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Please recommend a decent 5 speaker set! Budget ~$400 (1 Viewer)

kehi

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Please let me know what you think is the best package for under $400. I do not need a subwoofer but the speakers have to be small (like satellites) and black in color. Thanks
 

frank manrique

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What about Athena's (a Canadian speaker company) cheaper line? They're very good sounding, well constructed, low in price from on-line vendors, and come in black. My 0.02 cents...

-THTS
 

DavidNighorn

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Hometheaterdirect Level II's. These sound pretty good for the money. The level III's do not for some reason.

David
 

ChrisLazarko

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I like the Klipsch Quintets. From everything I have heard they are much more comparable to bigger bookshelf speakers and have a much fuller sound I feel. To each his own, they can be found for about $300-350 for the 5 speakers without subwoofer.
 

Chad A

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Check out the Wharfedale Diamond 8 line at Buy.com .

You can get the 8.1's for fronts and surrounds and Diamond center for a grand total of $320.10.
They're small and come in black too.
Without a doubt the best deal anywhere.
 

zachary

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I bought the Atlantic Technolgy T-70 Sat pack from soundcity.com open box for $400. 5 speaker system that is small and black. They are new but without the sub. These speakers are amazing, but really need a sub.
 

Brad_See

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I noticed today that Fry's is having a one-day only sale and they have an Onkyo 6.1 speaker setup for $99.00. That's hard to beat for value.

brad cook
 

gene c

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$99 is a steal for what you are getting but it sure tell's you what the markup is on this stuff :angry: . $279 originally.
 

Alex Prosak

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I second J. Fo. A coworker of mine got a set of the Tykes and the build quality and sound are pretty darn good for the money. For a complete system in the $400 range, they'd be my choice.
 

Marc H

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Let me put a word in for another Canadian speaker set, the Orbit 5.1A from Dahlquist. The sats are about the size of a pound of butter, black and aren't as forward in the treble as a lot of tiny sat speakers are. I think they are fantastic for the price, well made and very nice sound IMHO. They come with a sub and a pretty good one too for a small one but you could always sell that or using two subs is definitely not a bad thing :)
 

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