Please recommend me speakers below $800...

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  1. Rohini

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    I am new to the HT forum. I live in an apartment in Washington DC. I am planning to build a Home Theater System. I am watching this forum for couple of months, which gave me a lot of valuable inputs. I am planning to go for DENON AVR-1802 receiver, which has lot of recommendations in the forum. Can you please recommend me speakers that go with this receiver? I am planning to invest up to US $800.00 on speakers.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. John Tompkins

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    If your going with the denon 1802 then I would go with some effecient speakers such as Klipsh, which are so effecient they could be driven with a clock radio[​IMG]
    If you plan to add a external amp at some point..I personally love the nhts..Onecall.com is blowing them out right now..NHT 2.5I which are 1200.00 retail are on sale for 650.00 pair..hope this helps
     
  3. Sanjiva

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    are you looking at buying the entire 5.1 set for $800 or 5 speakers without the sub? are you looking at smaller sub/sat systems or even large speakers would do for you? answers to these would vary your choices considerably.

    if you are looking at the entire set and looking at sub/sat system instead of tower or large bookshelf speakers, Take 5.2 from Energy would be a very good choice. you can also look at HTD if the size is not such a big factor.

    hope this helps.
     
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    4 Axiom M3Ti's and a VP100 would do quite nicely.
    Of course that doesn't include a subwoofer but would run under $800 and give great performance.
    www.axiomaudio.com
    www.audioshop.on.ca
     
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    paradigm cinema c70 and a pdr10 subwoofer. should be under 800, and they sound grrrrrrrreat
     
  6. Rohini

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    I am looking for 5 speakers and sub for $800.00. I may even put upto $1000.00. If you people put little more in detail like which brand and model #, it will be very helpful for starters like me.

    Thanks for your response.
     
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    Here's two options I would recommend.

    You could check out the Ascend Accoustics/Hsu VTF-2 5.1 package, which can be had for $1100 dollars online. I've posted a link to a review of the system below.

    Right now, the Polk RT series are being phased out and at places like Fry's have been going for half price. I think you could get the front, rear, and center channels for around $500 dollars, leaving you enough money to buy a real nice sub such as the Hsu VTF-2 or the Adire Rava. By the way, the Polks are really nice speakers and, even at list price, a bargain in my eyes for their wonderful soundstage and sound.
     
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    I would recommend the JBL NSP-1 set up or the Energy Take 5.2 with the Yamaha YST-SW800 sub.
     
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    Perhaps the NSP-1 setup from JBL (250ish shipped) and the best SVS sub you can afford? I haven't heard the JBLs, but people are raving about them for the price. I have heard the SVS, and people (including me) are raving about their performance. For $1,000 or less, that may well be your best bet.

    Steve
     
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    I'd like to change my vote to Bryan's suggestion, Norh 4.0s and Sony sub. The sub will get you by in the meantime, as I hear it's a very good sub for the very low price, and the Norhs are very, very highly regarded. You can always get an awesome sub down the line.

    Steve
     
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    I'd take the time to save the couple hundred extra it would take to get a Adire Rava with the nOrh package.
     
  15. BradZ

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    I just got a complete set of Energy take 5.2 with the 8.2 sub for $700. I can't complain a bit. You don't say what size your room is and that can play a big factor in your decision. My room is 15 x 12 and the Energy system fills it quite nicely.

    let your ears guide you.
     
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    Another vote for the nOrh. The 4.0's have performed signifigantly better in direct comparisons (at my home) with the NHT 2.5i's, NHT 1.5's (which I used to own), Paradigm Mini-monitors (which my in-laws own), Paradigm Atom (which my parents own), and Boston Acoustics CR-7 (which I used to own also). And they were just about dead even with the Dynaudio Contour 1.3 Mk II's that I in-home demo'd about a year ago. I still think the 4.0's are one of the very best HT speakers out there, especially in their size. If price is taken in to consideration, really a no brainer, IMO. Oh yeah, and I 2nd the Rava rec for a sub. Not as much output as my SVS, but is also cheaper and way better than any other $400 sub I have heard. . .
     
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    I just listened to B&W's new 601 Series III and was very impressed. Three of these up front to start and the Adire Rava sub should kick some butt. Use a cheap pair of speaks for the rears until you can afford another pair of 601's. Their should also be some clearance deals on the 600 Series II with the new line showing up.

    Listen and you will see.
     
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