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#382683 - 09/10/12 09:43 PM Re: New HT Speaker Selection [Re: MJH]
terzaghi Offline

Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4863
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
I don't have much to add other than u can't go wrong with m60 or m80. Get what your budget permits. That being said, I originally planned on getting m60s, but found an audition for m80 only I knew I wanted them .


#382700 - 09/10/12 11:22 PM Re: New HT Speaker Selection [Re: terzaghi]
fredk Offline

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7718
Loc: Canada
As others have mentioned, you will be able to drive the M80s just fine with that receiver. However, given your use, I would invest in a better sub for movies rather than the M80. If money is not an issue, go for the EP800.

Poking around, I see that SVS has some PB13 Ultra subs on clearance at $1,600 in an oak finish. If that includes shipping and you can live with that finish, that is a great deal.

Blujays1: Spending Fred's money one bottle at a time, no two... Oh crap!

#382704 - 09/10/12 11:50 PM Re: New HT Speaker Selection [Re: fredk]
MJH Offline

Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 6
Thank you everyone for your input.

My order is placed for:

1 - VP160 in-cabinet
1 - Pair M60 in-cabinet
1 - Pair QS8

I am going to do some more research on subs (PB13 is a good recommendation) and will check back in with my findings and purchase. Once I get the speakers installed, I will post photos.

Thanks again everyone.


#382787 - 09/12/12 09:07 PM Re: New HT Speaker Selection [Re: MJH]
bwallen77 Offline

Registered: 10/27/11
Posts: 36
HI Matt,

I think you will be extremely happy with your purchase. I have a set of in cabinet speakers and I honestly can not tell the difference between my regular floor standers upstairs and my in cab's in the basement home theater. I have had my theater up and running for 6 months now and this is the first time upgradeitis has left me alone. Enjoy the new speakers!

FYI, I own an in-cab ep800 and it is awsome. It's really cool something so big can be hid in the wall and sound so good.

#382794 - 09/12/12 10:06 PM Re: New HT Speaker Selection [Re: MJH]
gearcruncher Offline

Registered: 04/16/12
Posts: 43
Loc: Red Lake Ontario
My basement theatre is 24 X 20 using the M60,s , the Vp160, two Qs8,s and 2 M3,s and a pb 12 for 7.1
I have not sound proofed as of yet ( waiting for the snow to fly )
All I can say is the system simply rocks nice , cyrstal clear and loud .Thats with a tiny Yammy receiver @ 90/channel . I play music in surround mode with all 7 speakers running and the sound is simply awesome . I have a few sound leaks < sounds like the music is being played upstairs in my living room hehehe . When I watch blue ray movies , the house rattles and the windows shake to the point where I think the windows are gonna crack . I am also considering the receiver you are looking at . Ive owned some top of the line Onkyo receivers in the past and the THX versions really perform well
M60,s Vp160 , QS8,M3,s Svs 12 . Yammy 5063 ,Panamax 5100,PS3,Optima HD80

#382825 - 09/13/12 02:46 PM Re: New HT Speaker Selection [Re: MJH]
niveka Offline

Registered: 07/06/12
Posts: 29
MJH, It sounds like you are building something very similar to what I have done. I too went with a false wall and the in-cabinet speakers. I started a post about my project here, it has some pics as well:

I have not heard all the in-cabinet speakers at once yet, but can say that after listening to each one individually, they sound riveting. Let me know if you have any questions I may be able to help you with.

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