Suggestion for a first time diy

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Chris Quinn, Feb 6, 2003.

  1. Chris Quinn

    Chris Quinn Screenwriter

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    I looking for suggested diy kits with cabinets and crossovers under $200( preferably around $150). I'm looking to give these as a gift with my old Marantz 4130(60 watts) for a two channel set up without a sub. These will go in a small room 9wx11lx8h. This is for someone in their 60's(my mother in-law) who listens to mainly jazz, classical, singer/songwriters, slack key guitar, and some new age relaxation stuff. All listening at low to moderate levels.

    Is there something that fits the bill? I used to run Paradigm Atoms with this receiver and was amazed at the sound difference when I ran the Atoms with my present Marantz SR7200(110watts). Once they were on the 7200 I then knew why reviewers liked the Atoms so much. I guess in an around about way I'm asking do I need to concern myself with efficiency first when selecting speakers to match with this receiver? Or am I crazy in thinking there is anyway to make a $400 receiver perform like a $1000 receiver and I should just buy her a pair of Titans?

    Thanks,
    CQ
     
  2. Ronnie Ferrell

    Ronnie Ferrell Second Unit

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  3. Hank Frankenberg

    Hank Frankenberg Cinematographer

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    I second Ronnie's suggestion. SCH has the best value kits that I'm aware of.
     

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