I've looked at the PSB imagine X2T's and Monitor Audio bronze series, both of which i was quoted around $3k. Does anyone have an opinion on these systems and any others that compare for the same money? it will be used for music 50% and movies 50%
If you can avoid using ceiling mount speakers that would be best. Its a real compromise in sound quality and simply does not work well with surround. With those speakers and sub listed above you wont be disappointed.
PSB and Monitor audio are great speakers but there subs are no where near the quality of the SVS
which sb13 sub, the sealed or ported? whats the difference? If room size and shape is the determining factor, its a square room and as i mentioned earlier the room is 4.5x3.6m (which would actually make it a rectangular room, ha ha)
DIY Stereo Integrity subs HT18 x 2 - $320 pair
4.cu ft flatpacks x 2 - $240 pair
two Yung SD500 500W plate amps or a single used Emotiva XPA-2 or single Behringer 2500 amp for about $400-$500
$960 - $1060 plus what ever else you may need.
Lots of great speakers for your budget. PSB and Monitor Audio both make some very good speakers as does Kef. My favorite speakers for your budget are the RBH Sound MC series. Do you have a preference for bookshelf or floor standers?
I would ditch the ceiling speakers as well if you can. There a few ways to mount speakers on the wall or from the ceiling if the ceiling isn't gyp rocked.
I love the sound of PSB..having the older Image T45s towers, older 8C center and 1B surrounds. Check out my gallery. I would not recommend a PSB sub though if you are after deeeep bass found in bluray movies. PSB subs have a very flat curve but they don't dig all that deep. If you look at my equipment list, you will notice that I replaced my sub with a Rythmik LV12-R in my main system. Its miles better than the PSB Subsonic 5 that I have now in my secondary system.
Thanks guys for your input, i got an awesome deal today for a Klipsch system for $2500. got the R28F towers, R-25C centre, R-14S rear bookshelves and R-10SW sub from Harvey Normans.
I've hooked this up to my old pioneer sub which isn't powerful enough to run the towers so i'll be upgrading that after x-mas, any thoughts in that department around the $2000? i need one i can connect my old pioneer amp to so they are both powering the towers. i also want to hook up some speakers on my back patio so the following are the models i'm looking at are - Onkyo TX-NR636 and Yamaha RX-A1040. So what are your thoughts on these and do i need more than 110W per channel to run a quality system, i.e. the Yamaha RX-A2040?
The Onkyo TX-NR636 and Yamaha RX-A1040 have plenty of power for those Klipsch speakers.
I would not use the old Pioneer sub to power your speakers, just hook the speakers up to your AVR, the only reason for using the sub to power your speakers would be if your current receiver does not have a sub out. Both of the AVRs you are looking at do have a sub outs, in fact they both have two sub outs.
Those are both nice AVR's and generally a good amp on the L&R or all three front channels just brings out the best in a system. However, the Klipsch are pretty forward so amps that are known to have a warm sound might be the ticket? Only your ears can decide this one.