Looking for new surrounds

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by TheLongshot, Feb 14, 2002.

  1. TheLongshot

    TheLongshot Producer

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    I've just moved into a new place and I need to replace the surrounds I'm using since there isn't any room for them. Basically, I've been using a pair of 30 year old Sansuis as a stopgap measure until I moved.

    To give you a idea of what I've been looking at, I'll tell you what I heard today. We started with an NHT SB-1. Fine, but I've never been impressed with NHT and that hasn't changed. Then I listened to a Mirage AVS 200. Pretty good. The last was a Paradigm Titan. Pretty close to the Mirage, but it was slightly more accurate and precise.

    Right now, I think I'll be going with the Paradigms, but I want to hear what other people think. This is about the size I'm looking for in a surround. Dipoles aren't options, since one of them is going to be sitting in an open area not near a wall. Anything else I should be looking at?

    Jason
     
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    Someone have something to say?

    Jason
     
  3. RichardH

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    Why not match your fronts? What's the rest of your system?
     
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    The fronts are Vandersteens and the surrounds for them are pricey. (I think they were something like $500 a pair) Even the dealer I bought them from wasn't recommending them to me.

    Jason
     
  5. mctague

    mctague Stunt Coordinator

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    My Dad bought PSB Alphas for his Vandersteen fronts & center for the very same reason.

    And I'm facing the same thing for my JMLabs, matching in-ceiling speakers are 'spensive!
     

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