yet another newbie...

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Elad_G, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. Elad_G

    Elad_G Auditioning

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    Hello all, its my first post and I'm searching for some speaker quidance. I am looking to buy a pair of bookshelf speakers for my office, approximately 13x9. They'll be used for music only - everything from accoustic, classical and jazz to house, funk, and electronic, though no rap or hard-core. My budget is $300 and they'll be run on an Onkyo TX-SR500. I'll buy new, used, refurbished. I live in a Best Buy/CC kind of town, so my options are low, though there is a B&W distributer in town.
    I know this is HT based forum but I am sure there are some music fans out there (!) with a discerning ear for quality audio on a budget.
    Thanks ahead for any and all help.
     
  2. Debbie_L

    Debbie_L Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Elad,

    Welcome to HTF!

    Don't sell BB and CC short -- both carry some very nice speakers! Since you have a CC in your area, you might want to check out the Polk Audio RTi28 and RTi38. Both are good speakers and on sale right now -- $199.98/pr. and $279.98/pr. respectively. BB recently added the Athena line of speakers to their inventory which are also well regarded.

    If you don't mind buying on line/by phone, here are a couple of other suggestions:

    1) Ascend Acoustics CBM-170
    http://www.ascendacoustics.com
    $28.00 over your budget plus $8.00 shipping

    2) Dahlquist QX series

    http://www.audioshop.on.ca
    Take advantage of the US/CAN exchange rate!

    3) Mirage FRx-3
    on sale now at http://www.audioadvisor.com

    Good luck, enjoy the search/auditions, and let us know what you end up with.

    Debbie
     
  3. Chris Quinn

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