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post #21 of 26 Old 12-13-09, 11:34 PM
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Re: Looking to set up new home theater - need advise for speaker and receiver selection

Hello,
That is a great idea. Also, for those on a budget for acoustic treatments, check out former Stereophile Contributor Jonathan Scull's "Fine Tunes"

This was a series of tweaks for maximizing ones system on the cheap. There are some excellent ideas in there.
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Re: Looking to set up new home theater - need advise for speaker and receiver selection

I have a friend who is using Monitor Audio silvers in his theater and they sound great! He however likes his SVS PB12NSD for a sub over the Monitor Audio equivalent.

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Re: Looking to set up new home theater - need advise for speaker and receiver selection

Find a used pair of B&W 802D or 802S and matching center. Put something decent in the back (though your budget will be eaten), perhaps some paradigm Studio 20s.

You could also go the B&W CM-line. I recommend those as well.
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Re: Looking to set up new home theater - need advise for speaker and receiver selection

We've had a busy Christmas auditioning speakers and AVR's. We've settled on Integra DTR-9.9 and a pair of PSB Synchrony One towers for the main speakers. We got the AVR and speakers at substantial discounts from new, and have the speakers in house for an audition of max one week (speakers were demo's and come with full warranty). The PSB's sound great in my family room, so I doubt we'll be returning them. The Synchrony's go deep but also have a sweet midrange - they seem very well balanced - and my wife loves 'em. Surrounds will come later in the new year - not sure if I even need a sub-woofer with these speakers.

Room treatments next.
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Re: Looking to set up new home theater - need advise for speaker and receiver selection

Congrats on your purchase. I'm sure you'll be very pleased with those speakers.

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Congrats on your purchase. I'm sure you'll be very pleased with those speakers.
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