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Speakers for Yamaha RX-v530


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#1 of 7 Bastiaan

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Posted July 03 2002 - 01:15 AM

I'm looking for a 5 channel receiver and a set of speakers. My budget is quite limited. I went to the store to get some advice and the Yamaha RX-v530 was recommended. I think I will go with it.
For speakers the salesman recommended either the JBL SCS178 set or a set of Missions, four m70's a m7c1 and a m70as. The JBL's would put me nicely within my budget, with the Mission's I would have to stretch my budget a bit.

Any thoughts on this set up?

#2 of 7 LowellG

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Posted July 03 2002 - 02:24 AM

I have an RX-V530 and like it allot. It decodes everything very well, easy to use. My only issues are, it made me realize the difference between power and volume and I don't like the sub crossover at 90Hz. I have Def Tech SM350s as mains and HDT Level One's as surrounds. I am currently running in phantom center mode. The 530 does not have enough power to drive the 8" passive sub in my Def Techs, that's my only problem. I wish I would have bought a more powerful receiver or the Marantz 4200 that I could later hook up an external amp to.

What is your budget for speakers. That may help people with recommendations.

#3 of 7 Bastiaan

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Posted July 03 2002 - 02:53 AM

I have about 700 EURO for the speakers, that's about 700 dollars right now. The room isn't very big, it is about 10 by 15 feet.

#4 of 7 StephenZ

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Posted July 03 2002 - 07:23 AM

You can still get the JBL NSP1 setup for under $300 plus a JBL 10" subwoofer for $300. I have this connected to my Yamaha 5560..........
I am very happy.........

#5 of 7 LowellG

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Posted July 03 2002 - 07:53 AM

I don't know about your space constraints either. If I had it to do over again, I might have gone a little cheaper price on the speakers. However, not much less quality. I would have went with JBL S-26 up front with an JBL S-Center, and 2 N-24s for surrounds. I already own a cheap 8" sub, but if I had to buy one on a tight budget, I would get the Sony SA-WM40. Famous in these forums for best bang for the buck.

These are based on my space constraints. No space limitations, I would have still went with the S-Center, but the S-38s as mains and the S-36s as surrounds. I love the detail in 3-way speakers.

Don't get me wrong on my Def Techs, I really love the 3-way sound of the SM350s. It's just the price in the long run I am going to spend.

#6 of 7 Mike Veroukis

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Posted July 03 2002 - 12:04 PM

Personally, I like the missions but I can't compare them to the JBL's. I would imagine that Missions sound very different from JBLs as they use a soft dome tweeter and they have the tweeter positioned below the drivers.

Did you listen to them yourself? Any thoughts?

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#7 of 7 Bastiaan

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Posted July 03 2002 - 07:37 PM

I listend to the Missions, they sounded very good. Problem is they didn't have the JBL hooked up to the same system, so it's hard to compare them.