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    Default Picking a speaker system for a PJ room


    I know it's a ways out, but Im bored and starting to plan. Due to people's help here and elsewhere, I have a good plan for the PJ/Screen, the AVR/Pre pro and Amps, the subs, Im really lacking in what chairs and what speaker set (chairs to come later )

    This is just kind of to get things kicking, with a few selections I am familiar with, and to make it easy, lets figure on a 5.2 system for now.

    Here is my current choice:

    Klipsch Reference Line:

    I love these speakers, I like the brand, and I think they are gorgeous

    RF-82 floor stander - 2 (8" woofers, 33hz, 98dB sensitivity)


    RC-62 Center - 1 (6.5" woofers, 57hz, 98dB sensitivity)


    RS-62 Surround - 2 (6.5" woofers, 50hz, 97dB sensitivity)


    Guestimate cost: $2,850

    I know there are a lot of brands out there, but you have to pick just one. I know this is pricey, but I think with the size of these ceremetallic woofers, it's got some serious muscle when coupled with two subs.
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    65" VT50 / BDP-S7200
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    Default Re: Picking a speaker system for a PJ room

    Problem with this line of thinking, and how its hard for me to resist. Im gonna drive myself to wall mounting my tv so I can buy a bigger center.

    65" VT50 / BDP-S7200
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    Default Re: Picking a speaker system for a PJ room

    Elway I have a few question's for you. What happened to book shelfs??? Are you planning on auditioning??? Before you buy anything I would strongly suggest checking out the paradigm studio 20's, the front sound stage will cost you about $2,000. which doesn't leave room for real high dollar surronds, but the 20's are nothing short of stunning!!! Look up the reviews you will be impressed, they are so good many buy a third and run it as a center, not that you would need to do that, but they are that good. Also don't over look PSB, or KEF. www.dmcelectronics.com for killer deals on PSB. I know I tend to push Paradigm allot around here, but where else can you buy a speaker that is fully not built in china with china made components?? That really says allot. Seriously don't over look PSB or KEF either I love all 4 brands we are discussing here, and in the end they are all fantastic, just depends on what flavor you like.
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    Default Re: Picking a speaker system for a PJ room

    Also do some research on the outlaw audio speakers. They are expensive for book shelf's but L2W raved about them. Haven't heard them my self, but I have always loved the products he recommended.
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    Default Re: Picking a speaker system for a PJ room

    A pair at $1000 is not bad. I'm also curious of the HSU speakers.
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    Yeah I would love to hear the HSU loudspeaker, they look good on paper and can be had at a really decent price point.
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    Default Re: Picking a speaker system for a PJ room

    The price is pretty ridiculous. From readin though, it seems a good setup is using the HSU speakers, the HSU Sub, AND the HSU mid bass module. Thats what I like about those Klipsch fronts, two 8's in each one should be great for midbass.
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    Default Re: Picking a speaker system for a PJ room

    Here is the Emotiva System:

    XRT-6.2
    X-Ref Tower (40hz, 2 6.5's, 88dB)



    XRC-6.2
    X-Ref Center/LCR Monitor (45hz, 2 6.5's, 87dB)



    XRM-6.1
    X-Ref Monitor (53hz, 1 6.5, 86dB)




    System cost: $1517

    Thats petty sick

    I could probably run those fronts and center at 60hz, 80 at least. My ONLY concern with Klipsch speakers, is are they like the subs. Great product, but overpriced.
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    Default Re: Picking a speaker system for a PJ room

    How about these:

    Swan Diva 6.2 (2 8's, 1 6.5, 33hz)



    Diva 5.2c (2 6.5's, 58hz)



    Diva 5.2R (2 6.5's, 55hz)



    Cost: $2287


    Reviews seem to have these as a much better speaker than Emotiva, and cheaper than Klipsch.
    65" VT50 / BDP-S7200
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    Directv HR44-200 / HR24-500

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    I have just recently bought some mirage omni directional speakers, the omd-15s as mains.

    If you like the open sound of EL speakers these will get you that at a lower price and smaller footprint.

    You realy have to hear mirage speakers to see if you like the openness of the sound though.

    Best buy has the smaller driver version of the omd-15s you can audition to see if you like the sound. Vanns online is about the only place you can get the older omd line.

    These are very nice looking in piano black.

    And if you want to go 9.2 they have a wide range of sizes for the wides, highs, rears, and sides to choose from all with the same unique look the omni speaker configuration provides.

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    Default Re: Picking a speaker system for a PJ room

    Quote Originally Posted by elwaylite View Post
    How about these:

    Swan Diva 6.2 (2 8's, 1 6.5, 33hz)



    Diva 5.2c (2 6.5's, 58hz)



    Diva 5.2R (2 6.5's, 55hz)



    Cost: $2287


    Reviews seem to have these as a much better speaker than Emotiva, and cheaper than Klipsch.
    Elway if I had to blind buy and go off of specs and reviews, my choice is the Swan setup. I think Emo gets blown out of the water by either Klipsch or Swan. I go with Swan over Klipsch, because while I truly love the Klipsch sound they are fatiguing at times FOR ME
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    The bright comments associated with klipsch worry me.


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    Default Re: Picking a speaker system for a PJ room

    To klipsch's defense and the term "bright" it also means lots and lots of detail, this is why auditioning is so important, because a guy could end up with something that to them is fatiguing, or you end up with the opposite end of the spectrum and the sound is too dull and makes dialog to difficult to hear. Now Paradigm's can also be considered to be bright as well but not as much as Klipsch imo. You may or may not be aware of the fact that Kllipshc's "bright" sound is due to the horn loaded tweeter, so keep that in mind with the HSU loud speakers.
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    Default Re: Picking a speaker system for a PJ room

    For sure - if you've never had Klipsch, and you get a quality pair - the detail is startling. I recall the first time I heard Klipsch in my home, I was stunned. In other words - SOLD! Now, after years of listening to them, I will say that my opinion is that they need room. don't put them in a small room, cause the "upfront" sound may seem fatiguing. In a bigger room is where they shine IMO. Having that much detail in a bigger room is nice. With room, the overall sound seems incredible. In tight spaces, I think they just can't open up.
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    Great input gos.


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    Yeah Gos that is great input, and I know evil666 used to own Klipsch and have heard him say the same thing, again it is all about what flavor you like. They are many many quality speakers out there now days, and none are really better than other's, it just depends on what your ears tell you. Elway I love how you are starting to look now, even though you pj room may be a ways off it is good to start looking now so you have lots of time and input and auditioning to really make the right decision.
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    Default Re: Picking a speaker system for a PJ room

    Yeah caliber, I want it all mapped out, so I can just buy. I mean the PJ is easy, I really want a JVC. I have my sub(s)

    Im real interested in the swans, but damn those Klipsch are fine. What would you think is a room size large enough for them. The room will be long and somewhat wide, Im planning on two rows of chairs, 3 wide.
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    Honestly Elway it has been about ten years since I have had any in room ( meaning in my own home ) experience with klipsch. I auditioned the hell out of them in the past couple years in a brick and mortar store with demo rooms. In that situation I could not play with placement. So personally I can't answer the room size question. Evill666 would be the guy to talk to about that, I know he used to own them and did allot of tweaking and playing around with them. I don't want to speak for him but from what I recall he loved them after putting much work into them.
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    Default Re: Picking a speaker system for a PJ room

    Boy, I was close to buying those Swan 6.1's a second ago.
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    Personally, I hate the way mine sound when I place them on each side of the TV panel. They need space (width). They really do. Hell, maybe all speakers do - been years sincne I've had any other brand. At the moment, mine are spaced about 5 feet away of each side of panel. (In other words, they are about 10-12 feet apart from each other) That being said, if you go that wide, you need at least 15 feet distance from your ear...maybe more.
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