Speaker choices?

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  1. notanaudiophile

    notanaudiophile Auditioning

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    Hello to all. New to the scene, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am currently building a new surround system. Tossing the old theatre in a box and committing to something a little higher in quality. Starting with an Onkyo TX-NR717 7.2 receiver. Having a hard time on speaker decision. London drugs is pushing Tannoy bookshelf dual concentrics, Visions likes Soundstage. After reading 10,000 different reviews, I find myself torn. Help!
     
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    A budget, and where you are, would help. Speakers are the hardest part of any theatre, but if done correctly, the only speakers you'll have for the next 25+ year's.Any requirements?Floor standers?Have to wall hang?Sent from my LG-P769 using HTF mobile app
     
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    Budget around $1500 all in(wire connectors etc).In CanadaRequirements: able to handle a wide range of music(rock, metal,hip hop, rap, pop, etc) handle movie sound while delivering clear vocals while actors are talking( seem to consistently have a hard time hearing conversations and find myself adjusting volume up and down between action scenes and slower scenes) I'm guessing a good centre speaker should quell that issue.I'm leaning towards floor towers( as I understand it, they're better for music than the book shelf's).Thanks in advance,Mike
     
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    $1500 Canadian is a bit light on the budget, but...

    Not sure what "connectors" you think you need, but unless you plan on disconnecting the system once a week, all you need is wire.

    Pure Acoustics is a good budget brand, so is Fluance. The Fluance SX has a review here(I think the SX anyway).

    Kijiji is a great place to find used stuff, which I would start used to maximize your budget. Then your choice becomes simpler. Mainly from you can't buy something that isn't for sale.
     
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    What's your take on Tannoy?
     
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    Already have the receiver.
     
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    By the way, if you Pony Up for a pair of Tannoy Prestige...they'll probably be in your family for 100 years.
     
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    The Saturn LCR's were recommended for my front left, right and centre. And the Mercury V1's for rears with a TS2 10" sub. Retail $2048.95, but the salesman 'helped me out' and brought it down to $1569.95. I'm sure there's better sound for the money than those.
     
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    I'm not trying to throw them under the bus. It was a pretty small demo room. Maybe they need room to gallop?
     
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    I know nothing of the Saturn line. I have heard the HTS and Revolution(Tannoy isn't exactly "easy to get" in the US). Both were very good.

    The Mercury is Tannoy's bread and butter.

    By the way, I know a guy using 5 Tannoy Reveals straight off a SACD/DVD-A player. Yes, it sounds fantabulous.
     
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    Perhaps I will explore them a little further then. I think the prestige line may be a little out of reach at this juncture.
     
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    If you want to get way outside the box, since this place has Tannoy...Ask if they can get the Legend MOB1.Sent from my LG-P769 using HTF mobile app
     
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    Appreciate the tips. My research list keeps growing as does the need for a bigger budget.
     
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    If you need, start with 2.0. Grow the system over time. That is one of the ways of maximizing your budget. Pre-owned speakers are the greatest budget maximizer.
     
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    Audionic Speakers are really good,.... try it
     

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