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post #1 of 6 Old 07-09-2004, 08:32 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi All, I'm definitely a noob and have found some good info over the net on speakers and placement and whatnot.

I just purchased some stuff from Cambridge SoundWorks here is MA, and I found this website too search it before buying. I listened to all of their speakers and definitely I'm happy with my purchase. I'm just looking to see what others think and how I did on the prices.

I ended up buying:

Center Channel - Classic Series CenterStage
http://www.cambridgesoundworks.com/s...age&type=store

Mains - M80 bookshelf (bi-wired)
http://www.cambridgesoundworks.com/s...zzz&type=store

Sub - Basscube 15e (should be just a 15" version of the Basscube 12s)
No Link, has 150W RMS amp. downward firing

Rears - make: Boston model: forgotten (i got these about 3 years ago)

My amp/receiver is an older (5 yrs+) Denon AVR-2500? it has DD 5.1 @ something like 70Wx5. Overall, a solid performer.

So, I got the center channel for $125 (from $300 - currently $150 on clearance), the sub for $255 (from $600 - on sale for $300), and the mains for $267 (orig. $400, but website had them for $320 + I found a 15% off coupon). So, I got the whole thing for $647.

How did I do? I feel like I got a great deal and a good sounding system. How does this stack up to others' experiences.

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Bump.... any thoughts? Or am I totally below the level of this forum? I honestly don't know.

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Thanks for the input everyone....bump
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No one can tell you if you should be happy with your set up---only your ears can do that. I will say that you did a good just organizing it on a budget. Personally, I dislike Boston speakers which, to me, sound very muted. But if you're happy with it that's great. I do like Cambridge very much.
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No,... you are not below the level of this forum! I would suspect that, like me, no one who has seen your post has listened to the speakers you bought. Looks like a pretty nice set-up to me.

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Replying to your thread.

I am very happy with CS stuff too but am average joe. I have M80 bookshelves and think they are about the best you can get for a limited budget.

Center Channel - here is where you should consider upgrading maybe eventually since CS lets you upgrade and just pay difference in price.

You might want to consider CS "surrounds" Newton series becuz they are timbre matched with your mains and center which audiophiles say is good.
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