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    Hello,

    I'm currently shopping around for speakers, looking at Aperion (of course!), Emotiva, Paradigm, etc. and was wondering what Aperion system you would recommend for my home theater room. I've attached an image of a diagram of the theater room.

    Home Theater Room 

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    Basically the room is 25ft long x 14ft wide, so it's a rectangle. But the ceiling is sloped from 5.5ft (back wall) to 9.5ft (screen wall). It's pre-wired for 7.2 Surround Sound. My main concern at this point is getting a 5.2 system going, maybe 7.2 if it's worth it.

    If you look at the diagram, you'll see the spots for were the speakers could potentially go. I'm also thinking that if I place the L/C/R speakers 2-3ft from the wall, there will be about an 11-12 ft distance between the main listener location and the the L/C/R's. Then the Surround Left/Right which would be placed approximately to the exact left and right of the listening location at a distance of 10-11ft.

    I plan to run the system for now with either just my Denon 3311ci Receiver, or the L/C/R with (2) Crown XLS Drivecore Amps and then run the Surrounds using the Denon 3311ci.

    So I'd like to hear any 'recommendations' as to what system to get, whether that be the Versus Grand Tower XD, Versus Forte Tower HD/Surround HD, etc. I don't want to get a system that would be 'over the top' for the space that I have, I'm looking for something that would fit the room nicely. It will be mainly for playing Movies, maybe some occasional TV watching and Video Game playing.

    Also, here are some photo's of the room as it is now:

    Thanks,

    Ryan

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    Jason Hicks
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    Hello and welcome to the forum Ryan!

    For mostly movies at a viewing distance of 11-12 feet the Verus Forte Towers should be plenty and the Verus Forte Center should do a great job too.  However, if you did decide to go with the Verus Grand Center the extra detail and clarity you would get for dialogue certainly wouldn't hurt.  

    For the subs two 8Ds will fill that space quite well, but if you did decide to go with the 10Ds you will get deeper bass by about 5 Hz.  It really comes down to your preference, 8Ds should suffice but if you really want that kick you in gut deep bass then go with the 10Ds. 

    As for the surrounds, you do not have enough space to make 7.1 worth it as there wouldn't be enough separation between the in ceilings and speakers on that back shelf to really get a good surround effect between the two sets of speakers.  So with that in mind I would go with the rear shelf position since the angled ceiling could make it tough to get the sound from an in ceiling directed to your listening postion.  The dipole/bipoles won't really work as intended due to the sound bouncing off of the side of the shelf, so if it were me I'd place a front firing speaker and since they will be close to you the Verus Forte Satellite should work quite well.  

    So here is how my recommendation breaks down:

    Fronts:  Verus Forte Towers

    Center:  Verus Forte or Verus Grand Center

    Surround:  Verus Forte Bookshelf

    Subwoofer:  Bravus IIa 8Ds or 10Ds. 

    I hope that helps, but please let me know if you have additional questions, thanks! 

    #2865

    Jason,

    Thanks for the response. To clarify the surrounds placement basically there are speaker locations for Surround Left / Surround right on the side walls, labeled SL and SR in the diagram. These 2 would make the 5.1, then I have it setup, to have the option, to do the 7.1 with either the Rear Left / Rear Right coming from the ceiling, or on the shelf in the corners. I ran the pre-wire in such a way I could do them in the ceiling or that back shelf. I hope this makes sense because in your post you just mentioned the ceiling vs shelf, unless I misread and not the SR and SR positions on the side walls.

    So for the Surround Left/ Surround right I'd have them on the side walls, which are roughly 12ft from the listening position. With that said I'm not sure if you'd recommend doing the 7.1 or still stick to the 5.1?

    I definitely don't want to skimp on bass, so if you recommend 10D's I'd go with that. Do you think 12D's would be too much?

    Thanks again!

    Ryan 

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    Another question. Currently in the setup I have it prewired for 2 subs on the back wall, to the left/right of the listening location in the corners. Do you think the bass will sound best from here? Or should I consider doing the wireless link so I can put the 10D's in the front?

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    Jason Hicks
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    [quote user="Ryan Belisle"]

    Jason,

    Thanks for the response. To clarify the surrounds placement basically there are speaker locations for Surround Left / Surround right on the side walls, labeled SL and SR in the diagram. These 2 would make the 5.1, then I have it setup, to have the option, to do the 7.1 with either the Rear Left / Rear Right coming from the ceiling, or on the shelf in the corners. I ran the pre-wire in such a way I could do them in the ceiling or that back shelf. I hope this makes sense because in your post you just mentioned the ceiling vs shelf, unless I misread and not the SR and SR positions on the side walls.

    So for the Surround Left/ Surround right I'd have them on the side walls, which are roughly 12ft from the listening position. With that said I'm not sure if you'd recommend doing the 7.1 or still stick to the 5.1?

    I definitely don't want to skimp on bass, so if you recommend 10D's I'd go with that. Do you think 12D's would be too much?

    Thanks again!

    Ryan 

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    Ah sorry I missed that.  I still don't think 7.1 is really going to be worth it, since it looks to me like in terms of front to back of the room distance the sides would still only be a couple of feet in front of the rears.  Also I would still recommend going with the shelf placement since 10-12 feet to your sides is a little far from your sitting position, unless you really want to do 7.1 and then those positions on the side wall will be your best bet. 

    As for the subs, you will get deeper bass still from the 12D so that would be the primary advantage.  However two 10Ds should easily fill that room.  The other thing is I don't know what your timeline is like but we are back ordered on the 12Ds until May, so keep that in mind.  I don't think you really need two 12Ds in a room of that size, but you may want them.   

    In terms of placement, yes the front of the room would be better.  If the subs are too close to your sitting position the sound from them can become directional just because of the proximity to your ear.  It's also easier to keep them in phase with our front speakers if the subs and fronts are all placed along the same axis.  

    I hope that helps but please let me know if you still have questions, thanks!

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