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Old 11-28-2012, 02:33 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm in the market for some bookshelf type speakers to serve as the front mains for a started home theater/audio setup. I'm thinking I'll get the bookshelf speakers and a receiver. Later I'll slowly add a center, sub, and rears for a 5.1 system (probably in that order). I'm looking to spend $100-200 on the pair of bookshelf speakers and I'm really interested to see how the OS compares the similarly priced options from the mainstream market. The OS would be my first speaker project so it will require some investment in tools. What do you experts think would be the best route for a beginner starting a home theater?
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in that price range, Behringer B2031A
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/multi-way/177403-linkwitz-orions-beaten-behringer-what.html

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in that price range, Behringer B2031A
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/multi-way/177403-linkwitz-orions-beaten-behringer-what.html

The Behringers looks great, but from what I can find, they're at the ceiling of my budget for just one speaker.
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oops, you're right. i didn't mean to link up the active version. try this: Behringer B2031P

the polars look pretty good for the little guy.
http://dtmblabber.blogspot.com/2010/07/behringer-b2031p.html

nice pull tux.

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Thanks for the find. As I mentioned I'm going to use these as mains to start a home theater. Is there any merit for those who say it's preferable to getting a matched center channel (meaning the Behringers might not be the best because they don't make a center)?
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i'd ditch the center channel idea, run it phantom, and put all your spare money into subs as that will provide the most "fun factor".

if you really end up needing a center, just buy a single and plop it in place.

if you are shooting for a full reference home theater, you will need to spend more money, buy different speakers and some really big subs. i was just trying to find the best solution in your budget.

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