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Home Cinema Speakers What to Buy?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by DarkManiac7, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. DarkManiac7

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    Okay im a complete idiot to most home media speakers the only brands i know of are klipsch,JBL,And BOSE because im more of a computer person...but anyway ive been browsing for some speakers for our new home the dimensions of the room are 16'-2" all around the room the ceiling height is about 8-10ft i dont know if any of this matters but just thought id put it down anyway, but the speakers i was looking at was the Definitive Technology Speakers There is no set budget as of yet however i would like to keep the price at a minimum but i was looking at their towers th3 7000 series i believe..but it doesnt even have to be definitve i was just told they were a very good brand if there are any better please tell me!!
     
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    Moved to speakers :)
     
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    Hi there, I'm not an expert by any means, but I'm also in the process of building a homecinema system.
    If you want a 5.1 speaker system for your tv room you might and you're on a budget you should start looking at the all in one systemes, which includes dvd/receiver in 1 plus all 6 speakers. Denon, Phillips and Panasonic are big, reliable names to start with.
    www.homecinemachoice.com has reviews which you can search by topic under homecinema packages.
    If you don't want the dvd player and 5.1 receiver (your amp is 5.1 right?) then almost every speaker company makes a 5.1 range.

    Monitor Audio Bronze B4 AV2, B2 AV series, 800-1000 GBP
    Mordaunt Short,
    Mission 2-3000 GBP
    KEF

    The list is endless. Personally, when I started researching, I used the www I quoted earlier a lot and then asked the forum for info on more specific q's. Sorry never heard of the Towers TH3 7000 series.
     
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    JBL are excellent, built like little tanks, are small, and sound is more than enough quality for cinema setup

    JBL are used in most cinemas, and Disney World too..........

    but they dont look very nice, plain ugly black industrial looking

    i would avoid things like Mission NXT range, they just sound too compressed / shut in.........

    Accoustic Energy, make a brilliant package, full metal drive units, nice looking, and great value

    these are my 2 recommendations -
     
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    Yes, Texas Actually,

    I guess yall dont really like Def Tech then? or are they a good brand but too expensive?
    thanks for the help BTW
     
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    Well the reason I asked was that Def Tech and Klipsch aren't really available in the UK where this site is based so we can't give a very good answer. All of the replies so far have related to UK models.

    As much as we'd love to help you it may be better to field your equipment question to the US forums such as:
    www.avsforum.com
    http://forums.audioholics.com/forums/
    www.hometheaterforum.com

    Those sites have plenty of reviews and information, as does www.hometheaterhifi.com

    once you've got your equipment please come back for further advice or even if you just want an unbiased opinion based on specs. Otherwise it's not really fair for us to comment about equipment we havn't heard and have no idea about price or competition for. :)
     
  8. DarkManiac7

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    ok but are there any speakers from both US and UK that are good?
     
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    M&K make excellent home cinema speakers that are far more reasonably priced on your side of the pond than in UK.
     
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    ill have to look in to them thanks!
     
  11. eviljohn2

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    ok i think i found a system i liked

    1 pr Axiom M60Ti Towers
    1 Axiom VP150 Center
    1 pr Axiom QS8 Surrounds
    1 pr FMSQS Stands for QS8s
    Total: $1,952.25 Shipped


    Subwoofer:
    1 PB-12 Plus in black

    Total: $974 Shipped


    Receiver:
    1 Denon AVR-3805 from Crutchfield

    Total: $999.99 Shipped


    Speaker Cable:
    500ft Belden 5000UE 12ga from Westlake Electronic
    5 pk Dayton Banana Plugs (used in article here

    Total: $151.29 Shipped (To Zip 75757)


    Interconnect Cables from Ram Electronics:
    2 2m Toslink Cables (Green) (For X-Box and PS2, assuming you have them)
    1 2m Digital Coax (for DVD Player)
    1 2m 6ch Analog Cable (for SACD playback on Universal player)
    50' of Velcro Cable Tie
    1 2m Component Video Cable for DVD Player
    1 Custom Length Component Video Cable (~30ft, ~$100)

    Total: ~$222.29 Shipped


    Room Treatment:
    DIY acoustical treatment using methods discussed here
    Total: ~$400


    Power Conditoner:
    Tripp-Lite HT10DBS

    Total: $85.83 Shipped from J&R


    Miscellaneous Stuff:
    Radio Shack Analog SPL Meter
    DVE Setup Disc from CD Universe

    Total: $65.07 Shipped


    Grand Total for All Audio Equipment and Cables, Including Shipping): $4850.72

    tell me how you like it!!
     
  13. hedrick@rutgers

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    Different makes tend to have different sounds. That's one reason people are reluctant to recommend a specific model. Axiom is well regarded, but not everyone likes them. That's not necessarily a problem. But if you're new to hifi, before spending $2000 on speakers, you really, really need to take a fair amount of time to learn what is available and listen to alternatives. $2000, even for 5 speakers, is a lot of money. In that price range you can get something really good from several different companies. Axiom may be just fine, but I'd rather have you spend time listening to other alternatives.

    If you look at www.avsforums.com in the speaker section, you'll find lots of threads reviewing the major models available in the US in this price range. You'll also find a number of people from Texas, who can suggest where to listen to speakers.
     
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