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#1 of 8 EDDIE-br

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Posted April 11 2012 - 04:46 AM

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..../2001/0502.html and I have a small budget, under 200 or less. I appreciate any help you can provide. Eddie

#2 of 8 John Garcia

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Posted April 11 2012 - 07:49 AM

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.crutch...P152.html?cc=02
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#3 of 8 gene c

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Posted April 11 2012 - 11:23 AM

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.
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 


#4 of 8 gene c

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Posted May 01 2012 - 11:28 PM

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

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.
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 


#5 of 8 bobby hamilton

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Posted May 02 2012 - 12:45 AM

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.co...N82E16882290211 (just a step down from the CS20..it appears the black is 99, not on sale) http://www.newegg.co...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).

#6 of 8 bobby hamilton

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Posted May 02 2012 - 12:46 AM

It also looks like they have some nice promo codes too. You can get the Monitor 60's for 119 each.

#7 of 8 gene c

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Posted May 02 2012 - 02:22 PM

Eddie's in New Zealand. I don't think Newegg will ship there for free if at all! :)
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 


#8 of 8 bobby hamilton

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Posted May 03 2012 - 03:11 AM

Eddie's in New Zealand. I don't think Newegg will ship there for free if at all! :)

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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