Have $1k to spned on home theater speakers. Suggestions please

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  1. Thomas Molnar

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    I am looking for a set that will be good for movies and music. Thanks!

    Tom
     
  2. ChaseHanna

    ChaseHanna Stunt Coordinator

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    I am also interested in spending around 1k for home theater speakers. I was considering getting an SVS 20-39PCi and then matching up the other 5 speakers with that an a Denon 3802. Ill be watching this thread closely.
     
  3. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

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    Three pair of JBL Series I S26 bookshelves (the Series II just came out and they are clearing out old stock cheap, they are essentially identical to the Series II that they want $320 a pair for) would be $480 including shipping from jandr.com. Then $500 for a SVS 25-31PCi retuned to 22hz plus shipping. Takes you a little over $1000 and gives you an excellent 6.1 system. Provided you don't mind using a bookshelf speaker as a center channel.
     
  4. Paul_Fisher

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    If I were you all I would do a search on this sort of subject. There are literally about 20 or 30 different setups depending on what you like. Go and audition different things!!!
     
  5. Josh Lowe

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    What Paul said. I did just that (searched this and other forums) and decided on the Home Theater Direct Level 3 speakers, "Y" combo. The total on these came out to be $1024 shipped to my door. Initially I was not overly pleased with the center channel, but after some break in and adjustment of my receiver I am very happy with them.

    My second choice would have been the Swan Divas, but they are out of the $1k price range for an equivalent set.
     
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    You can find PSB stratus goldi's for $1100
     
  8. Roberto Carlo

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    I'm assuming $1000 for 5 speakers plus a sub. Go to the Axiom Outlet and get two pairs of M2Tis for $192 per pair. Add a VP-100 center channel for $198. Finally, an Adire Rava sub for $399. Total: $981 plus shipping on the Adire. If you're willing to spring for the M3Ti, the cost goes up between $56 and $112. A nice combination, IMO.
     
  9. Joe Rison

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    I second the Axiom/Adire setup. I found it to be the best value out there. My budget was a little higher but was still tight. Might check to see if you can get a deal on a b-stock Rava, sort of like Axiom's outlet. Email them and see if they have any.
     
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    Is it $1K for speakers and sub or only for the speakers? Speakers only I am partial to the nOrh line. Paradigm, PSB, Energy, and Axiom are all excellent choices as well.
     
  12. Greg Foan

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    Considering DIY? You can build 5 ACI Emeralds for about $860 USD delivered......if you have access to a plunge router, the construction of the cabinets is a snap.
     

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