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    Klipsch CS-700

    I just recieved my 50" Panasonic TH-50PZ800U and I'm very happy with it. The picture is complaints.

    However, as good as the speakers are on the 800U I eventually want to get some surround sound. The room that the tv is in is relatively small and my viewing distance is around 6-10 ft. I was at Best Buy and they had the Klipsch CS-700 set up and it sounded REALLY good. I know it's 2.1 and not 5.1 but it is that Virtual Surround technology that is supposed to mimic 5.1 surround sound. They had a movie playing and it sounded great. I think it would go great in my room where my tv is since it's only two front speakers which require wires and a sub woofer that is wireless. So it cuts out on wiring. I just feel that 5 or 7 speakers in my small room would be overkill and this system for 2 speakers sounded like 5.1 when I listened to it at Best Buy. Curious what you guys think? Have you heard this system or have any thoughts on it? Thanks.

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    way up in Canada eh f0rge's Avatar
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    Jan 2003
    most of us here tend to avoid those "home theatre in a box" (or HTIB) setups in favour of a real receiver with real speakers.

    almost 100% of the time you will get much better sound out of a full setup. the ability to expand beyond the basic setup and replace only certain pieces instead of the whole unit is a plus as well.

    that being said, depending on your goals and budget, that setup might work very well for you.
    Home Theatre:
    50" Panasonic TH-50PZ77
    Denon AVR-3808CI
    B&W 603 S3
    B&W LCR600 S3
    Paradigm Cinema ADP v.3
    SVS PB12-NSD
    Xbox 360 250GB
    Playstation 3 60GB
    Explorer 8300HD PVR 320GB
    Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ 8TB
    Harmony One

    Paradigm Studio 20 v.5
    NAD C320BEE
    NAD C521BEE

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    Oct 2005
    Of course a full-blown 5.1 or 7.1 system is going to sound better. But what I heard from you is you liked what you heard from the CS-700. As long as you enjoy what you hear and don't spend very much on it, I say go for it. It may be a good starter system for you to get into without having to run cable or understand how to setup a full system.

    Understand though that it is a compromise. If you like what you hear, start doing some reading and listening and eventually get into a better system. If you're a true noob, I can guarantee if you tried getting into an advanced system without first knowing what you're getting into, some of the fun would be lost in the details. A good HT system can be frustrating for the uninitiated. Take it slow and enjoy the journey.

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