New Speakers for $500

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  1. Ben D

    Ben D Auditioning

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    Hi-
    I was wondering if you guys could tell me what the best deal for a speaker setup less than $500 would be. I know this is a low budget, but its all i can afford [​IMG] Thanx
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    I forgot to add i want it to be a 5 speaker setup. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. John Garcia

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    For $500, you would probably do fine with the JBL NSP-1 and a Sony SA-WM40 sub. This is certainly not an audiophile setup, but for the price, it will do very well. What will they be powered with?
     
  3. Ben D

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    Thanks for the info, I'll check into those. I'm using a Sony Receiver Model: STR-DB830. I got it back in '99.
     
  4. Albert M

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    www.jandr.com has the JBL NSP-1 set for $250 with free shipping.
     
  5. Ben D

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    Thanks for the link [​IMG]
     
  6. John Garcia

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    Look on Yahoo shopping for the WM40, I've seen it as low as $138! E-tronics seemed to be fairly respected and has it for $149 + shipping.
     
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    I agree with albert,

    Just add a PB12 in J&R for $300 shipping included, and you are set for $550
     
  8. Pablo Abularach

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    Or check etronics,

    They have the NSP1 paird with a PB12 for $449+ shipping.
     
  9. Stephen Hopkins

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    Might want to look at fluance. They have the SX-HTB setup w/ 2 full range 2-way towers, a 2-way center, and 2 way surrounds, all timbre matched, for $259. All speakers are bi-wirable and bi-ampable with gold 5 way binding posts. The mains include carpet spikes. The mains and center are sheilded for video. You could then add the sub of your choice (PB-10, PB-12, WM40) and come un under $500. The Fluance stuff looks good and solid and i've read good reviews on this board.
    www.fluance.com
     
  10. Ben D

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    I'm checkin out the Fluance right now, looks good so far [​IMG] but im still not decided.
     
  11. Tommy_Y

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    I heard the Energy 5.1 (old model) was highly regarded. It has been replaced by the 5.2s but I think you can still find the 5.1s for about $500. The sub alone in the set sells for about $250.
     
  12. Kevin*R

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    scratch that thought... just noticed it's a complete 5 speaker set for $500.
     

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