Moderators Youthman Posted June 21, 2007 Moderators Share Posted June 21, 2007 My wife and I are building our first home after 10 years of marriage and 4 kids later. I have been a long time fan of Klipsch but have never owned them personally. My current system is: Onkyo TX-DS555 (5.1 Dolby Digital Receiver)Polk RT-800 Front FloorstandingPolk CS-300 CenterPolk F/X 500 RearsVelodyne CT-100 Sub My system is about 7 years old and has served me well but I have never been really satisfied with the dialogue from the center channel. I am wanting to take it up a notch and have looked into purchasing a Klipsch setup. We found a floorplan that we like and I have made modifications to it. I am interested in adding a Theatre Room to the back side of the house. You can see the layout below. The dotted line shows that I want to add about 1-2 feet to the length of the left rooms (shown by dotted lines). With the original size of the back bedroom being 11' and the pool bath being 12' plus the 3' between the two, that would make the length around 25 - 26'. I'm interested in purchasing the following setup for the Theater Room used primarily for movies but I love music too: RF-82 Front RC-62 Center RS-52 Surrounds RW-12d Subwoofer (I probably will use my Velodyne Sub for now to help stay within budget.) Budget for speakers & receiver: Around $3000.00Here's where I need your suggestions. 1. Based on the layout and dimensions of the house, what dimensions would you recommend for the theater room? Ceiling does not have to be 10'. I'm thinking of having two rows of 3 leather theater chairs with back row elevated. 2. I looked into replacing my Onkyo Receiver with a Yamaha RX-V1700 but it is $1200.00. Many forum members have suggested getting a $500.00 receiver. Should I upgrade my receiver or is it even necessary until I go to a 7.1 setup. Still works great but is an older receiver. 3. Would the Klipsch system that I mentioned above be adequate for that room size? Before I thought about adding a dedicated theater room, I was going to use the RB-61's for front speakers in a custom entertainment system. With the theater room, I think I would rather have the RF-62's. 4. Any Do's or Don'ts that I should know when designing a custom theater room? 5. Working with a $3000.00 budget, I know that I might have to use some of my existing system and slowly purchase the speakers as others have mentioned in the forums. What would you keep from my current system and what would your replace? Thanks in advance for your advice and suggestions. Michael Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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