Are Sony speakers any good? Recommendations please.

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  1. BrianFS

    BrianFS Auditioning

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    I recently got a set of SAV-E325 speakers with a Yamaha RX-V360 A/V Receiver. I think that the speakers not quite good enough for my receiver and would like to upgrade. Is the SAV-E835ED any good?
    What speakers would you guys recommend? Please try to keep it under $1000.....I'm not rich.
     
  2. Jeffrey Noel

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    Brian, Welcome to the Forum!!! [​IMG]
    Are you looking to spend $1000 for 6 speakers, since the RXV630 does 6.1, minus the subwoofer or is that including a sub? Do you think you could live without a subwoofer for a while? Cuz with $1000 you could get a very good sounding setup, excluding the sub, and then save for a good sub. You will definitely be much happier in the long run.
    BTW, I wouldn't spend the $1000 on the Sony setup, as it will not sound near as well as other alternatives of speakers you could get for $1000.
    As of now, I don't have any recommendations, but I'm sure many others will chime in here with some!
    Best of luck though!
     
  3. David_Stein

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    id get the JBL nsp1 (5 speakers) for $250 from J&R's
    then get a pair of n26 bookshelf speakers or n28 (140 and 200 respectively)
    thats 400-450 for 6 speakers (and you have a backup surround [​IMG])
    if you need to get a sub, then get the sony SAWM40 for 150 or so and you you are still way under budget.
    hey, in fact, thats what i did/am doing (except i got the jbl pb10 sub)
     
  4. BrianFS

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    Thanks for the help guys.

    David, I don't quite understand what you're saying. If I get the JBL NSP1(5 speakers), why do I need additional bookshelf speakers?

    I'm looking to spend $1000 for a good 5.1, 6.1 is not really important to me at this moment.
     
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    it was if you wanted to go 6.1.

    or if you just wanted slightly nicer speakers for music and such
     
  6. Jason Wilcox

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    check out the hometheaterdirect.com level 3 combo y 5.1 set. i've heard great thing about it and much of the same for HTD's customer service.
     
  7. Barry Barnes

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    If you can stretch your budget by $200.00 you can get an entire set of Swan Divas. Bang for the buck, I honestly don't think there is anything that can touch these for sheer sound quality and good looks.
    They are running a special right now at av123.com:
    http://www.av123.com/popup.html
     
  8. keir

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    Spend a few hours reading through forums posts about speaker recommendations in your price range. I doubt you would pick Sony for speakers after you did that. There are many brands that aren't as mainstream, but are much better than Sony, especially for speakers. Swan Divas, Axiom, Paradigm all make speakers from $200-300 a pair up to $2000+ per pair. these are going to sound better than any Sony.
     
  9. BrianFS

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    Thanks guys. I guess my Sony speakers are really crappy. [​IMG]
     
  10. Tom Brennan

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    Keir---Oh, I wouldn't say ANY Sony. They make some drivers and speakers for their home market of TAD-like quality.
     
  11. BrianFS

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    Hey guys, I just went to Good Guys and told them I want to exchange(I bought my Sony speakers there) but they don't carry the speakers you guys recommended. Instead he recommended the Polkaudio RM6000...

    So are they any good?
     
  12. Jeffrey Noel

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    Brian, what speakers do they carry?
     
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    Brian, is the SA-VE325 made up of 4 single drive satellites and one center that is essentially two satellites "glued" together? If so, I used it's ancestor, the SA-VE315, for a time, and yes, you can do much better than that if you spend a little more money. My Sonys were extremely lacking in the upper bass region (100-200Hz) and to my ears they sounded extremely tinny (I guess some would say "bright"). There was not a good match between the sub and satellites.
    Paradigm, Energy, Cambridge Soundworks Newton series (when they have a sale!), JBL Northridge series, etc etc. There are a lot of choices in your price range for a 5.1 setup. Do some searches here (this forum has a wealth of experience and information) and do some research on the Internet. www.audioreview.com is a good site to read user reviews of products. I would not rush to trade in what you have at the store you bought it from. i.e. if you don't like the Sony package, simply return it and get a refund - don't be pressured into buying a replacement from the same store. A little patience and some research will be your best bet in the long run.
    good luck,
    --tom
     
  14. Cave Canem

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    I have an all sony system (Toshiba DVD)and it sounds great. I spent around $700 on my complete system including surround, sub, fronts, CD changer, Reciever, blah blah. If you are on a budget, I would recommend Sony. Top of the line? no but pretty damn good for what you will end up paying.

    If you have the thousands to spend on a HT setup then do it but if your on a budget like me, then I would go with Sony.
     
  15. BrianWoerndle

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    My reccommendation is the Paradigm Monitor line. You can get a pair of Mini Monitors($300), CC-370 center ($300) and a pair ADP 170's ($400). Unfortunatly you are going to have to find an authorized Paradigm dealer to get them. Go to there website www.paradigm.com and find a dealer near you and go listen.
     
  16. Heath_R

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    I would get an axiom setup. www.axiomaudio.com
    Front - M3Ti
    Center - VP100
    Surrounds - M3Ti
    $630ish shipped from www.audioshop.on.ca.
    Then get a HSU VTF2 or save up and get a SVS 25 - 31PCi. That would put you a little over budget. You can learn more about these subs by doing searches on this site and going to www.svsubwoofers.com and www.hsuresearch.com.
    If you have to hit your budget get a Rava from www.adireaudio.com. I belive it is $399 shipped.
    This would make an exellent 5.1 setup with good bang for the buck. For the price this is a serious HT system.
     
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