New memberUsername: Bbryant
Post Number: 1
I am starting to build a HT in a loft space. The room is 21' X 21' with a listening area of 13' X 13'. Ceilings are 12 feet and made of tin. Floor is hardwoods, and walls are plaster...so it is a 'hard' space to begin with. Main speakers will sit in a 10' wide opening on one side of the room with 6' of space behind them. Listening spot is 13' away. Surrounds speakers will need to be asymetrical, one about 9 feet from sweet spot, the other about 15 feet away. Center channel will be 6' behind the plane of the Mains. For video, I will use HP6120 DLP projector, $1,600, and 110" 4:3 screen that will hang in the opening where the mains are located.
I am looking at the Axiom Epic 40 speaker package, or a JBL combination using E90's as the main speakers. A third choice is Ascend achored by their CBM170's as Main and Center Channel.
I have narrowed my receiver search to three:
All of these are about one model year old. I have found the Yamaha for $378, the HK for $850, and the Denon for $750. All were originally in the $1,000 class. I would like to stay around $800 for the receiver.
I am looking for comments on your experience with these receivers. The Yamaha is a great price, but does not have some features I am looking for, i.e. multi-zone. But, I could put the saved $$ towards better speakers. I also like the Denon for its features and Neo6 DSP.
So, let me hear from you on these possibilities. Your experience and advice is appreciated
Silver MemberUsername: Gman
Post Number: 244
Of course, if you really want to blast the volume the Axiom's would be the way to go. The Ascends are great for a room 15 x 20--but they won't make your ears bleed like the Axioms could.
It depends on your listening preferences. Mine---I lean toward the Ascends, but would be quite happy with the Axioms---even more so, if I could switch out the Axiom subwoofer for the Hsu.