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Receiver to go with SVS-SBS 01s?

by cnetms / May 12, 2006 11:16 PM PDT

hey guys!

I'm just about to buy the svs SBS-01 7.1 Set with PB10-ISD speaker system for my basement and I was wondering what a/v reciever I should pair it with. I'm pretty sure its gonna go with a front projection tv, namely the Optoma H78DC3, but I'm still looking. I was looking at the Pioneer VSX-72TXV because of its great ratings, but I'm not sure. My local home theater specialist recommended a receiver with HDMI upconversion, but I'm still not sure what that even means! Could someone please help me?

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First things first.......
by kena10 / May 14, 2006 9:43 PM PDT

What in the hell is an "SVS SBS-01" and a "PB10-ISD"? What brand is that? and How much is the optoma projector?

The reason why someone recommended a receiver with hdmi upconversion is because since you have a projector that can probably display 1080i or 1080p (I'm assuming this optoma is capable enough of doing that), it's much easier to run a single cable to the projector that carries both audio and video and have the receiver switch sources for you. It's simpler to install and you won't have to run a ton of wires to the projector.

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SVS Is a.....
by RoadRunner6 / May 16, 2006 3:47 PM PDT
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Okie dokie....
by kena10 / May 17, 2006 3:30 PM PDT
In reply to: SVS Is a.....

IMO, I'm not that crazu about outlaw audio nor its borther or sister brands. If you don't mind me asking, why do you need 7.1??? Nothing is really encoded into a 7.1 array and it is merely a trick done by your receiver to add a virtual channel or channels for extra effect that really isn't there.

For $899.99, you can get the Polk RM6900 and it'll sound a hell of a lot better.

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-QpbUxpX53XP/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=12700&I=107RM6900

If you still want to do 7.1, add a couple of these and you're still looking at the same price of those svs's.

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-QpbUxpX53XP/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=37900&I=107RM6901

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6.1 or 7.1 is good especially for those.....
by RoadRunner6 / May 17, 2006 6:04 PM PDT
In reply to: Okie dokie....

.....who have a wide area in the back of their room. It allows the surround sound to completely envelope the side and rear of the room. It plugs in the gaps in the rear surround spread so to speak. I think it is slightly more desirable for those with direct radiating rear speakers than with dipolar or bipolar surrounds. Generally speaking the 3 (6.1) or 4 (7.1) rear surrounds would all be the exact same model (not different models as you suggested in the Polk system you mention).

The 6th and 7th channels are encoded but it is a mono signal. See here:

http://www.audioholics.com/techtips/setup/loudspeakers/hometheaterspeakerlayout.php

Some people are opposed to direct buying from companies such as Outlaw, SVS and HSU subs as well as other direct companies who sell all types of speakers such as Axiom and Ascent. I for one have no problem dealing online and feel that the additional bang for the buck is significant. I am looking at Axiom speakers with an Outlaw sub for my future system.

That sub in the SVS system above is the equal of subs in the $600-$800 range or above that sell thru B&M dealers from brands such as Velodyne, Infinity, Polk, etc. The sub in the Polk system you mention is not in the same class. Look at the amp. The SVS sub weighs in at 60lbs!!! I couldn't even find a weight for that Polk sub even in the owner's manual. It is apparently a special sub just for that sytem (not good news...let me guess...it weighs about 35lbs). Look at this review just on the sub:

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volume_11_4/svs-pb10-subwoofer-10-2004.html

Perhaps you would be interested in another review on the whole system:

http://www.hometheatersound.com/equipment/svs_sbs01.htm

The Polk is an excellent brand and there are many others that sell good systems in the $800-$1000 range such as the Atlantic Technology, Definitive Tech, etc. However, these don't match the value for the money if you don't mind buying direct IMO.

These two speakers systems are not even in the same class. (do you work for a dealer?)

RR6

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Um...
by kena10 / May 17, 2006 11:33 PM PDT

Hell no. I don't do retail work nor do I work in the industry. Please don't make that assumption ever again.

If you have a wide area in a room, try configuring your system better so that the speakers clearly do their job. If you paid atention to the polks, you'll see that the smaller drivers have the exact same tweeter and only one driver as opposed to the front ones that have two drivers and a tweeter. The reason I suggested that set was for the money value alone. Notwidstanding that those direct speakers may be of a great value, I am of the personal opinion of you get what you pay for.

Again, that is my personal opinion.

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5.1 vs 7.1
by stewart norrie / May 18, 2006 4:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Um...

I just added 2 old cerwin Vega sat6 on the back wall and switched my Denon 3805 to 7.1 I know they do not match my Atlantic Technology 4200 5.1 speaker system but the difference between 5.1. and 7.1 sound is amazing. I know 7.1 is matrix of the other chanels but you really get 360 degrees of involving sound.

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(NT) (NT) Do You Do Retail Work or Work In The Industry?
by RoadRunner6 / May 18, 2006 4:53 PM PDT
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