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Well TD refunded my entire shipping cost so I got the Onkyo TX-NR509 for $259 shipped, so that is a plus.

In the meantime the wife said she wants to keep the tv on the mantle above the fireplace instead of using a tv stand against the wall. I'm not going to be able to use floor standing speakers then since the bottom of the tv is about 6.5' in the air.

That puts a damper on things as the center channel will need to hang from the mantle. I'm having a hard time finding something that will do that except for the very small satellites.
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Why do you think you can't use floorstanding speakers? They don't need to be at the same height as the display (although it would be ideal). Putting a tv over the fireplace is already a compromise since it's much higher than it should be. You can get a bracket or whatever and mount the center over the tv, just have it be angled down towards your listening position.
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The center would be way to high over the tv. My current center is mounted hanging from under the mantle. This put's it just slightly overhead. I know I could use floor standing speakers still, but I also think it would get annoying having the video up high and the sound coming from down low.

I've been suggested to get the Infinity Primus Theater Pack, this way I can still mount the speakers on the wall. Kinda leaning that direction for now.
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Originally Posted by R3d T34rz View Post
I pair of bookshelf speakers, a decent sub, will blow away any HTiB you can imagine to include those wack Sony speakers. If your going to upgrade do it right. You can buy the receiver, pair of speaks, then just keep adding. In the end you will be happier and have a much better setup.

Center
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290211

Fronts
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290205

Sub

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290035

Surrounds

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290201

Receiver

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882117398

In your budget and will destroy that Sony setup completely with better depth and clarity.
I agree here. Go with the CS2. The CS1 makes voices sound "tinny".

I love my CS2, monitor 70s and monitor 40s.




Edit: oops...only read the first page.
Edited by claymanhb - 9/13/11 at 9:16am
     
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The infinity primus line is quality. And the speaker won't be too high provided you have it ANGLED towards you. Same with the floorstanding speakers. If the tweeters are ear height that's what matters. If you wall mount speakers, you should have them aimed at you.

but of course just buy whatever you feel comfortable with...it's your money after all.
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I have decided to hold off on speakers until I'm positive on what I want.

For those following the thread, I talked to someone on SD who also ordered this. They are now telling them they never came in and they don't know when they will be available. So they point blank lied to me several times over the phone. Gotta love Tiger Direct.
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Have you thought of building your own box and buying a sub for it?
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