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Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Shane Morales, Dec 21, 2003.
Just curious: what are some good (in varying price ranges) speakers for home theater use?
Are you serious?
Well, I meant stuff like JBL's HT series - designed specifically for theater use.
NEED MORE INFO. What will you be powering them with? What size room? How many speakers?
The ULTIMATE: JBL Synthesis
Atlantic Technology - all theater stuff. Me like
M&K - more of the same. Me like
JBL HT Series (what I own, see the Synthesis link)
Klipsch's up and coming THX Ultra system Picture:
Boston Acoustics BT Big Theater
Definitive Technology - I consider them mostly all cinema related.
Polk Audio - mostly geared towards home theater, but great for 2-channel
JBL's well-regarded S series is still available online at jandr.com and onecall.com for a pretty substancial discount, since the series has been discontinued. I love my new S38IIs.
Shane how much research have you done to this point? What preferences do you have in terms of "sound signature?" How big is your room? What is your budget? Do you have sound volume limitations? These are just a few of the questions you need to consider...and , if you want info from others, you'll need to provide that to those you are seeking info from.
To throw out a general question like "HT speakers?" is a little too broad to create a decent discussion and exchange of information.
I'm not looking to buy, I'm just curious. Kenneth's post is the kind of info I was interested in; just a list of speakers designed for movies.
So, then, what was the point of this thread? You can also find out more speakers and recommendations by searching through old posts. Usually, a poster will indicate their preference (e.g. - 80% theatre and 20% music). In these cases, look into the recommended speakers.
Almost all speaker companies design speakers for HT use. I hope this helps. :wink:
Another great HT speaker manufacturer is Triad
I object to the idea that there are "HT" speakers. If it sounds good for music, it will sound good for HT. There are some crappy speakers with punch that will do good on HT, and fail miserably at music. IMO, the best speakers for you for music, are the best for HT. Speakers are dumb objects, they don't know whether you are feeding them explosions, or violins.
Your question should read: What are some good speakers?
Which is a silly question to ask on a speaker forum devoted to the whole idea....
Jeez, you guys need to lighten up . Read my post. He just wants a LIST of speaker companies that make speaker systems that are suited to home theater.
When I first got into this hobby, I knew nothing, but posts like this (general audio discussions) were very informative because you learned about different companies and all.
OK, Kenneth, you are right - time to lighten up.
I'm lightened up, i see now my posts sounded crude.
But it is kind of an odd question. It's like asking "who makes a good car for driving?"
We can discuss forever about speakers, some are obviously better than others, and the price ranges are HUGE. People will prefer different kinds of speakers. I think the what speakers do you own thread lists tons of brands.
Well, in typing the post i realized once again the threads I always wanna pull up are on other forums, and vice versa. Anyway, you'll find this useful reading:
I also distinctly recollect someone compiling such a thread and listing the brands in terms of popularity. Obviously this is not the be-all in terms of best speakers, budget quality will win out every time, as Paradigm by far was the most popular. The really expensive stuff, of course, was more rare. Still, it was interesting. I'm not seeing this compilation though, perhaps it was another thread, or i just skipped past it.
It was a badly worded question and I did a bad job getting the idea in my head out through the keyboard. No offense taken, tho, as it was an odd thing to ask, I guess.
Thanks for the link.