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Old 07-20-2009, 09:10 PM   #1
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my price range is $500-700 that is for speakers only not subwoofer. I had s9100x might consider sell it, only get the speaker that is better sound than the one i had before, i aleady dump my old receiver onyko ht-r960 to pionner elite 03vsx

I currently consider energy, jbl, and polk and other good brand around my price range?
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:24 PM   #2
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Polk, POlk, POLk, POLK!!!! I just upgraded my Polk's for BIGGER polks M60's for the fronts, CS10 Center and M30's for surrounds. HUGE difference is quality and sound. I got all including a Bic America 450watt 12" sub for under $800. Best purchase for my HT yet.

Check out the Polk Audio thread for additional options..
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:50 PM   #3
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Energy and Polk's are good choices. I did not like the sound of the JBL's and Klipsch's when I auditioned speakers. Try to get someplace that has the Pio receiver and take a listen to various brands. Your ears will tell you which ones are best for your budget.

Another option is to by speakers in steps. Spend your budget on good set of fronts and then add a center and surrounds later.

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Old 07-20-2009, 09:56 PM   #4
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Check out the Infinity Primus p362.. Good for the price I hear. But you can't settle on anything until you listen to it. So go to an Audio store and crank up some tunes on everything they have. I have some Infinity Beta 50s and love them.
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:03 PM   #5
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I have Polks...like everyone else here. It's so safe to say "Polk", but you can do a lot better than that.
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:04 PM   #6
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you may think this really isnt an answer to your question but i would say to consider ALL brands and choose what YOU feel sounds the best for your budget. dont go into it excluding any products until you audition them yourself
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:29 PM   #7
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I have Polks...like everyone else here. It's so safe to say "Polk", but you can do a lot better than that.
Not everyone.
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:20 AM   #8
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These are all factory-direct speaker companies. The list is in alphabetical order.

Aperion Speakers:
http://www.aperionaudio.com/catalog/...roducts,4.aspx

Ascend Acoustics:
http://www.ascendacoustics.com/pages.../spkrlist.html

Audio Engine, Powered Speakers:
http://www.audioengineusa.com/

AV123:
http://www.av123.com//index.php?page...hk=1&Itemid=37

Axiom:
http://www.axiomaudio.com/

Cadence:
http://www.cadencehometheaterspeaker...re/pc/home.asp

Crystal Audio (B&W alternative):
http://www.crystalaudiovideo.com/productcategory.aspx

Elemental Designs:
http://www.edesignaudio.com/index.php?cPath=2_42

Emotiva:
http://emotiva.com/speakers_feature2.shtm

Fluance:
http://www.fluance.com/

Funky Waves:
http://funkywaves.net/catalog.cfm

Home Theater Direct:
http://www.htd.com/cabinet-speakers

Hsu Speakers:
http://www.hsuresearch.com/speakers.html

NSM Audio:
http://www.nsmaudio.com/brochures/direct-sales.html
http://www.nsmaudio.com/brochures/clearance-sale.html

Orb Audio:
http://www.orbaudio.com/

Reel Acoustics:
http://www.reelacoustics.us.com/

SVS:
http://www.svsound.com/products.cfm

Tekton Design:
http://www.tektondesign.com/loudspeakers.htm

Theater Research:
http://www.trtheaterresearch.com/

The Speaker Company:
http://www.thespeakercompany.com/

Tyler Acoustics (Ultra High-End):
http://www.tyleracoustics.com/

Urban Fidelity Planets:
http://www.urbanfidelity.com/planets/
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:44 AM   #9
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Fronts Monitor 70 200 x 2 = 400.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290016

Center CS2 120.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290023

Rears Monitor 30 Pair 100.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290009

Total Price: 620.00 Shipped

Save the rest and add a bit when you can for the sub, the 70's will do alright on the low end in the mean time!!
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Old 07-21-2009, 03:37 AM   #10
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you may think this really isnt an answer to your question but i would say to consider ALL brands and choose what YOU feel sounds the best for your budget. dont go into it excluding any products until you audition them yourself
Amen!!!! That is the only correct answer ! But if you want a quick fix with a Velodyne sub - get this from Vanns (free shipping) For $649.88 http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it...ge-omni-550-ch

When you go to the link look to the right for the package deal!
I would prefer that you audition speakers - but like I said, if your want a quick, extremely good deal, here you go!
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my price range is $500-700 that is for speakers only not subwoofer. I had s9100x might consider sell it, only get the speaker that is better sound than the one i had before, i aleady dump my old receiver onyko ht-r960 to pionner elite 03vsx

I currently consider energy, jbl, and polk and other good brand around my price range?
of the 3 I would suggest Energy, but if you open up your search you may find something else you prefer more. Other things that may be in your price range could be Monitor Audio BR5, KEF iQ5 or iQ7, PSB Alpha T1, Energy C-300 or C-500s.

I am not going to say that Polks and JBL are not good speakers, but I feel that the ones listed above are all "better" for lack of a better description. You may only be able to get the front 3 speakers to start (unless you put a package together with the Energys C-300) but buying a little more slowly would be better then all at once and getting speakers that aren't as good.

Try to audition all that you can in your area.
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