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Initial post: Nov 15, 2010 9:24:36 AM PST
I am thinking about buying this set up, I have a pioneer elite sc-07 receiver. I can get this system for under $2k NEW. Any thoughts?

LS360C 3-Way In-Ceiling Home Theater Speaker with Radiator

L890-H 4-Way Dual 8" (200mm) Floorstanding Speaker

LC2-H 4-Way Dual 6" (170mm) Wall-Mount Center Speaker

TSS-SUB4000CHR 12", 400-Watt Powered Subwoofer with R.A.B.O.S.™

Posted on Nov 15, 2010 9:42:01 AM PST
If these are JBL products, it should do quite nicely with your Pioneer Elite! Get the tools out and cut some mounting holes!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2010 9:44:32 AM PST
All product are JBL except for the sub, which is an Infinity.

Posted on Nov 15, 2010 9:47:41 AM PST
A/V guru says:
That would certainly scare the neighbors when you watch Jurassic Park...

Posted on Nov 15, 2010 12:18:24 PM PST
Jon Dufour says:
Sounds like you are nicely equipped, do not wanna be your neighbors :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2010 12:27:27 PM PST
M. Stifler says:
I'd be his neighbor. Can I come over? ;)

Posted on Nov 15, 2010 9:15:07 PM PST
Mr. Jumps says:
Yeah I have some thoughts.
Those floor standers are real nice.
Hopefully your pioneer is capable of giving them
the power they need cause their impedance can go
low with loud music.

That infinity sub is good too. Just heard it with pair of infinity classia
floor standers. Those speakers are the dope for 260$. The sub is a little confusing
to configure properly however- but youll figure it out.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2010 7:22:16 AM PST
Mr. Jumps,

Do you think I need a dedicated amp for the floor speakers? The pioneer puts out 140w per channel and I was thinking that that might be an issue as well. As far as the infinity sub goes I am still contemplating getting that one or getting the JBL L8400P. Not sure which way I am going to go yet.

Posted on Nov 16, 2010 7:52:26 AM PST
After reading some reviews on your Elite amp, it seems to do quite well even with 4 ohm speaker systems as long as they are not driven to hard! If the JBL floor standers are rated at 6 or 8 ohm, your elite should be just fine!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2010 8:07:00 AM PST
Thanks for the feedback Jerry, they are 8 ohm speakers. Below is the description off of JBL's website.

Description 4-Way, Dual 200mm (8") Floorstanding Speaker
Series Studio L
Finish Black Ash
Frequency Response 28Hz - 40kHz
Power Handling 125 Watts Continuous / 500 Watts Peak
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) 91dB
Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms
Dimensions (H x W x D) 1073mm x 259mm x 380mm / 42-1/4" x 10-1/4" x 15"
Weight 27.3kg / 60 lb

Posted on Nov 16, 2010 8:37:37 AM PST
A/V guru says:
You aren't trying to drive these...http://www.amazon.com/MartinLogan-Vantage-High-Performance-Electrostatic-Aluminum/dp/B000FP5LHM/ref=sr_1_8?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1289925269&sr=1-8

Those ML would give your Elite fits, but the Elite would still drive them good enough for music...passable for movies.

That Elite is one of the most powerful receivers on the market. About the only thing above it is separates.

Also, have no idea where Jumps gets the idea the Infinity sub is "tricky to set up"...

Use MCACC and you'll be fine. I'd be more worried about the in wall/ceilings keeping up with those towers without needing an external amp.

Posted on Nov 16, 2010 10:26:20 AM PST
Mr. Jumps says:
Should be ok, you have a pretty good receiver

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2010 10:33:56 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 16, 2010 10:41:28 AM PST
A/V guru says:
Wow, understatement of the day...

The SC 07 is a "pretty good receiver"...

Since apparently Mr Jumps has never read a "product page"...

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Products/HomeEntertainment/AV-Receivers/EliteReceivers/ci.SC-07.Kuro

Considering the SC 07 started out a bit higher than the current $2200 shown...and its current big brother is this $7000 piece of King Kong-ness...

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Products/HomeEntertainment/AV-Receivers/EliteReceivers/ci.SC-09TX.Kuro

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2010 11:24:58 AM PST
EdM says:
"Wow, understatement of the day...
"The SC 07 is a "pretty good receiver"..."

Are you saying that it's better than the top receivers like the top from Marantz, Denon and ArCam?
This is not to mention the step up to separates from the likes of Classe, Anthem, and so on.

http://www.ultimateavmag.com/howto/405shopping/

"Separates That Are Not Equal-They're Better"

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2010 12:03:49 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 16, 2010 12:09:58 PM PST
A/V guru says:
In the "grand pantheon" of audio...does Elite match Arcam? No...

But the top Elite (the SC 09tx) treads into territory that, to me at least, receivers shouldn't be going. If I was spending $7000, the Elite SC 09 isn't even on my list. Matter of fact, no receiver is.

The SC 07 is a $2200 receiver. Better than the upcoming Marantz SR8005? Yes, and no. Power wise, no. What it does convenience wise, you bet.
Better than the Integra 80.2. Nope, not by a long mile. But then, the 80.2 is $2800.

But is there a wrong choice between the SC 07, upcoming SR8005 or the DTR 80.2? No there isn't.

There is no SR8005 yet. There will be a replacement (we can only hope) for the SR8002. If the SR7005 becomes "the top", the high end receivers lose a big one. If this becomes "the top offering" from Denon/Marantz...even I'll shed a tear...http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR-4311CI-Channel-Multi-Room-Receiver/dp/B0042KVX2S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1289938019&sr=1-1

And yes, I know the 4810 and 5308 are still technically current.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2010 12:04:16 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 16, 2010 12:07:44 PM PST
Thanks JB!!! Your receiver will be just fine with this setup your looking at! The sensitivity looks to be pretty good on these towers! Just make sure you allways give your receiver a little room to breathe and keep cool as possible!

On a side note I have the Pioneer Elite A35R amp and am quite pleased with this little unappreciated amp! It does a nice job driving my 4 ohm Dayton Reference MTM's with no problem! Elite's are a nice choice!!!

Posted on Mar 31, 2012 5:37:53 PM PDT
Joe says:
I'm thinking about purchasing a Marantz SR7005 receiver. I was going to purchase the high end Denon receivers. I have a good friend who is a manager in Best Buy that has a Magnolia section. He told me that 40% of the top of the line Denon receivers were returned by customers with HDMI problems. I know that Marantz and Denon belong to one company. Will the Marantz SR7005 strong enough to power the Polk RTI-A7 speakers? I know the Polks are made in China.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012 9:08:33 AM PDT
Dealzguy says:
Joe, while Denon and Marantz are from same parent company, the inside and components, not much sharing I guess. Even if they did, as a Marantz user, there was never an HDMI issue. Also in some tests at Magnolia recently with SR7005, SR6006 and few equivalent Denon AVRs, Marantz definitely sounded better. Another reason you dont see them heavily discounted, unlike Onkyo's, Pios or even Denons. Yes SR7005 will easily drive the Polks.
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