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buying nsp1s,htd level 3,or swans ?for a normal listing HT

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by frank-m, Jan 19, 2002.

  1. frank-m

    frank-m Auditioning

    Aug 10, 2001
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    Hi to All! i've never seen this situation answered here before as i can tell.
    1.Is volume, usage, and value a consideration when buying speakers?
    If I want Very good to great sound for ONLY MY HT ,never turning it up real loud/normal listening,which speakers can do it for the best value.All i have is new kENWOOD 404 now(only $28)so i can buy whatever makes new speakers happy with no real loss.
    My room is 16 by 25 with 46"tv in a corner of 16 ft wall, couch close to middle of room 16 ft. away with 8 ft. behind.
    Would like in-wall speakers(cause its used as a hall area between three doorways, but can hang satellites above and 1 to 3 ft behind my head if sound is much better from them.
    Must have great ccs as i cant make out what peps say as of now and my wife wont turn tv up.(argh)
    Considering Situation and (Value to quality sound needed ratio for a pleased ht experience), my order SO FAR is:
    1. nsp1 (if they will give good sound for the $)
    2nd. htd level 3's (give better to great sound for the $)
    3rd. swan divas (giving the OH wow! sound for the $)
    4th.whatever you'all suggest gets the job done for value/$
    I've NEVER heard surround before except for 5 min. my wife allowed in best buy store and can never test anything but circuit city stuff if they ever get their sound room fixed!
    Please help & replys are MOST appreciated!
    A confused newbie like me can ramble a wee to much..sorry!
    :b THANKS frank
  2. DonnyD

    DonnyD Screenwriter

    Jun 12, 1999
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    The JBL set is definitely a great value but also great sound. You can find various threads concerning these.

    Any of the Swans are a step up in money but with your listening "parameters",they may not be much better in sound.

    Haven't heard the HTBIII so won't comment although I have read good things about them.

    Personally, I own all JBL... a mix of older monitors and S series. I did listen to the NSP-1 set and was impressed. You can't go wrong with any of your choices.

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