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Speakers and room size

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by twoofer, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. twoofer

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    I have £2500 to £3000 to set up a home cinema (with projector) from scratch. I'm undecided about nearly everything but on the audio side I'm thinking of a Denon AVR-2105 amp (on the basis of a good review in November's Home Cinema) and the Acoustic Energy Aegis Evolution 3B 5.1 package (which several places have on offer). My only concern is that this set up may be too powerful for the room, which is 12 feet wide and 14 feet long. Ceiling height is 8 feet. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Mango Bob

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    I think you'll be fine with them, my room is a simiar size and I've got Mordaunt Short 906 floorstanders (also MS centre, rears, and sub). They sound excellent and aren't overpowering so you should be fine with the Evos. The worst you have to do is not turn up the volume as much.

    You need to be careful with placement though, floorstanders generally need a bit of room to breathe, mine are about a foot from the wall.
     
  3. Tejstar

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    You should be fine with that room setup, as Bob said be careful with the floor-standers, in terms of bass.

    If you’re using a projector, you may want something with component video up-conversion. I’m not sure whether the Denon 2805 has it or not. Maybe also consider the Yamaha 750 which is around the similar price (£380 from superfi).
     
  4. Malky1903

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    If speaker placement is going to be a problem, consider the Monitor Audio Bronze range as they're front ported so not so crucial for speaker placement.
     
  5. twoofer

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    Thanks very much everyone...but Tejstar you've got me worried...isn't 'component output' on the projector just to do with the video signal...I thought the audio signal just...er, well I suppose I hadn't really thought about it
     
  6. Tejstar

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    You're right, it's just that some people like to do all their video switching through their amp/receiver. You can bypass this functionality (like I have) and just run your audio inputs through the amp. I was just pointing it to you that's all :)
     

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