Speakers? Decent for home system

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  1. MikeBoehm

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    Greetings,

    I have speakers that are about 5 years old (JBL G300s and G200s). I'm looking to possibly replace them since they are big and I don't have anywhere to mountt hem in my new house. My receiver is a Sony DE545 that is less than a year old.

    I'm debating normal speakers versus the tiny little satellite speakers. Can anyone recommend any ones in particular? I'm not looking for really high end, jsut wahtever I can pick up with a trip to my local Besy Buy type store.

    Any opinions or whatever would be great.

    Thanks,

    --Mike
     
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    Some ideas

    Energy Take 5.2

    Acoustic Research HC-6

    Acoustic Research HC-2

    Paradigm whatever
     
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    I second the Energy take 5's. An excellent Mid-FI sattelite set up. If you can go with bigger bookshelf soeakers, I would recommend the Paradigm "Atoms" for a Great sounding speaker system for a great price. However you wont find these at Best Buy but they are about the same price as you would pay for something decent from there.
     
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    Yes, the Energy set gets great reviews. I've heard that the AR sets are even slightly better.

    But I agree with the Paradigm recommendation. I have very nice Vandersteen fronts (3A's and CC-1 center) but I use Paradigm dipole surrounds and think they are great. If not for the Vandersteen's (have to kill me first to get them away) I would be Paradigm all around.
     
  5. MikeBoehm

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    Then my only other question is, for those sets not available at Best Buy (or whatever) where is the best place to get them at the best price online?

    I should also add that because of budgeting restraints, I don't want to spend more than a couple hundred dollars on them either. I don't necessarily need all the speakers, mainly just the rears (if they are available seperately) since my center and fronts are still working just fine.

    Thanks,

    --Mike
     
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    Mike,

    If ya want bang for buck recommendations, what's your budget. If ya want bang for room recs, describe your room (size - LxWxH, flooring, etc).

    HT? Music? Both? Have a sub?

    What don't you like about your current speakers other than size?

    If ya read thru the threads here, I think you'll find that most agree that the tiny satellite speakers cannot produce the frequency range for quality listening.
     
  7. MikeBoehm

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    Main thing is the price. Room isn't it's own room, it opens up in the back so I'm not worried about that. Main thing is replacing the rear speakers if I can find smaller ones that will sound good. There is nothing wrong with them, other than they are big and I don't have anywhere to put them.

    And now I don't have a sub yet but might be picking up one this weekend.

    --MIke
     
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    go to Best Buy and get a Sony SA-WM40 sub for ~$150. almost everyone here will agree that it is the best sub for under $300.
    also look at the JBL NSP1 speaker package while you're there. www.jandr.com sells it for $299. this is also a highly recommended bang-for-the-buck system. i own these speakers and can tell you that they sound great for the price.
     
  9. MikeBoehm

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    Looks like BB has it for $199. Just got a 10% off coupon the other day so I guess that's be $179. Of course checking ebay shwos a few for cheaper still so we'll see.

    I was also looking at the some WM20 but it looks like it's smaller and weaker, and of course half the price. hmmm.

    Thanks for the input.

    --Mike
     

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