Speakers to go w/ Denon 3802

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  1. MarkW

    MarkW Auditioning

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    I'm hoping to purchase a Denon 3802 receiver soon and am wondering if anyone has suggestions regarding a set of 5 speakers to match. I will upgrade my sub at a later date. The room is about 16x14 and run about 70/30 HT to music. I'm really hoping that I can get speakers for $2500 (US) or less and still get great quality. Not sure if should lean towards bookshelf or towers. What kind of quantitative characteristics should I look for in speakers? I'd like to purchase online if possible. There aren't too many dealers located near my home. Thank you for your help.
     
  2. MarkW

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    Which Rockets are comparable to Monitor 9's or Studio 40's, Energy C-9s or Klipsch RF7s? Is there anybody out there who does not like Rockets?[​IMG]
     
  3. Haru

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    I'd get three pairs of NHT VT1.4s, ($500/pair at 6th ave vs $1200 MSRP), an NHT VS1.4 center, ($150 at 6th ave vs $300 MSRP). That gives you the 7 for the 7.1 for $1650. You're looking at $3900 worth of speakers for $1650. Add something like an HSU VTF-3, and you're upto $2500.
    I challenge you to find a better system for the money.
     
  4. Robertto

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    anyone on opinions for mostly HT running of a 3802 in a 20x25 room?

    Looking for something not quite as forward as the Axioms. I love mine, but this is for a friend who think mine are a little to forward.

    Thanks
     
  5. Peter Bossman

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    I'm running the following off my 3802:
    Klipsch RF3II mains
    Klipsch RC3II center
    Klipsch RS3II surrounds
    Klipsch KSW-15 powered sub
    The neighbors are complaining. The wife is complaining.
    I'm loving life and say KMA to all of them.
    Watch The Matrix or Lord of the Rings with this setup and tell me you're not impressed. (I wish I had pictures of my brother's faces when I played it for them!!)
    I'm just looking to see what other surrounds to use with the other two 110W channels that are just sitting there!
    Receiver: $750
    Speakers: $1700
    Just a thought! [​IMG]
     
  6. AaronNWilson

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    110 WATTS channels that are just sitting there? You wish [​IMG]
     
  7. JohnBrianW.

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    What about Axiom's Epic60 ($2000) or Epic80 ($2400)? They are available online.
     
  8. John A. Casler

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    Mark,
    I would suggest as I did to another gentleman recently that you look at the following:
    Mains: VMPS Tower II
    Center: VMPS QSO626
    Rears: VMPS QSO626
    This system lists for $2348
    but can be ordered through a VMPS dealer for less. In fact I would say for $2500 you could also get at least the LARGER SUB and a monobloc amp to power it.
    It would be difficult in my opinion to match this combo "performance wise" for less than $5000.
    It has dynamics, frequency response, deep bass, and audiophile quality sound abilities.
    Look here:
    http://www.vmpseurope.com/e/p-tII.htm
    http://www.vmpseurope.com/e/p-626.htm
    http://www.vmpseurope.com/e/p-sub.htm
    John
     
  9. JohnMW

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    I also use Klipsch Reference speakers for mains, and SVS for the subs.

    Klipsch RF3II mains
    Klipsch RC3II center
    Klipsch RS3II surrounds
    Dual 20-39CS+ w/ Samson 1000
    SVS01 black box

    I just watched "We Were Soldiers" and mf GF was complaining that it was too loud @ -10 (calibrated w/ AVIA) on the 3802. Heck I thought I was actually reasonable with the volume level, and was really engulfed in the movie.
     

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