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Flipx99
11-24-2006, 03:55 PM
I keep changing my mind on a system setup. I just wanted some thoughts. I gotta work with what I can since I don't trust myself building crossovers, and lack the knowledge to make it work.

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m46/Flipx99/systemdesign.jpg

pimpedout97x
11-24-2006, 04:01 PM
i need to order than behringer a500 amp....if you go into the partsexpress DIY showcase, look up the towers with the dayton mids in them, called Vince's HTS, thats what im copying, except im only doing 2 towers, not doing the 3rd tower or the center channel. its not for surround sound, its for rap music.

ive got all the drivers, just need that amp, crossover components, and to build the 2 towers. prally gonna use 3/4" birch and stain it. will look so much nicer than MDF.

pimpedout97x
11-24-2006, 04:03 PM
i also have the behringer ep1500 (1400w rms :D) and will have some sorta 12" in my room....maybe an Fi Q, not sure yet. gonna be loud though :)

Flipx99
11-24-2006, 05:04 PM
After receiver (hk 3480) it comes to about $1,000.

I am wondering how a good HTIB would compare.

I am looking pretty hard at the HT-TQ85 and it's quite a bit less. I am curious what is really a better choice.

brandontw
11-24-2006, 07:07 PM
1000$ home theatre in a box's:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Nakamichi-SOUNDSPACE-8-5-Home-Theater-System_W0QQitemZ230054478166QQihZ013QQcategoryZ149 9QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-YAMAHA-YHTF1500-6-1-channel-V-Home-Theater-built_W0QQitemZ320052523556QQihZ011QQcategoryZ3981 8QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-harman-kardon-CP25-Home-Theater-System-Retail_W0QQitemZ320052515217QQihZ011QQcategoryZ149 9QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

all of those are fairly nice, but you said your using it for rap music, and that 3480 is a 2 channel reciever, so im not sure why your comparing this potential setup with HTIB's...

Two powerfull speakers and a powerful sub would undoubtedly be better that an HTIB for rap music, but not to great for movies and such, and vica versa.

Flipx99
11-25-2006, 12:13 AM
1000$ home theatre in a box's:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Nakamichi-SOUNDSPACE-8-5-Home-Theater-System_W0QQitemZ230054478166QQihZ013QQcategoryZ149 9QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-YAMAHA-YHTF1500-6-1-channel-V-Home-Theater-built_W0QQitemZ320052523556QQihZ011QQcategoryZ3981 8QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-harman-kardon-CP25-Home-Theater-System-Retail_W0QQitemZ320052515217QQihZ011QQcategoryZ149 9QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

all of those are fairly nice, but you said your using it for rap music, and that 3480 is a 2 channel reciever, so im not sure why your comparing this potential setup with HTIB's...

Two powerfull speakers and a powerful sub would undoubtedly be better that an HTIB for rap music, but not to great for movies and such, and vica versa.


Actually, I am using it for HT and games. I rarely listen to any music at home. The suggestion then is to go HTIB instead of 2 channel? I will look into those and thanks for the suggestions.

PV Audio
11-25-2006, 01:35 AM
I'm itching to upgrade to an EP2500. It's the worst decision i've made (buying the 1500), while also being the best decision I've made. Amp is great, solid, doesn't even skip a beat. However, it just doesn't have enough power for my tastes.

ballstothewall
11-25-2006, 01:40 AM
I'm itching to upgrade to an EP2500. It's the worst decision i've made (buying the 1500), while also being the best decision I've made. Amp is great, solid, doesn't even skip a beat. However, it just doesn't have enough power for my tastes.

No, upgrade to something other than Behringer.

PV Audio
11-25-2006, 01:51 AM
I haven't the money for that man. Crown and QSC are far beyond my price range. I just need good, reliable power for my sub. That's it.

johnson
11-26-2006, 12:03 PM
Did you buy yet? I currently have parts to build a pair of Modula MT's and a center channel and it only cost about $450-$500 (without wood). I plan to build another pair of Modula MT's or use my Adire speakers for surround. My subwoofer is gonna be a RL-P15 in a sonotube.

www.htguide.com (http://www.htguide.com) > Mission Accomplished

joetama
11-27-2006, 02:57 AM
How are you planning on putting these together? 2-way 3-way? What's the 10's for?

PV... Behringer is cheaper than QSC and Crown for a reason....

ballstothewall
11-27-2006, 10:06 AM
PV... Behringer is cheaper than QSC and Crown for a reason....

:word:

Flipx99
11-27-2006, 01:07 PM
I did not buy most of what's on this screen shot after considering that a 2 channel setup wouldn't work very well for HT use. I thought it might but now I doubt it.

After consulting a few people, I have all but given up on these plans.

I purchased the EX-500. It is a pioneer elite dvd-player and reciever. I got it for $299. It may not be the best, but it is a start and I felt I got good value for the money as it plays most of the common formats. Also, the guy there said I should use componet video instead of HDMI and run everything at 480p vs. 1080i. (My TV is 1080i)

Here is some info:

http://www.electronicexpress.com/product?prod_id=5124

I have looked around at bookshelf surround speakers as I don't think those sats can produce all the sounds I am looking for. I still would like to go DIY, but I haven't found many projects that do 5.1.

The place where I bought the reciever from told me a good value is doing two pairs of the polk audio Monitor 30s, a CS-1 center channel and right now they are doing a special where if you spend $500, you get a free sub.

Here is a link to the bookshelf speakers I am considering:


http://www.electronicexpress.com/product?prod_id=6380

center channel

http://www.electronicexpress.com/product?prod_id=6377

sub

http://www.electronicexpress.com/product?prod_id=6375


This HT 5.1 stuff gets expensive quick!

1loudsuv
11-27-2006, 03:05 PM
HT is definatly more expensive then car audio.

i allready got a decent setup but thinking of selling all the speakers to my bro (his getting into HT also) and then buying new better speakers.

those bookshelfs are ok just a little small would make good surround speakers and then buy some towers :)

but here look around in these sites and see if you like anything.


http://www.av123.com/products_category_pack.php?section=speakers&brand=55


http://www.aperionaudio.com/whatsnew/htcc-whatsnew.aspx

joetama
11-27-2006, 03:07 PM
What's the deal with red? Was distracting....

Flipx99
11-27-2006, 04:18 PM
What's the deal with red? Was distracting....

What do you mean?

Flipx99
11-27-2006, 04:39 PM
http://www.aperionaudio.com/whatsnew/htcc-whatsnew.aspx



That set comes to about the extreme limits of my budget, which is really only about $700. That polk sets comes right under that. This set exceeds by about $100. I feel like one of those newbs who ask everyday about x vs. y speaker.

joetama
11-27-2006, 04:40 PM
At the one web site there was a goofy looking red head holding the speaker... Now there is just some *** dancing....

Flipx99
11-27-2006, 05:16 PM
At the one web site there was a goofy looking red head holding the speaker... Now there is just some *** dancing....

Oh that must be the aperion website.

cnet ranked their top set pretty highly. I think it is the home audio equivalent to SI, IA, FI, etc.

I don't know if there is a "bargain" internet-only home audio manufacturer however.

joetama
11-27-2006, 05:37 PM
Would be pretty hard to make an Internet based home audio company truely work... Since most sales are made by the ears....

Flipx99
11-27-2006, 07:09 PM
Would be pretty hard to make an Internet based home audio company truely work... Since most sales are made by the ears....

I have found a few:

orb audio, plus those ones 1loudsuv already mentioned.

I bought rainbow without hearing them first. I think many 'internet age' people buy car audio without hearing it first.

I can kinda see why home audio might be different since the investment is quite a but more.