My First True Home Theater Done on the Cheap..Thoughts?

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  1. Razzbuten

    Razzbuten OT Supporter

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    OK COming from a 13 year old Sony Bigscreen w/ a 10 year old Kenwood Rack (Had DOlby Pro Logic), I am happy, but figure there are things I can do to tweak or upgrade in the future.

    TV: Sony KP-61HS10 $450

    Receiver: Sony 7.1 STR-DV10 $99 (Fry's Clearance)

    Speakers: Polk R15 for sides, and backs $20 each 6 total (Fry's Clearance)
    Polk R30 for front $30 each (Fry's Clearance)
    Using 2 of the R15's as a center channel until I buy one.

    Cerwin Vega 15" Powered Sub

    Most of the cables from the Cable box to receiver and the receiver to TV and speakers is Acoustic Research (their high end at Best Buy). Cable to sub is Monster, and the rest of the speaker cable is Monster.

    So other than mocking me for being a cheap bastard any thoughts or suggestions?
     
  2. johnson

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    Do you work at Best Buy? Why are you buying Monster cables?

    Panasonic XR55 - $230
    Athena Micra 6 - $250

    done
     
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    The Monster cables IU have came with the Sub and a few other items
     
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    cheap and true home theater dont go together.

    where are you buying your stuff at? How much was the CV woofer?
     
  5. Razzbuten

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    bought from the guy with the TV. I paid like $125.
     
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    in other words, its all stolen
     
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    No, it was Asshole here on the boards. He was moving to San Francisco from Houston and didn't want to move it.
     
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    I've got the Micra 6 and absolutely love them.

    The only downside is the subwoofer (8", 75W RMS), but you've got that covered with the 15"

    I've got them hooked up to a Yamaha HTR 5760 and loving the DTS tracks on any movie that has them
     
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    If you still want to buy a seperate subwoofer, look at the Athena Point 5's for $200. Slighter larger in size but will fill a larger room than the Micra 6.
     
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    I'm running a similar setup, got R30's up front, and R15's for surround, and surround back. I just sold my Polk CS1 center and bought a CS2 a few hours ago. Got sub stage covered by a Velodyne DLS-3750R and everything being pushed by a Yamaha RX-V1600. I'm VERY impressed by the sound that I'm getting from these super inexpensive speakers. You can't go wrong with the R series polks at the price Outpost.com is selling them for.
     
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    snake oil lubricates your watts like car oil lubes ur pistons
     
  12. Razzbuten

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    I think you either misread or just suck at reading. Most of the cables were not bought they came with the purchases I made. THe few I bought were not expensive thus no complaints.
     
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    internet, serious business :mamoru:
     
  14. GSteg

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    I almost bought the Polk Audio R15 just because I was too lazy to make an enclosure for my current setup. :o
     
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    That's not really a bad setup for the price, if it works and your happy with it thats all that matters anyway. And considering what you had before its a big improvement.

    The best tweaking you can really do is adjusting the positioning of the speakers and the equalizer on the receiver to match your room & sound preferences.
     

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