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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Lumen_S



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Posted April 07 2003 - 01:24 PM

ok, im looking to build a new system, with an absolute max budget of $2000. If you were to build a system from scratch for this ammount, what would you do? Oh, yeah, do NOT include a sub...this is for apartment use.

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Paul_Scott


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Posted April 07 2003 - 07:10 PM

$2000 was what i budgeted last year for new speaks. at one time or another i was certain i was going to end up with Magneplanars or Rockets, but i settled on an Ascend Acoustics set. not only considerably less expensive than everything else i had been looking at, they also honestly sounded the best to my ears (out of EVERYTHING i had listened to in the $2k and under price range). if i had another $2k to throw around, i'd buy 5 ascend cbm 170s (the next time they go on sale, which used to be quite often) for $750, and either put the rest of the money into the electronics, or the software.

#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Chris Quinn

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Posted April 08 2003 - 02:46 AM

What do you mean by "system"? speakers- I'll second Ascend Acoustics 170's except I'd hold out for the new Ascend 350? center channel <$1K. An Outlaw 1050 receiver-$499(B stock <$450). The Sony DVD player that also does SACD that is available for around $250. Some Rat Shack gold or AR Research twenty buck interconnects and some 14 gauge zip cord for speaker wire approx. $100. Are the Ascend sales over now they've received all those glowing reviews?

#4 of 7 OFFLINE   CurtisSC



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Posted April 08 2003 - 03:19 AM

I also have the Ascends...CBM-170's in the front, HTM-200's surround, and a Hsu VTF-3. According to the Ascend site, you can get five CBM-170's for $748.
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#5 of 7 OFFLINE   Ben_wood


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Posted April 08 2003 - 10:29 PM

Thats a good question Chris, it seems to have been a while since Ascend has had a sale. I bought my system while they were discounted with free shipping to boot. Ascends are still a bargain at todays price, but everyone likes a sale! Posted Image

#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Clark F

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Posted April 09 2003 - 01:50 AM

I bought a Yamaha RX-V630, Paradigm Esprit 'B' fronts, a Paradigm C170 center and a Paradigm PB-10 sub for about $1400.

Sounds great! Posted Image

#7 of 7 OFFLINE   ArthurJ


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Posted April 09 2003 - 04:25 AM

I'm doing the following... Paradigm Studio 60's Paradigm Studio CC Paradigm Studio 20's I already got a quote from the local shop and they would give it to me (tax In) for $2440 CAD ($1662 USD) I will be possibly running Rotel seperates, but I'm still researching the subject. This setup is amazing for music and home theater IMO!

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