Best sub $500 bookshelves? Help please...

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  1. Michael R.

    Michael R. Auditioning

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    OK - Here's what I am doing.

    I have home theater upstairs with a speaker line running to the living room downstairs.

    I want a pair of unobtrusive bookshelves on stands in the living room tied to the receiver upstairs through a remote control repeater.

    So, I am looking for a good sounding sub $500 pair of bookshelves for that purpose.

    Anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. JeffLab

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    For the money, I really like the Athena Audition series. Great bang for the buck. AS-B1.2 or AS-B2.2 . They have either 5 1/2" or 6 1/2" mids, respectively, accompanied by a 1" teteron dome tweeter.
     
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    Ascend 170's. There is also a rocket pair under $500 that looks nice.
     
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    The Ascend 170's will be tough to beat sub $500.
    Athena not in same league by a long shot.
    They are great at their price point of about $100/pait, but in no way can compare to the Ascends.
     
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    I agree with Mikey about the Ascend 170's. If you ever upgrade to a separate amp for that room, consider going with a used pair of Paradigm Studio v.2 20's. A used pair can be had for around $500.00 and they are stunning when properly amplified.
     
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    I also wouldn't overlook the used market. You could pick up something that sold for more $$ a few years ago and are now within your budget.
     
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    B&W 601. I was impressed when I auditioned them.
     
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