Speaker - What speaker I should buy for my receiver - Please help me

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  1. EDDIE-br

    EDDIE-br Auditioning

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    Hello
    My name is Eddie and I am a beginer here.
    I bought an used receiver a few days ago, but I dont know which speaker should buy.
    My receiver is Marantz sr 5000 http://www.audioenz.co.nz/2001/0502.html and I have a small budget, under 200 or less.
    I appreciate any help you can provide.
    Eddie
     
  2. John Garcia

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    I used to have an SR5000, excellent receiver. Probably one of the best eras for Marantz. I ran three 4 Ohm bookshelf speakers with it and it never complained so the amp section in that one is pretty stout and it should handle a pretty good variety of speakers. For $200, I'd take a look at the Infinity Primus line. Crutchfield sold out of the P162, but they still have the P152 as open box for ~$120/pr:
    http://outlet.crutchfield.com/p_108P152BG/Infinity-Primus-P152.html?cc=02
     
  3. gene c

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    Check Craigslist for some good used speakers. I bought a pair of Infinity Beta 20's last year for $110. A C360 last month for $50! Two years ago a pair of Beta 50's for $225, all good as new. Sold the 50's soon after for a nice profit but I'm on the hunt again.
     
  4. Samantha Lewis

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    I do not prefer used speakers to buy just find the bargain audio products.
    resource-http://www.audioaddiction.com.au/au/prices/-daily-deals-sydney.html
     
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    Just buy Sony speakers that's really good.
    http://www.abalonelimousines.com
     
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    Used speakers can offer a much better value, if they're in good condition. And that website doesn't look like it offers anything I'd recommend in Eddie's price range. It's mosty high-end stuff and some Bose.
    Sony speakers are O.K. for the price but I'd rather buy a good used pair of Infinity's or Polks, or just about anything else, instead.
     
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    Newegg will run specials on the Polk line that seems to be made for them.
    I got a really good deal on some Monitor 60's and a CS20 center a few years ago. I love them, and they more than perform.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290211 (just a step down from the CS20..it appears the black is 99, not on sale)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290205 (This is the 50, but still good)
    So it's a little more than your budget (260 give or take)....but this would be a good set for your marantz. I'd just find a cheap set of used bookshelf speakers for your rears. You could probably get somethign like that used for 40 bucks...have a nice setup for under 300 (I know you were looking for 200, just showing you something there).
     
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    It also looks like they have some nice promo codes too. You can get the Monitor 60's for 119 each.
     
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    Eddie's in New Zealand. I don't think Newegg will ship there for free if at all! :)
     
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    DOH! Didn't even notice.
    Sorry :(
    On the plus side, I'm picking up a set of those Monitor 50's and the Center. Put an ad up yesterday for my Sony set and someone bought them, so I'm going to grab those while on sale!
     

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