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Hey all,

I'm back. I posted back in 2021 for help but never followed thru. Ran into some health issues and got side tracked. If you search my username you will see that thread. Anyway....

I am looking to get surround sound hooked up to our basement tv for watching movies. Almost 100% streaming of movies/music with the occasional Blu-Ray. I don't want a receiver if it's possible to get away without one. Budget $1000. Currently have a pair of DCM Timeframe 600 speakers I could use if need be but not necessary.

Someone at work suggested a sony HT S2000 soundbar, SA-SW3 200w subwoofer and SA-RS3S rear speakers from best buy that are wireless.




Total comes to $850. Not really sure I want a soundbar in place of a center and front speakers but again not sure what I can get away with by not getting a receiver.

Would appreciate your all's advice!

Thanks,
Ron
 

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Hey all,

I'm back. I posted back in 2021 for help but never followed thru. Ran into some health issues and got side tracked. If you search my username you will see that thread. Anyway....

I am looking to get surround sound hooked up to our basement tv for watching movies. Almost 100% streaming of movies/music with the occasional Blu-Ray. I don't want a receiver if it's possible to get away without one. Budget $1000. Currently have a pair of DCM Timeframe 600 speakers I could use if need be but not necessary.

Someone at work suggested a sony HT S2000 soundbar, SA-SW3 200w subwoofer and SA-RS3S rear speakers from best buy that are wireless.




Total comes to $850. Not really sure I want a soundbar in place of a center and front speakers but again not sure what I can get away with by not getting a receiver.

Would appreciate your all's advice!

Thanks,
Ron
It's receiver or soundbar. There's no half way in that regard. Regular speakers require a receiver. I guess my question is, why are you opposed to a receiver? Wireless speakers are mostly closed systems, like the Sony. Of course, I hope you realize they still have to be connected to power, unless they're battery powered, which will be an enormous headache. And, Atmos in a soundbar is 99% marketing. I would not make that a priority.
 

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Thank you all for your responses. Ok so I guess I'd go with the receiver then. It's not so much that I am against it, its just that I don't think I will reap the benefits of what a receiver can do. I think I would prefer the front/center over soundbar. We only use the downstairs tv for streaming movies and music, and not that often. Thanks again I'll be looking into all the products that were posted.

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And don't worry about using a receiver for a less than maximum surround system. I use one in my bedroom for a 3.1 setup.
 

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And don't worry about using a receiver for a less than maximum surround system. I use one in my bedroom for a 3.1 setup.
To add on to what John said, you could also start with the Denon S670, upgrade the towers to the T5's (extra $30 each), get the center C5, and start with a nice 3.0 system (the T5's, which I own, have very good bass response) for under $900 not including cables, then add-on a sub and surrounds later on.
 

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Hey y'all,

So gotta couple questions and a change in $$$$. First, gonna up my limit to $1500. Second, how much better is 7.1 vs. 5.1? Also this system will be predominately used for HT (mostly streaming, occasional blueray, and maybe a gaming console hooked up to it)if that makes a difference. As mentioned above I have some DCM TImeFrame 600 speakers. Could I utilize these as FR and FL? If I shouldn't, no big deal. Also I'd like to purchase everything I need at once. I don't see myself upgrading or anything for many, many years, if at all. It's not a money thing, I just don't want to spend more than $1500.

So not sure how much that changes above suggestions but would appreciate your thoughts!

Thanks,
Ron
 

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Hey y'all,

So gotta couple questions and a change in $$$$. First, gonna up my limit to $1500. Second, how much better is 7.1 vs. 5.1? Also this system will be predominately used for HT (mostly streaming, occasional blueray, and maybe a gaming console hooked up to it)if that makes a difference. As mentioned above I have some DCM TImeFrame 600 speakers. Could I utilize these as FR and FL? If I shouldn't, no big deal. Also I'd like to purchase everything I need at once. I don't see myself upgrading or anything for many, many years, if at all. It's not a money thing, I just don't want to spend more than $1500.

So not sure how much that changes above suggestions but would appreciate your thoughts!

Thanks,
Ron
I would go with the receiver from Option #2 and the speakers from Option #1 and double the order on the bookshelf B4's.
 

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