Can someone give me a speaker recommendation please?

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  1. Thomas_Berg

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    Can someone please recommend a set of 5 speakers for me? i will listen to music just as often as watching movies. they need to be small, able to be powered by an Onkyo TX-DS595, and able to fit this room. i will measure the vertical space i have when i visit in the next few weeks so i can purchase a sub to put under the desk/bed/in the closet. i'd like to keep it $400-$500 if possible. anything you can throw out is helpful.
    Thanks!
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  2. Seth

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    Definitive Technology makes a number of small speaker sets.
    They sound great for movies and music too.
    Seth
     
  3. Jeffrey Forner

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    Also, take a look at Home Theater Direct speakers. Specifically the Level III set. It may cost a bit more than your $500 limit (by about $50 if you get just the bookshelves and the center channel), but they do a fantastic job. You'd be very pleased with them.
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  4. Henry Carmona

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    Ive heard that the JBL package is better than the Energy Take 5 package, but Energy has a new one called the Take 5.2 and I think its around that same price range.
    P.S. Another San Antonian [​IMG]
    http://www.energy-speakers.com/take5-2/take5-2_speakers1.html "Charlie don't surf."
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  5. Glenn Baumann

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    Thomas,
    Check out this terrific sounding setup consisting of the Atlantic Technology 250.1 timbrally matched (5) speaker satellite system and the M&K V-125 powered subwoofer. The system is in like new condition and is priced at just $650.00. The sub alone lists for $950.00! Here's the link:www.hometheaterforum.com/uub/Forum5/HTML/002141.html
    Any questions please feel free!
    Regards,
    Glenn
     
  6. Joey_R

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    I have the Onkyo 595, JBL NSP-1 5-piece set and the Sony SA-WM40 subwoofer. I am very pleased with performance of this system. My room is considerably larger than the room you are planning and this setup is more than sufficient in both quality and volume. A subwoofer is a must with these speakers. The Sony has quite a reputation on this forum, and IMHO, it is well-deserved. I, too, listen to a 50/50 mix of movies and music. The NSP-1/SA-WM40 combination performs well at both. I never cease to be amazed at how well the Sony sub performs for such a modest price. The combo is not the greatest, most accurate system I have heard; after all, it costs only $438.00 (279.00 + 159.00)! For the value-minded consumer, I think this combination is an excellent choice. I would suggest one would have a difficult, if not impossible, time creating a better sounding setup dollar for dollar.
     

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