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    I want to thank you all for all the great information I've been gathering here!

    I realize I probably should have started with the speaker question. Yes, I'm learning!

    Anyway, the system I've been quoted and recommended includes Paradigm Studio 10 fronts, CS-60R-30 in ceiling surrounds, a CC-490 center and a Seismic 10 sub.

    I know it's hard to know what's best for a certain application without knowing all the variables and that speakers are likely one of the MOST subjective pieces of equipment but I was hoping to get some comments on this setup.

    Thanks!
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    Hmm, well that is the smallest center in the Studio line.

    That 390 is pretty large. I don't have a ton of space in the built-in entertainment center this system will be fitting in. Maybe that's why the 490 was specced?

    Good to hear Paradigm is a good choice. If I had more room I would love to get some larger fronts.

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    The Studio10 is also the smallest of the Studio line. How big is your room and how far back are you sitting? Do you listen at high levels? If you do, I'm a little worried about the dynamic capabilities of the Studio 10, it may be wise to consider the Studio 20. That will also allow you to move the crossover point between the sub and main speakers down about 20hz (say from 100hz to 80hz) and give you better bass and mid-range performance. Either way congrats on picking excellent stuff.
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    Here's a picture of the builit-in entertainment center where this system will go. I'll be opening the upper part up by completely removing the shelves and cabinets on either side and above the TV. It is 70 5/8" wide. I don't want anything on the floor because we walk by the front of it to get to our mud room (and garage) out the door to the right.

    It's not an ideal space because on the left out of the picture is our kitchen and immediately to the right of the door to mud room is a wall.

    We sit about right where this picture is taken from and our heads are about 11 feet from the TV.

    I have heard the 20's and the 10's and the 20's definitely fill out the sound a bit better (in the listening room at the store). The issue was being able to fit them in the shelf space on either side of the TV (which we've decided not to try and recreate in the form you see).

    The consultant/salesman I'm working with said he's not too worried about using the 10s because the bottom end would be filled out by the sub.

    Thanks for your input nobs and L2W!

    Cheers!
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    I don't think I'll be able to get the missus to approve hanging them outside on the wall. I realize it would be better to have them further apart.

    Shouldn't the fronts be about head height? The wall to the right of the door you see is at a right angle to the door, meaning that's the end of the room.

    For the center, we're planning to add a small shelf just below where the TV will sit and the two center doors of the lower cabinet will be shortened. Then we'll cover the space with speaker mesh. Know of any good sources for the material used for speaker covers?

    He said we could set up the receiver to tell the sub to play when listening to music as well. I am starting to lean towards the 20's though. We'll see how much more they are.

    Thanks for the suggestions!

    Cheers!

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    Sorry, I think I may have miscommunicated how this unit is "built in". It might be hard to tell by the picture but the cabinet is actually recessed back INTO the wall such that the front of the cabinets you see on the bottom half are flush with the wall and everything above is back from 6 inches to a couple feet.

    The whole top section is coming out but that will leave just a big hole that I'm going to frame in, drywall and paint the same color as the surrounding walls. Of course, most of this hole will be filled by the goodness that is a Kuro Elite PRO-101FP (I hope). The rest we haven't totally decided what to do but the thought was to mount some small "floating" shelves in the corners and maybe something across the top.

    Not sure you can visualize but that's why we don't want the speakers out to the sides is that they'd be protruding into what is essentially the only space we can use to walk by to get to the mud room.

    Thanks again for your suggestions!

    Cheers!

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