Need feedback on upcoming speakers purchase

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Harminder, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. Harminder

    Harminder Second Unit

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    hi all,

    I'm planning to upgrade my entire home theatre next month and have so far purchased part 1; a Pioneer VSX-1015TX-S receiver.

    Considering budget and from reading different threads and reviews I've narrowed my speakers selection to the following choices:

    Yamaha
    NS555
    NS333
    NS-C444

    Mission
    M34
    M32
    M3C2

    Now my question is, in your opinion which set of speakers should I purchase? My knowledge on the technical details is not very extensive so any feedback would be greatly appriciated.

    Thank you [​IMG]
     
  2. brentl

    brentl Cinematographer

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    Don't make ANY other choices until you've heard some speakers!

    Run to Bay BLoor Radio, try Kromer Radio on Bathurst, but don't buy based on reviews alone.

    Brent

    Buying Canadian made speakers should get you better bang for your buck, and luckily we have some of the best.
     
  3. Harminder

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    Could you provide some examples?

    Thanx Brent! [​IMG]
     
  4. AlanZ

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    I agree about the Canadian products....Paradigm, Energy, PSB, Totem.....good stuff
     
  5. Kevin T

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    mirage is also a fine canadian company. come to think of it, every speaker i've ever owned as part of my serious rig was / is canadian. i love my gershman avant garde's! they're located in thornhill which i believe is close to toronto. everything they make is probably outside of your price range, but they are exquisite speakers. call up ofra and see if you can't schedule a listen.

    kevin t
     
  6. anthony_b

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    Stay away from Yamaha speakers.
     
  7. brentl

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    Basiclly look up Paradigm and (api) Audio Products International and you'll have a great start.

    Brent
     
  8. Harminder

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    All excellent suggestions and opinions. Thank you all. I will post a reply once I have made up my mind which speakers to purchase. [​IMG]



    Any specific reason(s)?
     
  9. John S

    John S Producer

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    The NS Yamaha speaker line has been around for a long time. Overall they tend to just not be good sounding speakers, nasaly in the upper mids, vocalists, and female vocalists in particular suffer on them due to this. Not to even mention how bad quality the cabnets are, generating as bad as it gets resonances that are easily heard as coloration.

    Most would consider them, the lowest end possible of the mid-fi speaker offerings. They are not horrible, and they are cheap, just so you know exactly what your buying if you do decide to go with them.

    I'd think even the Mission would sound much much better, although a set of Yamaha NS's may be better at really loud volume levels for the money.
     

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