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New setup, Sony ES STR-DA4ES and Polk.. Suggestions???

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by DaveKay, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. DaveKay

    DaveKay Auditioning

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    Okay here is the layout...
    1 theatre room, 1 billiards room, and an outside patio/pool setup.

    I have done a little research and think I may have come up with the best solution.

    For theatre room:
    Reciever: Sony ES STR-DA4ES
    DVD: Sony DVP-NC665P
    Fronts: Polk Audio RTi70
    Center: Polk Audio CSi40
    Mid: Polk Audio FXi 30
    Rear: Polk Audio FXi 30
    Sub: Polk Audio PSW450


    For zone 2, and really 3 I guees.
    Reciever: Sony STR-DE185 To power the Billiards and patio speakers
    Billiard speakers: Polk Audio Atrium45
    Outdoor patio: Polk Audio Atrium45

    I also have 2 Niles volume controls for the patio/Billiards


    Does anyone have any suggestions or comments on this system. ANYTHING you see a miss.

    I plan to order from Crutchfield, I have always had good luck from them.

    Just wondering if there is anything I am missing.

    Thanks, Dave
     
  2. victor-eyd

    victor-eyd Extra

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    Sounds good. You might want to consider using B-speakers off the 185 for the patio and A-speakers for the pool room. To give you flexibility in sound, use the Niles for each set of speakers and pre-set the main volume control of the 185 at med/med-high (like the 10pm position). That way you can keep the volume levels independent of each other if you have people in both rooms (one could play as background, the other as party)
     
  3. DaveKay

    DaveKay Auditioning

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    Yeah that was what I had in mind, maybe I didn't make it clear.

    Is their anything out there with more bang for the buck...? I do want all brands to match though.. Would Hk or Denon be better for the money and still have 7.1?

    Thanks.
     
  4. Frank Zimkas

    Frank Zimkas Supporting Actor

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    You might want to re-think your surround and rear channel speakers. The Fx130's are a bit small given the size ofthe 70's. The Fxi50 would be a better choice for the surround speakers and Rti28's for the rear channels will be a better match and offer a better 7.1 sound field.
     

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