What to buy?

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  1. tony^v

    tony^v Stunt Coordinator

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    Hello everyone. I know you must get 1000 posting of the same question I am going to ask but here it goes.
    I am new to this forum and wanted anyones opinion on speakers and subs.
    I just upgraded from a old pioneer w/ Dolby pro logic to an onkyo 602 which I will give to my wife for Christmas [​IMG] .
    I have older tower jbl for fronts and for rears and center older book shelves called design acoustics.
    I like the paradigm cinema 70 for the sound, size and price but after some reading maybe I'll get the atoms. As for a sub I was thinking pdr8.
    My question is what speaker you recommend and also what sub. I have a tight budget. I would like to go no bigger than a bookshelf or smaller speaker. It will be 50/50 music and movies.
    My family room is about 14x18 and soon I will open up the back wall to lead into my new kitchen. 14 x 20.
    Should I just get new fronts and a sub. for now ?
    Help me please!!!
     
  2. tony^v

    tony^v Stunt Coordinator

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    Any opinion will be helpful.[​IMG]

    Old equipment:
    Pioneer VSX-D601
    Front - JBL J1000MV
    Center - Design Acoustics PS-CV
    Rears - Design Acoustics PS-CV
    DVD Player: Sony DVP-S5300

    New equipment:
    Onkyo TXSR602B
     
  3. James Phung

    James Phung Second Unit

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    Well if you read any of those 1000 posts, you'll notice that most of them will say to go around and listen to speakers and decide for yourself what sounds good to you. Maybe go into a high end store and decide what sounds good and then go to lower end stores and see what sounds similar. You also didn't mention a budget on what you wanted for the speakers/sub. SVS and Hsu subs are also pretty popular.

    If you're budget is limited, maybe spend most of it on a nice pair of fronts and then upgrade to either a matching center or a sub later on when you can afford some more.
     
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    tony^v Stunt Coordinator

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    I was thinking around 500usd. Where do you buy a SVS or HSU sub? What do they cost?

    I guess 500 won't get me much. May be I will start with new fronts and a sub?
     
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    tony^v Stunt Coordinator

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    I like the price of the HSU and the Ventriloquist speaker combo.

    The only questions I have is :
    1)How does the HSU sound compare to the SVS?

    2)Is there a big difference between the 12" and the 10" HSU sub?

    3) How do the Ventriloquist speakers sound are there as good as the paradigm in sound quality?
     
  7. Jeff Gatie

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    The two will sound more similar than different due to design similarities. The SVS models have been seen to extend deeper with more output at any given price point. The Hsu subs have been found (by some) to be "tighter" or "more musical". The latter (Hsu is tighter) can possibly be due to the former (SVS goes deeper) but opinions vary. They are really more alike than different, if you believe the reviews of some very highly qualified reviewers here on the HTF.
     
  8. tony^v

    tony^v Stunt Coordinator

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    Heres a dumb question. How do the HSU sound to the paradigm sub?
    I like the sound in the paradigm. To me it sounds tight and smooth.
    What is everyones opinion?
    I heard alot of subs that sounds slappy to me if thats a right term to use.
     
  9. Dr. Anthony Rosalia

    Dr. Anthony Rosalia Stunt Coordinator

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    Tingue

    Yes we sell the entire SVS line in Box and Cylinder form including the behemoth PB12-plus/4.

    Tony^V

    If you live in the USA you might want to contact the people at http://www.audioenvy.com There are people out there who are willing to let you go into their house and listen to their equipment for free in your area perhaps. They focus on SVS, Adire, Onix and Swan speakers.

    The only true way to rate a speaker is to listen to qualified industry people, read reviews and to hear the differences or similarities yourself. HSU and SVS are great solid companies with plenty of "bang for the buck." You will not go wrong with either company, but we have our preferences. Paradigm, Axiom, Outlaw, Adire, Onix, Swan etc. are also great companies with solid track records.
     
  10. tony^v

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    Thanks for the info. I will check out that site[​IMG]
     

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