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Old 04-11-2013, 08:29 AM   #1  
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Question In-wall speakers what type of receiver and amp do I need?

I plan on doing in wall speakers for a theater room.

Here are the speakers I have picked out
Front left and right
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

Center
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

Middle speakers
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

Rear speakers
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...#specification

My first question would be on the in wall sub.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
or
http://www.amazon.com/Pyle-PDIWS12-1.../dp/B0013V3OVC

Which sub would be better in wall?

My big question is though, how many watts per channel receiver do I need and what type of amp do I need for the sub?

I saw someone pushing these speakers with a system that was only doing 90 watts per channel. That's not even the nominal amount for the two front speakers. So I am just a little confused on what exactly I need. I am trying to do a budget system, looking for just what I need for now and maybe a possible upgrade in a couple years.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:01 AM   #2  
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I plan on doing in wall speakers for a theater room.

Here are the speakers I have picked out
Front left and right
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

Center
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

Middle speakers
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

Rear speakers
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...#specification

My first question would be on the in wall sub.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
or
http://www.amazon.com/Pyle-PDIWS12-1.../dp/B0013V3OVC

Which sub would be better in wall?

My big question is though, how many watts per channel receiver do I need and what type of amp do I need for the sub?

I saw someone pushing these speakers with a system that was only doing 90 watts per channel. That's not even the nominal amount for the two front speakers. So I am just a little confused on what exactly I need. I am trying to do a budget system, looking for just what I need for now and maybe a possible upgrade in a couple years.
I would say if on a budjet go to acc4less and find a refurb, or ebay and go used or new at low cost. I have been very luck on ebay. I landed a beautiful Denon for $71.00, 100 watts @8ohms. Leave the pwr at that to keep cost down and get speakers rated at 4 or 6 ohms. that will increase pwr output.. I run 100 watts to speakers that max @ 150. MY sub is 300 watts.
I would say avoid in wall sub. IF you ever sell it goes with you.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:22 AM   #3  
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My wife doesn't want any boxes out, so that is why I am going in wall even for the sub. We use the room more multiple purposes so not having sound equipment in the way when we need full the room with tables for parties is the goal. Plus my projector will go inside the ceiling. When I want to watch something I just push the ceiling tile and the projector will ease down into place. That way its hidden when its not being used as a theater room.

So any recommendations on a cheap amp just for the passive sub?

Also any idea what it means on on this receiver when it says sub 120watt? I looked at the manual and it looked like it needed a pre amped sub, I don't think I can hook a passive sub up to it. http://www.accessories4less.com/make...eceiver/1.html

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Old 04-16-2013, 05:13 PM   #4  
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My wife doesn't want any boxes out, so that is why I am going in wall even for the sub. We use the room more multiple purposes so not having sound equipment in the way when we need full the room with tables for parties is the goal. Plus my projector will go inside the ceiling. When I want to watch something I just push the ceiling tile and the projector will ease down into place. That way its hidden when its not being used as a theater room.

So any recommendations on a cheap amp just for the passive sub?

Also any idea what it means on on this receiver when it says sub 120watt? I looked at the manual and it looked like it needed a pre amped sub, I don't think I can hook a passive sub up to it. http://www.accessories4less.com/make...eceiver/1.html
They do make it confusing! I had to look at it twice, before it hit me, amps have peak power. I think it means normal pwr?? For a small avr as it it is, theere will not be any surprise features.
I would imagine they have an amp to match the sub you chose? You need to know what it will accept for power and Freq. Thats why a powered sub is better. MY buddy bought seperates years ago but the correct amp was with the sub. I'm sure you can power a passive sub with any amp. Using speaker level input. I would avoid that setup.
As far as power for a sub, the more the better!! The amazon is nice @ 400.

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