Need Bookshelf size Speakers for 1/2 mus. & 1/2 HT in $500.00 range a pair

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  1. Todd smith

    Todd smith Supporting Actor

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    So what are your thoughts? I know there is a similar post on this but I wanted to add a few more specifics. I will be powering with a denon 3802 or similar quality receiver. Keep in mind that I also want a center channel that will blend seamlesly with the front and rears (I will most likely get an aditional pair of the same bookshelves for the rears). Right now I am leaning towards taking a chance on a svs sub to seal the deal unless something will match better with whatever speaks I end up getting. I apreciate your opinions and advice as I am a rookie to this and obviously want to get good gear if I am going to lay down the money. This is a great forum by the way. People are very helpful and friendly and most seem to be very knowledgeabale.
     
  2. Steve Zimmerman

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    Amongst your other auditions, you might consider the Swans Diva 2.1 bookshelf speakers paired with a matching C3 center channel speaker. Check out the Unofficial Diva FAQ or perhaps even consider requesting a free audition from a nearby Diva owner.
    OOOPPPS! I see from the other thread you started that you already know about the Divas.
    HTH,
    --Steve (Diva and SVS owner)
     
  3. Dan_Jones

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    I'd consider the Axiom Audio M22Ti's with a VP150.
     
  4. Drew_G

    Drew_G Auditioning

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    I have the 3802 w/ Paradigm Studio/20s and the Studio CC. Everything sounds great. The 20s in laminate cost $650 retail but it is easy to get at least 10% off bringing it to $585. If you try ebay you can find them for less than $500. The CC is a fantastic center and is a perfect match.
     
  5. Dave Schofield

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    Keeping within Paradigm, a pair of Mini-Monitors will set you back a little more than $300. Add at CC-370 at about the same price and you've got a full front soundstage for roughly $600. Great little speakers, those Mini's are.
     
  6. Chris Tsutsui

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    I think you'd be happy with the JBL S38s if you are starting off.

    Bestpriceaudiovideo.com sells them new for $279

    You could also get the S26 as rear, and S-center and you won't be far over your budget of $500. (you'll have 5 speakers)

    You can look for exotic speaker dealers and audition the higher priced models like I did. I didn't hear a huge difference so I went for the value choice. If I chose a different brand, I liked the Paradigm Studio 40s but those are much higher priced.
     
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    Triangle Titus 202s -- check out my long post a little down the page.
     
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    I second the endorsement of Paradigm Studio 20's. Get them in laminate with a discount, or get them used. I have them powered by the 3801 and they are outstanding for both music and HT.
     
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    I have the same setup you are looking at. I have axiom M3's front and surround with a VP100. I have a SVS 20-39PC for sub. I have been nothing but pleased with my system. The M3's have great high's and image well. Two pair of M3's and a VP100 was 630.00USD shipped from audioshop.on.ca. I highly recomend the speakers, plus mark at audioshop is very helpful.
     
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    Kef Q1 or the Triangle Titus.
     
  12. Ron Reda

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    Dan's suggestion sounds sweet!!!
     

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