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    Default 7200 Setup / Questions

    I am leaning very heavy to the RM7200 series for a basement entertainment center. Main room is 36 x 14 with the first half being the entertainment room and the second half a pool table room.

    My thoughts are the 7200 series located in the entertainment room and then a set of second speakers on the back wall of the pool room (facing the HDTV and center channel) .

    A couple of basic questions I would like advice on:
    - Should I upgrade sub to PSW 650 or even an SVS 16 or 20?
    - Should I buy a set of 7200 satellites for the rears or go with a different set of Polks (any inwall speaker advice?)
    - I have an old pair of Monitor 11Ts that I could use as floor models in the rear. Will I have any sound matching problems with this?
    - I really don't know what to do with the Receiver. I am looking at the Denon AVR-4802R

    Any advice anyone is willing to give will be greatly appreciated. I am coming down to crunch time and need to make some choices and bite the bullet.

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    SVS vs Polk - Only comment I could offer is that the SVS brand sub has a large following here on the forum. I've seen many reviews of that brand name and you would be hard pressed to find someone that dislikes it. I enjoy Polk very much, but as subs go, I will upgrade to the SVS when that time comes.

    Keep the 11T's, as they are a very nice speaker, IMO, and why not put them, or keep them playing nicely.

    The room sounds long and I don't think that an extra pair of 7200 sats will fill the space that well. Or is the application simply for sound near the pool table?

    I think the 7200 is a good choice for your HT setup. I guess you might want to figure out what you want the pool table area to be used for, sound wise. You could make that your 2 Channel setup for music only....

    I could only guess at the sound matching issue, and say it shouldnt be bad, may not be that noticeable if placed( the 11T's )that far away. Keep us posted and good luck :)

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    Default 7200 ROOM LAYOUT

    The speakers in my pool room are realistically only for the people that are in that room and not really to add any benefit to those sitting in the front entertainment area.

    So, say there is a ball game on in the front room and some people are sitting watching it. For those in the pool room, I would have them on so they could hear more clearly. Is that going to muddle the sound in the front room?

    When you say a 2nd channel, can you explain how you see that working? If I was playing a DVD or watching TV could I use them? Or would it only be to put on when I am listening to music?

    Here is how I envision it:
    All the front equipment is in an entertainment center
    S1 and S2 (sides) are wall mounted
    R1 and R2 are either the 11Ts or a second set of satellites

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    I appreciate any ideas.

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    Yes, if they were on simultaneously the speakers in the pool room would screw up the imaging and overall sound from the fronts. It won't be terrible, but it won't be optimal either. If you get a receiver that has terminals for a "B" set of speakers (that traditionally go in another room or outside) then you could turn them on and off whenever - like when you watcha movie and everybody is in the front then turn them off, but when the setting is less formal and you just need general coverage just so everybody can hear, then you can turn them on. Or you could just run your receiver in 5 channel stereo and use your 11s for a bedroom rig, just a thought
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    I agree with RS159, the sound will be a little odd, like being in a church in a way. Or at least thats how I envision it. I've been in a home where that was the theory of setup and he played it so loud that it was hard to hear what was actually happening in front of me, it was like echo. That was before surround receivers could define the delay and set parameters for distance though, and perhaps that would be a fix for today's system. I am unsure.

    Just an example, the Sony STR-DA2ES thru 7ES, have A+B speaker outputs that are switchable and/or simultaneous, and a 2nd room source option. I know there are others, its just an example.

    I meant 2 Channel setup as another stereo system, just driven for stereo purposes. Perhaps that being set up over near your pool table for music, and your HT system on opposite side of room for movies and TV.

    Bottom line is your main Home Theatre idea, the 7200 system is a fine choice. I would also shop for the 7600, due to the price being close to the 7200, enough that it should be considered. Just simply buy a Receiver that has a 2nd room capability, and with B outputs available, and you can decide at your leisure. Borrow or dust off a elcheapo receiver for the pool side, and try the setup both ways. Most receivers require the 2nd room to have powered speaker OR another receiver(amplifier) Decide what works best when you have the 2 main components, your HT 7200 setup(5.1) and your Receiver(Sony hehe) to work them.

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    frome what i can see from the previous posts there are some good ideas, but my thought is less technical. ( i think) Rather than dealing with an expensive reciever with switching, just reverse wire in a speaker switch (instead of a and b speakers you would have a and b recievers) thus you could have a as your main media reciever and b as a stereo reciever for just the pool table area.
    sounds stupid i guess but i think thats the way i would set it up.
    im cheap

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