Mission impossible?

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by LaurenT, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. LaurenT

    LaurenT Auditioning

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    Hi,

    I own the following Yamaha A/V receiver: RX-V630

    I upgraded to a nice HDTV set and my speaker budget is shot.

    I have $400 to spend on main speakers (left and right channel), center channel and subwoofer.

    I would appreciate some advice and product recommendations that fit my budget.

    Typical use: Movies and video gaming.
    Rarely: Music listening.

    Thanks for any help you can give me.
     
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    Thank you, John, for your recommendation.

    - I am not necessarily looking for something that will cause earthquakes.
    - I would like parts (main speakers, center speaker, subwoofer) that fit well together.
    - I would like to be able to put everything together without having to get a PhD first.
     
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    No sub even if you spent all $400 on it, is going to cause earthquakes. Well maybe if you bought two of those Parts Express subs... [​IMG]

    The recomendation is sound though. Maybe Qty6 (3 pair, for complete 6.1) of the JBL E30's with the 12" parts express sub. Right at budget and pretty darn impressive.
     
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    You're over budget, John.

    $400 is the budget. [​IMG]

    Yeah, I know it sucks, but these HDTV sets aren't cheap. [​IMG]

    Oops...that price was for a pair...so you may be under budget... [​IMG]

    But do you really recommend using an E30 as a center speaker?
     
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    How about that combo?

    JBL E30 Bookshelf Speakers (Black)
    JBL EC35 Center Speaker (Black)
    JBL E150P Powered Subwoofer (Black)

    Right now, there is no way I can place rear speakers anywhere.

    Or what about that combo?

    - Fluance Dynamic Compact Three-way Hifi Speakers AV-F3
    - Fluance Home Cinema Acoustic Center Channel Speaker AV-SC
    - Fluance DB-150 10 Inch 150 Watt Low Frequency Powered Subwoofer
     
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    I am one that uses the same exact speaker in every location. The E30 makes an awesome center, I actually like it better than any of the center channel specific speakers JBL sells.
     
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    PS: With that budget, anything besides the $138 Parts Express 12" would almost be a crime. [​IMG]
     

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