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the receiver is critical to a system, however, speakers are where you should really spend your money, i recommend paradigm reference series, in whichever configuration suits your room. be sure to use adp surrounds.
SPEND ONE MILLION DOLLORS ON SPEAKERS HA HA
A top quality 5.1. speaker system will give you a lifetime of joy, You will never have to upgrade them and if used properly they will last a lifetime. 8 month ago I invested in a 5.1 atlantic Tewchnology 4200 system along witha DENON 3805 amp And I still get a thrill when I listen to my system, Iam not saying that you should buy a/ts, but take time and go to every demo room you can find and take along a good d.v.d. movie or c.d. And remember they will be using different amps but really all quality amps are goping to sound the same . just focus on the speakers. Also when you buy top quality speakers the manufactor will stand behind there product good luck and please post back to us and give us a review on your system and dont forget the snack bar stewee
Well, it really doesn't make any difference what brand and model you have, only that you have a medium priced receiver in the $1100 range. That lets me know all I need to know to start.
What we really want to know is: what is your budget for speakers, what kind of music, movies, how loud, describe your room and furnishings in detail, do you prefer floorstanding, smaller speakers on stands or speakers on the wall, is there a large TV involved? We want to know the same things a good salesperson would ask.
Give us as much info as possible then we can give you some intelligent choices to consider.
my living room is large with cathedral celiengs. I will have a 62 inch dlp in a entertainment system so the speakers will be bookshelf speekers in the furniture. Can I go with bose 301 bookshelf and a different center channel and diifferent sub or should it all match. or should I spend les on the reciever and more on speakers
I'll be the first to tell you
Stay away from Bose!!
Many more will suggest the same. They really aren't great speakers. Do a search on the forum for countless explanations of why to avoid them in a nice home theater.
Invest more money in better speakers and relatively less on the receiver. It's all important, but the speakers much more so than the receiver. The best approach to building the right theater is to find speakers you love first, then find a receiver that meets the needs of those speakers (and has the features you desire).
Best of luck!
You still didn't give us a budget figure so I'll just say that you should if possible keep the left and right speakers out of the entertainment center. If you want bookshelf size speakers then put them on stands. If you insist on placing them in the center then make sure the leading edge of the left and right speakers are an inch or two ahead of the leading edge of the center. The center channel should be either directly an top of or below the screen.
All five speakers should be from the same series of speakers and from the same brand (this means they have the same tweeter and the same sonic ''voicing''). The sub can be from a different brand but needs to have the proper settings for a good match.
Suggest you look at 5.1 (5 speakers and a sub) system from brands such as the Pro Cinema Series from Definitive Technology, the Take Series from Energy and other systems from Polk, Paradigm, Mirage and Axiom to mention a few (forget Bose, extremely overpriced for mediocre sound). With the Denon AVR 2807 about $1500 -$3000 might be a good price range to start with.
BIG ROOM=BIG SPEAKERS!!!!
I have done Pro sound reninforcement for years. The saying is "No highs, no lows, Must be BO$E".
Again I Ditto what RR6 says, a $1500 budget to start.
Every one has thier favorite speakers. So you could add JBL and Klisph to the list. There are just so many realy good speakers on the markert and Bo$e in not one of them. John
a pair of quad 21 l2s, marantz sa 7001 cd player, denon 2807 avr, denon 29f turntable.
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Ditto to what RR6 said!!!
Speakers ARE the most important part of a sound system!!
Take what you spent for the Dennon and bouble it, this should be your starting budget for speakers + or - a little.
Spend a lot of time listening to speakers, take some of your faviorate CDs. Some speakers may sound good when you first listen to them, but after a hour or so of listening they don't sound as good. This is called "listing fatigue". A realy good set of speakers you can listen to the rest of your life and not get tired of them. john
You can't overdo it on speakers...
I have a high-end 5.1 system, and I invested roughly 10x in speakers what I spent on my receiver. I think this may represent a somewhat extreme example, but the point is the same as others are making:
Put as much into speakers as you can justify and afford. The speakers are what give you great sound. A good receiver will just provide a cleaner input to let that great sound shine through.
SPEAKERS, SPEAKERS, SPEAKERS................
FIRST I'D START with a 5.1 speaker set-up. Don't worry about the A/V receiver;
until after you've choosen the speakers. Some suggestions include MIRAGE, BOSTON ACOUSTICS, KLIPSCH, CAMBRIDGE SOUNDWORKS, and ENERGY (among others.)
Other receivers to consider are NAD, ONYKO, & SONY ES.