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post #1 of 20 Old 07-07-10, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Build sheet so far for Theater room

I've been swarming the net the last few days and have come up with these products for my modest screen room.
*Playstation 3
*Sanus VF2012 Wall mount rack for the PS3 and Reciever
*Epson 8100 1080 projector
*Atdec Projector Mount
*DIY screen paint over sanded drywall and DIY frame
*Leather sectional
*Carpet "a mix of creme and brown" Not sure if this will hurt the reflectance in the room
*DIY sound pads for the walls
*Black out curtains and Drapes
*Luton Maestro Wireless dimmers
*Paint "Ceiling, walls,Trim" it will be 3 shades of Dark Brown, Cocoa and Tan

My largest problem so far is which Reciever/speaker setup. Obviously I don't want any cheap garbage but I'm not wanting to drop alot of coin on a audio system for a 230sq ft room. I had originally decided on the Denon AVR591 Reciever and Definitive Technology Pro Cinema 600 5.1 speaker setup. The combo was going to cost me $1200 to my door. To be honest I don't know the first thing about audio systems and I currently have a vizio soundbar with wireless sub that sounds pretty good but not quite loud enough for my taste when I want to crank it up. I see alot of "packages" at bestbuy such as a 7.1 samsung reciever and kiplsch speaker setup for less money but I'm not sure about the quality of those "prepacked" setups. Like I said I'm not trying to spend alot of $$$ just thought maybe you guys knew of a sub $1200 reciever and speaker setup that you could recommend. The room will have carpet, and don't flame me to bad but i want to make some of those DIY speaker/sound absorption pads for my walls. Maybe what I've picked out is worth the $ and will sound amazing but I figured you guys could give me the scoop.
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Re: Build sheet so far for Theater room

Read a Review on the ENERGY TAKE CLASSIC 5.1, sounds like another good system and very affordable for entry level system. Not to mention It shouldn't take much to get the job done in 230sq ft room
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My father in law has the energy classics and they are small with a small sound.
I think you could do better with the Behringer 2030's or even the klipsch.

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Ever heard "That's where you really make or break a movie — I feel that sound is half the experience." ~George Lucas.

Just seems to me you're spending a fair amount of money on everything else and IMO the sound should get half the budget.

That said, you have come to the right place. I'm sure we can help find something that will work for you that also works with your budget. The DIY room treatments can be a huge help with a budget sound system.

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+1 on the Behringer 2030s. I'm using 3 as my l/c/r and I'm probably gonna replace my surrounds with them too. They have a really good, clean sound to them.
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Re: Build sheet so far for Theater room

Thanks for the info guys. I'm trying to stay away from big bulky speakers as much as possible due to the room size. I would prefer to use stands and some small wall mounts. Any opinions on definitive technology's pro cinema 600 or the mirage 5.1 mx?
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Thanks for the info guys. I'm trying to stay away from big bulky speakers as much as possible due to the room size. I would prefer to use stands and some small wall mounts. Any opinions on definitive technology's pro cinema 600 or the mirage 5.1 mx?
Speakers that are not designed to be wall mounted will not sound right when mounted to a wall. Another option might be looking at some nice in-walls like Atlantic Technology or Niles. I have heard good reports of the Dayton in-walls but I have never used them.

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You might consider using bookshelves for your front three and in-wall/ceiling for your surrounds: that's what I'm using as my rear seating is in the very back of the room.


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I hear great things about Bose here, check it!




Ok don't really.. On a serious note, if you want small speakers to save space, I'd go with what mdrake said and look into some in-walls. Good sound comes from speakers that are big enough to properly reproduce all of the frequencies they're called on for, and if you plan on going with smaller speakers than bookshelves, then you're really going to be missing out on a lot, which would be a shame considering how far you're taking the rest of your theater. In-walls can solve your space problem while still giving you enough size to get a full-bodied sound from your speakers. I can't really say much for different brands in this area due to a lack of first-hand listening, but I can say a good in-wall would be much better than a compromise-inspired, small speaker
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Re: Build sheet so far for Theater room

Lots of different opinions for sure. Sounds like you guys lean towards the floor/in wall speakers. I thought I was doing right be reading all these reviews on Cnet...and home audio magazines but looks like I wasn't All those guys do is talk about how awesome some of these small speaker setups are and how much elegant and ect.... sound they produce. I need to go to the nearest bestbuy and go hear some speakers for myself. Sounds like a good weekend chore. Anymore opinions are welcome
Thanks again guys
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