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Old 02-25-2016, 03:01 PM   #1  
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Default Surround Help and Advice Please

Hello all

I'm new to this and have some questions about my surround set up.

Here is what I have

TV - samsung 65" curved 4k (not mounted yet)
Receiver - yamaha tsr-5790 (from costco)
Center - Polk 255C-RT
Surround - Polk RC65i
Sub - 12-Inch Polk Audio PSW505 12-Inch

I had a total budget of $2,500 and these components fit that

The drywall is up and wires for speakers are currently just in a single gang electric box (which I plan to remove and patch when correct placement is marked).

TV and Speaker placement will be based on a thread I read recently by Sticky titled "Surround Sound Speaker Placement Guide"

Couple questions
1 - where my ALL of my speaker will be placed there is no insulation in the walls (my basement) so when I cut out for the speakers would there be a benefit to place insulation in there?
2 - will there be any issues with the different models of center and surround speakers?

I am going to install this myself as I believe with good planning and research, I can do this!

any advice would be helpful!

Thanks for taking the time to read and reply!

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Old 02-27-2016, 09:26 AM   #2  
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If you are installing In-Wall/In-Ceiling speakers, place a large square of fiberglass batted insulation behind each speaker (fiberglass side against the speaker). This will not only protect your speaker and maintain your insulation value; it can also help improve the overall sound quality of your speakers.

Your speakers are from the same manufacturer and appear to be similar I wouldn't be too concerned about matching the sound stage timbre. I think you should be fine.

Good luck and report back and/or post pics when done.
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Old 02-28-2016, 01:23 PM   #3  
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Yup, I agree.

Just a note: Some time ago, I had different mfgs main and surrounds and sounded okay to me. All were 8ohm.

Good luck with your project! Use Yamaha's YPAQ sound control feature.
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