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I have a bunch of random speakers and want to put together the best 5.1 setup with what I have... Recommendations?

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Here are the speakers I have along with my receiver.

2 Realistic Nova 8 speakers
2 KLH 900B Bookshelf Speakers
2 Realistic Minimus 7 speakers
5 Klipsh Pro Media speakers
1 Klipsh Pro Media Center Channel Speaker
1 Sony SAW2500BB subwoofer

Denon AVR-E300


What speakers would you use, and where to get the best sound?
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What speakers would you use, and where to get the best sound?

2 Realistic Nova 8 speakers
2 KLH 900B Bookshelf Speakers - Mains(fronts)
2 Realistic Minimus 7 speakers
5 Klipsh Pro Media speakers - Surrounds
1 Klipsh Pro Media Center Channel Speaker - Center
1 Sony SAW2500BB subwoofer - Sub

*edit* I'd also like to say that the center channel may not really be up to par and possibly run without it, using the mains to do its job. You need a really good center channel - since that's where the vast majority of sound comes from - and that center speaker is pretty weaksauce.
Edited by Cavi Mike - 9/15/13 at 10:02pm
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2 Realistic Nova 8 speakers
2 KLH 900B Bookshelf Speakers - Mains(fronts)
2 Realistic Minimus 7 speakers
5 Klipsh Pro Media speakers - Surrounds
1 Klipsh Pro Media Center Channel Speaker - Center
1 Sony SAW2500BB subwoofer - Sub

*edit* I'd also like to say that the center channel may not really be up to par and possibly run without it, using the mains to do its job. You need a really good center channel - since that's where the vast majority of sound comes from - and that center speaker is pretty weaksauce.

I was actually thinking that the Minimus 7's sounded better than the promedias when trying them for music... Will have to experiment with that. What center channel would you get? The promedia one is very weaksauce lol
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If you like the sound of those Minimus speakers, you could always use those as the center channel. Run them in parallel. The surrounds aren't super important as far as sound quality goes, they're mainly for effect, that's why I picked the ProMedias for that job.
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If you like the sound of those Minimus speakers, you could always use those as the center channel. Run them in parallel. The surrounds aren't super important as far as sound quality goes, they're mainly for effect, that's why I picked the ProMedias for that job.

Hey that's a good idea! That would make them 4 ohms though correct?

EDIT: It appears that this is the case as these are 8 ohm speakers. It shows the power output in the manual for my receiver to be rated for 6-16 ohms so I probably can't run a 4 ohm speaker off of it.
Edited by killeraxemannic - 9/17/13 at 7:54am
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