newbie needs help choosing HT speaker system

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by RalphM, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. RalphM

    RalphM Auditioning

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    Post and Beam home. so no trusses = very high ceilings. Great room about 30' x 30', with 40' ceiling height, open to other rooms, and one wall with LOTS of glass. Looking for recommendations for HTS speaker system(s) that can truly "FILL" that room. (yes I already know about potential glare problems with the windows, etc--that is a whole different subject--just looking for speaker system advice for now).

    Have been reading about axion rockets, and the ascends. Would a 5.1 ascend system with four cmt 340m for rt, lt, and both surrounds, with cmt 340c for the center, plus an sft-3 subwoofer do the trick? Would I need to go to 7.1 with 2 more cmt 340m's or cbm 170's. How about a recommendation in the axiom line. Finally, any other direct speakers that I might want to consider? Thanks in advance, now I'll post in the receiver forum for a receiver that can handle the same room.
     
  2. MikeLi

    MikeLi Supporting Actor

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    Take a look at the Rocket package specials on the 550's right now. All the internet folks make good speakers but I just happen to personally like the Rockets. Put in my disclaimer there.
     
  3. BryanZ

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    What is your budget for speakers and does that include the sub? I've got Rockets for my HT. 550s in front, bigfoot center, and 150s for the rears powered by a Yamaha receiver and I have a Rocket sub. Little more musical than the SVS I used to own. However, the SVS was more powerful for HT.

    One thing you may consider doing is going used (or is that pre-owned in todays language?) to save yourself some money.
     
  4. RalphM

    RalphM Auditioning

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    Not a bad idea--where do I start looking for "good quality" used equipment? Thanks
     
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    brentl Cinematographer

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    Dude, you are looking at 36000 cubic feet. Nothing that's been mentioned will fill that space. a good size theatre is 1/10th that size.

    You'll need big floor standing speakers at all location that can handle LOTS of power,and probably a bunch of 500 WPCchannel amps.

    Not to mention 2-3 of SVS's biggest subs.

    This is a world I've never seen.

    Brent
     

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