11-28-2011 01:24 AM
Being an audiophile, I take pride in my speakers and my complementing electronics. I wanted this to act as an "owners thread" of sorts where people can post the details about their audio system, and others can comment. I'll start, and feel free to leave comments/suggestions:
Mitsubishi WD-65638 DLP 65' TV
Marantz NR1601 Slimline AV Receiver
Panasonic BDT110 Blu Ray Player
Logitech Harmony 550
Panamax Line Conditioner, Model 4300
Klipsch Icon WF-35 Tower Speakers
Klipsch Icon WC-24 Center Channel Speaker
Klipsch 1650 In Ceiling Speakers
No subwoofer yet (currently living in an apartment, and I happen to like my neighbors )
I am thinking about upgrading the Marantz to a Yamaha RX-A710 for a little more power. I like the warmness of the Marantz and the slim profile, and 50w is usually enough for my speakers. However I would like a little more power and the ability to bi-amp my towers.
11-28-2011 10:48 AM
I have a Sony STR-DE197. I want a wirless surround sound system for it. Being an electronics neophyte, I attempted to decipher if my receiver will allow it, but could not. There is no mention of Dolby on the unit. Please let me know ASAP if I can get the surround system I want, and please indicate what system that is and what I need to set it up.
If my receiver will not accept a wireless surround sound system, then what receiver do I need? My DVD player is a Blue Ray, and we frequently use NetFlix through an ethernet.
11-28-2011 12:47 PM
Home Theater Room (in the house we just bought its not finished yet but this is based off of the house I rented).
Samsung 52A650 LCD
Denon AVR 3311
Definitive Technology BP8 Front for Music
Definitive Technology CLR2002 Center
Definitive Technology SM350 Front
Definitive Technology SM350 Front Height
Definitive Technology PM1000 Front
Definitive Technology BP1X Surround
Polk (unsure of the model #) Bipole/Dipole surround back
3 X PSW110 (still waiting for the right subs and being able to afford them).
Niles speaker selector
Onkyo Amp for the BP8
Denon AVR 3806
Boston Acoutics Micro 90 Sats Front and Rear
Boston Acoustics Micro center
Samsung 6500 DVD Player
WDTV (shared with the living room)
Denon AVR 2802
JBL ss145 (soon to be Boston acoustics Micro 90 Sats and Micro 90 center
Boston Acoustics Micro 90 sub that is shot
Samsung bdp-1500 Bluray player
11-28-2011 12:55 PM
You could still use a sub just turn down the volume on the sub as well as the volume gain on the receiver. I take it you have all the bass going through the towers and they are set at a lower frequency? Even the PSW10 would be sufficient if your looking to just get by with something. Thats what I did with the PSW110's, I had one with the shot Boston and the Boston kepting farting so last year I just bought 2 more when they were one sale for $125 each. i couldn't afford more than that at that time. They do not do well for large rooms, the reason I need so many of them. Now I need to save for the BIC sub. I would just need 1 of those but I would probably get 2.
11-28-2011 01:57 PM
I currently have my WF-35s set to large at around 40Hz, which is probably too low and distorts the sound for sure. It does enough to get me through. I am closing ona new home in the next month, so I am waiting to buy my subwoofer until then. I am considering getting two Energy ESW-8s or ESW-10s. I like the polymer based woofer on them and they have a musical quality to them that are appealing to my ears. I woud have gone all Klipsch, but I cannot stand down-firing subs. To my ears they always sounded muddy and undefined.
11-28-2011 07:56 PM
11-29-2011 09:13 AM
11-29-2011 09:46 AM
The receiver you have is only a 2 channel receiver. If you are looking for TRUE surround sound, you will have to look into buying at least a 5 channel receiver. There are tons of ones you can choose from but, none that give you wireless cabability built in. However, you can purchace seperate equipment that will use the signal from a receiver and send it to another smaller receiver that will accept a wirless signal. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a fool proof wireless system. Most of the time the signal will only go so far, or it can't be obsructed, and numerous other issues seem to arise when trying to do wireless set up. But that's not to say they don't work. Plus, its not truely full wireless, you would still have to have wires running to the speakers from the receiver that is accepting the wireless signal. I allways recommend a hard wired system if it is possible.
But, your first step is to get a new receiver that has at least 5 channels to give you true surround sound.