View Full Version : Okay getting the finals things ready for college...

07-18-2005, 06:33 PM
I have decided on a receiver, I think.
Let me know your opinions on it, since I am a total HT newb.

If anyone has any other options to throw out there, that would be great

Also I will just be using 2 speakers and sub for right now. I cant do 5 or 6 in the dorm room.
Thats okay with the receivers right?

For sub, probably and RE Re series 8", not positive.


But again, I am not sure if those are good speakers or not.

I might not be necesarily buying from these places, just showing what I have selected.

Any input at all would be swell.

07-18-2005, 06:35 PM
oh god, your gonna raise hell at your dorm, lol.

07-18-2005, 06:39 PM
Hey, I ran two JBL 3way studio monitors and 250W pushing a Shiva in my room :D

As for the original poster, I would stay away from Polk Audio gear. I haven't been impressed by their offerings. You could build a pair of speakers for a whole lot less, and have the money to upgrade the receiver.

Those were some fun times, having that much **** in the room...now I get to pack all my gear into my apartment...ooh, more room for stuff :)

07-18-2005, 06:41 PM

an FR125 in a bass reflex cabinet would make a really simple, really nice full range monitor. You wouldn't even need a tweeter/crossover for it.

07-18-2005, 06:42 PM
I was hoping the HT god would see this :)

Which of those receivers do you like more?
Or should I try and go with a more expensive one?

07-18-2005, 06:45 PM
Out of those?

I would pick the Denon :)

Onkyo and Harmon Kardon are two other brands to look for.

07-18-2005, 06:49 PM

Im liking the looks of those speakers.
But will they sound better than a seperate mid/tweeter setup?
Also it doesnt list the rms, or maybe I am blind.

07-18-2005, 06:54 PM
But will they sound better than a seperate mid/tweeter setup?

Depends on your tastes. Personally, I like the sound of a full range setup, provides a real "point source" and is also easier to build...you don't need to design/build crossovers for them :) But it all depends on your tastes. The WR125 is meant to be used with a tweeter if you want to go with a more traditional two way setup...Exodus Audio even sells complete kits with them. However, that's slightly more work.


That's the info sheet for the FR125 driver...it's not loading very fast for me, but it'll probably work for someone not on 56k.

07-18-2005, 08:23 PM
I have no idea how to do crossover nextworks and all that other stuff.

Is there any reviews on those speakers?

It looks like we might have a winner.
But I dont know about their power handling.