Home Theater Speakers + tv: Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ipedro, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. ipedro macrumors 68040

    ipedro

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    Today I'm beginning my search for home theater speakers. I have everything else in place, all I need is a good sound system.

    My plan: Hang the rear speakers on the wall behind the couch, have front speakers on tall stands on the floor and the center under the TV.

    I don't need tons of features, I just want a very simple system with excellent sound that works with the tv. If possible, I'd like to control the volume from a wall mounted panel near the back speakers.

    5.1 system
    Optical In
    Wireless rear speakers
    Simple, straightforward design (no bells and whistles)
    Price range: $200 to $500

    What I'm looking for in short: Beautiful design, great sound, inconspicuous.

    I look forward to your suggestions :D
     
  2. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    Your budget may be lacking.

    I'm partial to Pioneer Premiere myself, good luck.
     
  3. ipedro thread starter macrumors 68040

    ipedro

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    Thanks for that info. I guess I'm just starting now so I have little idea of what prices to expect. I'll adjust my budget as I learn more.
     
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  5. ipedro thread starter macrumors 68040

    ipedro

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    I should mention that this would be my main sound system in the living area of my apartment. I already have Airport Expresses and stereo speakers in the bedroom, kitchen and bathroom for ambient music.
     
  6. rjheys macrumors regular

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    Logitech z-5500

    I have just purchased the Logitech z-5500 speaker system. I am very happy with them. you should have a look.
     
  7. ipedro thread starter macrumors 68040

    ipedro

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    Those Logitech look really good but I think I'd need to run the rear speakers wired, which unfortunately won't work for me. I have a wide open bare floor between the couch and the TV. I can't run the cables under a carpet or rug. This is why I need wireless rear speakers. I have power on the wall where they'll go though.
     
  8. LeoFio macrumors regular

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    For a wired home theater system in that price range check out:
    1) Harman Kardon HKTS-18
    2) Polk audio RM85

    I don't know about wireless speaker setups though.
     

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