Which way to go??? Have $750 - $1000 to spend on Fronts/Center/Surrounds

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  1. Mike_Morgan

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    Man this deciding on what to get is a killer ain't it? I currently have a Denon 3802 with some cheap Sony speakers from Best Buy along with the WM40 sub. I am trying to plan a speaker upgrade which will take place in a couple weeks.

    I had been thinking about just getting the NSP-1 and some N38s for ~$550 from J&R. I was going to take a couple hundred to upgrade my DVD player to the Toshiba 4800 or the Panny CP72. Now I think I may want to put off the DVD player and take that money and put it toward the speaker upgrade. I am going to say my budget is $1k...

    I watch movies/listen to music roughly 60/40. I like the idea of having some floorstanders for my front L/R channels. Is there a good speaker line out there that will match the Denon nicely and stay around my $1k budget? I currently don't have room to take advantage of 6.1/7.1 setup in my apartment, so I can get away with only 2 surrounds for a while. I am not interested in upgrading the sub yet, but likely will next year sometime. The lack of A/V stores in the area presents a problem when trying to listen to these higher end speakers also.

    So please let out your recommendations here. The Klipsch Reference series looks really good, but I'm not sure if I can get the RF-3, RC-3, and RS-3s under my budget. Any other suggestions? Thanks a lot.

    Mike
     
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    If you liked the JBL Northridge series, you may want to look at the Studio line. You can get the S310s for $392 a pair at www.harmanaudio.com. You can also get S38s for $300 a pair there. Add a S Center for around $150 from another online dealer, and you have a great setup around or under $900. The S310s would be great for 2ch music, and the S38s would be more than ample for surrounds. They may even be a little overkill. They S36s or S26s would probably be a more sensible choice for surrounds, but the special price on the S38s is less than you would pay for S36s anywhere else.
     
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    Thanks for the input Stephen. I'll consider that.

    I have found out that one of the VERY FEW A/V shops here carry Klipsch. I'll see if I can get by there soon to see if they have anything I can listen too.
     
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