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HTIB or separate speakers for Room Size 300 sf?

by wisemanbba / May 12, 2004 4:38 AM PDT

Can I get some advice on what to look for in home theater for a room about 300 sq. ft.? Would a HTIB work in a room of this size? I have the TV alread (50-inch LCD) and am trying to figure out what would be best for theater AND music for the house.


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Re:HTIB or separate speakers for Room Size 300 sf?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 12, 2004 5:00 AM PDT

The problem is that word "best." You may have to try a few systems before you find it. for example lists some common speakers and the quality is good. There are many other makers, but with what you've written, no one should answer.

I'd go shopping and get in home demos.


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Re:Re:HTIB or separate speakers for Room Size 300 sf?
by wisemanbba / May 12, 2004 5:15 AM PDT

Just looking for some recommendations for what to look for for a room that size and something under $1200. just wondering if most HTIB would not work for a room that size...

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Work? Yes. Best? Still a term that may thwart discussion.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 12, 2004 6:01 AM PDT

The area of home theater can confound everyone with wide expenses of quality and ways to measure such and what would be "best."

Imagine those purists that want the tube based amplifiers for that warm feeling. Or those that claim they can hear a "splice in the cable."

"Best" is not what I'd want to mix with off the shelf systems... But such are very easy to install and have all the wires and instructions.


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home theatre speakers
by lcd52 / November 14, 2008 5:29 AM PST

Have a sony lcd 52 120 hrz 1080 tv, also bought the sony str dgr-820 av receiver with sony br 350 player. the definitive technology pro 600 work well with movies but sound compressed wth music at high volume. hooked up some older mission electronic 600's

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by Dan Filice / November 14, 2008 5:54 AM PST
In reply to: home theatre speakers

To the first poster, HTIB should work fine in a small room. My only hesitation is that these systems lock you into their system and don't always give you the ability for expansion. I personall would prefer a smaller separate receiver & DVD player and separate speakers, but if you are happy with the HTIB configuration, then it should be fine.

To the last poster about his mission speakers, etc: I too started out with old speakers that I had left over from my "stereo" days. The problem with these speakers is that they tried to accomplish in one speaker, what separates and a sub would do in HT speakers. The HT speakers I have now simply blow away my old "stereo" speakers. It all comes down to cross-overs and having separate speakers handle separate frequencies. Old speakers just can't do what a powered sub can do. Thus, HT speakers don't need to be huge monoliths like my old speakers that had 12" woofers.

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