Help me choose between these Speakers

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Shaq Hoque, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. Shaq Hoque

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    I have a HK AVR 135. I need to pick up some decent speakers. Nothing too fancy or expensive. I don't get to watch much tv anyways since I work 40hrs plus. Just something to get started for now for a halfway decent surround sound.

    I work at Future Shop (sister store to Best Buy) and we have 2 floor standing packages that intrigue me. I can get staff discount so I will buy from there.

    Quest QTheatreII 5.1 or Quest 6.1 Mystique

    Since I'm new I can't post URLs to the futureshop website.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Stephen Hopkins

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    Since you're in Canada you may want to find a Paradigm dealer and check out the Performance series. Good full size bookshelf speakers would offer much better performance than equivalently priced slim/low profile floorstanding speakers. Paradigm performance speakers (Titans and/or Atoms), matching center, and a sub like the Dayton 10" or 12" from www.partsexpress.com would most likely offer much better performance.
     
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    If you work at Futureshop, and get a discount, I think the Athena line of speakers is a much better value for the money.
     
  4. PaulT

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    I would agree with that comment.

    Shaq - the best thing would be to see if you can take some open box pairs of the speakers you are interested in home to listen to.
     
  5. Stephen Hopkins

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    I missed the part about working at Futureshop. The Athenas would be a very good choice, especially w/ any discount you might have.
     
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    Agreed...avoid quest at all cost. Athena's are much better or try the PSB's that futureshop carries. You might also want to look at www.fluance.com for some decent budget speakers. They're a Canadain company with a decent reputation and their speakers sound better then the price would have you believe.
     

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