Speaker Suggestions from the following.

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  1. Kent Wo

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    Okay before people mention this, I am planning to go in a listen to all of the following speakers before I make a purchase. I just wanted some background info about them before I hit the stores. I'm building a HT system for a 300sqft room. Will be used 80%movies 20%music. I'm trying to keep the entire speaker package (5.1) under $1000. But I'm expecting to go a little over.

    Main speakers/Surround
    Choices:
    1. B&W DM303
    2. B&W DM600
    3. Energy Take 5 system
    4. Monitor Silver (not sure the model #)
    5. Definitive Tech 350
    6. Definitive Tech 100

    I'm looking at a couple of Dennon and Onkyo receivers right now to power this system. Either the Dennon 1403, 1603 or Onkyo SR600.

    Thanks
     
  2. JamieS

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    I've only ever listened to B&W 602.5 of the B&W 600 series but I thought they sounded fantatic (probably the best for music of all the ones in the price range I compared)but was more expensive than others.

    Doesn't say your location but in Canada the Energy would be the best value.

    If you can at all afford it go to the 1603 rather than Denon 1403. For the extra $ you won't regret it especially in a $300 sq foot room where the extra power might help.
     
  3. sheldon M.

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    I went to a local B&W dealer and I wanted to hear the 303's. The salesman told me that since the 600s3 were only $50 more they didnt carry the 303's since the 600's were so much better. I gave the 600's a listen and came away very impressed. Though small and intended to be surrounds they stand very well on their own with a very sweet, smooth sound. Good luck.
     
  4. BradJudy

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    $1k won't get you a 5.1 system of B&W 600 series. It will run you $1k just to get two pairs of 600s ($350/pair) and a LCR60 center ($350 each), let alone the sub or nicer (601/602) mains. They are good speakers, but there are a lot of options in that price range you didn't mention (any reason?).

    There are plenty of options out there including Paradigm, Axiom, Ascend, JBL, Aperion, Home Theater Direct, etc, etc.
     
  5. Kent Wo

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    Sorry, those are the only ones I have found at B&M around my area. I'd love to get some Paradigms since I've heard them before and liked their sound. there are also the polks that they sell at CC.
     
  6. Kent Wo

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    I've just found a place that might carry some other brands that I haven't seen yet (Polks, Paradigms etc...)

    Okay, so with a 1k price range what would be good with a 5.1 set up?
     
  7. sheldon M.

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    Kent you can get Wharfedale Diamond 8.3's for $349(fronts)
    Diamond Center($149)8.1's rear($199)will blow away any Paradigm Atom/Titan setup.Leaves you $300 for sub.
     

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