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post #1 of 11 Old 02-07-2009, 04:25 PM - Thread Starter
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OK, so i am finally ready to pull the trigger on some tower speakers. I have been upgrading my onyko HTIB. so i have...
denon 789
ED a3-300 sub
surround speakers onyko (i am not going to upgrade)

I am not super anal about sound and will be using my system mostly for video games and some for movies..... i am looking to get 2 floorstanding speakers and a center channel for around 500 or under 500.... i know most people hate threads like this but ya'll are the experts... thanks in advance..
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Check out the same people who made your sub,They have nice speakers in your price-range.
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their floorstanding are 500 a piece.. i meant 500 total.... 2 floorstanding and a center... i didn't know if infinty or maybe energy???
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For your needs, an Infinity Primus L/C/R setup should do the trick. most important considerations should be placement as a speakers performance is directly dependant on it's ability to radiate sound to the listening position. Squeezing towers into corners and against back walls is just plain Dumb where a smaller bookshelf with space around it will create a more accurate soudstage.
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I thought it best for me to get the best towers I could afford and add whatever I needed later. You have a sub and surrounds already. An option is to go for the better towers now and save for a center. You can set your system to have the center channel split to the towers. This is something called a "phantom center channel". Many people operate this way. You will experience a total HT sound without a center and will really enjoy the better towers when listening to music.

Don't shoot me! Just an option you might not be aware of. Do a search on Phantom center channel for more opinions.
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For your needs, an Infinity Primus L/C/R setup should do the trick. most important considerations should be placement as a speakers performance is directly dependant on it's ability to radiate sound to the listening position. Squeezing towers into corners and against back walls is just plain Dumb where a smaller bookshelf with space around it will create a more accurate soudstage.

i have a huge living room so they would not be squeezed at all... where can i buy infinity primus at the best price??
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What are you talking about? It's 500.00 for the pair of ed speakers and 196 for the best center they have,Plus if you package it with shipping and tax it's

Your Current Package Price is: $590.75

Package Savings
15%
Regular Price
$695
Your Package Price
$590.75
You Save
$104.25

http://www.edesignaudio.com/product_...products_id=96 towers
http://www.edesignaudio.com/product_...roducts_id=616 center

If you drop the center down a step it's 520 bucks. Only 20 over your budget.
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What are you talking about? It's 500.00 for the pair of ed speakers and 196 for the best center they have,Plus if you package it with shipping and tax it's

Your Current Package Price is: $590.75

Package Savings
15%
Regular Price
$695
Your Package Price
$590.75
You Save
$104.25

http://www.edesignaudio.com/product_...products_id=96 towers
http://www.edesignaudio.com/product_...roducts_id=616 center

If you drop the center down a step it's 520 bucks. Only 20 over your budget.

ahhhhh sorry i am so used to seeing towers priced by individually???
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No prob, I never herd them before but when I was priceing a 5.0 I looked them up. I went with the 5.0 svs instead. There not towers.
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Go to Vanns and get a pair of KEF iQ5 and an iQ2 in walnut - $460.

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