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Please help me to buy appropriated speakers for my Onkyo 806 receiver. I have a Klipsch Quintet SL system and sub-12 running for now, but I want to upgrade the speakers because I use it 75% for music. I want to be able to enjoy 2 channel audio.
Budget < US $2000
Room (9.35 x 11 x 10.5)ft
Initially I planed to buy a integrated amp and a pair of speakers to set up a 2 channel system in another room, but now I think is better to buy a entry level receiver for my family room, pair it with the Klipsch speakers and take advantage of the Onkyo 130 wpc reciever.
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With such a small room it should be easy to get very good sound for the budget. Have you looked at the AV123 Rocket 850? Go to AV123(DOT)com. Sorry but AVS won't allow links directly to their website.

Another speaker that might work well is the Axiom M80s. Or the Emotiva 8.3s.

A pair of good monitor speakers and a small but good subwoofer might be an excellent choice - and you'd likely save a bunch on shipping with smaller speakers.

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Knucklehead's recommendations are good - I own the Rocket RS850s and love them quite dearly!
Take out the asterisk (*):
http://www.av*123.com//index.php?pag...mart&Itemid=37

Since you're doing 75% music, you might also consider the Salk Songtowers, which start at about $1700. They've been getting some pretty high marks this year so far, and most people who have heard both the Rockets and the Songtowers say that the Songtowers slightly edge out the Rockets in music. Granted, there's a big price difference - $1200 for the Rockets vs. $1700 for the Songtowers.
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I think will try the Rockets option.
Which amp do you think would do better with them, Onkyo 806 or Onkyo 9555?
After read the speakers specs, I think I do not need a sub. ??
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I think will try the Rockets option.
Which amp do you think would do better with them, Onkyo 806 or Onkyo 9555?
After read the speakers specs, I think I do not need a sub. ??
Thanks for your replies

I just noticed - are you located out of the US? I'm not sure if AV123 ships outside the contiguous US...

Regarding the 806 vs the 9555, they each do different things. The 806 is a full blown AVR receiver, while the 9555 is just an amplifier. I'm not really familiar with amplifiers, but I think most audiophiles here end up getting separates to lessen the chance of distortion. If you ever plan on hooking up the speakers to a TV with a PS3 or other components, an AVR is probably better. I'm using an Onkyo TX-SR876 with my RS850s and they sound very rich. =)
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I just noticed - are you located out of the US? I'm not sure if AV123 ships outside the contiguous US...

Regarding the 806 vs the 9555, they each do different things. The 806 is a full blown AVR receiver, while the 9555 is just an amplifier. I'm not really familiar with amplifiers, but I think most audiophiles here end up getting separates to lessen the chance of distortion. If you ever plan on hooking up the speakers to a TV with a PS3 or other components, an AVR is probably better. I'm using an Onkyo TX-SR876 with my RS850s and they sound very rich. =)

Yes, I am located out of the US but that is not a problem really. I can order using a Miami located shipping address.
I have the Onkyo 806 receiver, but it is located in other room. That´s why I have 2 options, run the Rockets with the AVR 2nd zone speakers lines or add an integrated amp (Onkyo 9555).
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In that case, I don't see a problem using the zone two setup, if you don't mind going back and forth to change settings/songs.
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In that case, I don't see a problem using the zone two setup, if you don't mind going back and forth to change settings/songs.

Ok. Thank you
I will find a solution for that, I hope.
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Ok. Thank you
I will find a solution for that, I hope.

If you're streaming files from a computer, the Logitech Squeezebox (great for the price) or the Sonos Zoneplayer (more expensive) are very good streamers and can stream lossless formats, and have a wireless controller that you can bring into the other room. If you have a Xbox 360 or Playstation 3, those can be used for streaming as well.

Another choice could be a Logitech Harmony 1100 or 1000 remote, with an RF extender.

Lot of solutions! Have fun!
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Another vote for the Rockets, however, I have their little brothers, the ELT 525 towers, center and 2 pairs of surrounds with my 806 and it's wonderful!
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The Logitech Squeezebox is a good solution. I have a PS3 but it will remain in the main room.
My digital music collection (most appreciated albums are Flac files) is pretty big, so I will go for the Squeezebox Duet.
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Just a hint...
You don't match the speakers to the amp...you match the amp to the speakers.
There is so much variation in speaker design, efficiency, room size, acoustics, etc. etc. etc. that the speakers are what you choose first, then you choose an amplifier which is appropriate to drive the speakers to their potential in your environment.

As for which speakers...when all else fails, just buy JTR or Danley.

"Did you make 'em fine-ass-soundin' speakers over there what would sound gooder than hell comin' out of the back of my truck-boat-truck?"

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