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gymfreak101
02-02-2009, 12:15 PM
Need recommendations on a speaker setup. Should I build it all myself and what speakers would you suggest. Or should I just buy a in the box set such as Boston or whatever. I have been looking at Madisound all morning and my head is just hurting. My theatre room is 14x 14 so not that huge.

JrVtecAccord
02-02-2009, 12:17 PM
Do you need a receiver as well, or just the speakers?

dman4486
02-02-2009, 12:17 PM
I would pm JimJ.....

gymfreak101
02-02-2009, 12:18 PM
Do you need a receiver as well, or just the speakers?

No I have a brand new Yamaha reciever.

Enellz
02-02-2009, 12:18 PM
Box sets are usually good, but sometimes are a pain in the a**. Most of the time they make box sets so the speakers only work with that reciever, or vice versa. However I brought a samsung box set, kept the speakers, brought a Yamaha A/V reciever (got it super cheap, a friend works a BB) and a Yamaha amplified subwoofer. Total cost around 530.

JrVtecAccord
02-02-2009, 12:26 PM
No I have a brand new Yamaha reciever.

This 5.0 set (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290093)

This SUB (http://www.jr.com/polk-psw505-powered-subwoofer/pe/POK_PSW505/)

A little under your budget, but should sound good. Don't let the little Polk speakers fool you, if properly set up, it shouldn't disappoint.

Enellz
02-02-2009, 12:28 PM
This 5.0 set (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290093)

This SUB (http://www.jr.com/polk-psw505-powered-subwoofer/pe/POK_PSW505/)

A little under your budget, but should sound good. Don't let the little Polk speakers fool you, if properly set up, it shouldn't disappoint.

x2

gymfreak101
02-02-2009, 01:01 PM
if it helps my reciever is this http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RX-V463BL-5-1-Channel-Theater-Receiver/dp/B0013ZGOXS/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1233596123&sr=8-2

juniorab
02-02-2009, 01:11 PM
If you are looking for some good satellite speakers, there is a set of 5 B&W lm1's for $680 obo on audiogon.

http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?spkrmoni&1237587905&/B-W-LM1-5-speakers

B&W is a great company. Build a sub to go with it, and you'll be laughing.

95BlackGA
02-02-2009, 03:10 PM
If you are looking for some good satellite speakers, there is a set of 5 B&W lm1's for $680 obo on audiogon.

http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?spkrmoni&1237587905&/B-W-LM1-5-speakers

B&W is a great company. Build a sub to go with it, and you'll be laughing.

Mmmmm. :yumyum:

juniorab
02-02-2009, 04:01 PM
Another set up on audiogon to look at. The Focal sib and cub 5.1 system. 5 Satellites and a cub woofer. New for 599.00 plus $25 shipping.

http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?spkrmoni&1236902424&/Focal-Jm-Labs-sib-and-cub2-nib

juniorab
02-04-2009, 03:11 AM
Here's another B&W setup on audiogon. Three VM1 monitors for the front and two LM1's for the rear with an AS1 sub for $650.

http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?spkrmoni&1238265405&/B-W-Vm1-M1-As1-Home-theater-sp

GAM3OVR
02-04-2009, 03:21 AM
Anybody heard good thing about the cadence stuff?

na_rsx
02-04-2009, 11:24 AM
onkyo ht-s5100 i have it and love it, 7.1 ftw

thxsubwoofers
02-05-2009, 12:13 AM
Klipsch Reference

Without sub, you can probably find it cheaper somewhere else.

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_714RSX3B/Klipsch-RSX-3-RCX-3-Home-Theater-Speaker-System.html?tp=184

SSS 18734
02-05-2009, 12:40 AM
Search craigslist every day for a while and you're bound to come across some great equipment for really cheap. The other day, I came home with a pair of Athena AS-F2 towers and a pair of AS-F1 towers, a Paradigm center channel, and a Yamaha receiver for $150. I had to drive an hour to get them, but it was well worth it.

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/4540/q9h065hr9.jpg

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/5087/q9h066cn5.jpg

juniorab
02-05-2009, 12:47 AM
Search craigslist every day for a while and you're bound to come across some great equipment for really cheap. The other day, I came home with a pair of Athena AS-F2 towers and a pair of AS-F1 towers, a Paradigm center channel, and a Yamaha receiver for $150. I had to drive an hour to get them, but it was well worth it.


Nice find. Decent speakers for what you paid.