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#1 of 16 OFFLINE   JoshGivens

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Posted September 09 2004 - 06:04 AM

I need some surround speakers for my setup to upgrade from the crappy cheap sony's that I have now. Most every place that I have checked sells combos that include the sub. I'm content with the sub I have now and would like to just get the surrounds, front and center channels. Anyone know where I can look to find this or am I just going to have to buy individuals or in pairs?

#2 of 16 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted September 09 2004 - 06:15 AM

What's the budget? You might actually be better off buying individual.
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#3 of 16 OFFLINE   Alex Prosak

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Posted September 09 2004 - 06:35 AM

Among others, check out Aperion, Ascend, and AV123.

#4 of 16 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted September 09 2004 - 07:00 AM

I was going to suggest the ELT package from AV123 without the sub. I'm sure they can do that. Axiom would be another thought. The Paradigm Performance and/or Cinema line are good for the money.
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#5 of 16 OFFLINE   JoshGivens

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Posted September 09 2004 - 07:10 AM

I'm probably looking to spend around 100-150 bucks a piece for the surrounds and then <250-300 for the center. However, since I'm wanting to do in walls for the surrounds, at least for the backs (7.1 setup), maybe going individual or pairs would be my best bet.

#6 of 16 OFFLINE   Mitch_J

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Posted September 09 2004 - 07:30 AM

www.aperionaudio.com

They seem to fit your need and your budget

#7 of 16 OFFLINE   Alex Prosak

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Posted September 09 2004 - 07:58 AM

I'd definitely check out the Rocket ELT, the center is right in your range although the mains/surrounds are a bit more. Give them a call though as they can put together good packages. They are also working on a couple in-wall speakers that I believe are really close to being done. Here's some pics.

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Posted September 09 2004 - 08:08 AM

The Ascend Acoustics CMT-340c center is also in your price range.

All the suggestions above come from quality companies that can easily put together packages without subs.

Which sub do you have now?
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#9 of 16 OFFLINE   brentl

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Posted September 09 2004 - 09:56 AM

Athena 5 pack with good reviews

Should be had for around $350-400U.s.

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#10 of 16 OFFLINE   SethH

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Posted September 09 2004 - 10:22 AM

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#11 of 16 OFFLINE   JoshGivens

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Posted September 09 2004 - 10:30 AM

I have an Acoustic Research S112(hardly used but 7 or so years old). It produces a sound that I'm very pleased with for now. I plan on upgrading in the future but not just yet.

#12 of 16 OFFLINE   NickSo

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Posted September 09 2004 - 10:50 AM

on the lower priced end, i believe the Fluance speaker set does not include sub... not sure tho

#13 of 16 OFFLINE   Ted Lee

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Posted September 09 2004 - 11:35 AM

ditto that. they're on sale right now....i think they're about 300 bucks.

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#14 of 16 OFFLINE   JoshGivens

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Posted September 09 2004 - 11:44 AM

Let me throw this out there then. I'm looking to have 2, possibly 4 in wall for the surrounds of a 7.1 setup depending on if my walls will permit once I investigate closer. Do any of these companies have in walls so I can still go with one brand even though the actual type of speaker might be different?

#15 of 16 OFFLINE   Nathan Bjork

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Posted September 09 2004 - 02:10 PM

How about JBL... surrounds are $119 a pair. Front Left/Right $169 a pair E30 and a JBL EC35 center for $200. They are all JBL's.

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Posted September 09 2004 - 02:45 PM

My vote would be to find your local Paradigm dealer. For the money their performance line is tough to beat. They also have in walls. Another quality company to look at would be B&W Speakers. I like both of these companies a lot and they have a history of both high quality speakers and excellent customer service.

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