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David19
03-04-2009, 03:28 PM
I'm looking for some good surround sound speakers.. maybe 4.1 or 5.1 with a budget of no more then 200-250 bucks.. what would you guys suggest?

JimJ
03-04-2009, 04:11 PM
what would you guys suggest?

Saving your money.

dman4486
03-04-2009, 04:12 PM
Saving your money.

^^^this

you can't even get a decent amp for that price.

Random1010
03-04-2009, 04:12 PM
Truth

thxsubwoofers
03-04-2009, 04:58 PM
I agree with saving or logitech Z-5500.

dman4486
03-04-2009, 05:07 PM
I agree with saving or logitech Z-5500.

I thought that setup sounded like poop when I heard it.:fyi:

For the money, the Klipsch promedia sounds way better, but I would check on the amp to see if they have fixed the design yet

David19
03-04-2009, 05:39 PM
Well, what if i up'd my budget to around 500... would this setup sound pretty good?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8724286&type=product&id=1200703057676

DidUHearThat?
03-04-2009, 05:45 PM
No. That's an entire system including reciever and dvd changer.

$500 just for speakers will get you something decent. Buy five $100 6.5" 2 way bookshelf type speakers. Polk and BA make decent ones in that price range. Also check online at places like Parts Express.

thorshammer1
03-04-2009, 05:47 PM
7.1 Cerwin Vega does the trick for me. Yes I had to buy speakers seperate but hey if you want good sound its worth it.

David19
03-04-2009, 05:50 PM
Well, i'm in a apartment... so i don't want something thats gonna be SUPER loud.. i just want some good surround sound that will sound really good..


but i did mention the best surround sound which is my fault..

DidUHearThat?
03-04-2009, 06:01 PM
Yeah, that's what I recommended. It's not going to get "super loud", but it should sound decent. That's only $100 per speaker ($200 - $300 each would be much better). People spend thousands of dollars on each speaker to get great sound, without getting "super loud".
Money on decent speakers is always worth it, and you'll be glad you don't cheap out on them. With the panisonic rig above you'll be wanting to replace it in less than a year. Good speakers and amps last a lifetime. Digital gear like dvd players are obsolete in less than 5 years.
Focus your money on the best speaker you can afford, $100 ea (x5) is barely entry level and you'll really have to hunt to find something decent at that low of a price, but it can be done. Your looking for smallish (6.5" 2 way) basic speakers from a known company like Polk, BA , JBL or Infinity. They won't get "super loud" but they should sound decent and last a long time.

You can add a budget sub later. Assemble your own from parts at Parts express to get more "bang" for your buck. A plate amp, a 12"-15" budget sub (like the quatro) and build your own box.

I have five $125 polk 6.5" 2 way bookshelf speakers, and two 12" quatro subs, with two 250 watt plate amps and my system sounds much better than anything else I've heard for these crappy "systems", costing three times the price of mine, from any of these big box stores.

DidUHearThat?
03-04-2009, 06:07 PM
Do you already have a surround sound reciever?

DVD?

gqjeff
03-04-2009, 06:09 PM
look into klipsch...

Farmacist
03-04-2009, 06:12 PM
save your money and get 2 pairs of these
http://www.axiomaudio.com/m3.html

and for a center channel this

http://www.axiomaudio.com/vp100.html

you probably wont find a better quality surround setup for that price. I have a pair of the M3's and they're worth every penny

gqjeff
03-04-2009, 06:16 PM
http://shop.ebay.com/items/__promedia-ultra-5-1_W0QQ_nkwZpromediaQ20ultraQ205Q2e1QQQ5ftrkparmsZ7 2Q253A1234Q257C66Q253A2Q257C65Q253A12Q257C39Q253A1 QQ_dmptZPCAQ5fSpeakersQQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQ _sopZ1QQ_scZ1

got_focus?
03-04-2009, 06:18 PM
Energy isn't a bad company either......you would just have to buy their entry level.

thorshammer1
03-04-2009, 06:19 PM
http://www.shopcerwinvega.com/detail/CER+CLS-6C/CLS-6C

These sound great!

Rich B
03-04-2009, 06:23 PM
These have received rave reviews in several HT magazines-

Energy Take Classic Home Theater System


http://pics.ebaystatic.com/aw/pics/bin_15x54.gif price: US $399.95
FREE shipping

http://cgi.ebay.com/Energy-Take-Classic-Home-Theater-System_W0QQitemZ140304817883QQihZ004QQcategoryZ327 6QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

thxsubwoofers
03-04-2009, 06:24 PM
I thought that setup sounded like poop when I heard it.:fyi:

For the money, the Klipsch promedia sounds way better, but I would check on the amp to see if they have fixed the design yet

Thats cause Klipsch uses a horn tweeter. Finding a brand new promedia ultra 5.1 is going to be hard. But like ya, for me I had Klipsch promedia 4.1 before, it sounded good but the subwoofer wasn't loud enough. The logitech may sound boomier than the Klipsch, but its way louder than it lol. Logitech speakers are also made by Tang Band. Oh yeah for 500 bucks I would check into Onkyo HTIB.

blazeplacid
03-04-2009, 06:24 PM
best overall sound comes from components

I have heard some decent HT in a box but they all felt empty

best bet is to get a decent reciver and then build from thier

blazeplacid
03-04-2009, 06:26 PM
I agree with saving or logitech Z-5500.


any logitech set up ive ever heard was bass heavy

not in a good way. Just deep nasty bass.:(

thxsubwoofers
03-04-2009, 06:33 PM
mostly cause the logitech amp and the enclosure. I also run a Klipsch RSW-10 for my home audio setup, now thats quality lol.

bball09124
03-04-2009, 06:37 PM
I'm going to be building the Tritrix from Partsexpress for my front's and surrounds. Supposedly that's the best bang for your buck if you want to go the DIY route.

BluePoint
03-04-2009, 09:41 PM
I can get you the dayton 5.1 system with 12" powered subwoofer for $185.00 brand new. I am a dayton dealer, it's a good system for what you want to do. I do have some references.
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x18/porsche968turbo/300-696_L.jpg

Tate

David19
03-04-2009, 11:56 PM
I can get you the dayton 5.1 system with 12" powered subwoofer for $185.00 brand new. I am a dayton dealer, it's a good system for what you want to do. I do have some references.
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x18/porsche968turbo/300-696_L.jpg

Tate


never heard of dayton before... are they pretty good?

David19
03-04-2009, 11:56 PM
Do you already have a surround sound reciever?

DVD?

Naw, nothing yet.

Farmacist
03-05-2009, 12:19 AM
Energy isn't a bad company either......you would just have to buy their entry level.

Energy is owned by klipsch so they have some decent stuff

Farmacist
03-05-2009, 12:21 AM
Axiom and Paradigm are really good for quality and a bang for your buck


also would look into yamaha RX-line receivers

DidUHearThat?
03-05-2009, 01:06 AM
Naw, nothing yet.


Did you seriously think you were going to get "Best" surround sound reciever, DVD, 5 speakers and a sub for $200-$250?

You said "speakers".


Do you have a stereo now?

You don't have a DVD player? They are like $70.

If your that tight for cash, I suggest a basic $70-$99 DVD player, a $100 stereo reciever and decent pair of 2 way speakers with a 10" or 12 " woofer and a tweeter. $300 for the pair, plus some cheap speaker cable (or "Zip/lamp cord") from home depot.

You can always upgrade to "surround" sound later just by adding 3 more decent speakers. Good sound from two decent speaker would be better than bad surround sound from a crappy system.

BluePoint
03-05-2009, 09:50 AM
Dayton is nice stuff. Read the reviews on partsexpress.com Im also a dealer for pioneer and yamaha. The yamaha receivers are really nice but a little more pricey. The new pioneer 5.1 receivers for the money are a really good buy too.

Tate

tapout
03-05-2009, 09:46 PM
Go down to the convenient store and wait for the guy in the white van.

JimJ
03-05-2009, 09:49 PM
Go down to the convenient store and wait for the guy in the white van.

I'll be down there in a bit.

dvrmstrng
03-05-2009, 09:50 PM
I can get you the dayton 5.1 system with 12" powered subwoofer for $185.00 brand new. I am a dayton dealer, it's a good system for what you want to do. I do have some references.
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x18/porsche968turbo/300-696_L.jpg

Tate


where can you get that...i paid like $130 for the dayton 120 sub combo...no surrounds or anything....dam

David19
03-08-2009, 04:13 PM
Just say IF i did get these

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8724286&type=product&id=1200703057676


Would i need to have a Receiver or is it built in? couldnt seem to find where it said if it had it or not in the specs..

troy_audi0
03-08-2009, 05:19 PM
http://shop.ebay.com/items/__promedia-ultra-5-1_W0QQ_nkwZpromediaQ20ultraQ205Q2e1QQQ5ftrkparmsZ7 2Q253A1234Q257C66Q253A2Q257C65Q253A12Q257C39Q253A1 QQ_dmptZPCAQ5fSpeakersQQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQ _sopZ1QQ_scZ1


^^ Save your money thats crap too

Rich B
03-08-2009, 05:21 PM
Just say IF i did get these

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8724286&type=product&id=1200703057676


Would i need to have a Receiver or is it built in? couldnt seem to find where it said if it had it or not in the specs..



Its built in.


"1250W"

David19
03-08-2009, 05:29 PM
Its built in.


"1250W"

haha thanks..

Dumb question i guess

troy_audi0
03-08-2009, 05:50 PM
RMS power output: 483W (104W x 2 front speakers @ 3 ohms, 1% THD;
101W center speaker @ 6 ohms, 1% THD;
34W x 2 surround speakers @ 3 ohms, 1% THD;
106W subwoofer @ 6 ohms, 1% THD)

MrMckie
03-25-2009, 11:31 AM
surprised i didn't see anyone recommend a sound bar...interesting.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8800979&type=product&id=1206141458600

Good bang for the buck and sounds pretty decent for a simulated surround 3.1 system and u don't have to worry about runing wires all over either.