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Originally Posted by IOSEFINI View Post
If the front speakers are big(floorstanding) you dont really need a subwoofer, you can set your receiver to send the bass to the front speakers.
A sub will be better for movies, it will extend deeper than floor standers are able to within this budget.
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Sub makes everything sound better including commercials! Sporting events sound amazing.... In the NCAA tournament (basketball) right before commercial they had this logo thing that would fall and hit hardwood and split it as it hit (gimmicky i know) but that sounded amazing (as an example)....
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post #13 of 16
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A sub will be better for movies, it will extend deeper than floor standers are able to within this budget.
I agree, but is not a must. you can watch a movie without sub, if the floorstandings are good ones. I dont have a sub., and the house is "almost shaking". With a sub will shake for sure.
Edited by IOSEFINI - 5/7/11 at 7:30am
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post #14 of 16
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If the front speakers are big(floorstanding) you dont really need a subwoofer, you can set your receiver to send the bass to the front speakers.
Center speaker is a must.
The amplifier(receiver) has the option to adjust each speaker volume individually.
If you use 5 speakers the rear speakers should be in the same line with your couch, not behind.
With a 7 speakers setup you will have 2 speakers behind the couch
Should they? My first thought was that you'd have two in the alcoves, one below the TV, and two behind the couch.

Here was the idea I was getting (yellow = subwoofer, orange = speaker on stand);



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Most decent receivers come with a microphone that does the setup for you.... mine for instance, is a Onkyo and it has you place the microphone in the preferred positions for viewing/listening (where people will sit at about ear level 1,2,3). This is done 1 at a time and it makes setup a snap. It is really tough to get it right manually as you need to set crossover for the sub and speakers. I can tell you that mine sounds amazing. I would look for a receiver that does that. And you really need the 5.1 setup (2 front, 1 center, 1 subwoofer, 2 surround (or rear).
On the topic of a reciever, can anyone give any sort of example as to what recievers are in the budget? That feature sounds amazing, definitely useful considering this is a first time home cinema setup and I'll be a little bit puzzled.

Also, what sort of stands would these speakers need? The subwoofer should be on the floor, correct?
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Check this link. Will show you where the speakers should be
http://www.thx.com/consumer/home-ent...peaker-set-up/

here is a receiver with microfone for AUTO speaker calibration
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882115240
Edited by IOSEFINI - 5/7/11 at 7:49am
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Thanks for the links IOSE.

Thought I'd note that there's a shelf built into the wall under the TV which measures 11" height, 14" depth and 32" width. The plan is to get most of the stuff under there, although I'm not sure if the center speaker and reciever will fit. :/
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