What HT in a box would you buy for $12 to $1500?

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Brian Tomasko, Mar 12, 2003.

  1. Brian Tomasko

    Brian Tomasko Auditioning

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    I'm looking around and figured this would be the BEST place to get information... I'm sure some of you guys actually own a packaged HT set or would suggest something within my budget...Throw in your goods and bads.....I don't need a Receiver just the 5 channels and a sub.......
     
  2. TommyL

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    for the sub...SVS...great value, and AWESOME results...you won't be disappointed. Speakers...you could grab some jbl s26's from jandr.com....very good speakers for the price..so speakers= 400(4 speakers) 200 for center, and 800 for svs pc+ 25-31 = 1400...not a bad setup for 1400 bucks[​IMG]
     
  3. TommyL

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    check out the threwad by mark russ below...a lot of people have these jbl's and are happy. The SVS is one I'd get FOR SURE...45 day trial too...check it out @

    http://www.svsubwoofers.com/

    build in amp also...it IS a steal[​IMG]
     
  4. BradJudy

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    I was shopping in this exact price range about 6 months ago. There are a lot of good options out there. Personally I chose Ascend Acoustics after reading things in several forums and am very happy (I have a fairly decent review of my setup online if you're interested). Some other options I considered in that price range are Aperion, Axiom, Paradigm, JBL, Norh, KEF, etc. I think any of these companies would be a good choice.

    While I appreciate Tommy's suggestion (the SVS subs are very good) it seems a bit odd to spend more on the sub than on the 5 primary speakers combined.
     
  5. TommyL

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    He did say Home theater..[​IMG] an SVS is a solid component...and you won't need to upgrade it...speakers on the other hand..ya know how that gets. The jbl's are no slouch, and tend to be a lot better than the price....they retail for more, and svs may be giving us a bit more for less..infact, *shhh* I KNOW they are.
     
  6. Stephen Hopkins

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    I would definitely give the Paradigm Monitor series. You could get a pair of Monitor 5 mains, Mini Monitor surrounds, and a CC-370 center for around $1000 - $1100 depending on how deeply your local Paradigm dealer will discount (mine giver 20% just for walking in the door). Monitor 3's as mains, or even Mini Monitors all around would still give great performance and bring the price down $100 - $200. SVS is a great way to go for a sub, but I would also give the Adire Rava a good look. At $400 it performs comparably to the SVS 25-31 PCi and would fit in your budget quite a bit better, and leave room for the new cabling you'll probably want to add to speakers in the price range you're considering.

    Hope this helps [​IMG]
     
  7. TommyL

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    good post stephen...heck, I'd grab those paradigms, and a SVS...then you WOULD be kickin.(may cost ya 100 bucks more, but worth it imo. you may be able to get a bstock svs for a bit less...keep checkin the website..
     
  8. Chris Quinn

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    I'll second the Ascends. They just kill my Paradigm Mini-Monitors. Otherwise, Brad's list is well done. If you get either the Hsu or the SVS sub you can't go wrong.
     
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    Cheap, cheap, go with the JBL's people are posting about here. Want to step up a bit, DEF> go with the Ascends. Luvin mine.
    SVS is my sub of choice in your budget, HSU as well. I luv my16-46pc+ (out of your price range tho, hell out of mine too, but got it used).
     
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    Well, if you want to buy seperates, I just listened to the JBL stuff recently and I'm definitely going to be buying it! What I've learned from here and listened to in person, my 5.1 setup will be:
    Pioneer 1015 - $410
    JBL E90's - $440/p
    JBL E30's - $130/p
    JBL EC35 - $165/one
    Dayton 12"- $145/one
    TOTAL======>$1290 SHIPPED

    I haven't heard the E50's, but from what I've read here, I may jump from the E30 surrounds to the E50's. The E50's run an additional $80 for the pair, but the reviews are glowing.
     
  12. Charlie Campisi

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    Why are we resurrecting this thread after 2 1/2 years? I'd bet he's already bought his system, and maybe replaced it once or twice...[​IMG]
     
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    LOL, wow, this thread came back from the dead!!!
     
  14. Chris Quinn

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    Necrophilia ain't cool balzac. Please check the last post date when you pull something up with the search function.
     
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    Yeah, I didn't even realize when I replied to ballsak.
     
  16. balzac

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    I don't understand why, but when I click on this forum, I'm getting old threads. I'll have to recheck my saved "favorite." Sorry for the Lazarus![​IMG]
     

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