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Old January 15th, 2009, 02:56 PM   #21
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My new setup in my basement might do you some good. I have a similar onkyo receiver (onkyo 806) and four onkyo rears with KEF's up front and a powered klipsch 12" sub.

That system without the KEF's on will give you a pretty close sound to what you would experience with that 6100 setup, if you want to listen to it.
I might take you up on that.
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Old January 15th, 2009, 02:59 PM   #22
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http://www.parts-express.com

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Old January 15th, 2009, 03:08 PM   #23
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i have paradigm all around with a mirage sub... sounds great...
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Old January 15th, 2009, 03:35 PM   #24
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X2...Also check out Thiel Speakers, they're nice
http://thielaudio.com/
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Old January 15th, 2009, 04:08 PM   #25
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Make sure you put your sub up against a wall, preferably in a corner. I've seen a lot of people put a forward firing sub 3' from any walls and it makes about 10% of the sound it should. Placement is key.
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Old January 15th, 2009, 04:54 PM   #26
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I must have shitty hearing.

I thought I had heard 'average', and Bose is far from average - but I do confess that they are quite pricey for an off the shelf system.

I can't help but wonder how many people can really tell much difference between 5.1 and 7.1 in a typical semi-finished basement turned into a hobbyst's theatre anyway.

*Shrug*

given the economy, for well under $200 I'm quite happy with my 5.1 Samsung setup. in the living room - but it's also a general purpose TV/living room - not a dedicated theatre per se'
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Old January 15th, 2009, 04:58 PM   #27
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I thought about picking this up. It is priced at $599 at bestbuy but a hell of a deal for new through Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-Cha...2048682&sr=1-2
from what I have read on other sites (kelly knows of OT, and there are some major theatre snobs over there) polk makes some incredible stuff as well.

however, much like many of the former exclusive companies, they have had to diversify their line and make 'loss leaders' and bargain sets.

I honestly have no idea where those polks fit into the polk lineup, but that is seemingly an incredible deal for the brand name.

I remember once upon a time it seemed like polk only advertised in the robb report, and dupont registry - long, long ago...
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Old January 15th, 2009, 06:07 PM   #28
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I am partial to Denon receivers and Definitive speakers.
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Old January 15th, 2009, 06:28 PM   #29
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i would have to recommend klipsch , have not checked out their home setups in some time ( currently not on the priority list ) .

a few years back i purchased this for my pc , to compliment the sound blaster X-fi card . http://www.klipsch.com/products/disc...ultra-5-1.aspx
have not even turned the home stereo on since , seriously .
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Old January 15th, 2009, 07:56 PM   #30
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I'm looking to buy a new 5.1 or 6.1 speaker system for my basement. Anyone have any recommendation on a good quality brand that is decently priced? (I.E. Polk, JBL, Bose etc)

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I would suggest Jamo, if you're an audiophile and like accurate sound reproduction. Also, buy your sub seperately (unless you get a bose, LOL) - most "systems" that come with subs cheap out and you'll miss all the good stuff below 35hz (think "explosions" and the T-rex footsteps in Jurassic Park).

I have a bastardized system that has Jamo e855 front speakers, a NHT 1.1c center and a Paradigm PS1200 powered sub (good to 22hz). The rears channels of a 5.1 system are not that high in fidelity, so a good pair of small, efficient speakers work well.
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Old January 15th, 2009, 08:31 PM   #31
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Old January 15th, 2009, 08:33 PM   #32
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Old January 15th, 2009, 08:33 PM   #33
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I would suggest Jamo, if you're an audiophile and like accurate sound reproduction. Also, buy your sub seperately (unless you get a bose, LOL) - most "systems" that come with subs cheap out and you'll miss all the good stuff below 35hz (think "explosions" and the T-rex footsteps in Jurassic Park).
And if you want to feel the the explosions and tremors with less volume, throw one or more of these under your butt LINK I haven't gotten around to installing the pair I have, yet.


back to the OP. . .

If for speakers only in the family room, how can you pass the Polk deal from Amazon? I've only had good experiences with Polk products- for both car and home audio.

Is keeping the Sony receiver a convenience or preference? The Onkyo kits CC posted look very nice. For a few less bucks I would check out Panasonic, too.
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Old January 15th, 2009, 08:36 PM   #34
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http://www.parts-express.com

That's a good website

Man I miss that place....luv the "Deal of the day"....Got me some good deals over the years..

Denon, Klipsch, DefTech combo ........HT ONLY, Cant go wrong.....also stick to 5.1 it works !!!!! less BS to deal with

2 channel is another story...
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Old January 15th, 2009, 10:08 PM   #35
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First, you kinda in the wrong place...your in a 4x4 forum looking for advice on home audio. I'm sure you can get a few people in a audio forum to say how to lift your Jeep, but you would verify the sources by coming to a forum like this.

I'm in the process of re-doing my audio setup so I have been surfing audio websites. I can tell you one thing, they all say stay away from Bose..and I even have AM5's. Check this out - http://www.intellexual.net/bose.html - pretty much tells you why not to buy Bose, cliffnotes..they miss a whole bunch of frequencies. Klipsch seems to be recommended, along with some other brands Ive never heard of.
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Old January 15th, 2009, 10:34 PM   #36
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Hence why pro sound guys say: No high, No lows? Must be Bose.
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Old January 15th, 2009, 10:49 PM   #37
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i have a yamaha reciever and sony speakers, i like them.
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Old January 16th, 2009, 05:12 AM   #38
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Hence why pro sound guys say: No high, No lows? Must be Bose.
Bose is teh suck. Cheap, small paper cones which Bose won't even advertise the frequency response of. Go to best buy and have them turn on a $2000 Bose system and switch it over to a $700 Infinity system....you'll be amazed.
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Fluance makes some killer stuff. Best bang for the buck in my opinion. I have all fluance surround kenwood reciever and JBL sub.
http://www.fluance.com/
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I must have shitty hearing.

I thought I had heard 'average', and Bose is far from average - but I do confess that they are quite pricey for an off the shelf system.

I can't help but wonder how many people can really tell much difference between 5.1 and 7.1 in a typical semi-finished basement turned into a hobbyst's theatre anyway.

*Shrug*

given the economy, for well under $200 I'm quite happy with my 5.1 Samsung setup. in the living room - but it's also a general purpose TV/living room - not a dedicated theatre per se'
If you've heard that bose are "average" then you're right. But for being average, they sure carry a very premium price.

If you're questioning if you can tell the difference between 5.1 to 7.1, then you clearly have never experienced 7.1 You have speakers on the side of your viewing area. Now the problem you ask? Well 7.1 is (a lot) ahead of its time, and currently there are less then 60 blu-rays that even have 7.1 recordings. http://price-adjustment.com/BLURAY-audio There is the list of all blu-rays broken down to sound output.



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Make sure you put your sub up against a wall, preferably in a corner. I've seen a lot of people put a forward firing sub 3' from any walls and it makes about 10% of the sound it should. Placement is key.
You want real bass, not loud bass. I was told by a high-end installer to do this: put the subwoofer where you will be watching the tv. Now go around the room and find a place where you have the most clean low's and that is where you place your sub. When you put it too close to a wall, or in the corner, you end up with all sorts of bouncing waves that make it messy.

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Hence why pro sound guys say: No high, No lows? Must be Bose.
uhh, duh.

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i have a yamaha reciever and sony speakers, i like them.
Guy at works has a middle of the road HTR yam, with f6000's and it sounds pretty good. But for what he paid, he could have had a better setup..

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Bose is teh suck. Cheap, small paper cones which Bose won't even advertise the frequency response of. Go to best buy and have them turn on a $2000 Bose system and switch it over to a $700 Infinity system....you'll be amazed.
you can't do that because bose has purchased an exclusive contract to be the only "surround sound" system on display.

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Fluance makes some killer stuff. Best bang for the buck in my opinion. I have all fluance surround kenwood reciever and JBL sub.
http://www.fluance.com/
never heard of fluance.
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