Opinions needed regaurding speaker placement.

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by James_Huegli, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. James_Huegli

    James_Huegli Auditioning

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    Ok...I've made 2-3 threads so far with no response. I hope this one will get some reply.

    I currently have some Celestion Impact 10 speakers in the front. I want to add some surrounds. I've spent a lot of time searching for surround speakers and decided, why not get a more fuller sound up front and move the Celestions to the rear.

    I'm thinking about putting some BIC DV62si speakers in the front. I'm thinking they should sound better. From what I've ready they are pretty amazing speakers. I'm thinking these speakers will hit the highs better, and hopefully fill my room with more sound, so thats Why I'm thinking of putting them in front.

    I've done quite a bit of reading, but so far, I haven't gotten any feedback from you guys. I would greatly appreciate any input.

    As far as what I have so far: Harman Kardon AVR 300, Celestion Impact 10s. I'm also thinking about a Center speaker.

    James Huegli
     
  2. Victor Chan

    Victor Chan Stunt Coordinator

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    Haven't heard the speakers that you mention in your post, so don't know how much input I can give you. Be sure the BIC's match close enough to your old Celestions soundwise so that multichannel music or surround-sound-heavy movie soundtracks don't sound distinctly different when panning from front to back.

    Also, in seeking a center channel, try to go with a BIC as well so that it creates a timbre-matched sound across the front 3 speakers. This is crucial for having a great-sounding front soundstage.

    Sorry couldn't be of more help.
     
  3. gregD

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    Got a budget? $ $ $ $ $

    Best suggestion is to visit retailers and get a general idea of the choices available to you at various price points.

    Speakers vary greatly in sound and must be auditioned as thoroughly as possible, whether at home or in the store.
     
  4. James_Huegli

    James_Huegli Auditioning

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    I appreciate the response. That gives me a little hope on the forums here[​IMG]. My budget is pretty tight as of now. I've spent a lot of money on school, and I just want to have something nice to come home to and listen to movies.
    I'm not interested in spending more than 150 dollars for the fronts, and not much more than 150 for the center. Does that help any?
     
  5. Victor Chan

    Victor Chan Stunt Coordinator

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    James,

    $300 for the front 3 speakers isn't very much, especially if you want a "fuller" sound. Speakers can't cheat physics and if you want a fuller sound, you will need one with a larger enclosure than your Celestions. The only thing I can recommend even remotely in that price range that I have actually heard would be Wharfedale's Diamond series:

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....6&type=product

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....1&type=product

    Don't know where you live and if you are close to a Best Buy. If you are, go check the Wharefedales out. Even that, however, would check in at $350.

    IF you don't mind buying sound unheard, there have been some pretty good reviews about the Omage AV21s. At $64/pair plus shipping from Canada, I am told these sound far better than their price... might be worth a shot:

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...ighlight=omage

    http://www4.head-fi.org/forums/showt...ighlight=omage

    If they are anywhere as good as people have been raving, these might be what you are looking for.. Can't give you my opinion though as I've never personally heard them... Don't have the contact information as to how to order them, though the guys at AVS Forum will probably help you out in that regard.

    Hope this helps,
    Victor
     
  6. gregD

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    Good line... can I use that?

    And I totally agree with it... no experience with Celestion, and never heard of BIC... I think the 'fuller sound' you seek might be had if you take the leap and get a new 5.1 system with a sub, however modest... CSW makes very decent speakers at several entry-level price points:
    http://www.cambridgesoundworks.com/s...ry=spk_package

    AC4L carries refurbs and B-stock... very good makes -- AR, Canton, NHT, Mordaunt Short, a little beyond your stated budget, but worth a look.
    http://www.accessories4less.com/item...PK%2DSYST&tpc=

    That's my best shot...
     

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