Need Help On New Speakers

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by carter, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. carter

    carter Auditioning

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    I have a new Yahama receiver and I am looking for a good speaker system to get my home theater going. I was considering both the Klipsch Quintets as well as Athena's Micra System. However, I have since read here that both these speakers may be too "bright" with a Yahama receiver. I would like to stay around $700-750 if possible and do not care for tower speakers due to space(and wife). I have a dilemma in that the only "high end" store in my immediate area carries only Bose, Definitive Tech, and Klipsch(though not the quintets). I would really like to hear the speakers before purchase and would also prefer not to order over the internet, though I'm not necessarily dead set against it. I could travel about an hour to find more shops, however, I would like to have something in mind when going shopping. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    Since no one else pitched in, I will. I actually prefer a bright sound so keep that in mind. My vote would be for the Athena's. Some who own them have challenged their "bright" reputation. I wouldn't have a problem with the Klipch set-up either though. I think Your Yamaha has a nice little equalizer on board. You can use that to tone it down a bit if need be. Gene
     
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    JunoVazquez Stunt Coordinator

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    Wait!!! [​IMG] I use to have the DSP-A1 to power my Polk Audio RT series speakers. They sounded right and I believe it'll fit your budget.
     
  4. GregoryKoz

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    Several months back I purchased the Klipsch line all around, including the RF3-II L/R and every speaker to match including center, rears and sub.

    The sound is very crisp and clear- I would caution you to make sure that the receive you have won't conflict with the Klipsch line, as my speakers have a natural high to them that other speakers won't ( I guess due to the horn tweeters).

    Anyway, look good and hard before you buy as I did, Klipsch seemed to deliver ALOT of bang for the buck. 6ave.com is offering really good prices, just don't pay what they list as price- they can always knock down the price considerably...

    Good luck and happy hunting!

    Greg
     
  5. Marty M

    Marty M Cinematographer

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    You should listen to both speakers systems with your new receiver to judge for yourself. One person's too bright is another person's accurate sound.

    I own Paradigm speakers with a Yamaha receiver, which has also been classified as a bright combination. I personally like the sound from this combination.

    Remember, the best sounding combination is the combination that sounds best to you. Let your own ears be the judge.
     
  6. carter

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    Thanks for the input guys. I'm hoping to try to get out this weekend and try to listen to some different setups if I can find the right place, though I doubt I'll be able to do so with my receiver(Yamaha rx640). If anyone has any other setups they think might be a good fit, I'll gladly take suggestions. Thanks again.
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