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    Home audio/ Xmas present to myself

    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?!







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    Re: Home audio/ Xmas present to myself

    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?




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    Re: Home audio/ Xmas present to myself

    Quote Originally Posted by jteske88 View Post
    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'




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    Re: Home audio/ Xmas present to myself

    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.




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    Re: Home audio/ Xmas present to myself

    Quote Originally Posted by jteske88 View Post
    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?




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    Re: Home audio/ Xmas present to myself

    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




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    Re: Home audio/ Xmas present to myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by jteske88 View Post
    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..




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    Re: Home audio/ Xmas present to myself

    yeah home audio can be $ if you want it to sound good or just be dependable.




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    Re: Home audio/ Xmas present to myself

    $300 buys entry level Samsung 5.1 systems. It will sound quite good for $300.



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    Re: Home audio/ Xmas present to myself

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedwitt View Post
    $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




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    Re: Home audio/ Xmas present to myself

    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 (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.




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    Re: Home audio/ Xmas present to myself

    Quote Originally Posted by DoesDad View Post
    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 (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




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    Re: Home audio/ Xmas present to myself

    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.



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    Re: Home audio/ Xmas present to myself

    Quote Originally Posted by AxT4430 View Post
    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 and this for a receiver: Sherwood RD-5405 5.1 Home Theater Receiver 252-226 You're only 30 bucks or so over your budget, it's brand new and it would definitely do the job.




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    Re: Home audio/ Xmas present to myself

    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.



    Things to look forward to:
    (2) 10" or 12" imperium audio designs subs
    set of PHD MF 6.5" comps
    Completely seal off and deaden my doors
    aquire a 2k amp
    aquire a 2 channel amp for front stage

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