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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:17 am 
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Hello, I am looking at purchasing a 5.1 home theatre system (minus the amp which I already have) for my basement and am having a hard time deciding what systems are good and which are not, there are so many contradicting reviews on the net. I am looking for wall mount speakers, something that can still punch out some good sound for music aside from just being used for tv/movies/gaming. I have a budget of around $1000-$1200. I currently have a set of paradigm towers that i run seperate with some cambridge pre/power amps for my music listening. I am not a huge movie/tv watcher but if I'm going to buy something I want it to sound pretty decent. Any suggestions on something in that price range? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:21 am 
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How is the room configured? (size, placement)
Do you need the centre channel and the rears then?
Paradigm would be a good match for the existing.
I found the dipole ADP's to be good...not just for the function but the design
helps fill the room as opposed to a front mount tweeter/woofer.
Wait until you respond.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:58 pm 
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Im setting them up in the basement when the reno's are done. The sitting area will be about 14' x 20'. I do need the complete set except the amp as I already have a harmon kardon amp. I would like to hang the front left and right and centre speakers beside my tv (mounted to the wall) and the rears I would also like to hang up on the left and right side of my couch pointing down towards where a person would sit. I will be running wiring in the walls to the speakers to keep things looking tidy.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:27 pm 
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I will send a few photos for ideas in terms of lay-out design.
Sounds like you need the whole pkg......you are keeping the 2 channel
separate I assume (?)
I have all incorporated into one room. HT and 2channel listening.
Again, you can do Paradigm......on the site you will find many. Good product and
some reasonable prices for quality gear.
To clarify......you need the shooting match (Fronts/Rears/CC & a sub?)
Might be tight but possible.......


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:38 pm 
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That is correct, I will leave the 2 channel by itself, the paradigm towers and the cambridge amps and CD player. I did get a big paradigm centre channel with the towers that I do not currently use. If it means saving some money than I could use it and I would then only require the 2 front, 2 rear and a sub. I was hoping to get something small in the CC so that I could mount to wall and get rid of the bigger CC and free up some space on the entertainment stand.


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Polk Audio RTi or RTiA series would be a good option and they have the built in brackets for wall mounting on the back. You have a choice of two different bookshelf sizes from each series, and also two different size center channel speakers from each series to fit your room. They go on sale often, and CAM has some of these speakers listed for sale now if second hand is ok. The RTiA series are the newer model and the RTi series are discontinued but can still be bought new at times


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:37 am 
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Look at ELAC Debut, Klipsch, axiim Q, JBL, or Infinity Reference systems.

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When we finished the basement, I added an on wall HT setup.

Paradigm Cinema 330 for the front 3. Paradigm ADP-190 for the rears.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:27 pm 
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So...room the same size.
2 Channel and HT.
I think the ADP's are great.....some models have the woofer/tweeter on the side only. If your in a tight room
I found I missed some of the sound if you are sitting right across from them.
I built my CC into the projection wall.
I would use the CC you have for now and focus on the remainder.
(I built a platform for rear seating...) so I have the rears at ear level up high...but they fill the room quite well.
If you enjoy it.....you might be better off getting it piece by piece.

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With some time and patience...it can done. (I am a fan of Paradigm, but there are many other alternatives)


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I am using the Angstrom Suono Sonota 200 on wall speakers in a 12x24 dedicated H/T room. Amazing clarity and sound .Check out the web site at
http://angstromloudspeakers.com No affiliation.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:42 pm 
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Thanks for all the input, much appreciated. I did go out today and make a few purchases. I will post some pics with some equipment specs when the room is finished. Cheers!!


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