We moved onto a new, bigger suite in our office building that used to be a bank branch. In what used to be the vault (which is supposedly soundproof), the bosslady decided to turn it into a lounge and graciously denoted an old black leather living room suit and 27" Toshiba TV. The room is small, exactly 10' x 10'.
I talked her into allowing me to set up a system in there for us, and she put me in charge of getting it, with a budget of $500.
At first I seriously considered the $500 Onkyo HTIB at Circuit City, but really, that was even a little too big for that small room.
Then, back before the Polk free 202 sub promotion ran out on 5/31, I could have got a Polk 6700 speaker set with an open box 303 sub for $399 along with an Onkyo 601 receiver for another $400. I thought that the extra $300 over the Onkyo HTIB would be well worth it.
However, I happened on to a new in box DS7200 system for $750, and got it after convincing the boss that it would be well worth the extra $250 (especially since it would all be tax deductable for her).
In a small room like that, I am nothing but very impressed with it, not only on movies, but also music as well.
I looked at it like this, in an all in one shot, you get basically the RM7200 speaker package along with a seperates quality pre/pro and power amp section that is custom designed to get the most out of those particular speakers.
I would have never given retail for it, but for $750 (maybe even up to $1000 - $1200), it was a no brainer.
I am confident that it just might bet HTIB out there right now on the market.
Now, I will have no problem at all hanging out in the office anymore with a perk like that.
Does anybody know who makes the pre/pro and power amps which are built into the sub?
I ran a search, but didn't really see a whole lot of posts about it. Does anybody else have any experience with it, and if so, what are your thoughts?