Thoughts on this Speakercraft set-up

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  1. tlabatte Enthusiast

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    I have a Theater Home installation guy who is offering me a fairly good deal on a 7.1 speaker set-up. This is for a 13x26 room but only the front 13x13 will be focused on the theater set up. Does anyone have any comments regarding this set-up? Movies are the overwhelming priority with a few occasions for music.

    Front L/R
    SPE ASM84631 Speaker Craft IN-WALL AIM LCR 3 speaker

    Center
    SPE ASM84611 SpeakerCraft IN-WALL AIM LCR1 speaker

    Side Surrounds
    SPE ASM73511 IN-WALL AIM Cinema Dipole ONE speaker

    Rear Surrounds
    SPE ASM93811 SpeakerCraft IN-CEILING AIM speaker sold

    Sub
    VEL DLS3500R Velodyne 10" powered subwoofer. Black finish
    with remote control
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    better sub if budget permits
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    If you are going all in-walls then this will be close to the best you can do on an affordable budget besides the sub. I would get a SVS, HSU or the new AV123 sub.
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    The only thing I would change is the center channel. IMO keep the center channel the same as your mains. In this case I would do the AIM LCR 3. :D
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    Thanks for your fast replies! I will look for another Sub and I will price out the same center as the sides AIM LCR3s. I will also look for a Sub from HSU, AV123, or SVS.

    1) Can I expect to have a decent sounding theater with this set-up (in a general sense). Meaning these should be better than a std Theater in a box set-up from a big box store, right?

    2) Any recommendation on any specific Sub model based on the above manufacturers? I need to drive a 2700 Cu Ft room.
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    Yes, it will be way better than any HTIB.

    It is best to call SVS and talk to them about the proper sub for your room, they will not try to over-sale you.
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    I will call SVS in the morning thanks....

    One last question... in you opinion, how would you say these speakers will perform against the likes of equally priced stand-alone speakers like the Paradigm atom, Def Tech BP6B, Aperion 533, etc.?

    I know I will not expect the same performance for music but I am hoping for equal capabilities in theater.
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    Bookshelf or tower speakers will likely out-perform them but in my humble opinion, HT is just not that difficult. All you need is a good center and a great sub so I think you will be impressed.
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