Speakers for under $800

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  1. CurtJ

    CurtJ Stunt Coordinator

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    I am looking at speakers to add to a Denon 2802 and was wondering what the recommendations are. I would like to keep them under $800.

    I have looked at the Paradigm micros for mains and rears, with a paradigm PDR-10 for my sub. How would the compare to the HTD II or HTD III?
     
  2. Alex Bischoff

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    Are you looking for mains for $800, or "the whole set" for $800? And, if the latter, are you looking for 5.1 or 6.1?

    Also, what are the approximate dimensions of your listening room?

    -- Alex
     
  3. Paul_Fisher

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    I don't mean any offense by this at all, but there have been many threads about this before. Just search for speakers around $800 and you should find some threads. This might help you rather than waiting for people to reply.

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. CurtJ

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    Paul.. No offense, but I have searched my little tush off alllll day. I have found a ton of good posts on different speaker systems, but none that address my question of how the Level II and IIIs rate with the paradigms. This is a message board isn't it [​IMG]
    Anyway, I would like to spend $800 total, 5.1, and I have an apartment, so a small room.
    Thanks guys
     
  5. matthew_rm

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    $800 for everything?? I'm still in high school and spent $1400 for just the mains!

    Paradigm makes great speakers. Not much can beet them for the money. (well, klipsch )
     
  6. CurtJ

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    When I was in high school we couldn't spend $1400 on a car let alone speakers. Congrats on spending a lot of money on speakers, my budget won't handle it right now.
     
  7. Jason Wilcox

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    Check out Paradigm, PSB, Energy (take 5.2), Infinity, JBL (studio series), Hometheaterdirect.com, and Klipsch (synergy system 6).

    By the way, I'm in high school too and I've only spent $220 on speakers. Way to go matt!
     
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  9. Daniel T

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    Curt,
    I don't know if you have checked out the Axiom speakers. They are a direct to the customer speaker. You can get a great deal with their factory outlet speakers. I haven't purchased any factory outlet speakers from them but I have read they have very few blimishes. I own the M3ti(Mains), VP100(Center), QS4(Surrounds), and EP125(sub). These speakers sound great for the money. I looked at their website and came up with three scenerios for you(all factory outlet speakers).
    1. 2 sets of the M3ti @ $220 a pair, VP100 @ $176 for a total of $616 with $184 for a sub.
    2. 1 set of M3ti @ $220 a pair, VP100 @ $176, QS4 @ $248 a pair for a total of $644 with $156 for a sub.
    3. 1 set of M22ti @ $320 a pair, VP100 @ $176, QS4 @ $248 a pair for a total $744. This doesn't leave much for a sub but you can get one later.
    Like I said I have choice number 2 but I have read that the M22ti play loader than the m3ti. It depends what you all want but the axiom web site is www.axiomaudio.com. I purchased my axiom new from Marc at www.audioshop.on.ca. He gives a good deal on the speakers you might want to check him out. Plus his prices are in Canadian dollars so your US dollars will go a long way. Hope this helps.
    Daniel
     

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