Best home theater speakers

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  1. steve lucchetti

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    Best all around HT speakers (under $2000)?
     
  2. DavidVT

    DavidVT Stunt Coordinator

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    Steve,

    This is a very difficult question, and also one that has no answer. Each person distinguishes sound differently and as such like different sounding speakers. I know, I know, NOT the answer you were looking for, but it is the truth.

    Below is a sample listing of speakers that alot of folks rave over:

    Klipsch
    Definitive Technology
    Polk
    Triad
    Paradigm
    B&W

    These are just to name a few, and are in no particular order. The BEST advise anyone can give you, is to listen to all the speakers and make a call on the ones that sound the best to you.

    Is that price for just a 5.1 system, just 5 or 7, or 7.1

    A little more specific on the above would help us guide you further.
     
  3. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    And there are many who advocate the Internet-direct companies.
     
  4. Andrew Pezzo

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    IMO Def Tec's (the bipolar ones with built in subs) are great for movies. Some will argue that they are also great for music but my feeling is that they really shine for movies. I own a pair and love them. Those built in subs are nice when space is a consideration.

    Energy is also a great brand of speaker, good value for the money.

    Like others have mentioned go out and listen to some that fit into your price range. Bring movies/music that you are fimiliar with, especially ones that cover a wide range of frequencies. Also, check out audioreview.com for opinions.
     
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    ChrisLazarko Supporting Actor

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    Home Theater I would just have to say Klipsch as my top pick. Very strong vocals so with movies you won't have a problem when they whisper alot... such as lord of the rings. Listened on my friend Panasonic HTIB and other friends Polk system compared to my Klipsch you had to turn up the volume very high to hear what they whispered while on mine they came out good no matter what level.

    It is a little brighter and still remains very nice mid's and lower freq's. You can find there reference bookshelves, RB-25 for about $350 or so. Less if you look around.
     
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    Yes, I have listened to many speakers, and I am going to go with Energy Connisseur series. I got a deal for a pair of C-5's, the C-C1, and a denon AVR-3803 from the local dealer over here for $1800 total.
     
  7. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    I have these speakers, which can be had for $1,800 right now from AV123.

    This assumes that you already have a sub. If you don’t, check and see if you can get a deal on their new UFW-10.

    Those RS550s up front combined with that big Rocket center channel is really impressive. But you may wish to discount my view, as it is what I own.
     
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    if u r asking for ht only, then u should look into m&k.
    i have seen their 750 system for as low as 2,000 including an upgraded sub.
    my friend has the 3 of the s250 speakers in front and the mx350 sub and for ht only, i don't think u can beat them (especially considering that the these r studio speakers).
     
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    Marty M Cinematographer

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    I will give you my speaker set-up for you to consider -- Paradigm Monitor series -- Monitor 7s,front, CC-370, center, Mini-Monitors, surround, and PW-2200, sub. Give them a "test drive" and hear for yourself.
     
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    Definitive Tech Power Monitor 700's for fronts, CLR 2300 Center and their inexpensive surrounds which I believe are the BPV1 or something on that line. They are getting great reviews and are awesome with movies. I currently own the BP 2002 TL's, the 2500 center and the BPVX surrounds. I enjoy both music and movies with this system. Customer service with Def. Tech is outstanding.

    Ted
     
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    I am B&W guy myself but as you have probably already figured out there is no single answer to this question. Bring a few home and buy the ones that sound best to you.

    Listening in the store, even in the best set up will not sound the same when you get them home. Try then buy [​IMG]

    Good luck
     
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    I have the best home theater speakers.
     
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    Steve:
    I think that the room the Home Theater is going into factors into the choice. Do you have an acouctically sound room? Does the room have a lot of windows? What kind of floor is in the room? What are the walls and ceiling made of?
    I am using Monitor Audio silver series speakers and am very satisfied. They are over budget, but Monitor Audio does make a Bronze series speakers more in line with your budget.
     

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