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chibahawk
04-10-2007, 09:59 PM
Can someone help me piece something together for a friend?

He doesn't want DIY mainly because he wants speakers ASAP. I'd think he would be happy with 5.1 sound, and also he's hoping that the speakers won't take up too much space.

Also - this doesn't have to be anything elaborate. Any help is appreciated..

1loudsuv
04-10-2007, 10:08 PM
so does he want a sub or maybe towers with built in subs or maybe bookshelfs or bookshelfs with built in subs? any brands he prefers?

chibahawk
04-10-2007, 10:10 PM
he was looking at bose...

basically he knows little to nothing, just like me.


Whatever's clever though. He's looking to not take up a lot of space I think. Doesn't want massive speakers you know.

JimJ
04-10-2007, 10:45 PM
Paradigm, Energy, Ascend Acoustics, Axiom Audio...all potential choices.

IamDeMan
04-11-2007, 11:50 AM
the little 5 project on PE souns to be up his alley. Matched satellites that will hide in a room.

http://www.partsexpress.com/projectshowcase/lytlefive/goals.html

I know you siad he dosn't want DIY, but someone had to at least point one out ;)

If he really is hell bent on buying one, then just go to every sound/electronics store within 50 miles of your home and Demo all that fits his size requirement and pick the one that sounds best to him. Otherwise everything else is just specualtion.

genxx
04-11-2007, 05:18 PM
I like Polks could do the Monitors or RTi and stay within budget. I love mine.

Shinobi
04-11-2007, 10:18 PM
I say he should buy my Pioneer Elite AVR and get a SVS 5.1 setup.

lsm
04-12-2007, 12:47 AM
Morel. The best there is for the $$, and they look cool too :yumyum:

www.morelhifi.com

1loudsuv
04-12-2007, 12:56 AM
Morel. The best there is for the $$, and they look cool too :yumyum:

www.morelhifi.com

http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue18/moreloctwin.htm

yah sure.... kind of like saying b&w is to money wise.

lsm
04-12-2007, 01:24 AM
http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue18/moreloctwin.htm

yah sure.... kind of like saying b&w is to money wise.

Morel makes "box" home theater systems in the sub $2000 price category. Not all of their stuff is $10,000... :cool:

IamDeMan
04-12-2007, 09:39 AM
Morel makes "box" home theater systems in the sub $2000 price category. Not all of their stuff is $10,000... :cool:

Yes, but IMO if you can't afford the cream from companies like them, then their entry level usually isn't worth what they ask and comparable or better can be found at their entry level price points. If you buy entry level products from this sort of company, you are paying more for the logo than the hardware. Not my cup of tea.

joetama
04-12-2007, 10:48 AM
B&w?

IamDeMan
04-12-2007, 11:41 AM
B&w?
It's a company that builds/sells speaker system. Perhaps you have heard of them?

thylantyr
04-12-2007, 12:51 PM
Go to the store and listen to different speakers? I know it's a weird concept
to exit cyberland. :)

joetama
04-12-2007, 01:19 PM
It's a company that builds/sells speaker system. Perhaps you have heard of them?

Really....

Maybe he should look in to some 600 series...

I know a guy who has some of the 700 series and loves them... :fyi:


Go to the store and listen to different speakers? I know it's a weird concept
to exit cyberland. :)


Indeed... Let your ears be your guide...

1loudsuv
04-12-2007, 03:50 PM
Really....

Maybe he should look in to some 600 series...

I know a guy who has some of the 700 series and loves them... :fyi:




Indeed... Let your ears be your guide...

most likely bookshelfs if b&w
or do like me just pick up some cheap rears and spend most of the money on the center and two fronts or like other people just the fronts.

joetama
04-12-2007, 04:27 PM
Honestly the rears don't do that much... The front 3 do the most work...

IamDeMan
04-12-2007, 06:31 PM
Indeed... Let your ears be your guide...
This is the kind of logic that can't be argued ;)

joetama
04-12-2007, 08:40 PM
This is the kind of logic that can't be argued ;)

I know that is why I said it... ;):laugh: