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haunther
01-13-2007, 01:24 AM
Well i bought a onkyo receiver puts out 100rms per ch.
Now im looking for some nice quality speakers
up to the $800 range, im not sure what to do
towers? sattalites? Help!
O btw the set does not need to include a sub!

joetama
01-13-2007, 01:48 AM
Check out Wharfedale or some B&W 600 series...

haunther
01-13-2007, 01:08 PM
humm any other suggestions?
Towers, sattlites whats the diff?

acold7dusta
01-13-2007, 01:11 PM
towers are multiple speakers stacked in a tower

satelites are the little speakers (little mid and sometimes tweet) that can be stuck virtually anywhere

(if i got my facts straight)

PV Audio
01-13-2007, 01:37 PM
That's about as simple as it can get. You can also do bookshelf speakers which you can use as satellites, but they make for good placement mostly anywhere.

haunther
01-13-2007, 04:40 PM
Well which choice would be better?

acold7dusta
01-13-2007, 04:45 PM
depends on your space and application. towers are good for front speakers, but there more expensive quality vs quality. if its in a small room, just get a real good set of book shelfs. i its for rear stage- satelites or bookshelfs will be more than enough

haunther
01-13-2007, 05:39 PM
OO ok cool thanks, yea this will be a smaller application.
So im thinking 4 sats and nice fat center?
Any packages or options you would suggest.
Pref online purchase.

1loudsuv
01-13-2007, 08:44 PM
look up these

tell us which ones you like and will see if their good enough lol me i prefer def tech's or b&ws



http://www.definitivetech.com/dealers/dealers.html

http://www.hometheaterstore.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=31

http://www.aperionaudio.com/products/product-detail.aspx?id=7

http://www.av123.com/products_product.php?section=speakers&product=12.1

haunther
01-13-2007, 10:12 PM
Thanks nice links
i really like the Av123 selection and the aperation audio choices
any opinions on either?

adam71
01-14-2007, 11:19 AM
Paradigm, Energy, Mirage and Klipsch are worth looking at.


But if you can afford the B & W s I would definitely take those.

The 600 series as recommended above are fantastic sounding spearkers and they happen to be my next speakers.:naughty:

joetama
01-14-2007, 11:55 AM
You know with almost full confidence I can pretty much say that the DM303 would beat anything in it's price range and $300 MSRP pair is pretty cheap. You can probably pick them up for under 2 if you did some serious looking......

But, I still stand with the 600 series rec. Those little DM601 S3's that I have would blow your mind if you heard them....

adam71
01-14-2007, 12:05 PM
But, I still stand with the 600 series rec. Those little DM601 S3's that I have would blow your mind if you heard them....

I'm assuming you're using those for surrounds.??

Also, what is the rating on your RB-1080.??

joetama
01-14-2007, 12:20 PM
I'm assuming you're using those for surrounds.??

Also, what is the rating on your RB-1080.??

That is correct..... I have toyed around with them on the mains periodically when I was bored....

The RB-1080 is 200x2 Watts but will do lots more before major distortion happens.... I like headroom.....

adam71
01-14-2007, 12:25 PM
To: B & W EE and thylantyr or anyone with home a/v savvy.

Also, not to threadjack but this thread has some relevance to my question so I figured why start another thread.

I plan to in the next 1 to 3 years to upgrade from my A/V receiver to seperate Preamp Processor and multi-channel amplifier. However, I will NOT settle for less on these components by paying less in order to buy them both at one time so I will have to buy one at a time.

My question is if I do it this way which one should I upgrade first.?? I can either buy the Pre Pro first and use the multi-channel inputs on my reciever and effectively use it as an amp. OR I can buy the multi-channel amp first and use my receiver as a Pre Pro. I'm leaning toward buying the amp first as my receiver has decent enough processing capabilities.

Here is a link to my existing receiver that isn't even out of warranty yet.

http://www.usa.denon.com/ProductDetails/356.asp#

PV Audio
01-14-2007, 12:35 PM
Why exactly would you be running a pre-amp with a receiver?

adam71
01-14-2007, 12:45 PM
Why exactly would you be running a pre-amp with a receiver?

Did you read my WHOLE post.?? I would be using the preamp inputs and use the receiver as an amplifier instead of a receiver if I went that route.

joetama
01-14-2007, 01:08 PM
I would go amplifier first... Then use your current reciever's Pre-Amp outs into the new Amp.

I actually did this with my Rotel RB-1080 and my Yamaha before I got my RSP-1098...

adam71
01-14-2007, 01:13 PM
I would go amplifier first... Then use your current reciever's Pre-Amp outs into the new Amp.

I actually did this with my Rotel RB-1080 and my Yamaha before I got my RSP-1098...

Thanx, that was what I was leaning toward anyway.

joetama
01-14-2007, 01:17 PM
Good.... See I had some old B&W DM330i speakers which were fine being driven by the RX-V1500 but when I go the 703 I wanted something a bit more awesome. BUT, I didn't have the money to buy the RSP-1098 or 1068 at the time. SO, my point parting is the way to get to a fantastic system. Because you learn your weakest points and you upgrade them, then you find the next weakest point and upgrade it.

1loudsuv
01-15-2007, 12:07 AM
You know with almost full confidence I can pretty much say that the DM303 would beat anything in it's price range and $300 MSRP pair is pretty cheap. You can probably pick them up for under 2 if you did some serious looking......

But, I still stand with the 600 series rec. Those little DM601 S3's that I have would blow your mind if you heard them....

yah after looking at hte links the 600's look to be the best bet. and if he wants to spend less teh 303s would do well

joetama
01-15-2007, 12:16 AM
yah after looking at hte links the 600's look to be the best bet. and if he wants to spend less teh 303s would do well

I would try to spend a little extra for the 601's over the 600's.... But, I always try to strech it haha.... Reason I have a $15k system... Hahah...