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post #1 of 16 Old 03-24-2008, 12:44 PM - Thread Starter
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I am currently building a HT. I have everything purchased or close to except for speakers. Not many places to audition here in DFW (everyone has the same ol, samd ol) so I am contemplating going the online route. The more I read the more I get confused.

currently I am considering the following. Please weigh in on my Speaker Choices.

Given: Reciever = Denon 2808, Room = 12'X14'X10', Mode = 5.1, Use = 95 percent movies and HDTV 5 percent music.

Aperion:
5C Center channel
5B Front channels
4B Surrounds

SVS sound:
SCS-01 Center channel
SCS-01 Front channels
SBS-01 Surrounds

In both cases considering the SVS Sound PB12 - NSD Sub

Thank you in advance for your: time, experience, fact, and opinions
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Nothing wrong with either of the setups you're considering, either one will do well. Have you looked at ascendacoustics.com? They also have great speakers for the $.
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I'll definitely agree with you that as big as D/FW is there are not a lot of stores in our area.
The only one I have really cared for so far is Marvin Electronics in FT worth. That is they are tolerable. I've been to Starpower and Home Theatre Store, which are the only other Boutique stores in the Tarrant County area and got nothing but snotty attitude. I really love the B&W product line but I'll buy it elsewhere when I do finally buy some new speakers.
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Don't overlook PSB Image or PSB Alpha's. They are both getting lots of awards. If you have significantly more money, then take a look at PSB Synchrony, which just won this years Sound & Vision Editors Choice award.

I sent you a PM with more details.

Why is there NO perfect equipment, only compromises?
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CDP -

What is the budget?

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Speakers are definately subjective to taste so make sure you spend some time listening to different brands. And I do agree that speakers will make the biggest impact on sound quality.

I would also check out the online direct companies like Aperion, Axiom etc. They offer 30 day free in home trials and offer much higher quality products for the price vs what you would see at best buy, circuit city, etc.

I first went with Aperions 532 LR's, 533VAC and 422's but have upgraded to the new 5B's and 5C. Absolutely love my choice. Exceptional quality! I always tell people that if they are in the market for speakers they owe it to themselves to check out Aperions in their home for the free 30 day trial and free shipping both ways. It is an experience i highly recommend! The blu velvet bags are nice

Best of luck to you!
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What is the budget?

Don't want to spend more than USD 2,000 on speakers for this room
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Speakers are definately subjective to taste so make sure you spend some time listening to different brands. And I do agree that speakers will make the biggest impact on sound quality.

I would also check out the online direct companies like Aperion, Axiom etc. They offer 30 day free in home trials and offer much higher quality products for the price vs what you would see at best buy, circuit city, etc.

IDan.

At this time, the on line folks are my choice. I have dumbed my picks to Aperion and SVS Sound.

The new question is Aperion B series or wait and pay more money for the C series
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At this time, the on line folks are my choice. I have dumbed my picks to Aperion and SVS Sound.

The new question is Aperion B series or wait and pay more money for the C series

Not sure what you mean when you say B series or wait and pay more money for the C series? Are you thinking of getting three 5B's for the fronts vs 2 5B's and a 5C or are you looking at the old 532 series?

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Not sure what you mean when you say B series or wait and pay more money for the C series? Are you thinking of getting three 5B's for the fronts vs 2 5B's and a 5C or are you looking at the old 532 series?

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I meant the 532 verses 5B
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I meant the 532 verses 5B


Greetings,
I've replied to this question in the Aperion Thread.

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Don't want to spend more than USD 2,000 on speakers for this room

Cool, thanks.

Are you looking for bookshelf or towers?

Check out:
Av123
Axiom Audio
Ascend Acoustics
The Audio Insider
Salk Sound

As for B&M, Paradigm, Monitor Audio, Polk Audio and Klipsch are worth considering.

Good luck to you sir!

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Cool, thanks.

Are you looking for bookshelf or towers?

Check out:
Av123
Axiom Audio
Ascend Acoustics
The Audio Insider
Salk Sound

As for B&M, Paradigm, Monitor Audio, Polk Audio and Klipsch are worth considering.

Good luck to you sir!


good suggestions, I would add Infinity, Energy, Boston, B & W, and Dahlquist in there as well
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good suggestions, I would add Infinity, Energy, Boston, B & W, and Dahlquist in there as well

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check the NHT Classic 3, I believe it is.... Rated countless times as the best sub-1$k bookshelf.

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