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WAR TIGER
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Death Valley
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Home Theater advice please!!!
Tech board gurus,

I have just remodelled a small room to become my movie cave. This is in a 111 year old house.

Anyway, I put power to the upper 4 corners of the room for bluetooth surround sound satellite speakers.

Well.....what should I buy.
The area is 10x12 feet. Would a $300-500 system work?
I am prepared to buy Samsung Atmos hw-k950 for $1200. But I have been reading that Atmos doesn't link through ARC so the 'surround sound' experience is limited more often than not. Has this been fixed?

Bose?
Sonos?
Now we are talking $1700 for sound bar, sub and 2 satellites.

My limitation is that I put power, not speaker wires, in the corners.

Any advice is appreciated.
I would like to stay in the $1000 range.

Key is that the system just plugs in and works (I am no techie).

Advice?


WAR TIGER
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Death Valley
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re: Home Theater advice please!!!
I will add that I would be happy to spend less if I can get quality surround sound.


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tilco
Auburn Fan
Mobile, AL
Member since Nov 2013
7930 posts

re: Home Theater advice please!!!
Can you not just run speaker wire to the corners in the attic space?


WAR TIGER
USA Fan
Death Valley
Member since Oct 2005
3724 posts

re: Home Theater advice please!!!
No
It is my basement.


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WAR TIGER
USA Fan
Death Valley
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re: Home Theater advice please!!!
I had a chance to run wires but was talked out of it because of 'bluetooth'


tilco
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Mobile, AL
Member since Nov 2013
7930 posts

re: Home Theater advice please!!!
I’m a sonos fan boy thru and thru but if I were you I would go with a traditional receiver and wired speaker setup. Maybe you can put the rears on speaker stands and run the wire under the carpet?
This post was edited on 1/28 at 4:20 pm


kengel2
LSU Fan
Team Gun
Member since Mar 2004
13153 posts

re: Home Theater advice please!!!
quote:

I had a chance to run wires but was talked out of it because of 'bluetooth'


Should kick whoever told you that in the nuts. I'd always put speaker wire in even if you never use it. It's cheap enough, even for me.


SG_Geaux
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Member since Aug 2004
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re: Home Theater advice please!!!
quote:

I had a chance to run wires but was talked out of it because of 'bluetooth'



Punch that fricker in the face.


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crkelly91
Southern Cal Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2014
1202 posts

re: Home Theater advice please!!!
Yeah, I say skip Sonos/Bose. Do a traditional receiver 5.2.

You can get a 4k Denon 5.2 with Bluetooth and 4 ARC 2.2 port for around $250

$450 for 7.2 DTX

$600 Amazon Alexa capable.

For speakers I’ll say ELAC B5’s with the matching sub & center channel.


WAR TIGER
USA Fan
Death Valley
Member since Oct 2005
3724 posts

re: Home Theater advice please!!!
Update,
I went with the Samsung Atmos. I will send an update once I have everything set up.


BRBoy0586
Member since Dec 2017
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re: Home Theater advice please!!!
I have the Bose Soundtouch 300 with the Acoustimass bass, and I just added the Virtually Invisible Surround 300 speakers...Let me tell you, my apartment sounds like a movie theatre. I'm surprised I haven't gotten a noise complaint yet. All this is used with a 55" Samsung Q7C.


LordSnow
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Member since May 2011
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re: Home Theater advice please!!!
You ran power... but not speaker wire?



colorchangintiger
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Dan Carlin
Member since Nov 2005
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re: Home Theater advice please!!!
quote:

Should kick whoever told you that in the nuts. I'd always put speaker wire in even if you never use it. It's cheap enough, even for me.


Not to mention if your system isn't calibrated for it, it will probably have a lag between video and audio.


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SportTiger1
USA Fan
Stonewall, LA
Member since Feb 2007
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re: Home Theater advice please!!!
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You ran power... but not speaker wire?


I aint never heard of such a thing.


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Obtuse1
Wofford Fan
The Diversion
Member since Sep 2016
2550 posts

re: Home Theater advice please!!!
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I have the Bose


No highs, no lows, must be Bose.


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