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...Kinda looking at these since they fit flush on the wall. I'm not really wanting to go with in-wall or in-ceiling speakers but at the same time dont wanna mount any protruding surround type speakers on the wall that stick out like a sore thumb.
Any suggestions for what would look decent mounted on the wall?

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4 of these
http://www.klipsch.com/s-10-surround-speakers-pair

Center

http://www.klipsch.com/c-10-center-speaker

sub

http://www.klipsch.com/sw-350-subwoofer


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Post Re: Surround speakers? Maybe..I dunno
You appear to be missing fronts...
Those surrounds really shouldn't be used as fronts. Should either be bookshelves or floor standing ones.

Do you have any proper home theater stores in Texas? If so, go there and look around and ask them for suggestions. Best Buy and other big-box stores don't count.

Could consider something like these:
http://www.bostonacoustics.com/Bravo-II--P39.aspx
http://www.paradigm.com/products/produc ... cinema-200

And if money is of no object, I hear these are pretty good:
http://www.paradigm.com/products/produc ... 5-0-system

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if all you do is watch movies. and that your receiver is setup with THX algorithm, that setup might be ok. but if your receiver is not THX setup and you do more than just watching movies, you might be disappointed.

i would suggest looking into full range front L/R speakers if you can. that center speaker is actually a good entry level consumer unit, i had a choice between that one and another unit years ago, and i went with a different one.

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THX? Really? I think AudessyXT would be more useful...

I will agree though, if you want to play music on it, you need full range fronts. I have the RM95's (http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/rm20 ... s=rm8#rm95) in my living room with a Boston Acoustics CS10 subwoofer. Sounds amazing in movies and anything 5.1. Music is horrendous though.

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actually Audessy never really worked out that great for me personally. MCACC on the other hand worked out better. i had an Onkyo SR606 before and i turned off the Audessy completely.

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Well Onkyo's only have Audessy 2EQ I believe. Only Denon's have Audessy MultiEQ XT that I've seen at least.

MultiEQ XT: "Our advanced resolution room correction solution with high resolution equalization filters for satellites and subwoofers"
2EQ: "Our basic resolution room correction solution that uses basic resolution filters for the satellites, but does not apply a filter to the subwoofers."

There's a good chart here comparing them: http://www.audyssey.com/audio-technology/multeq

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Hmm.. I have never heard of Paradigm before. Too bad I cant get an on hand look at them n stores. I'm not sure who carries them here. As for the first BA link JD. It seems broken and I would like to see what you suggested.
Why would the Klipschs not make good front and rears? I would be mounting them on the wall, plus its the asthetics of them. But I'm still deciding


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Those are designed as surrounds, not front's. The audio field that they would put out isn't ideally suited for fronts. These would be the fronts: http://www.klipsch.com/b-20-bookshelf-speakers-pair

Like I said though, there MUST be a home theater shop in Texas. I really couldn't see there not being one. You'll find much better speakers and advice from those stores. Not saying Klipsch is bad per-say, just saying there's other options out there.

As for the BA's, if the link isn't working (it is for me) browse to: Home > Speakers > On-Wall > Bravo® II Series. They obviously won't have as much dynamic range, but they're small and would "blend" into the wall more so. There's also the more expensive P4 Series which has a similar slim design, but larger with more drivers.

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Just my 2 cents here ... I have used Polk Audio speakers for most of my life, though I have had other brands (Kenwood, JBL, Klipsch, and ... haha ..Marantz). But I do believe that the floor standing models Polk Audio has along with their center speaker/subwoofer/side and rear speakers are perfect for surround sound in a moderately sized living room. And they won't break the bank. And in your case, Mr.Moneybags (Comixion) price might not be an obstacle, huh? However, as I said, this was just my 2 cents.

My Polk Audio R50's ... about 7 years old now. They deliver exceptional mid-range and clarity. They were $399.00 each at time of purchase.
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Center speaker I upgraded to about a year ago ago. Polk Audio CSi3 ... got it on sale (normally $199.00, got it for $129.99 and free shipping to Alaska!!)
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And I have four of these little power houses, the Polk Audio RM8's for my rear and side speakers ... $179.00 a pair
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I use 7.1 Surround Sound from my Onkyo TX-SR705 $699.00
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My sub-woofer, the Polk Audio powered sub-woofer PSW110 $249.99
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All in all, the set-up does what I want it to do and that is to pound out the best surround sound a theater home system is capable of doing for the amount of money I spent. It was $1550.00 for speakers and around $2600.00 for the equipment.
I have Dish Network (a VIP722K downstairs and a VIP211K upstairs), a Sony BDP S500 ($599.00), and a Vizio 47" LCD TV ($1300.00). There's bound to be some upgrades by next year as I am really itching to get at least a 55" newer LED LCD TV. :handgestures-thumbup:

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Those are nice. I gotta decide on something because I just brought this home.
Although I'm not the one wanting 3D. My daughter did so I did some research online as well as instore looking at both the active 3D and Passive 3D which only LG and and Vizio are using at the moment. I weighed the options. Cost of 3d shutter glasses are crazy. So I looked into the Passive 3D. Myself after a long time comparing the 2 well I didnt see too much difference. The Passive didn't hurt my eyes. Plus did I mention the glasses are cheap? So I picked this one up for $2499.99 at my local Compusa. BB has it for $3499.99. and at Frys its $2999.99. So I had to snatch it up. LG65LW6500.I also got a 4 yr warranty for $349. Now I need a mount and an Audio Tower.
Plus this review as well as others I have read helped also.

http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/ ... sive-3d-tv

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Ehh only 65"? Why not that new 80" from Sharp or Samsung (can't remember which)?!

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jdrom wrote:
Ehh only 65"? Why not that new 80" from Sharp or Samsung (can't remember which)?!


Meh> I looked at that 80" 8K monster and it skeered me. Plus, do you know these things dont look so big in the stores? Aint it genious how they setup their store displays to make you buy the biggest? I got it home and it's huge. Now whos gonna hang it? I gotta finds me a wall mount and an audio tower. Dammit


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haha, everything looks small in the stores, mainly due to stores being such massive areas with high ceilings.

Shouldn't really weigh anything though being LED? Not much to 'em really...

As for wall mounts, Monoprice! And for all your cables too :)

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Its 97lbs TV alone because of it's size. Way too many types of wall mounts out there. I only need it to do one thing, be able to tilt slightly downward if needed but I dont want to have to remove the TV to do that.


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Almost all of them tilt. And if you don't put the screw super tight, you can just pull/push the TV to adjust it as needed. That's how I mounted mine.

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jdrom wrote:
Almost all of them tilt. And if you don't put the screw super tight, you can just pull/push the TV to adjust it as needed. That's how I mounted mine.


I see. Ok.

Dam they are cheap at Monoprice compared what the stores are asking for these things. I may go with the full tilting/swivel type since they are so cheap. It would be handy for a TV that size if I ever wanna hook up a PS3 or whatever.


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Comixion wrote:
It would be handy for a TV that size if I ever wanna hook up a PS3 or whatever.

Huh? You should only have a single HDMI cable running to the TV from the Receiver. All your devices should be plugged into the receiver, so buy appropriately to support all the devices (and future devices).

And yes, cables, mounts, and any accessories at big-box stores are marked up at least 100% if not more. It's the only way they make profits. They make next to nothing on the TV's and big-ticket items.

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Ever heard of these?

http://www.thrillingaudio.com/ProductDe ... 20110%20CT


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I had some Paradigm links above...

They're supposed to be a very good speaker company. Not sure about that model specifically, but I'm sure it's better compared to whatever you have ;)

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jdrom wrote:
I had some Paradigm links above...

They're supposed to be a very good speaker company. Not sure about that model specifically, but I'm sure it's better compared to whatever you have ;)


You think they are better than my Boston Acoustics? Becasue I found this set in excellent cond. locally for $300 with sub. And stands inlcuded which sell for I have not heard them yet but did see detailed pics and they are ver clean. I was just wondering about the quality.


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