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Vincent M

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Hi guys,

I know that $300 is really not too much, but it's all I can afford right now. I was going to get the Fluance SX-HTB, but they're raping me with shipping, bringing the total to around $355. I was wondering if you guys could suggest a speaker package that I could pick up at a B&M store. I just need the center, mains, and two surrounds. Is there anything around the $300 range (hopefully including around 8.25% tax) that would be a better bang for my buck than the Fluance SX-HTB? If not, then I guess I'll just have to work overtime at my summer job to get the SX-HTB. Thanks in advance!
 

greg baker

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shipping and handling of around $100 for 100 pounds of speakers doesen't sound like "raping" to me. Remember that is some pretty bulky boxes you are dealing with. In my opinion you would have a tough time finding a comparable set of speakers at a B&M shop for $300. You could consider their AV-HTB for about $50 less but if it were me I would save up and get the SX. Good luck.

Greg
 

Vincent M

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Yeah, you're right. I guess it just seems like raping to me because I'm poor. I'll probably work some extra hours and go for the SX.
 

Pus Suchre

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Poor does suck. I've been saving my quarters for about a year now to get some speakers that I will be happy with for at least the next 5 years. I just ordered them- seems like it took me forever. But this week waiting for them to arrive has been tougher than the whole preceding year of saving coin :) Better to be patient for a month or two than dissatisfied for a year or two....
 

Vincent M

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But all the hard work just makes it that much sweeter when you finally get your speakers and set everything up. I just need the quarter to end so that I can finally get a summer job.
 

Marty M

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If you are talking $300 for a pair of speakers, I suggest you look at Paradigm Atoms or Titans. Both should be within your budget.
 

greg baker

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I have heard really good things about the fluance set. Some choose to purchase their av-sc center channel because the center is the weakest part of the system according to many. I am sure the center that comes with it does a fine job. I have been saving my pennies for about a year now to upgrade my sub.(I have a JBL PB-10). It seems like something always gets in the way
Greg
 

Vincent M

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Yeah, being a poor college student sucks. Oh well. I was initially going to just spend $500 for the Onkyo HTB, but then slowly I began upgrading this and that, up until I decided to stretch my budget to around $1,300. But, that $1,300 is including almost everything I need, including shipping and tax where applicable.

I'm already planning to buy the HSU STF-2 and the Onkyo TX-SR501, SPL meter, surround speaker stands, an A/V rack, DVD player, and miscellaneous things like cables and speaker wire. So it all adds up really quickly when you calculate shipping and tax. That's why I only have about $300 to spend for the 5 speakers. But, I guess I'll have to stretch that a little to $355, which is what the SX-HTB will cost me. greg is right, though -- $75 for shipping this whole set is understandable, so I guess I'll go for it.
 

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