New to Club Polk!!
Doing my homework for my soon to be finished basement/HT system
Have not purchased components in a long time! Early 80's maybe when I was broke but loved music...then life got busy and complicated..still is, but it's time to get back to "Music Nirvana"! lol
Used to have in the early 80's / Still have some if it.
-Pioneer SX-780 paired with Pioneer S-77X book shelf's / College party system...worked great and still love my receiver! Speakers have gotten old . Do not have the sound they used to.
Also had home system:
-Sansui reciever Don't remember which...
-Sherwood HP-5500 amp
-Phase Linear 9500 CD (Cutting edge at the time...my friends were impressed in 1984!)
-Altec Lansing Monitor 14's / Still have them back in CT at brothers house. Love em. Got em in NYC...think they were used in Harry Chappin studio. Can't confirm though.
Currently: Purchased some stuff so far but not in a hurry...basement won't be ready for a while
Thinking about 2 separate systems. One HT dedicated and one basic, less expensive system for the bar area so I can control easier without going to the far side of the basement to manage the music when hanging out at the bar.
- HT area will be 13' W, 22'L
- Going with the Panasonic 65" VT30 plasma
-Main towers will be the LSiM 707s
-Was thinking about the LSIM book shelfs and Center as well...but that might be overkill. ($) TBD
-I purchased Pioneer Elite vsx51...but did so before the speaker choice. I am afraid this is way under powered and was looking for advice on a possible amp choice or if I should just take back and choose one of the heavier powered Elites at 140WPC
- Speaker cable pricing is ridiculous! Have no clue. I want to know if spending big $ delivers results and if there is a way around the retail system to get cables at a fair reasonable price. My understanding speaker are marked up set 100% and speaker wire is marked up waaaayyy north of that! Don't know the truth though.
So, thats some basic info. Keep in mind I understand that the choices will be mine to make based on what my ears like etc...but...Anything I get at these levels once set up right is going to be bliss for me. What I need is some basic starting points, tips, advice, recommendations, ideas etc to try and eliminate as many problems as possible. I welcome any and all info. I am blown away by how much some of you know! would love to know if anyone knows where I can get a listen to the LSiM line...somewhere in E. PA.