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Home Theater Help Needed

thomosam

Hey I'm looking to upgrade my home surround sound theater from my all in one 5.1 channel sony surround that comes with the amplifier built into the dvd player. which cost me $300.00. I'm looking at Boxing Day sales and these are my options what should I do and why if possible:(I'm looking for bang for my buck)
Amplifier:
Pioneer SC 1227 K 7.1---- $699.00
Pioneer VSX 1127 K 7.1- $499.00
Harmon Kardon AVR 3650- $599.00 (3D READY)
Harmon Kardon AVR 2650- $499.00 (3D Ready)
Speakers
Klipsh F-10 (5 Speakers and Sub)- $699.00
KEF T100 (5 SPEAKERS AND SUB)- $899.99
JBL 5.0 Package (Model??? no sub)- 499.00 ADD SUB 150 WATT SUB FOR 199.00
Klipsh Reference Dual Centre Channel Speaker- $249.99
Polk High Performance Dual Centre Channel Speakers (RTi-10)- $600.00
Klipsh Reference Dual 8" Channel Towers- $800.00
Energy Veritas Bookshelf Speakers- $249.99
Polk Bookshelf Speakers (RTi4)- $149.99
Subwoofers
Polk Subwoofer (PSW10)- 99.99
Energy Power12 Subwoofer- $229.00
Couple of rookie questions-- Is it OK to mix speaker brands like Polk up front and Energy in the back? Also, are bookshelf speakers the same as the rear speakers?
Any help is great thanks!
December 24, 2012 @04:12pm
VK_Electronic


Is it OK to mix speaker brands like Polk up front and Energy in the back?

some might say no, but I would say no problem - unless they are radically different, still any well-designed amp should take in stride

are bookshelf speakers the same as the rear speakers?

To me they are not, though many people do use bookshelf speakers as rear speakers...............unless you are very demanding it should be fine
January 27, 2013 @12:14am