Fluance Speakers, better or worse?

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  1. Reini Grauer

    Reini Grauer Auditioning

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    I would like to replace my Klipsch Promedia 4.1 computer speakers with something more powerful so I can set up a home theater in my room. I have a VERY limited budget, so I was looking at the Fluance SX-HTB 5for the main speakers. I will buy a sub after I buy the main speakers. Do you think these will be better sounding than my Klipsch's which are hooked up directly to my Sound Blaster Audigy? I have already picked out the reciever: Pioneer VSX-D912K to go with the new speakers. BTW, I listen to about 50% music and 50% movies, so I want to have the best of both worlds. Please Help!
     
  2. Brian David

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    I was condsidering this same setup, Fluance SX-HTB and the Pioneer 912K, combined with a 'stuffed' Sony SA-WM40 sub...and I too would appreciate any feedback for a budget of $900-1000 for a 5.1 speaker/reciever setup. These all seem to be quite the value for the prices.

    I know the Fluance speakers tend to be power hungry (CNET review), so I am just concerned with adequate power from the 912 to compete with the 12" sony sub...


    Thanks, Brian David
     
  3. Alan M

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    Ive owned the flunace sx-htb system,and cant speak highly enough about them.They have good bass for music,mids and highs are clear without being too bright.
    For movies however,you do need a sub.Im running an athena P-2 sub.
    My ht room is 18x12 and these fill the room easily powered by a yammi 5560 rated at 75 watts per channel.
    For the price,they are a greay buy.
     
  4. Larry/co

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    Brian,

    Did you get the Pioneer SVX-D912K Receiver. I DID buy it and haven't hooked it up yet, I was wondering if their is any headsup before hand ? And if anyone HAS Paired the Fluance SX-HTB with the Pioneer 912, step up and share your listening experience ?
    I'm still waiting on UPS for the Speakers.
     
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    I got the cheaper AV-HTB set up with an Onkyo SR501 and it sounds great. The SX version should be even better I would think. I was surprised at the clarity and volume these speakers put out. I am using the JBL PB10 sub and it sounds great with these speakers. For the price, there is nothing that can match it in my opinion. You may also want to check out partsexpress for speaker stands or cables and knukonceptz for cables. I got all my cables from these places except for the speaker wire which I got from Home Depot.

    Good luck
     
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    Hiral,

    Thanks for your response. I can't wait to check the Fluance speakers out. Do you concur that they sound better the more you use them ? That's what I keep hearing. You mentioned speaker stands, For which speakers did you need them ? The Surrounds ? The Towers say they have spikes included that should bring themm up to about 40 inches right.
    Is it better to place the surrounds even with the listening point pointing inwards or even 2.5 to 3 ft. above your ears ?
     
  7. Hiral

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    Yes I used speaker stands for the rears(surrounds). I believe Dolby recommends they be slightly higher then the listening point. Also, the speakers do take about 5 to 10 hours before they start warming up. They sound tinny when you first use them but they sound great after the breakin period.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    I have the ES-1's and couldn't be happier. The sound stage on them is phenominal. I'd say for the price, the HTIB sets are hard to beat.

    Also, check out ebay. I saved $90 on my speakers by bidding on them instead of buying direct. Just make sure it's an authorized dealer.
     

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