Budget SMALL speakers

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  1. JeffreyG

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    OK...been looking along time at a system..I got my DVD (JVC with DVD Audio - $149) and will be getting the Onkyo 600. So now I need a 5.1 speaker system. Here is the catch...I have a budget of around $400 probably and they need to be small. My wife wants small speakers. I know the JBL NSP are popular with everyone, but not with her.

    Can anyone lead me to a speaker system...I have spent soooo much time researching that my head is pretty much mush now.

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. Matt Jesty

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    Tivoli satelittes?
     
  3. Jason_Els

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    If you could add a little more money you'd be in the territory of one of the best $500 speakers, the Energy Take 5+1. A super small system. Don't know anybody who bought it and disliked it. Give it a try even if it is difficult to find. Canadians make great speakers.
     
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    axiom bookshelf. NHT superones used.
     
  5. Colin-K

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    Klipsch Synergy Series check out the sytem
     
  6. JeffreyG

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    I need to look at the Klipch speakers...I looked at the Energy Plus 1, but the place didn't have them hooked up right and the subwoofer wasn't working, so wasn't a fair shot. Even the Energy's my wife was concerned at the size. What about the JBL 135 or 150 set up?
     
  7. JeffreyG

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    Has anyone hear the Klipch Quintet speakers?
     
  8. Pablo Abularach

    Pablo Abularach Supporting Actor

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    JeffreyG,
    I think your best option is JBL NSP1 with a sub maybe a PB12 that you can get for a little more that $500 online.
    But if your wife doesn't like them, dont buy them, maybe you can check the smaller series from JBL (HT in a box) like
    http://www.etronics.com/listproducts...17&image1.y=17[/url]
    JBL SCS135SI 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package $260
    JBL SCS150SI Home Theater Package $350
    Plus Shipping.
    I still think the NSP1 is a better option, but this could work for you also.
    Hope this helps,
    Pablo Abularch
     
  9. Colin-K

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    I have heard about the JBL NSB, but wife doesn't like them. I need to find a place that has the quintets and listen to those, I guess.
     
  11. Pablo Abularach

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    Search the forums for the

    JBL SCS135SI 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package
    JBL SCS150SI Home Theater Package

    And if you can, audtion them.

    Pablo Abularach
     
  12. JeffreyG

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    What about the Cambridge Soundworks Movieworks series?
     
  13. Colin-K

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    Oh,

    You’re looking for mini systems:

    Definitive Technology or
    Paradigm

    If you like the Klipsch Quintet speakers they're out there for cheap. I know ubid has some.

    I've heard Canton and Energy are nice, but I've never seen them.

    I'd skip on the Cambridge. Bose sound better.
     
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    I have the Energy Take 5.2 speakers, great soundstage for such a small speaker. I do have a SVS sub with them though.
     
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    $400 is a fairly small budget for all 6 speakers, including the sub. You might check your local A/V stores to see what kind of speakers they might have on used speakers.
     
  17. JeffreyG

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    Just got back from local a/v store. Listened to the Quints...nice. But let me know what you think about this offer...

    Listened to Boston Acoustic System 8000 w/ Sub. I can this system plus the Integra 5.3 unit for $1,000. Good offer/idea?

    Thanks
     
  18. Jon Carlson

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    On your original question, i.e. small speakers. You may want to see if you can find the Acoustic Research HC6 package (about $400 at etronics.com) and show them to your wife.

    They're small (though not as small as you say whe wants), they're gorgeous, and may have the WAF you need. That being said, the JBL NSP package is probably the best in your price range, although I respect the opinion of those who disagree.
     
  19. Brian Burgoyne

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    I have also read good reviews of the AR HC6 package, but haven't been able to find a place to listen to them either. Another poster found a Atlantic Technology system similar in size to the AR HC6 and it had good reviews also. (It was something 70? maybe T70? I think somebody had a package of the AT and the Onkyo...maybe Onecall?)
     
  20. JeffreyG

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    Well, I went and did it. My wife went with me and she loved the little Boston Acoustics. So I got the Boston Acoustics System 8000 and an Integra 5.3 receiver for $1000. May not be the best, but I really liked the sound of it. Now the fun part...hooking it up.
     

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