Originally Posted by digitalnofx
I have to say I am leaning towards the MLT-2s now. According to my fiance I need to be done soon so she wouldn't understand another sub showing up a couple of weeks later lol...so if I needed to change out the sub in the MLT set would the Velo VX-11 be enough? Or is there a good sub in the 150-170 range that would compliment it?
The VX-11 is not bad - I owned one of them a few years back. It had the ability to play loud, but it wasn't the deepest sub I had ever heard. For the price it was a good value though. Realistically, you'll probably need at least $200 in order to get a serviceable sub; unless you stumble upon a great deal anything less than that often gets you something without much ability (remember, you're buying a speaker and
an amp, so that's going to cost).
Since you have concerns about the cabinet material of the ML's how about this... if you're OK with a soundbar you can get one of these
and two of these
satellites and that would be a 5 speaker system. That would leave you more money left over for a sub. Alternately, you could get 4 of those same satellites
and the matching center
(which is precisely what I did about a month ago).
The cabinet finish on all of these is gorgeous, and the sound they produce is very good. More than worth what you're paying for them. The 2nd option is more than the 1st, total dollar wise, but not everyone wants/needs a soundbar. Either way, these are beautiful speakers that sound nice, and are less than ML's to boot.
Bet you're getting tired of asking me questions, eh? Every time you do I come up with something else to think about!