Speaker Choice

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by JohnE, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. JohnE

    JohnE Supporting Actor

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    I'm trying to decide on speakers for a new budget HT. I'll be using them for 60% music 40% movies. the two sets I'm looking at are JBL NSP-1 and the Fluance SX HTB. I'll be matching that with a HK AVR230 or HK AVR225, though I'm leaning towards the 230. I plan to pick up a sub in the spring at income tax time.

    Can I get some thoughts on these choices and if anyone has other suggestions I'd appreciate hearing about it.

    My budget really is very limited and $800-$900 is about all I've got to work with for a receiver, speakers, cd player and a new component stand.

    As always a big thanks to everyone.
     
  2. george king

    george king Supporting Actor

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    go to www.rutledgeaudiodesign.com and look at the RADMicros. Brian, who is a great guy, and true craftsman, is selling a 5.1 system for $750. Custom built, and you get to choose the veneer.

    Cant lose, give him a call and see what he can do for you. I have bought several items from him, and he will be building me a sub in the future.
     
  3. Nhan_H

    Nhan_H Second Unit

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    I think you'll want to spend more on your speakers than on your receiver, since they're the difference maker in sound quality. Ratio of 2:1 (speaker:receiver) would be nice.
     
  4. Cagri

    Cagri Second Unit

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    A ratio close to 1:1 sounds more realistic to me.

    Edit- I was thinking of mains only.
     
  5. ChrisLazarko

    ChrisLazarko Supporting Actor

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    I like Klipsch speakers personally. You either like Klipsch sound or you don't, and they are a VERY efficient speaker. Definantly check them out, you can find alot of Klipsch setups for around $900. There cheapest setup is $350 without a sub (there Quintets) and you could get there Synergy line bookshelves for just a little more all together.

    Take a look at them... if you have a Bestbuy near you, you can demo there Synergy line of speakers... although it isn't the most ideal place.
     
  6. DarrenAlan

    DarrenAlan Stunt Coordinator

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    I think for the money and within your budget, the NSP-1 series is a great bang-for-buck value.
     

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