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powered sub with box surround sound system

I am wanting to buy one of the (ready to go) surround sound systems in a box..but ive heard that the subs that usually come with these systems are not very good..Can I and would it be a good idea to buy a good quality powered sub for a system like this..

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is it necessary for it to be an all in one system?

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is it necessary for it to be an all in one system?
well,I have a med-large living room and I have been considering a component system, but I dont want to spend a ton of money on this..I know the Denon receiver is about the best bang for the buck but im kinda lost on what brand speakers..and I also like the wireless back speakers that come in the box systems

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Check http://www.integrityhomesystems.com/

I have the dual 5.25" kevlar center channel with tweeter, 8" kevlar fronts with tweeters, 8" kevlar rounds in the ceiling in the rear and the 200watt 8" sub.

I have an old kenwood receiver and it sounds awesome!

This guy is local and stands behind his stuff.

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I used his speaker enclosures for the in ceiling speakers and his wall plate for the wiring.

Just bite the bullet, put in some work, and you will be much happier.

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Just a heads up from a seasoned A/V guy. HTIB subs are usually pretty weak. Usually 6 1/2"- 8" drivers with small amps and poor construction. Bad port design and are usually boomy.

SVS and HSU are your top of the line powered HT subs, but are pricey. A lot of people also like Velodyne and BIC. I run dual 12" Infinity PS212 400 watts RMS subs in my Home Theater set up. I also have 12 ft. ceilings and a lot of open air space to fill up.

The size, power, and placement of a sub depend on the environment it's in. Is it a small enclosed space, like a bedroom. Big living room, Small/Large bedroom, Large basement. Etc...Carpet or Tile/Hardwood can be a factor when considering a forward or downward firing sub.

I use to run a little 75 watt JBL 8" sub in my apt. and due to the tiny living area, it hit hard. After moving into my house with a giant open living area it had zero authority. It literally went poof. And bought 1 PS212 and then another recently. The 2nd wasn't necessary, but I'm a bass head/LFE guy. I like to hear my surrounding neighbors tell me they can tell when I'm watching T2, Cloverfield, or Percy Jackson on Blu-ray. And I get a kick out rattling the dishes in the sink and having to reposition the picture frames in the house after a good LFE flick.

*Dayton makes a very decent low cost powered sub in 8"-10"-12" sizes. Calibrated correctly, they are not boomy. You can get them off partsexpress very very cheap.

If you want something quick and easy. HTIB is the way to go. If you want something closer to a reference audiophile type of system, then building component by component is the way to go. It just depends on how deep your pockets are and what your expectations are. I went with Polks for my L/R/C/SL/SR, Infinity subs for my .1 channel, Onkyo HDMI AVR, Samsung Networking Blu-ray, 50" DLP, Dayton HDMI cables, Monster brand speaker wire, sub interconnect cables, and Y splitter. And everything is plugged in to a big Geek Squad UPS to protect all that investment. And compared to most of the guys on AVSForums, my HT is entry level chump change stuff.

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and as far as speakers, i am a huge fan of definitive technology. thats what fills my theater with sound. its 15x20x10 so its a pretty good sized room

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