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NegativeEffect1
08-19-2005, 11:52 AM
I'm looking into getting a 5.1 setup in my living room. bookshelf speakers for the fronts, center will sit on top of TV, floor standing speakers for the rear and a sub(needs to be a small prefab one, no giant 15" avalanches haha). soooo, suggest me kick *** setup using whatever components...the budget is $1600

JimJ
08-19-2005, 12:39 PM
The choice of using bookshelf speakers for the mains and floorstanders for the satellites is an odd one - you do realize that's the home audio equivalent of putting an excellent comp set behind you with 6x9's in the doors? :)

DemonaL
08-19-2005, 12:44 PM
how good is the bose setup? don't know **** bout bose, or how good they are anymore,

JimJ
08-19-2005, 01:00 PM
Bose?

You mean Buy Other Sound Equipment?

JimJ
08-19-2005, 01:01 PM
Bose isn't worth the space to talk about it.

On a related note, I do have two JBL three-way bookshelf monitors that would make excellent rear channels, that I'm letting go for a good price :naughty:

OnYrMrk
08-19-2005, 01:05 PM
I would go Definitive Technology. No need for subs, they are built into the towers. AWESOME SOUND! And a workable budget too.

If there is a soundtrack or Ultimate Electronics near you, look em up.

NegativeEffect1
08-19-2005, 01:09 PM
The choice of using bookshelf speakers for the mains and floorstanders for the satellites is an odd one - you do realize that's the home audio equivalent of putting an excellent comp set behind you with 6x9's in the doors? :)
hmmm i didnt realize that. only reason i suggested it was because i have book shelves on the side of my TV and my couch is pretty tall so i figured floor standing speakers would do better in the rear...there is no wall to mount speakers on for the rear because i have one of those kitchen/living room combo things....maybe floor standing for the front and rear would be better?

JimJ
08-19-2005, 01:25 PM
I would go floorstanders for the front, and bookshelves for the back, just to save some money...you don't need an extremely powerful rear stage. Mount the satellites on stands if you need them higher.

If you've got $1600, why not go line array? :D

NegativeEffect1
08-19-2005, 05:14 PM
If you've got $1600, why not go line array? :D
a wha? haha

NegativeEffect1
08-19-2005, 05:15 PM
Baiting
Oblivious
Suckers
Everyday

I'd invest most of your money into the center channel and mains (towers). That's where most of the sound is going to come from. In most movies, the surrounds are mostly for ambience.

I don't know why you'd want a pre-fab subwoofer.
prefeb because cheaper, im lazy, no where to put a giant box with 2 15s in it...cuz if i did it myself it would def have 2 15 avas in it :D plus i dont want to rock the pictures off my walls haha

JimJ
08-19-2005, 05:26 PM
C'mon, that's what a HT setup is for, re-decorating :)

Even a DIY single 12" will be cheaper than the commercial equivalent of the same quality.

JimJ
08-19-2005, 05:27 PM
Go here:

http://www.creativesound.ca

and Google RAW Acoustics...don't know their URL off the top of my head, but it's probably rawacoustics.com or something easy like that :rolleyes:

Both are good places to glean information.

NegativeEffect1
08-19-2005, 05:37 PM
C'mon, that's what a HT setup is for, re-decorating :)

Even a DIY single 12" will be cheaper than the commercial equivalent of the same quality.
where could i look for prices on home audio subs and amps for the sub?


also, who makes a good 5.1 receiver now a days?

JimJ
08-19-2005, 05:39 PM
Most "car audio" subs do an admirable job as home drivers, with only a careful attention paid to the enclosures used...

For receivers; NAD, Denon, Onkyo & Pioneer have some good offerings, as well as many others.

JimJ
08-19-2005, 05:43 PM
Your reading assignment for tonight:

http://www.icixsound.com/vb/showthread.php?t=14839

tehPoser's article on ICIX about building a really nice budget pair of monitors. You've got more of a budget, so you can splurge on the mains and center, for example, but this is an excellent idea of what's involved going DIY on a project like this.

JimJ
08-19-2005, 05:44 PM
You'll generally want to tune lower for HT setups ... or, if you're going sealed, use a lower Q enclosure ...

Yup...a lot of sealed alignments are down in the .6 Qtc range, with tunings in the 17-24Hz range, maybe even lower if you have the drivers and amplifier power for decent infrasonic reproduction :)

PV Audio
08-19-2005, 06:37 PM
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NegativeEffect1
08-19-2005, 06:40 PM
how would 2 diamond audio TDX 12s sound for HT? haha

NegativeEffect1
08-22-2005, 07:31 PM
ok, i need a box design for 2 Diamond Audio TDX 12s and a link to a appriate amp to run them for HT use.
lemans?
anyone?

PV Audio
08-22-2005, 08:01 PM
pm me again...u never did pm me back last time anyway

NegativeEffect1
08-22-2005, 08:35 PM
ok where can i find a amp?

PV Audio
08-22-2005, 08:50 PM
ok where can i find a amp?
http://www.partsexpress.com/webpage.cfm?webpage_id=3&SO=2&DID=7&CATID=25&ObjectGroup_ID=505

i have the 1000 watt one...it's teh beast

NegativeEffect1
08-23-2005, 07:29 AM
think two 1000wats would be enough to run the TDXs? i have around 1200 running to each now

JimJ
08-23-2005, 02:19 PM
Sure...lower the Qtc if you want to increase efficiency and boost the low-end response. You don't have cabin gain in a house like you do in a car, so the lower alignment is useful for getting a strong bottom end out of the moofers.

PV Audio
08-23-2005, 05:15 PM
sry negative, i was getting *** raped by my physics notes, and i promise i'll have what u need by 9 oclock 2night.

NegativeEffect1
08-26-2005, 05:13 PM
sry negative, i was getting *** raped by my physics notes, and i promise i'll have what u need by 9 oclock 2night.
:furious: :p: :crazy: :eyebrow: :yumyum: :rolleyes:

PV Audio
08-26-2005, 05:30 PM
bro, u want it still? i've sent u lots of pms