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OPTION 1: Pioneer SP-FS52: Pioneer SP-C22: Pioneer SP-BS22-LR: HSU VTF-2 MK4: Denon 1912 4 36.36%
OPTION 2: Ascend CBM-170: Ascend CBM-170: Ascend HTM-200: HSU STF-2 or Klipsch RW-12d: Denon 1912 1 9.09%
OPTION 3: Klipsch B-20: Klipsch C-20: Klipsch B-20: Klipsch RW-12d: Denon 1712 2 18.18%
OPTION 4: Infinity Primus P163: Infinity Primus PC351: Infinity Primus P163: HSU VTF-2 MK4: Denon 1912 1 9.09%
OPTION 5: HTD Level THREE: HTD Level THREE: HTD Level TWO: HSU VTF-2 MK4: Denon 1612 3 27.27%
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post #1 of 22 Old 10-18-12, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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Mainly movie and TV use. Room is 17x17.

OPTION 1
front: Pioneer SP-FS52 (x2) $200--:
center: Pioneer SP-C22 $100----: $400 shipped
rear: Pioneer SP-BS22-LR $100 ----:
sub: HSU VTF-2 MK4 $612 shipped
receiver: Denon 1912 $313
Total = $1325

OPTION 2
front: Ascend CBM-170 ----:
center: Ascend CBM-170 --:$806 shipped
rear: Ascend HTM-200 ----:
sub: HSU STF-2 or Klipsch RW-12d $362 shipped
receiver: Denon 1912 $313 shipped
Total: $1481

OPTION 3
front: Klipsch B-20 $280
center: Klipsch C-20 $310
rear: Klipsch B-20 $280
sub: Klipsch RW-12d $350
receiver: Denon 1712 $262
Total = $1482

OPTION 4
front: Infinity Primus P163 ----:
center: Infinity Primus PC351 --:$576 shipped
rear: Infinity Primus P163 ----:
sub: HSU VTF-2 MK4 $612 shipped
receiver: Denon 1912 $313 shipped
Total: $1501

OPTION 5
front: HTD Level THREE--:
center: HTD Level THREE--: $732 shipped
rear: HTD Level TWO--:
sub: HSU VTF-2 MK4 $612 shipped
receiver: Denon 1612 $190
Total = $1534
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Re: Poll: Best way to spend $1500

First, a big welcome to Home Theater Shack!

Go for the Hsu sub. I don't have either one you are looking at (I have ULS-15s) but I do have the Klipsch sub. You will be better pleased with either Hsu.

How about a package deal of all Hsu? Their bookshelf speakers have gotten rave reviews:

http://www.hsuresearch.com/packages.html

One of those will still leave $s for a receiver, especially if you buy a re-furb one from Accessories4Less:

http://www.accessories4less.com/make...ceivers/1.html

Nothing wrong with their factory refurbs; I bought a Denon 3312 from them this summer and it was in perfect condition - not even a scratch.

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Re: Poll: Best way to spend $1500

Welcome aboard.

All the options look good. I wish we had that choice at that price here in Oz.

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Funny you mentioned a HSU 5.1 vtf2 speaker package... I was thinking the same thing. Never heard them myself... But I own an HsU sub.


One factor... If you do go that route you may want to factor-in speaker stands for your front 3... I say that without knowing what your placement situation is...
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Re: Poll: Best way to spend $1500

The HSU Hybrid 1 5.1 is $1324 shipped. I'll look into this!
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Re: Poll: Best way to spend $1500

Good thing about Hsu is that they will take them back within 30 days. But from the reviews, I don't think many folks do send them back

And there is a lot to be said about having the same speakers all around.

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+1 for the Hsu Hybrid pkg. I have a pair of the HB-1s for my fronts and they're great for music and movies. My old man has a 5.1 hybrid 3 pkg in a 40x20x20 room (cathedral ceiling) and it has no problem filling it with great sound. If you can swing it, get the rosenut finish. Got in on my fronts and wish I'd gotten it on my vtf3.3.
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With shipping, my budget would only allow for the combo with the VTF-1. Still worth it? (I notice everyone only raves about the VTF-2.)
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Hmmm... You know what? Knowing what I now know, after owning 3 subs previous to my vtf2.... Don't skimp out on the sub. That vtf2-mk4 can be a rock in your system for many years to come. Others may disagree about this, but good bass is hard to find!

Either stretch the budget, or find a way to make it work with a different set of speakers.
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Hmmm... You know what? Knowing what I now know, after owning 3 subs previous to my vtf2.... Don't skimp out on the sub. That vtf2-mk4 can be a rock in your system for many years to come. Others may disagree about this, but good bass is hard to find!

Either stretch the budget, or find a way to make it work with a different set of speakers.
I absolutely agree with not skimping on the sub. It makes a huge difference and gives you that impactful experience.
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