small, low cost speakers?

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  1. Don D

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    Can anyone recommend a pair of small speakers that would work well for TV/DVD and music? Right now I have to have the TV on to listen to music, but I'd rather pipe the sound through my amplifier. But, my bookshelf speakers are not really appropriate for the space where I have everything set up. They're a little too bulky.

    I thought about getting a pair of PC audio speakers and hooking them in. I'm not looking for the ultimate sound experience. But I'd like something that is at least equal to my Sony WEGA's speakers, at a minimal cost.

    Any recommendations??? Thanks in advance.
     
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    What's the price range?
    Least expensive, small, decent 5 speaker setup is the JBL NSP-1 for $249 at J&R
     
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    Ideally, I'd like to spend no more than a hundred bucks but could go beyond that.

    A five speaker setup is more than I'd like to have in this room. I really don't need a subwoofer or surround speakers. In fact, what I'm tempted to do is to buy a five speaker system and use the speakers that were intended for surround sound as my main speakers -- discarding the other three.

    As a point of reference, I have a $75 JVC boombox that produces sound quality that would be plenty for this room. It's been difficult to find this "quality" of speaker as a standalone item.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    KLH makes a set of twistable 2way speakers that look a little like the bose dual cube lifestyle speakers. They're about 6" tall and 4" wide. I used them as surround speakers with one of my first surround sound setups. They can be had for aruond $30 a pair on ebay. They won't have very low bass extension, but for the size contraints and price range you have in mind, these will fit nicely.
     
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    Don, if you really want help, and you live in San Jose, I can almost certainly help find something locally. I have good connections at a number of stores in the South Bay, and I know where to find the deals. E-mail me, and maybe we can get together, or I can at least recommend some places to try.
     
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    BIC Venturi V52si , 5 1/4 rubber surround long throw woofer , 1/2 poly dome tweeter, magnetically shielded. List price $199.00 pr. I just bought a pair brand new on ebay for $39.00. Top rated by consumer reports for many years . Check the reviews on www.audioreview.com.I bought mine from a company in CA. HMRLA is their ebay ID . I believe they also have an online store. Sound quality and bass is incredible for the price. Believe me you can't get anywhere near this quality for $39.00.They shipped next day and emailed me tracking #.
     
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    Hi

     

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