Quest Speakers?

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  1. Mike_Playa

    Mike_Playa Auditioning

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    Unless your a hardcore HT music guy like me, they are a good deal. They are allways going on sale for like $99 CDN!!! Im in highschool, and should own then with a kenwood.
    Im crazy and have Klipsch Ref with flagship Denon![​IMG]
    They are a tad muddy, (the quest) and will not shake the house, but they are better then bose.
     
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    I thought they were extremely muddy when I heard them at Future Shop. The salesman turned the Harman Kardon 2ch. receiver all the way up with them playing and said "they pound pretty sweet don't they?" They were so distorted, you couldn't even hear the words to the song that was playing. Their price was very appealing, but instead, I went out and bought some paradigms.

    I don't know what they compare to for the money, but I don't think that they are very good speakers at all IMO.
     
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    LOL Nick, typical FS sales guy!

    I haven't heard the speakers but the little 8" sub ain't bad for a tiny system for the money. Take a listen, while your there compare to the JBl's
     
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    Mike_Playa Auditioning

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    Well maybe I should give you guys a little more information on my system.
    I just turned 18 and live at home.
    Like I said it's not a very big room either.
    My current system is:
    Sony Trinitron RM-757 27"
    Panasonic DVD-RV31
    Pioneer PD-F 606
    Sony STRDE575 Dolby Receiver
    Pioneer 2way 6"mids 1"tweet rears and center channel
    Mission m72 Fronts
    and a Polk PSW350 10" Subwoofer
     
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    Jeff_Fitz Stunt Coordinator

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    Mike:
    Are you replacing something, or getting speakers for another room? IMHO Quest speakers just don't match the quality of your Mission's, your Polk sub, or probably even your Pioneers.
    If you are sure you want to buy bargain speakers, I got a flyer in the paper today from Radio Shack (I assume it applies across Canada). They have all their Merak speakers on sale 50% off. Merak is owned by the same holding company that owns Axiom speakers - it's essentially Axiom's bargain brand. It might be a good idea to buy both the Merak's and the Quest's, audition them at home, and return the ones you don't want.
    If you want to step up the quality ladder a few notches, Marc Hallam at Audioshop in Ottawa has the Axiom M2Ti's on sale for $199. Marc usually includes shipping to major centers in North America. I don't know if that applies to the specials or not. Check them out at
    http://www.audioshop.on.ca/specials.htm.
    If you want more information on Axiom speakers (a great Canadian speaker brand and a value leader), go to AxiomAudio.com.
    I hope that helps,
    Jeff
     
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    I am getting rid of the pioneers.
    They just can't keep up with the rest of my system.
    One of the serounds is punctured and destortes at moderate volume.

    I don't have a lot of dough to drop on a replacement.
    I read good reviews of the quests on futureshop.ca so I thought I would see what more experinced people thought.

    The Missions are wonderful speakers and would remain my fronts.


    I will look into that link you posted.
    Thanks for your help.



    Mike
     
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    Yeah I was being to nice for what I said about the quest:b
     
  10. Mike_Playa

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    How so?
     
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    Mike:

    Don't you think towers are a bit of overkill for surrounds? I think the Axiom M2Ti's at Audioshop might be just the ticket,

    Jeff
     
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    I picked up Paradigm Atom's for $189cdn a pair last weekend for my sister in law after listening to JBL's, Athena, & Polk. In our oppinion the paradigms easy bested these other bookshelfs and were very affordable.
     
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    $189 CDN?? Wow, they are better then the Flagship quest LOL
     
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    Hi
    They've been selling Paradigm Atoms at East Hamilton Radio for $169.00 - they are great speakers.

    A friend of mine has the Quest towers as his mains (from a previous stereo system). When i helped him shop for a surround system, he bought an Energy XLC and 2 XL 15's for the surrounds.

    He's planning an upgrade to the Energy XL 25's up front, but the Quest have been serving him fine for the last 8 months. He has a smallish basement HT.

    Try for the Paradigms if possible.

    Take it easy

    PS Quest is a subsidiary of JBL
     

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