speaker suggestions please!

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by kyutaek, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. kyutaek

    kyutaek Agent

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    I have Sony 36' HS510 HD ready Tube TV and Onkyo SR701. I want try to set up a speaker system for
    my living room (16 x 16). I am newbie to home theater system. The usage would probably be half audio/half DVD (video). My budget is little tight (about $500). I am wondering if the tight budget could have the receiver fully performed. I might have two options: to buy a home theater system package or buy them separately. For the former, I might save the money by sacrifising the performance. And, for the latter, vice versa. Is it true?
    What might be a good choice if I buy a speaker package?

    If it would be better to buy them separately, how can I allocate my tight budget? It would be great if you recommend each part of the system (front, center, woofer, satelite). I don't have any particular brand/model in mind. I might upgrade the indiviual part as my experience on home theater getting settled. So I might need popular brand/part which I can sell them easily with a good resale value.

    Another (technical) question: Is there any difference between buying a full tower speaker and buying a bookshelf speaker in building a home theater system. Tower speakers seem to be good for decoration as well, but difficult to move/set up at smaller place (also seems to be more expensive). I think subwoofer would be the same case. The bigger (12') one seems to be better, but hard to carry/move.

    I appreciate your valuable input to build my first home theater system.
     
  2. Jesse Sharrow

    Jesse Sharrow Supporting Actor

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    What I recommend, and this is what I did. Is start with just 2 main speakers and get everything else later. Yeah I really want a sub, surrounds,center, etc. But I will get a much higher quality system in the end. I almost just got a home theater in a box and Im glad I didnt. Remember qaulity over quantity!
     
  3. SethH

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    For that budget I would recommend looking at some of the small speaker packages and the picking up a used receiver. For the speakers I would recommend the Klipsch Quintets, but there are many other similar sized/priced speakers out there. Go the BestBuy, CC, and wherever else you can and listen to get an idea of what you like.
     
  4. BobJ

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    Since you're listening to music, I second the idea of building up a system up starting with the two mains. In the long run you'll end up with a nicer system. If you cheap out now for everything, you'll just end up with the urge to upgrade right off the bat.
     

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