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  1. Steven M Dill

    Steven M Dill Auditioning

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    Very soon I'll have around $1,500 us bucks to blow on some new speakers. Right now I'm unfortunatly using some that came with my RCA HTB and needless to say they are horrible. I'm gonna be driving them with a Sony DB840 receiver I picked up a year or so ago if that helps. Use will be around 80/20 dvd/music. Also if someone can recommend some shops around the Kansas City, mo area that would be appreciated. Bottom line 5 speakers + svs sub for around 1,500 and what svs sub would match said speakers.
     
  2. EricHaas

    EricHaas Supporting Actor

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    With that budget I would get the SVS 25-31pci for $550, or else get one of the bigger ones used. That will leave you a decent budget for the remaining speakers.

    Here is a recommendation in the Paradigm line, assuming that you can find a Paradigm dealer around Kansas City:

    1 pair mini-monitors ($325)

    1 CC-370 center ($325)

    and

    1 pair adp-170 dipole surrounds ($325)

    OR 1 pair mini-monitor surrounds ($325)

    Actually, you could grab a pair of Titans for surrounds($220) and move up to the next model of SVS sub. Paradigm is a great brand. Whatever brand of speakers you get, I recommend bookshelf sized because your system is mainly for HT, and because you will have a good subwoofer. Where you are taken care of in the base department, bookshelf speakers will give more bang for the buck than towers. Good luck!
     
  3. Steve Stogel

    Steve Stogel Supporting Actor

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    Seems like a perfect amount for a 25-31PCi ($550) and nOrh's 4.0 ceramic package (five ceramic 4.0s for $850). That's $1,400. The nOrh's price includes shipping, so you'd still be under $1,500 (say $1,450ish). For HT, if you like the looks of nOrh (or can even just accept it), there are supposedly few better speakers (imaging, sound stage, et cetera). The Swan Diva 2.1s are nice, as well, (and a little better looking, IMO), but they're $400 a pair. So closer to $1,000 for five, and you still have to pay for shipping. So I think nOrh + SVS = HT nirvana. Check them out.
    http://www.svsubwoofers.com/ for the sub.
    http://www.norh.com/ for the nOrh speaks.
    http://www.av123.com/divaswans.html for the Diva speaks.
    Good luck.
    Steve
     
  4. Tyson

    Tyson Stunt Coordinator

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    Gotta agree with steve - the nOrh 4.0's have clarity, imaging, and detail to match any speaker up to 2x as much $$, and do it without being bright or "in your face" sounding. They have a HUGE sweet spot due to their incredible off axis response. And the SVS subs are a stone bargain - amazingly good bass for very little $$.
     
  5. Bob Marker

    Bob Marker Stunt Coordinator

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    I'd suggest you check out smaller models in the Infinity Interlude and Mission M70 series speakers. They are roughly within your price range and feature relatively flat frequency responses - not common in modestly priced speakers. These should work fine with your receiver and any of the SVS subs
     
  6. BrianWoerndle

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    I have the Paradigm Mini Monitors/Titans and love them. They are excellent speakers for the price. If you get the Titans for the rears, you could probably step up to the Monitor 3 or 5.
    Find a speciality shop near you and go listen for yourself.
     

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