View Full Version : best home theater system under $1000?

03-23-2005, 09:11 AM

Im mainly looking for floorstanding speakers. Here are my current choices:
Streem ht-808
Fluance av-htb
Pioneer HTZ-940DV

anyone have any other brands I should look at. Thanks!

03-23-2005, 01:25 PM
Try the home theatre section.

03-23-2005, 01:27 PM
Athena AS-F2's...
JBL Northridge's...
Ascend Acoustics...

DIY :)

Although, from the reviews I've read, both the Streems and the Fluance's are very nice for the money.

03-23-2005, 01:27 PM
moved :D

03-23-2005, 01:34 PM
JUST floorstandars for $1000

jesus. i was thinking reciever\amp\speakers\sub for under $1000


03-23-2005, 01:37 PM
DIY then buddy...

03-23-2005, 01:40 PM
Madisound has some very nice kits...I believe the Thors (Seas drivers in a T-line) are a little over a grand...

PV Audio
03-23-2005, 04:38 PM
definitive makes some incredible towers...but i'd rather diy it.

03-23-2005, 05:05 PM
Axiom M60s

Or Axiom M50s + DIY Sub

03-23-2005, 09:05 PM
Paradigm Studio 20's bookshleves guaranteed.

They can be found here (http://www.paradigm.com/Website/SiteReferenceProduct/RModels/StudioSeries/studioseries.html)

Reviews (http://www.audioreview.com/PRD_120361_1594crx.aspx)

These will blow you away. I know audiophiles who are in love with these. They are far superior to the above mentioned.

03-24-2005, 03:05 AM
how much do those studio 20's cost?

I may order the Streem's this weekend... :D

03-24-2005, 06:49 AM
another option...Parker Audio 95's or 98's...http://www.parkeraudio.net

Very high-efficiency speakers.

03-24-2005, 08:53 AM
ok guys. I've made my decision.

Streem ht-808 ----- $579 shipped
pioneer vsx1014 ---- $349 + shipping
32" sony wega ------ $300 used

I should be picking up the tv this weekend and ordering the pioneer and streem this weekend as well. Total comes out to $1200 give or take. And I will spend the rest of the money on a subwoofer or invest it into my car... :D

03-24-2005, 08:55 AM
Sub/amp for it? ;)

Can't forget that...

03-24-2005, 11:20 AM
yes. sub is one of the most important part of home theater. As of right now Im not in a hurry to get a sub, but if I do, my options are velodyne, klipsch, polk audio, and hsu. As far as amps go, please name me a few so I can start researching. I've never purchased amps before so I dont really know where the prices range from and whats out there. But I would like to keep it under $300 if possible. Thanks!

03-24-2005, 11:50 AM
Hsu makes some good powered sub combo's...also the Adire Audio Rava for $400 can't really be beat for an assembled unit. Although, it would be cheaper to DIY one :)

03-24-2005, 01:43 PM
ascendant AV18+10 cubes+10hz+250w?

03-24-2005, 07:54 PM
ascendant AV18+10 cubes+10hz+250w?

thats a little to big for my apt. We'll see when the time comes b4 i purchase one.

03-30-2005, 09:45 PM
look at tannoy...EXCELLENT HT

03-30-2005, 09:56 PM
x2 on the Tannoy comment.

03-31-2005, 02:43 AM
x2 on the Tannoy comment.

Ill check them out. Thanks!

04-01-2005, 12:00 AM
SVS would be another possible option for a subwoofer. They are pretty incredible.

www.svsubwoofers.com (http://www.svsubwoofers.com)

I also recommend HSU Research and Sunfire.

04-01-2005, 12:11 AM
SVS has some awesome drivers, but personally I think they're overpriced for what they are :)

Still really nice if you have the money for one, though.