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post #1 of 9 Old 09-16-2011, 12:24 AM - Thread Starter
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I need to buy home cinema speaker. I selected HK and JBL, though both are by Harman, but i need to know which one should be bought?

HKTS 16 by Harman Kardon
Cinema 500 by JBL
Cinema 300 by JBL

waiting for your suggestion,
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Well obviously the Cinema 500 is better than the Cinema 300 so drop the lower model. Those are funky looking speakers.

What's your total budget?

How big is the room?

Can you only have small satellite speakers?

Do you already have a receiver? If so, which one?

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i have onkyo AVR TX-SR308...
My room size is 22 sqr meter.

I am looking system in low budget about $700. Hope you can have better idea now..

Also let me know which one is better HK or JBL???
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Is the JBL Cinema 500 very good. What are the other choices in the 500-700$ range ? I am confused between this and Klipsch HD 500.
I wanted to get the Energy Take Classic or Micro RC but they are not available in my country but can get them imported here and it would cost 650-700$ overall. Is the extra cost for importing justified or do i just go for what is available here mainly the ones mentioned above. Sooo confused
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Is the JBL Cinema 500 very good. What are the other choices in the 500-700$ range ? I am confused between this and Klipsch HD 500.
I wanted to get the Energy Take Classic or Micro RC but they are not available in my country but can get them imported here and it would cost 650-700$ overall. Is the extra cost for importing justified or do i just go for what is available here mainly the ones mentioned above. Sooo confused

I would personally piece a system together slowly but if HTIB is your only option I would go with the Mirage Energy.
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Yes that would be a great system but unfortunately i cannot spend more than 500-700$ on speakers right now as i still need to get an AVR in the same 500$ range. Still not decided on the AVR but mostly its gonna be a Denon 2112/1712 or Pioneer vsx-1021k or Onkyo tx-nr609/709 or Yamaha RX v571. I have to start a seperate thread for the receivers in that section soon.

But as far as speakers are concerned i also have a problem of space too. The klipsch HD 500/ JBL cinema 500/Energy systems are of the ideal size for my room. There is a problem of brand availability as well in my country. So after extensive research i found out all the brands that are available and narrowed the speaker system within my budget. Floorstanders and bigger speakers than the ones mentioned above is a no go

Here's my shortlist :
1. Energy Take/RC-micro (costs me 650-700$ cos of import)
2. JBL Cinema 500 (about 600$ here)
3. Klipsch HD 500 (maybe 600$ too)
4. Paradigm Cinema CT90 (900$.. out of budget but may consider if it is very good)
5. Polk Blackstone TL1600 (650$)

Any input would be appreciated.
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what would you recommend for a marantz SR8002 ,, please let me know ,, budget would be below 1000$

thanks!
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You should start your own thread with your requirements since it has nothing to do with the Harman or JBL systems in the first post. Plus this one is 20 months old.

Create a title that pertains to your equipment. Something like "Below $1000 speaker system for Marantz SR8002" and then list the equipment your currently own and what type and how many speakers you're looking for.

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what would you recommend for a marantz SR8002 ,, please let me know ,, budget would be below 1000$

thanks!

Your question doesn't make any sense. Can you elaborate your requirement please ?

a) Is this for music or movies ?
b) What exactly are you looking for ? are you looking for a home cinema ? 5.1 system ? or floor standing speakers for music ?
c) What's the size of the listening room/lounge, where you'd to setup these speakers ?
d) If this is for music, what genres would you listen to ?

Please remember, you'd get what you pay for.... biggrin.gif
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