Speakers that wear many hats?

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by JasonTan, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. JasonTan

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    Okay so after VERY frustratingly writing up a detailed request for help i forgot about the url limit and lost everything i just wrote after hitting the back button. GRR. To reiterate:

    - Moving out into this apt: rentcanada.ca/ipt/ipt200_b2b.jpg
    - HT will be either living room or small bedroom area
    - Speakers will be playing everything from Pink Floyd to 50 Cent and from Terminator to Pretty Woman as well as concert dvd's.
    - Is there anything i should look for or avoid when narrowing my search for "all-round" good sounding speakers?

    I understand listening is believing but i don't know of a single store in ottawa, ontario that knows how to hook up their tvs/speakers accurately and just use the "how many speakers and tv's can we fit in one space and turn on at one time" approach.

    - Budget isn't so much a concern. If they can last a few years and sound excellent i'de save up for them. 500-700 a speaker would be a limit if i had to put one in place. I'de rather not save for 3 months for a single speaker but i would if needed.

    - Not looking for a HTIB, want a very good system slow-built over time.

    - Are there some good brands out there to test first or any brands to avoid while looking?

    Thanks for ANY help. I just want something to narrow my search around while hunting and trying out and what specs on the box i should either look for or avoid. Any help is appreciated. You guys are great
     
  2. John Garcia

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    In Canada, I'd say your best bets are going to be Paradigm, Axiom, PSB, and probably Athena (or Energy and Mirage, owned by the same company).
     
  3. RichardH

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    Yeah, check out Paradigm. Is there a better choice for Canadians? What does the exchange rate do if you buy something online from the US like Ascend Acoustics?
     
  4. MikeNg

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    I hear over and over again that the best bang for the Canadian buck is Paradigm. See what they can put together for you. At one point I heard that Onix(AV123) was going to have a Canadian outlet. Don't know if that materialized but that may be another option for you.

    I think after GST's, import this/that tax, buying American becomes pretty pricey.
     
  5. JasonTan

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    I'll definately check out those paradigms, theres an outlet that sells them about a 20 minute walk from my house (not bad!).
     

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