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    surround sound (home audio)

    Didn't really know where to put this so...

    This dualdisc thing they're doin with cds now (Chevelle, Nine Inch Nails, Rob Thomas, Bruce Springstein) has got me interested in getting surround sound. I have no idea where to start so I figured maybe I could get some good ideas from here.

    My dvd player does have surround sound so could I use this as my reciever and posibbly us plate amps?

    If i were to pick out all the components what is a good brand of speakers for surround sound and plate amps?

    Should I just get a system already put together or are they really worth a crap?

    I'm lookin to spend no more than 500 dollars, but I'm not goin for huge output either. Maybe around 50 watts per channel and about 150 watts for the sub.

    Any help is appreciated.



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    Re: surround sound (home audio)

    tannoy fx5.1 if you want a 5.1 package. surprisingly good, and takes a fat dump all over bose acoustimass for about a fifth of the price



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    Re: surround sound (home audio)

    Would these be pretty good for the price? Anyone know the rms of these?

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...&s=electronics

    What's a good brand for a reciever and plate amp?
    I already have an idea of what sub I want. 11kv2 perhaps?????



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    surround sound ***** nuts; it is a fake excuse for imaging and soundstage

    stereo pwns joo




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    Re: surround sound (home audio)

    Well I've kinda changed my mind and I think I wanna go for good ol stereo sound as yall suggested, but I don't really have room for towers. So here's the list for a nice stereo system:

    2 channel reciver
    plate amp
    sub
    2 speakers/towers

    Anything else?



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    Re: surround sound (home audio)

    Quote Originally Posted by simplesine
    Well I've kinda changed my mind and I think I wanna go for good ol stereo sound as yall suggested, but I don't really have room for towers. So here's the list for a nice stereo system:

    2 channel reciver
    plate amp
    sub
    2 speakers/towers

    Anything else?
    towers aren't that big...i'd go with 2 tower mains, book shelf surrounds and 2 5 1/4" + 1 tweeter for the center

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    Re: surround sound (home audio)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jmac
    2 x 6.5" Center Channel > 2 x 5.25" Center Channel

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    Re: surround sound (home audio)

    It still might be good to buy a 5.1 receiver just in case you want to expand. Some good budget brands are Pioneer (esp. the models with MCACC), Onkyo, and Yamaha.

    Oh...and if you can't find the space for two towers then you don't deserve to own an audio system.

    You'll also save a lot of money if you build the towers yourself. Parts Express is a good place to start looking. That place has nice plate amps, also.



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    Re: surround sound (home audio)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jmac
    Do they even have 2-channel receivers that aren't 20+ years old ?
    That's a good question...



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    Re: surround sound (home audio)

    So if i bought a 5.1 reciever i wouldn't have to use all the channels? I thought u would have to use all of them. And I'm sorry for asking stupid questions but I don't know anything about homeaudio but do the recievers power the speakers as well, excluding subwoofer which i would have to get a plate amp for?



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    Re: surround sound (home audio)

    Quote Originally Posted by simplesine
    That's a nice, cheap brand. It's worth getting, IMO.



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    Re: surround sound (home audio)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jmac
    You can run 5.1 receivers in stereo mode ... Also, do you have to use all the channels on a 4-channel amp in car audio ?

    Yes, the receiver generally powers everything but the subwoofer(s) ...
    I figured you could run it stereo mode but I'm not sure on if I can leave some of the channels "free" or "speakerless'' I guess you could say.

    And on your question, I've never dealt with anything more than a 2-channel car audio amp, so really I don't know the answer to that question. And I know you asked that question so I could answer my own question in a sense hence the , but I don't really know the answer to that question either. I have to laugh at myself sometimes. lol Sorry for my little know how, but thanks for your patience.



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    Re: surround sound (home audio)

    Solid state gear is nice that way




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    Re: surround sound (home audio)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Frost
    Solid state gear is nice that way
    True story.

    Yeah, the receiver you get will probably even have a setting for 2.1, anyways.



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