISD Looks to be a winner.

I wouldn't do it in that order but your system looks rather good to start.
 

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