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    Questions about HT

    looking to put together something relatively cheap for HT. i'm pretty noob to this but i was thinking probably 2 towers, a receiver and sub is all i need. now for the sub i'll prolly use my 12" brahma since nobody wants it. now towers is where i'm having trouble. first i'm not sure how to make them or design crossovers, second i see a lot of kits that come with drivers, xovers and box plans, is this a good way to go? on the towers i'm really looking to spend only $200 or less on the drivers and xovers, is this doable? not looking for something superior, just something better then my tv speakers







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    Re: Questions about HT

    Without much experience with speaker building or acoustics I'd stick with speakers from a local shop. BTW You don't need towers to get full range sound. That's what the sub is for.

    I'd get some Paradigm Titans with that budget.
    http://www.paradigm.com/Website/Site...manceSpecs.htm




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    Re: Questions about HT

    That brahma will sound good in an HT. Large and very low tuned enclosure.

    Maybe for the price you can try these out http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=300-640

    They're definitely cheap and may give you more play with your budget for a nicer receiver than you planned. You can always upgrade when your budget dictates later.




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    Re: Questions about HT

    Quote Originally Posted by IamDeMan View Post
    Maybe for the price you can try these out http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=300-640

    They're definitely cheap and may give you more play with your budget for a nicer receiver than you planned. You can always upgrade when your budget dictates later.
    I second that motion. These look pretty good given the price range. Any decent HT receiver from a reputable manufacturer should power these fine and have a connection for a subwoofer.




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    Re: Questions about HT

    i guess i'm still confused as to the difference in towers and these bookshelf speakers, other then size




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    Re: Questions about HT

    Well towers are usually of a 3-way design and incorporate an 8" or larger woofer. Bookshelves for the most part are 2-way monitors with a midbass/mid and tweeter. Towers can usually extend low enough to sound good without a sub. Bookshelves will need a sub to supplement the low end. That would be my best way to explain the difference. Of course this is only a "most of the time" description. I'm sure there are many solutions out there that go against these statements.




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    Re: Questions about HT

    two towers and a subwoofer is not a home theater



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    Re: Questions about HT

    Quote Originally Posted by johnson View Post
    two towers and a subwoofer is not a home theater
    Calm down.

    Surround sound is over rated, and people were using two speaks and a sub for their HT prolly before you were born.





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    Re: Questions about HT

    Quote Originally Posted by rubicon View Post
    Without much experience with speaker building or acoustics I'd stick with speakers from a local shop. BTW You don't need towers to get full range sound. That's what the sub is for.

    I'd get some Paradigm Titans with that budget.
    http://www.paradigm.com/Website/Site...manceSpecs.htm
    BTW where could i get some of those? ebay is a no-go...





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    Re: Questions about HT

    Quote Originally Posted by brandontw View Post
    Calm down.

    Surround sound is over rated, and people were using two speaks and a sub for their HT prolly before you were born.
    people were also using 8 track players


    ht is whatever you want it to be.

    but me if it isnt 5.1 at least for home movie viewing then your not getting the full experience

    now if you listing to mostly music hten a pair of towers will do just fine.




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    Re: Questions about HT

    Quote Originally Posted by 1loudsuv View Post
    people were also using 8 track players


    ht is whatever you want it to be.

    but me if it isnt 5.1 at least for home movie viewing then your not getting the full experience

    now if you listing to mostly music hten a pair of towers will do just fine.
    eh...





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    Re: Questions about HT

    well i got one of those all in one deals from my sister. i think i'll give that a try since i'm not into home audio like car audio. if anything i could always upgrade the speakers since i have a free receiver now.




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    Re: Questions about HT

    Quote Originally Posted by brandontw View Post
    Calm down.

    Surround sound is over rated, and people were using two speaks and a sub for their HT prolly before you were born.
    might be the fact that movies didnt record surround tracks back then. hmm...



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    Re: Questions about HT

    Quote Originally Posted by johnson View Post
    might be the fact that movies didnt record surround tracks back then. hmm...
    ok who said i wouldn't be adding surround sound? who really gives a **** if it's considered ht or not?




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    Re: Questions about HT

    HT can be 1x 2x 3x 4x 5x 6x 7x or 8x of speakers.....

    Surround sound can be over rated.... But is still fun in and of it's self....







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