HT speaker advice

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  1. Dan_Whip

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    I'm shopping for a good set of speakers for HT use. I have a budget of about 2000, and am looking at a 5.1 system. Right now I'm looking at B&W, M&K, Paradigm, Axiom, or Difinive Technology.

    What are some good systems in that price range? Is there anything else I should look at, or something I should quit looking at?

    Any advice appreciated.
     
  2. Steve_Ma

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    It looks like you're looking at the usual suspects in that price range. And for HT, I think you'll find good, solid offerings from all of them. I'd go with the manufacturer that has a sound you like more....even if you can't explain why [​IMG]
    In that price range, I'd consider getting all book-shelves and saving some of your budget for a decent SVS or HSU sub.
    Happy Hunting!
    --Steve
     
  3. Brian Johnson

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    If you have a Klipsch dealer nearby I would at least recommend a listen. Some people love 'em, some people don't. But worth a listen either way.
    As far as the .1 subwoofer, I would not recommend the Klipsch. Like Steven said, SVS will be recommended here more than anything else.
     
  4. Dan_Whip

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    I definitely want front towers. I am also saving up to get a SVS, but that will have to wait a couple months.
     
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    I forgot to mention some of the systems I didn't like: Bose, Klipsch, JBL, and Yamaha.
     
  6. Steve_Ma

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    I'm partial to towers as well and will probably always have them for mains.

    I just wanted to make sure I pointed out that (at many price points), you can get some pretty high quality book-shelf setups that will still leave a good deal of the budget left over for a quality sub to fill in the lower end.

    --S
     
  7. Brian Ruth

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    Dan:

    You didn't like the JBLs?
     
  8. Dan_Whip

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    Of the systems I listened to, the JBL's were my least favorite. It may have been the stores setup, but right away I disliked it.

    The first 5 I mentioned, I liked them all (haven't heard the Axiom, but have heard many good reviews), but they are at different stores (and different states), so I can't compare them to each other. I can't decide which I like best since it's always a few days or weeks between the time I listen to one and then the next. But at the time I hear them, I really like them.

    The more I read posts in the forums, the more I am leaning toward a system with no sub, and just getting a SVS. So if anyone has heard any of these 5 speakers together, what are your opinions? I know it is supposed to be whatever sounds best to me, but I'm stumped right now and want any advice.

    Thanks again.
     
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    How about the Rockets or the Divas? Also, HTD Level 3 and the new Level 4s? A complete set can be had below $2000.
     

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