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AxT4430
11-27-2012, 10:09 AM
Ideally I would like to have an 8" woofer, and two 3 ft tall towers with 5.25/6.5 component set.. Althought Im at a loss of how to power these? Would a plate amp and receiver be the best fit? If so, please offer up some suggestions. Would a builder on here be able to specialize a design that would applicable to a worthy home audio enclosure?!

jteske88
11-27-2012, 10:14 AM
yes to power a sub you would need a plate amp, as for the mains do you want a 2.1 setup, 5.1 or 7.1? what are your goals?

AxT4430
11-27-2012, 10:28 AM
yes to power a sub you would need a plate amp, as for the mains do you want a 2.1 setup, 5.1 or 7.1? what are your goals?

To keep cost down I would probably aim for 2:1. I'd like to fill my bedroom with pleasurable, loud sounds during movies and gaming. My room is 20' by 15'

jteske88
11-27-2012, 10:39 AM
well you could look at the harman kardon avr line, they make great products. and dont be fooled by there rms ratings, my 75 watt rms put out over 40 amps. subs are gonna be up to you since you can piece it together and build one or shell out cash and just buy one. Your mains you can go have a listen at a local store and demo a few sets.

AxT4430
11-27-2012, 10:43 AM
well you could look at the harman kardon avr line, they make great products. and dont be fooled by there rms ratings, my 75 watt rms put out over 40 amps. subs are gonna be up to you since you can piece it together and build one or shell out cash and just buy one. Your mains you can go have a listen at a local store and demo a few sets.

I need more indepth advice, sadly. Thanks for the quick response. So would these reciever also amplify both the towers and sub?

Also, I think i completely misunderstood your concept of 2.1, 5.1, and 7.1.. I was thinking you were asking do I want to run 2 speakers to 1 woofer/ etc..

also, budget of 300$ currently. Could I get a satisfactory set up for consisting of 1 woofer and 1 component set?

jteske88
11-27-2012, 10:46 AM
no like 2 mains and a sub, or 5 speakers and a sub, if your looking for a reciever that can power a sub also just go to walmart and pick one off the shelf, any good reciever is not gonna have speaker terminals for a sub but a preout to hook a rca to connect the woofer.

and just seen your budget, you couldtn buy one of my fronts for that let alone my surger supressor. Im out on this since ony things in that area i can see are a craigslist ad or wally world junk

AxT4430
11-27-2012, 10:48 AM
gv
no like 2 mains and a sub, or 5 speakers and a sub, if your looking for a reciever that can power a sub also just go to walmart and pick one off the shelf, any good reciever is not gonna have speaker terminals for a sub but a preout to hook a rca to connect the woofer.

and just seen your budget, you couldtn buy one of my fronts for that let alone my surger supressor. Im out on this since ony things in that area i can see are a craigslist ad or wally world junk

darn.. well Ill have to start building.. or just stick to my vehicle for now..

I was hoping on grabbing a dayton 8" and maybe Image dynamic component set..

jteske88
11-27-2012, 10:49 AM
yeah home audio can be $ if you want it to sound good or just be dependable.

wickedwitt
11-27-2012, 10:52 AM
$300 buys entry level Samsung 5.1 systems. It will sound quite good for $300.

AxT4430
11-27-2012, 10:58 AM
$300 buys entry level Samsung 5.1 systems. It will sound quite good for $300.

hrmm! would blu ray link directly to my ps3, wirelessly? or does it synch to the tv?!

Samsung 1000W 5.1Ch. 3D WiFi Bluray Home Theater System HT-E5400ZA - Best Buy (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+-+1000W+5.1-Ch.+3D+/+Wi-Fi+Blu-ray+Home+Theater+System/4789794.p?id=1218527811245&skuId=4789794)

DoesDad
11-27-2012, 10:58 AM
I've got a 5.1 system that I basically pieced together off Craigslist. I think I'm around 300 bucks or so. I've got 2 DCM Towers (60 bucks), this sub from partsexpress: Dayton Audio SUB-1200 12" 120 Watt Powered Subwoofer 300-629 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-629) (120 bucks), 2 Yamaha bookshelf speakers for the rear (35 bucks) and a Nakamichi 5.1 receiver (80 bucks). Only thing I'm missing now is the center channel and I'll get that for around 50-60 bucks too. The nice thing about home audio is it drops significantly in value. What might've been a 500 dollar pair of speakers 10 years ago are 50-60 bucks on Craigslist.

AxT4430
11-27-2012, 11:03 AM
I've got a 5.1 system that I basically pieced together off Craigslist. I think I'm around 300 bucks or so. I've got 2 DCM Towers (60 bucks), this sub from partsexpress: Dayton Audio SUB-1200 12" 120 Watt Powered Subwoofer 300-629 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-629) (120 bucks), 2 Yamaha bookshelf speakers for the rear (35 bucks) and a Nakamichi 5.1 receiver (80 bucks). Only thing I'm missing now is the center channel and I'll get that for around 50-60 bucks too. The nice thing about home audio is it drops significantly in value. What might've been a 500 dollar pair of speakers 10 years ago are 50-60 bucks on Craigslist.

The problem is I would need to research to find what brands and models are decent. I would want to have this by Christmas haha

CHEMMINS
11-27-2012, 11:16 AM
For the size of your room, and the budget.....your goals are unachievable.

You need a proper 5.1 system. An 8" HT sub will not give you what you need.

DoesDad
11-27-2012, 11:21 AM
The problem is I would need to research to find what brands and models are decent. I would want to have this by Christmas haha

You do have a point. You would have to know what you're looking at to buy used. How about this for speakers: Dayton HTP-3 5.1 Home Theater Package 12" Powered Subwoofer 300-696 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-696) and this for a receiver: Sherwood RD-5405 5.1 Home Theater Receiver 252-226 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=252-226) You're only 30 bucks or so over your budget, it's brand new and it would definitely do the job.

Falcons
11-27-2012, 12:23 PM
my ht im buying is around 400 bucks. but my room is only like 15 x 10, so its not as big. i pieced mine together off of parts express.

wickedwitt
11-27-2012, 12:38 PM
hrmm! would blu ray link directly to my ps3, wirelessly? or does it synch to the tv?!

Samsung 1000W 5.1Ch. 3D WiFi Bluray Home Theater System HT-E5400ZA - Best Buy (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+-+1000W+5.1-Ch.+3D+/+Wi-Fi+Blu-ray+Home+Theater+System/4789794.p?id=1218527811245&skuId=4789794)
If you went this route (for ease, instead of piecing a system which would ultimately have better SQ), this has a built in 1080p 3d Blu Ray player and an HDMI in. If you were watching discs, I'd use this as it's 8 year newer tech than the PS3 (although the PS3 Blu Ray reader is phenomenal). Just run an HDMI cable from your PS3 to this for surround and then another HDMI out from this to your TV to get the PS3 and this thing's movies on the TV.

I'm picking up this one Samsung HT E6500 (http://www.samsung.com/us/video/home-theater/HT-E6500W/ZA) soon.

jdawg
11-27-2012, 01:25 PM
dayton bookshelves were on sale for $30 a pair, cant beat that at all, I have 3 pairs, then like mentioned get a dayton powered sub, really cant get any better for the $$

AxT4430
11-27-2012, 06:21 PM
dayton bookshelves were on sale for $30 a pair, cant beat that at all, I have 3 pairs, then like mentioned get a dayton powered sub, really cant get any better for the $$

Now we are talking.. any suggestions on a reciever to power these? of course be able to add a woofer into the mix later :)

mat3833
11-27-2012, 06:27 PM
honestly, go pick up a Klipsch Promedia 2.1 system. for the money it works as a very nice bedroom system. im actually using one in my livingroom ATM and ill i did was remove the plate amp and replace the 6.5" sub with 2 ID8 V3's.

Matt

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actually the Dayton idea will probobly be better. dayton powered subs are pretty hartd to beat for the cash.

Matt

AxT4430
11-27-2012, 06:33 PM
Sherwood RX-4105 Stereo Receiver 252-125 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=252-125)

So, if I get this and the dayton audio 6.5's. I run an rca out on my tv to rca/tv in on the reciever and Im fine there.. What about if I want to add a plate amp?

AxT4430
11-27-2012, 06:59 PM
Never mind! thanks for all the help guys!

DoesDad
11-27-2012, 07:26 PM
Never mind! thanks for all the help guys!

The Dayton's powered. Meaning they already have a plate amp attached. The particular one I bought is this Dayton Audio SUB-1200 12" 120 Watt Powered Subwoofer 300-629 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-629) It's nice for the money.

AxT4430
11-27-2012, 07:36 PM
What about this?

Sherwood RX-4105 Stereo Receiver 252-125 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=252-125&scqty=1)

Dayton Audio B652 6-1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair 300-652 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=300-652&scqty=1)

Dayton Audio SUB-1200 12" 120 Watt Powered Subwoofer

AxT4430
11-27-2012, 07:41 PM
or

Samsung 500W 5.1Ch. Bluray Home Theater System HT-E3500ZA - Best Buy (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+-+500W+5.1-Ch.+Blu-ray+Home+Theater+System/4755837.p?id=1218523224356&skuId=4755837)

naughtyca
12-09-2012, 02:49 PM
This usually goes on sale in newegg for $150, I have 2 of these with 3 separate subwoofers and they rock

Newegg.com - Polk Audio Monitor70 Series II Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Black) Each (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=DKaRjEIxEeKmuWpDFXlv0Qpsz1_izNK3_ 0_0_0&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16882290208)

tyler_fitz
12-09-2012, 03:27 PM
bought a used harmon/kardon avr-247 for $230 (from this forum actually). pair of mtx bookshelves, they fit my entertainment center just right, $200 but you could find something cheaper for just as good i'm sure.

the sub, my pride and joy, sundown audio e-8 ($60) in a transmission line enclosure. powered by a elemental designs lt.200 ($95 at the time, can't get em anymore though). this thing fuckin rocks, people can't believe all that sound comes from a little 8"

2.1 setup, cheap, great for music and video games.

PV Audio
12-09-2012, 07:20 PM
What about this?

Sherwood RX-4105 Stereo Receiver 252-125 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=252-125&scqty=1)

Dayton Audio B652 6-1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair 300-652 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=300-652&scqty=1)

Dayton Audio SUB-1200 12" 120 Watt Powered Subwoofer

This is a very solid setup. Two tips: purchase some Poly-Fill and moderately stuff the insides of the cabinets. Reduces coloration fairly significantly and gives a much cleaner midbass. You could also put in a higher quality cap for the tweeter, but then you start to negate the benefit of the speakers' cost. I own six pairs of these, all in varying configurations. However, the best pair is in my bedroom which simply has poly-fill and is powered by one of Dayton's 50x2 Tripath amps.

That subwoofer might also be a bit overkill as the 10" version is cheaper and will give you plenty of performance for your room size with respect to your mains. Happy DIY'ing. :)

MisterDeadeye
12-09-2012, 07:45 PM
I know this thread's a week old, but these are really a great deal at $270. Fluance-AVHTB Surround Sound Home Theater 5 Speaker System (http://www.fluance.com/product/AVHTB_Surround_Sound_Home_Theater_5_Speaker_System .eng-97.html)

I've personally heard them, and they're great. They have decent mid bass output, but don't expect getting down to 35Hz or anything.