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post #1 of 2 Old 02-26-2011, 05:08 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello all, I am sorry for another thread, but I have a little unique twist (in my eye) enough to ask another silly question.

1) Do they make shallow bookshelf speakers for 200-300 or so that I could use to build a surround system?
..or, should I just shoot for a $400-500 5.1 speaker combo?


If they do make smaller bookshelfs only about 6" deep (wall mounting), could anyone recommend some brands. Most bookshelf speakers talked about on here are 9-12" deep it seems. Biggest thing I am after on the bookshelf is good midrange for music.

Then if i did go the bookshelf route, what would you recommend for pairing with them for center, and surround/sat, and sub?

2) If they dont have anything, I am balancing between a klipsh 500, or an Energy Take 5.1 classic.

I have the energy upstairs on a crappy onkyo receiver. Its missing a little midrange on the Lower Hz end, but they do well. So I wouldnt mind another set, just wondering if there is something similarly priced that would perform better for music, or perhaps watching concert dvds. I want to watch pulse in a good system without spending over 1000.

Receiver is a Denon 591
Room is heavy carpet basement, 12d, 20w

Speakers are mounted on wall at about 6' or a little under, sat will be downfiring from cieling (i know, not ideal,, but i didnt feel like cutting the vapor barrier on wall above grade)
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You can wall-mount or stand them up - Monitor Audio, they are good.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846
http://www.monitoraudiousa.com/suppo...rch_highlight1

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