really cheap speakers

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  1. Edwin_C

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    im looking for some really cheap speakers to use in the living room. right now, im going to keep my regular ht equipment in my room so i can use it when i play guitar. however, my roommate is bringing a cheap stereo receiver.. so i figured we'd compliment it with a cheap pair of speakers hahah.

    by cheap i really mean cheap. like klh/jensen cheap. like under 100 cheap.

    i'm not using it for good sound.. more as a source of stereo.
     
  2. Chris Quinn

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    Well this is a little over your budget but will sound much better than anything
     
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    i don't really care about sound. if i want good sound, i can just go to my room hahah. the speakers could be boombox quality, and i wouldn't care. i'm not going to be the primary listener.

    thanks for the suggestion though.
     
  4. Lee Carbray

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    If you don't care just go to radio shack. Or if you really do not care check out Ebay. I did a quick search and there is a bunch of stuff that can be had for a dollar.
     
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    C-City has a couple of different bookshelf speakers for $15... not sure if that was the pair or per, didn't look that close. I believe one was "Duel" brand and the other might have been Sony. Definately boombox quality. Not a GOOD boombox, mind you. On the other hand, if you want to step up to something that's borderline acceptable,there are some Yamaha speakers at Best Buy which go for around $40/pair which aren't awful, and it might cut down the amount of bitching and moaning you're likely to hear.
     
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    CC was selling the Polk R15 for like $69/pr. Worth a look for the price.
     
  7. Dennis Nicholls

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    CC is closing out the Jensen C-JR speakers at $9 each (!).

    They have a 5" woofer and 1/2" tweeter with a bass-reflex port on the back.

    They didn't sound as terrible as the price might indicate.

    I picked up a pair for the office - we aren't allowed to have music there during the week but it's OK during weekend overtime.
     
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    If sound isn't an issue. Then I second just going to Rat Shack and getting whatever fifty bones gets there.
     
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    I third the Radio Shack. [​IMG]
     
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    Can I offer an anti-shack viewpoint? IMO, while Radio Shack does have the cheapest, most poorly built crap but the problem is they don't have the cheapest prices. I say he'd do better with the Jensons, the Yamahas, the Duals,or anything else really. Again, IMO.
     
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    Have you tried Fluance? Fluance are inexpensive (really inexpensive) but they sound surprisingly good. Better than anything you would pick up at radio shack.
     
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    Maybe 5 years or so ago I bought some Advents for my mother. They were inexpensive and did the trick just fine.
     
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    So if sound REALLY doesn't matter... what about Bose? [​IMG]

    Aw crap... you want cheap too. Well, so much for helpful advice. [​IMG]
     
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    Maybe he could do the 141s and impress his buddies with that rich, smooth sound you can only get from Bose... [​IMG]
     
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    If Radio Shack still carries the RCA speakers with the lineaum drivers, I'd get those, hands down. You'd be surprised. They are $198, I think, but frequently go on half price, so would be in your range.
     

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