Please recommend a decent 5 speaker set! Budget ~$400

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  1. 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
     
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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
     
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    2.5" "woofers"? Lots of air movement and dynamics from 'em, am sure... [​IMG]

    -THTS
     
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    I love my Athena Point 5 MKII
     
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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
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. 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
     
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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 [​IMG] . $279 originally.
     
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    What about Fluance?
     
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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.
     
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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 [​IMG]
     

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