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    i am in the process of setting up a media room with rti12, csi5,fxi5 and the psw 505, i am trying to decide on a receiver, i am down to yamaha rxv 2500 or denon 3805. please advice if this are good choices or can I get a better bang for my buck with something else. my wife has me on a budget :)

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    Welcome to the forum!!

    Both receivers are great multichannel processors, but neither will drive RTi12s very well. The bass drivers in that big of a speaker deserve power from a separate amplifier. 200 wpc for the 12s would be just right, then the sub would be your next weakest link. Polk subs aren't anything to write home about. SVS, HSU, Outlaw and Rocket all make subs that will keep up with the rest of your gear.
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    thanks, Dennis,

    after reading the thread about upgrading from rti8 to 12, i might go down to the rti8 and also select a sub from another vendor do you have a recommendation?

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    Any of the SVS box models would blow you away! They are more $$$ to start with but if movies are going to be the main event in your media room, you gotta have a sub that will keep up with those action movie soundtracks. They are really punishing on a sub that doesn't reach low and loud enough to fill your room.
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    Good luck in your search, it is half the fun!!

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    dennis those are great sub recs.

    I also would take the Denon over the Yamaha. Don't trust Yamaha's wattage specs.

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    thanks Dennis, i need to catch some zzzzs, will research this tomorrow, i could use the funds saved from the rti12 for the sub

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    Receiver : NAD T773 & never look back!
    SUB: SVS 25-31PLUS - the combo of the two are absolutely fantastic!

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    Don't trust dennon wattage specs either... I'd say get the cheapest yammie w/ pre-outs, then get yourself a real power amp when you can afford it ('cause you'll need it sooner or later).
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    are you saying that I should use this combination with the Rti8 or with the Rti12

    thanks for the info :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by unc2701
    Don't trust dennon wattage specs either...
    good point. but imo Denon is a better product than Yamaha- and their wattage specs while not as accurate as say NAD, B&K, Marantz or H/K- are still much better than most.
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    I have been using the Denon 3805 for about 6 months now in my HT room...I am VERY happy with it.
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    Cool

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    what kind of speakers are you using with the denon 3805

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Gardner
    Any of the SVS box models would blow you away! They are more $$$ to start with but if movies are going to be the main event in your media room, you gotta have a sub that will keep up with those action movie soundtracks. They are really punishing on a sub that doesn't reach low and loud enough to fill your room.
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    Outlaw Audio LFM-1 or LFM-2

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    Dennis, I have a PSW303 sub, and It's not enough. I was thiking about going with HSU VTF MK2. I mainly use my system for movies, but do want the sub to sound nice for music. If I got this sub how much better would it be than my polk sub? I have considered the SVS PB10, and HSU STF-2 subs also.

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    The lowest level of either brand will play lower and louder than the 303. I would sell the Polk and buy the most sub I could afford and fit into my room. Musicality will abound in any of the choices from both brands.

    What size room and what speakers are you looking at using for your system?

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    Dennis,

    i am down to the SVS pb12-isd and the outlaw lfm1 as my choice, my set up with the rti8, csi5 and fxi5 is mostly for HT, what is your recommendation for the sub

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    Tossup.........................the performance is too close to call between these two. Choose the one that fits your decor best. The SVS does have different veneers and textures that are nice.

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    Denon or Yamaha? Screw it. Just get yourself a Harman Kardon and relieve yourself of the misery of having to decide between runnerup and 5th place. =)

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    runner up eh... I can tell you don't sell HK for a living... you might change your tune. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxis
    runner up eh... I can tell you don't sell HK for a living... you might change your tune. ;)
    yeah those damn bugs and half second delays can be a real pain in the ass can't they? :)

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    Moraks,
    HT has old Polk S10's, S4's, LSic (with and Outlaw m200 mono) and SVS 25-31 PCi
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    Do yourself and favor and don't buy Yamaha, HK, Denon, Sony, JVC, Panasonic, Pioneer...etc

    And buy something from NAD and Outlaw. Be different! Don't go mainstream! ;)
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    How about the new Outlaw receiver. The last one had the true wattage specs and had rave reviews. The new Outlaw should be just as good, probably a substantial improvement.

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    I suggest Denon or Harman Kardon and I have an HK myself and am planing on getting a second one. I recently have had clipping issues with many receivers except the high current HKs though I must admit I have not tried Denon. Customer service and tech support is just as good as Polk if not better and that is saying a lot. Their musical ability, pre outs for separates, as well as their multiple crossover/bass management (even for 5.1 analog in) are extremely useful in milking every ounce of sound from your speakers. So put them on your list - at the top.

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