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Any good deals on floor standing speakers under $1,000?


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#1 of 13 Tubby

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Posted September 03 2008 - 04:44 AM

Anyone know of any good deals on a pair of floorstanding speakers under $1,000? A link to the website would be great. I have some polk bookshelf speakers right now that cost me about $100 and a subwoofer. Will the sound be that much better with a pair of floorstanding speakers or should i leave it the way it is?

#2 of 13 Ed Moxley

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Posted September 03 2008 - 06:50 AM

JBL ES90BLK 3-way Dual 8-inch Floorstand Speaker from Overstock.com
That is for one. So, it would be around $660 for a pair. Posted Image
Samsung HL61A750 (LED DLP)            Onkyo TX-SR805
Oppo BDP-83 Blu ray                                  Polk Audio LSi9
Polk Audio LSiC                                  Sony SS-MB100H
SVS PC12-NSD (Sub)                       ...

#3 of 13 Tubby

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Posted September 03 2008 - 09:00 AM

Is there anything better than these for $1,000?
Polk Audio RTi A7 Floor-standing speaker at Crutchfield.com

#4 of 13 Tubby

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Posted September 03 2008 - 09:14 AM

Is this website legit? www.highdecibels.com Home Theater, Car Stereo, GPS Navigation, and much more! LSi15Right, Polk Home Theater, LSi15Right

www.highdecibels.com Home Theater, Car Stereo, GPS Navigation, and much more! RTi A7, Polk Home Theater, RTiA7

These are a lot cheaper than anywhere else i could find them. Is this website a rip off? And has anyone heard both of these pairs of speakers? How do they stack up to other speakers in this price range?

#5 of 13 JeremyErwin

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Posted September 03 2008 - 10:37 AM

Have you listened to any of these? What are you planning on listening to? And can your amplifier handle the load?

#6 of 13 JohnRice

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Posted September 03 2008 - 10:54 AM

What are you looking to achieve?

You may be better off keeping the Polks (if you are happy with their sound) and drop the full 1K on a really good sub.

The Hybrid System

The Music Part: Emotiva XSP-1, Thiel CS 3.6, Emotiva XPA-2, Marantz SA8004, Emotiva ERC-3, SVS PB-12 Plus 2

The Surround Part: Sherbourn PT-7030, Thiel SCS3, Emotiva XPA-5, Polk & Emotiva Surrounds.


#7 of 13 Tubby

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Posted September 03 2008 - 11:27 AM

Looking to fill in the lows better. Would you recommend SVS over anything else? I watch movies 95% of the time.

#8 of 13 JohnRice

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Posted September 04 2008 - 03:16 AM

I would keep the Polks and try getting an SVS PB12 Plus/2 on Closeout, if there are any left, and you have the room for it.

How big is the room?

EDIT: the Plus/2s are gone. I don't know what on earth Ron is up to with his sub line these days. Most models are no longer available. So, the best alternative may be a PC Plus, just not the 16. Or a Hsu, but I don't know their line, and personally I don't like their styling.

The Hybrid System

The Music Part: Emotiva XSP-1, Thiel CS 3.6, Emotiva XPA-2, Marantz SA8004, Emotiva ERC-3, SVS PB-12 Plus 2

The Surround Part: Sherbourn PT-7030, Thiel SCS3, Emotiva XPA-5, Polk & Emotiva Surrounds.


#9 of 13 Tubby

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Posted September 04 2008 - 05:01 AM

Thanks i will look at those options.

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Posted September 04 2008 - 06:27 AM

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Originally Posted by JohnRice
I would keep the Polks and try getting an SVS PB12 Plus/2 on Closeout, if there are any left, and you have the room for it.

How big is the room?

EDIT: the Plus/2s are gone. I don't know what on earth Ron is up to with his sub line these days. Most models are no longer available. So, the best alternative may be a PC Plus, just not the 16. Or a Hsu, but I don't know their line, and personally I don't like their styling.

Check the B Stock. There is one left.

#11 of 13 Tubby

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Posted September 04 2008 - 10:07 AM

What is the b stock?

#12 of 13 David Willow

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Posted September 04 2008 - 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Tubby
What is the b stock?

They may have some cosmetic defect. Check the SVS website. It will detail the exact reason why a speaker is in b stock.

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Posted September 05 2008 - 02:58 PM

Go on audiogon and buy yourself a pair of $4000.00 for $1000.00 and you'll be way ahead of the game. That's the only way to buy highend audio these day's. You're loss is My Gain, that's the old saying. Nothing wrong with buying second hand. I have sold equipment for a fraction of the cost and it was in like new condition. Audiophiles like us take care of our components like little babies...





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