Speakers on a budget

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  1. greg baker

    greg baker Stunt Coordinator

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    I need to get speakers on a budget. Here is my current thinking. JBL S26 front and rear. JBL s center and the new SVS box sub. I wanted Paradigm but they are a bit out of my budget. Thoughts on this setup. Should I get pricier speakers and a lesser sub?

    Greg
     
  2. BruceTM

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    Read reviews of the Pioneer sdf3k over at consumer reports. I believe they are better than the JBL. 8 inch woofer vs 6. etronics is selling them for $172/pair including shipping.
     
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    nice post Phil.
     
  5. Phil Iturralde

    Phil Iturralde Screenwriter

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    Thanks Chu Gai - it forced me to re-read what I wrote, and correct my type-pos!!! :b

    Regards,
    Phil
     
  6. Chu Gai

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    that blind testing will getcha all the time [​IMG] wouldn't mind seeing StereoPhool do that every now and then.
     
  7. Robert James Clark

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    the s26s would be a good choice....but...

    i have to recommend the SCH k05b50 bookshelf speakers...

    prebuilt they'll cost you only $160 a pair and i really don't think there are any speakers out there that can match them for less than $300 (when using a sub)

    http://www.speakerpage.com/K05B50.htm

    you'd be very well of going with 5 of these (email SCH about buying a single one) or going with 3 pairs for 6.1 if you want
     
  9. Daniel Alan

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    I LOVE my JBL setup, but would consider stepping up to the S38 for the fronts if your budget would allow, as they just sound a bit fuller and would be better if you want to play 2ch music with your system. either way you will be happy.

    if you don't believe me, check out the review of the s38 at stereophile.com, they loved them as well
     
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    I will follow up on Jason. Go over to Brian at

    http://www.rutledgeaudiodesign.com/

    and see what he can do for you. Given what you are saying the 2 pairs of M-1s, a C-1, and a custom built sub (the sub for around $400) should make a killer system that would trounce anything commerical you could buy at this price level.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Another vote for the S38s. I have these in a music-only setup (no sub) and love them. They are incredibly hard-to-beat for their price, and compare well with more expensive speakers.
     
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    I'm thinking of the same set-up. Any recommendations for a 5.1 receiver to power them?
     
  14. Gregg_C

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    I just bought the Denon AVR-1803. It has DTS-ES, Dolby Digital-EX, 4 toslink connections, DTS Neo:6, 6.1 surround, and is quality stuff! I did a bunch of research before deciding on this receiver. I needed more toslink connections than most receivers could offer (xbox, dtivo, dvd) and still have one for expansion.

    It can be had on the Net for around 400 bucks, but be careful in who you choose.

    Gregg
     
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    I use a Yamaha RX-V1000 and I like the sound (i know, everyone thinks yamaha is bright) if you go to jandr.com they have some really good deals on the yamaha HTR series, which is pretty much the same thing, I would at least check that out.
     

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