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patton422
09-18-2005, 10:25 AM
I know you guys are either gonna laugh at me or get mad since ya'll talkin about custom speakers or speakers that cost in the thousands... I was plannin on gettin a reciever(not sure which one yet) and a set of these http://www.crutchfield.com/S-cZtSZP341p7/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=12000&I=700P250 and a set of these http://www.crutchfield.com/S-cZtSZP341p7/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=37900&I=700P150 and then get my own amp sub combo in there. but that means I will only have 4 highs 6 mids and a sub will that be enough highs or will the bass drown it out

negativezeroz
09-18-2005, 10:28 AM
I have a pair of the 150's...nice lil speakers considering their price and size....

what sub and amp are you gonna "combo in there" cuz cant answer if the bass will drown out your highs....

but I doubt thebass will drown them out because of your room is alot bigger than your car/truck and thatd be alot easier to drown out highs b/c of size constraints

patton422
09-18-2005, 10:33 AM
I honestly havent figured it out yet. Prolly a 15in titanic,rlp,av. There is a 100watt powered sub from infinity that goes in the set but 100 watts aint cuttin it for me. More power (home Improvement grunt)

93 saturn sl2
09-18-2005, 11:48 AM
get some CV speakers, best that I have ever owned. I've got the RE30s.

JimJ
09-18-2005, 01:04 PM
I'm not a big fan of Infinity...their tweets sound way too harsh for my ears, and they tend to inflate their sensitivity ratings.

Beat_Dominator
09-18-2005, 01:23 PM
They blow. You can do better for the $ they charge for their stuff for sure.

negativezeroz
09-18-2005, 01:28 PM
Blow eh....ever heard the Prelude MTS ? Freakin amazing system...but was costly...alot...

Beat_Dominator
09-18-2005, 01:34 PM
Yes, that system ****** ***.

negativezeroz
09-18-2005, 01:48 PM
No..no it didn't.

patton422
09-18-2005, 04:38 PM
anyone second the cv vote? I am a noob in car audio but in home audio i wouldn't even say noob i would say right out the womb lol. Any other suggestions good names cheap prices???????

JimJ
09-18-2005, 04:39 PM
http://www.creativesound.ca
http://www.madisound.com
http://www.partsexpress.com

Go to those places. They have a good selection of stuff :)

PV Audio
09-18-2005, 04:41 PM
martin logan Ascents 4 teh WIN!

bri487
09-18-2005, 04:48 PM
niles audio or monitor are straight pimpin. for recievers i would use a denon. the best for the money imo. are you looking for in-wall/in-ceiling speakers? or do you just want plain jane bookshelfs or satelites or towers? for the sub, i would look into a velodyne. just got the SPL1200 from them, sweet sounding sub. sealed box, 1000 watt amp, microphone for auto bass eq, and other really cool stuff.

JimJ
09-18-2005, 04:54 PM
martin logan Ascents 4 teh WIN!

So your definition of "cheap" is $4k per pair? :D

You can't touch full range drivers for budget hi-fi...no crossovers means you save money, and they're true point sources :)

patton422
09-18-2005, 05:04 PM
i was thinkin a set of floor standing and a set of bookselfs but nothin too high end its just goin in my small room. no in wall speakers. Thanks for all the help (I have never heard of these names but am going to look into them) keep the suggestions commin. by looking at some of these sites looks like I'll be building the houses for my speakers. Is there companies that have good stuff with the housing built for a good price. ( I am a broke college student livin with my parents)

JimJ
09-18-2005, 05:04 PM
Something like a CSS 4.5" full range in pre-built cabinets would be the way to go...only need to cut out the holes for the drivers. Or have someone on here build you cabinets for cheap.

patton422
09-29-2005, 12:31 AM
I have the stuff to build the cabinets I just don't know if it different from like a sub box for a car?

1. do you have to seal off chambers for the mids?
2. or doesn't it matter?
3. or should I port?
4. and if so what are desired ports for tiny 5 1/4 mids?

I know lil about car audio and less about home audio

PV Audio
09-29-2005, 07:52 PM
the desired ports for a 5.25" mid isn't a valid question...

patton422
09-29-2005, 09:28 PM
Ok then does air space matter at all for mids?...cars have lil to non but a bookself cabinet mid has the whole cabinet. I've never seen recommended air space for home speakers so can you just do whatever you want?

PV Audio
09-29-2005, 11:14 PM
you misunderstood me. what you asked is like saying

"will this exhaust fit on my car?"

"what kind of car is it?"

"does it matter?"

patton422
09-30-2005, 01:25 AM
Ahh so basically none of my questions will be answered till I am sure of what I want to buy or already have it? I hate that lol. I'm still not sure what to hook up first my car or my room.... thanx tho

adam71
09-30-2005, 02:58 AM
An entry level pair of B&W speakers would be both cheap and nice sounding. just a suggestion.

These entry level spkrs have an MSRP of 300/pr

http://www.bwspeakers.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/products.models/Label/Model%20DM303


Or step up to the next level which are 600/pr.

http://www.bwspeakers.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/products.models/Label/Model%20DM602%20S3


I think B&W is one of the BEST spearker mfgs in the world. Can't really go wrong with them.:D

PV Audio
09-30-2005, 09:33 AM
your garage is the best speaker manufacturer in the world

patton422
09-30-2005, 10:55 AM
yea but these companies make em look pretty lol

patton422
09-30-2005, 10:59 AM
I know what ya mean I will prolly build them (cuz I'm cheap).

Here is just a out of the blue question but how would those big concert speakers like this http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=248-829&raid=43&rak=248-829 sound in a room?

JimJ
09-30-2005, 11:04 AM
I would stay away from pro-audio speakers...

Since you're on a very tight budget, I would still support my recommendation of full range speakers. Tang Bands, Creative Sounds, and Fostex (with lower power handling) all make excellent speakers that can be built for very cheaply - no crossover parts to worry about buying or assembling.

patton422
09-30-2005, 11:42 AM
Thats probably the wise thing to do but I learned from my car that I don't wanna upgrade (switch things yea thats all good) but I don't wanna do it twice. Plus seeing as how I have no clue how to do a crossover it will be a good oppertunity to learn. Plus when I'm ready to buy(not gonna be for a while) I'll prolly spend a grand on both my car and room systems. maybe more