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    Appraisal has the room listed as 18x18 for the living room but it's really like the kitchen "eating area" and living room are all one big space. Hardwood floors though I'll be putting a rug in the living room.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mkpoto Click here to enlarge
    I love my definitive stuff, but pricey. If you are looking for something nice I can introduce you to my buddy at ABT
    Thanks lol, I'll let you know...seems everyone I talk to knows a guy at abt. Parents have an account there too
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Markyd83 Click here to enlarge
    Klipsch is pretty darn good. You can get some serious sound out of those floor speakers and 8" sub. Had some in college and you could hear us watching movies 3 floors away. haha. I would go with a denon receiver. they are a good entry level high end receiver that can do pretty much anything you need and are built well and will last. I'm gonna be picking up a new one for my family room seeing as how my Sony is just about shot. I swear new equipment is not as good as it used to be 6 years ago. everything breaks too often now
    Think Defintive tech.

    Most of their fronts have built in subs, and their super cubes are out of this world for the money.

    Ihave a 7.2 set up for my HTR, and 5.1 in wall in my livingroom.

    After you watch a movie with DefTech, you will NEVER want anything else.

    By the way, Denon has some of the best upconversion on thier head units. All inputs convert to HDMI on most of their stuff. About $300 for a base unit.

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    Thanks for the tip - I'll look at definitive tech today
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    Of course we had to start talking about stereo equipment. I was on the fence about upgrading and now this is making me look more and more an think about upgrading finally.


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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mkpoto Click here to enlarge
    this listing for VS Motorsports is hilarious lol
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    forwarded to a guy who might be interested in some stuff
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BTM Click here to enlarge
    State farm hooks it up. If you need an agent let me know.

    Budget is around a g, but less is always better. The space is a decent size but not huge, I'll see if I can find the actual dimensions or just measure tonight when I get home. I know I'm not going to be living here for the rest of my life...so the upgrades I've been making that would stay after a sale have been nice but more budget friendly, but the $#@! I buy for myself that I'll be taking with me I like to buy stuff that'll last me forever if possible - hence looking at B&W. My dad has been big into Polk Audio his whole life and I'll admit his setup sounds good. I don't have much experience with Klipsch outside the earbuds I use to work out.

    Thanks for the advice about the center channel lol I probably would've done the complete opposite...buy awesome satellites and maybe even forgone the center channel for now. As for receivers, I'm completely clueless, but it seems Denon does check all the boxes and they have a pretty good reputation as a reliable and nice "entry level" brand at least from the pro-audio side of the world

    SF does....I have like 12 SF agent clients around the chicagoland area if you need one closer to you. Midway to Antioch...
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    we don't have enough viagra
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    Click here to enlarge Al is probably your guy to talk to on that anyway lol
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    no bri - if your guy is a good guy and he is not one of mine, he may be closer to the person in need

    SF is a good company regardless
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    we don't have enough viagra
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    All but two of my clients are hispanic agents....2 whiteys
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    we don't have enough viagra
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BTM Click here to enlarge
    State farm hooks it up. If you need an agent let me know.

    Budget is around a g, but less is always better. The space is a decent size but not huge, I'll see if I can find the actual dimensions or just measure tonight when I get home. I know I'm not going to be living here for the rest of my life...so the upgrades I've been making that would stay after a sale have been nice but more budget friendly, but the $#@! I buy for myself that I'll be taking with me I like to buy stuff that'll last me forever if possible - hence looking at B&W. My dad has been big into Polk Audio his whole life and I'll admit his setup sounds good. I don't have much experience with Klipsch outside the earbuds I use to work out.

    Thanks for the advice about the center channel lol I probably would've done the complete opposite...buy awesome satellites and maybe even forgone the center channel for now. As for receivers, I'm completely clueless, but it seems Denon does check all the boxes and they have a pretty good reputation as a reliable and nice "entry level" brand at least from the pro-audio side of the world
    a g will get you hooked up pretty well. There isn't a need to go blowing your load on all the accoutrements of a receiver. Get a solid receiver and sound bar, grab a decent sub (an 8" powered sub should be plenty if it's placed in a corner properly) and then the satellites can be tiny little crap wads if you want as long as they have clear highs.

    $300-400 should get you a decent Denon, Yamaha or Onkyo with 75-80 watts a channel, possibly 7.1 if you want that. Look into the Onkyo TX-NR515

    Crutchfield has a Polk deal where if you buy $499 in speakers you get a free sub (or deep discount on a better sub than the free one).

    The Onkyo TX-NR515 7.1 Home Theater Receiver - $329
    Polk TSi100 bookshelf speaker pair - $219
    Polk TSi20 center channel - $169
    (2) Polk OWM3 surround speaker pair -$99 (per pair)
    --------
    Polk DSW PRO 440wi powered sub - $130 (includes $299 discount)

    Thats just a touch over a G right there.
    You could upgrade the bookshelf speakers to the TSi200 if you want a bit more punch out of music playback.

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    Yea I saw that deal on polk...pretty nice stuff and I've always had good experiences with crutchfield. I've got a little time to figure this out, since I don't even have furniture yet or directv installed lol
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    I see the #ECLosModel has been making her rounds on the BMWs

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    So the owner of my company calls me up an says Hey, you doing superbowl squares, I said I'd like to but don't have to much going on to walk around the building collecting money. I suggest that we just put it at the front desk. an than just send out an email letting everyone know its at the front desk to come during there lunchs or breaks. He says ah we cant do that its a form of gambling even tho everyone does it. So I bring it down there give it to the front desk person an walk away. Said people that walk by let them sign up for it. She than sends out an email about it... Going to be an ass chewing going down any minute
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BTM Click here to enlarge
    State farm hooks it up. If you need an agent let me know.

    Budget is around a g, but less is always better. The space is a decent size but not huge, I'll see if I can find the actual dimensions or just measure tonight when I get home. I know I'm not going to be living here for the rest of my life...so the upgrades I've been making that would stay after a sale have been nice but more budget friendly, but the $#@! I buy for myself that I'll be taking with me I like to buy stuff that'll last me forever if possible - hence looking at B&W. My dad has been big into Polk Audio his whole life and I'll admit his setup sounds good. I don't have much experience with Klipsch outside the earbuds I use to work out.

    Thanks for the advice about the center channel lol I probably would've done the complete opposite...buy awesome satellites and maybe even forgone the center channel for now. As for receivers, I'm completely clueless, but it seems Denon does check all the boxes and they have a pretty good reputation as a reliable and nice "entry level" brand at least from the pro-audio side of the world
    If I had any advice, it would be to spend the money on a good receiver/amp. If you are looking for something to last you a long time, you will find that good clean power is the most important thing in a home theater system. I highly recommend Polk myself - I have LSi series floor standing speakers. Way overkill for home theater, but this drives home my point. I had nothing but issues until I had the proper power to drive those things. Clipping, current overdraw, etc. any time there was an explosion or loud scene.

    My options were limited given these speakers use for home theater - they draw a ton of current, and pretty much require an amp capable of pushing watts at 4ohms. Looking at just amps - and then buying a glorified switch/hub (receiver without using its amp) was getting crazy expensive. Onkyo came out with some AWESOME receivers - specifically the 818 and higher. I cannot say how much you are getting for the price without going into a ton of detail, but this receiver is probably as good as it gets for the 1k price point. I would never buy cheap speakers, and then plan to upgrade later, as it puts you in situations like the above (old 600 dollar receiver couldn't drive my good speakers). Now you are out 600 dollars for the receiver, and more for good speakers down the road.

    Point is, I would buy a higher-end receiver, and piecemeal the speakers in a selected family. I stayed in the LSi family for everything, and although took a bit of time and money to acquire - it was more than worth it to do it right. To be honest, it sounds great - better than anything you will hear at bestbuy, maybe even some theaters - and my setup is manifactured more for music than anything.

    Check out the Onkyo - the 717 is basically the same thing as the 818 with less power and a few less options, but is a choice if really on a budget - or know you don't need to drive anything crazy. The 818 allows you to bi-amp, so you can hook up speakers like these (separate inputs for tweeter and woofer) - that option right there is worth the price difference IMO. Other receivers might have a similar option, but usually will not drive at 4ohms unless you are paying out the nose. Although a receiver might claim compatibility, make sure it's certified at what you will be pushing, otherwise you will be buying a new receiver all over again when you get good speakers.

    Hope that helps - let me know if you have questions. I can try to answer Click here to enlarge
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by gary88 Click here to enlarge
    Laurel posted a pic of viga m3 on their fb, it's red now
    please tell me it still has the awesome customization!

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    this listing for VS Motorsports is hilarious lol
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    wholly $#@!, it includes the fish tank.... I need to make some calls...

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    I see the #ECLosModel has been making her rounds on the BMWs

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    What day we going to the auto show an than marks for some BBQ? I need to request off so let me know when we are going
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    would you rather go during the week or on the weekend? any day mon 11 - mon 18

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    Rather go during the week, lets see what BBQ Mark says
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inlineS54B32 Click here to enlarge
    If I had any advice, it would be to spend the money on a good receiver/amp. If you are looking for something to last you a long time, you will find that good clean power is the most important thing in a home theater system. I highly recommend Polk myself - I have LSi series floor standing speakers. Way overkill for home theater, but this drives home my point. I had nothing but issues until I had the proper power to drive those things. Clipping, current overdraw, etc. any time there was an explosion or loud scene.

    My options were limited given these speakers use for home theater - they draw a ton of current, and pretty much require an amp capable of pushing watts at 4ohms. Looking at just amps - and then buying a glorified switch/hub (receiver without using its amp) was getting crazy expensive. Onkyo came out with some AWESOME receivers - specifically the 818 and higher. I cannot say how much you are getting for the price without going into a ton of detail, but this receiver is probably as good as it gets for the 1k price point. I would never buy cheap speakers, and then plan to upgrade later, as it puts you in situations like the above (old 600 dollar receiver couldn't drive my good speakers). Now you are out 600 dollars for the receiver, and more for good speakers down the road.

    Point is, I would buy a higher-end receiver, and piecemeal the speakers in a selected family. I stayed in the LSi family for everything, and although took a bit of time and money to acquire - it was more than worth it to do it right. To be honest, it sounds great - better than anything you will hear at bestbuy, maybe even some theaters - and my setup is manifactured more for music than anything.

    Check out the Onkyo - the 717 is basically the same thing as the 818 with less power and a few less options, but is a choice if really on a budget - or know you don't need to drive anything crazy. The 818 allows you to bi-amp, so you can hook up speakers like these (separate inputs for tweeter and woofer) - that option right there is worth the price difference IMO. Other receivers might have a similar option, but usually will not drive at 4ohms unless you are paying out the nose. Although a receiver might claim compatibility, make sure it's certified at what you will be pushing, otherwise you will be buying a new receiver all over again when you get good speakers.

    Hope that helps - let me know if you have questions. I can try to answer Click here to enlarge
    Awesome comment thanks! Repped
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Black Sheep Click here to enlarge
    Rather go during the week, lets see what BBQ Mark says
    How does wed the 13th work? I'm taking that day off to go.


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