Speaker recommendations Please

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  1. joe_di

    joe_di Auditioning

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    Hi, I just got an Harman kardon AVR 7200, and i blew my existing speakers today so I need new ones. ANy recommendations for speakers. My budget is 500 bux and open to new or used items. Thanks
     
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    I don't mean to be unkind, but this post made me laugh out loud. It's like saying "I won a million dollars and tomorrow I'm declaring bankruptcy!"

    On a more serious note, I would go for the JBL Studio Series. Getting harder to find, but not impossible. Try Onecall or bestpriceaudiovideo.com.
     
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    Speaker selection is very subjective. What one person likes, you may not. I suggest taking a selection of your favorite CD's and DVD's and go out and listen to as many speakers as you can. Speaker's character varies a bit between brands. Only you know what sound good to you. Good luck.

    James
     
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    Are looking fo a set of mains or a whole 5.1 for your budget?
     
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    You blew ALL your speakers???? If you only blew one just find a used set of your existing speaker. Do you know the tell tail signs before the speakers blow? Were your ears melting before they blew?

    Kevin
     
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    Search online at Ebay. You can pick up some decent speakers at discount prices. My preference is for Boston Acoustics, but Paradigm, Axioms, Definitive Technology, B&W and others are also very good for inexpensive upgrades.
     
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    Sorry I guess my post was a bit vague. I'm looking for something along the lines of the klipsch reference or a similar sound, something lively with a very slight bit of brightness. I'm just looking for front left and right main speakers for the moment. I'd like it to be able to handle whatever the avr7200 can throw at it and be able to play down to 80hz at least.
     
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    I blew one and tore the surround slightly on the second one. On the blown one, the surround is completely shredded to pieces. Well there was no tell tail signs before the speakers blew, it just made a distorting nasty sound for 2 seconds and it blew. No my ears weren't melting. It was actually craving for more volume.
     
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    I'm surprised this hasn't come up, but what brand were the ones that blew?
     
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    pair of old school cerwin vega at 12. The 12 inch woofer blew but the midrange and tweets are still fine. The manufacturer lists the wrms power handling as 125 wrms or higher I believe.
     
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    If you were happy with the speakers and the only thing wrong is that the foam surrounding the woofer cones gave out, you can have them refoamed at a speaker shop for a modest amount. You can also buy a foam kit and try it yourself. A lot of older speakers used foam but it will dry out and crack over time. They'll be good as new if you refoam them.
     
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    You can find re-foaming kits for many speakers on ebay. Like this one.
     
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    The woofer blew as well, not just the foam giving out. There's no output from the speaker which had the foam torn to shreds. Or is this a normal occurence and replacing the foam would make the speaker work fine again?
     

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