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post #1 of 41 Old 07-23-13, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Speakers for Large Dedicated Theater

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I am working on which speakers I should be looking at for my dedicated theater. Drywall goes up in a week or so and things will move quickly from there. The room is 18.5'x 30' x 9'. I will have two rows of theater chairs at 11.5' and 17' with bar seating behind the last row. There will be a wet bar in the back of the space. This theater is on my second floor. I do plan on making some acoustic panels after I get the room finished. The screen will most likely be 130" in this room if that matters. I plan on doing 7.2 and wiring the room for 11.2. I have an older Elemental Designs A2-300 that I would like to use as well as my Onkyo 707. I know those aren't the best long term but I hope they are a stop gap for a year or so.

So far I have been looking at a few different DIY options, Chase SHO-10, Ascend Acoustics CBM-340SEs, and others. What do you think I should look at? I would prefer to stay at or under $1K for LCR.
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Re: Speakers for Large Dedicated Theater

Given your going to continue to use the Onkyo 707 and your room is a decent size your going to want to use fairly efficient speakers. Look for speakers that are above 89db and preferably towers not bookshelves. You will also need a decent subwoofer. What is the budget for the sub?
I would suggest two of these Klipsch F-30s and this C-20 centre channel on clearance!
Used is always another good option as well.

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Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
Panasonic TC-P50ST60, HD-PVR & WDTV Live, Harmony 900

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Re: Speakers for Large Dedicated Theater

I am open to using used sets. havent set a sub budget yet.
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Re: Speakers for Large Dedicated Theater

For your room a decent sub is a must, I highly recommend at least this SVS PB12 NSD

Home theater:
Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
Panasonic TC-P50ST60, HD-PVR & WDTV Live, Harmony 900

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Re: Speakers for Large Dedicated Theater

Link is for the Klipsch center. Aren't those Klipsch speakers a little undersized, especially that center?
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Sorry, this sub
Not at all, those speakers are very capable of producing reference levels even in your size room. Particularly if you get a good sub as that takes all the load off the mains.

Home theater:
Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
Panasonic TC-P50ST60, HD-PVR & WDTV Live, Harmony 900

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Re: Speakers for Large Dedicated Theater

I have the Chase HT Sho10 for a center and Pro10's for my L+R and they are very efficient. I have had them for a year now and for the money they are well worth it, IMO. Dale did a review on the Sho10 and their subs that was very positive. You can check it out here...
http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...-2-review.html Good Luck.
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Re: Speakers for Large Dedicated Theater

Depending on what you want you might consider JBL pro audio speakers, guitar center handles them new and used and just for pricing purposes I found them online here http://www.idjnow.com/StoreModules/P...-DeID=0--SRCH=
Three of these across the front would work well.
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Depending on what you want you might consider JBL pro audio speakers, guitar center handles them new and used
Three of these across the front would work well.
Driving those with an Onkyo 707 would prove to be very difficult.

Home theater:
Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
Panasonic TC-P50ST60, HD-PVR & WDTV Live, Harmony 900

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Re: Speakers for Large Dedicated Theater

Just talked with Craig from CHT and there's a strong possibility I will use his new stuff for my setup.
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