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I have a hobby shop which is 24' x 32' where I do wood working.
I just ordered a Pioneer 1021-k for audio only (no TV) and would like some recommendations on speakers. I really like the sound of floor speakers but probabily need to settle for shelf speakers and mount to the wall.
I'm thinking four speakers, one in each corner and a center speaker.

I would like to keep the cost of speaker below $500-$600.
I just came from BestBuy to compare speakers first hand.
I liked the Klipsch KF-28 the best and the Klipsch center speaker KC-25 sounding very nice as well. The KF-28 are $449 a set then with a center and rear speakers gets over my price range.
The Polk TSI300 and TSI400 was very nice, the TSI100 bookshelf was OK and the Center CS10 was nice.
What do you all recommend and is their a comparable system to the Klipsch KF-28 in a bookshelf that is less expensive?

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For a fraction of the price but same sound as the Polk TSI's look at the Polk Monitor Series ii speakers on newegg.com. The only difference is cosmetic between the two.

TSi 100 = monitor 30s
TSi 200 = monitor 40s

And so on and so on

For similar to Klipsch look at the Bic Acoustech speakers
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For a fraction of the price but same sound as the Polk TSI's look at the Polk Monitor Series ii speakers on newegg.com. The only difference is cosmetic between the two.

TSi 100 = monitor 30s
TSi 200 = monitor 40s

And so on and so on

For similar to Klipsch look at the Bic Acoustech speakers

Thnak you for the quick reply.

Any other suggestions on speakers in the $500-600 range?
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If you're not using this receiver for TV or DVD viewing, I don't see the purpose of getting a center channel. Just get four bookshelf speakers and set it up in multichannel stereo mode. The center channel is supposed to be anchored above or below the screen for dialogue and since you don't have a screen what's the purpose?

You might as well get the exact same speaker all around since this is for audio only.

Get four Infinity Primus 153 or 163 bookshelf speakers. Or even 5 if you really want to to connect it to the center channel.

Primus P163
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882428087

Primus P153
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882428088

Crutchfield also has last years Primus P162 on sale.
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_108P162...+Home+Speakers

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Please correct me if I'm wrong. I think the center speaker not only applies to spoken voice as in TV but also the singing vocales within music.
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Please correct me if I'm wrong. I think the center speaker not only applies to spoken voice as in TV but also the singing vocales within music.

Don't think that applies to stereo mode right?
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Please correct me if I'm wrong. I think the center speaker not only applies to spoken voice as in TV but also the singing vocales within music.

Most likely you're going to be using stereo mode which is only 2 channels, you're left and right speakers. If you change it to multchannel stereo you'll get some kind of matrixed mode that takes the 2 channel audio and spreads it thru 4 or 5 speakers. The center channel is this instance does nothing special at all.

That's why I said you don't need a center channel is this setup, there are no primary vocals going to that channel. I think a speaker in each of the four corners would be perfect for you.

Also you talked about buying a center channel speaker and the only reason they created horizontal speakers like the CS10 was to fit under a screen or TV. You don't have that need so no reason for a dedicated horizontal center channel speaker.

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"I have a hobby shop which is 24' x 32' where I do wood working."

You realize this is a forum for home theater junkies, and you just posted you're using a perfectly good space for an incredible theater on a wood working hobby shop? I'm weeping like a three year old!

If you want to get better bang for the buck than BB stores, you might want to check offerings from Internet direct companies. Ascend for instance has a very good reputation for good sound quality at a reasonable price.

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And you can look at the Boston - the speaker will be a little more lively sounding.
Skip the center channel.
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"I have a hobby shop which is 24' x 32' where I do wood working."

You realize this is a forum for home theater junkies, and you just posted you're using a perfectly good space for an incredible theater on a wood working hobby shop? I'm weeping like a three year old!

If you want to get better bang for the buck than BB stores, you might want to check offerings from Internet direct companies. Ascend for instance has a very good reputation for good sound quality at a reasonable price.

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Jay,
Thank your for the tears. The wood shop is where my ears are most of the time. I'm tired of listening to under par music.
All the Best
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Jay,
Thank your for the tears. The wood shop is where my ears are most of the time. I'm tired of listening to under par music.
All the Best
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Just joking about the wood shop. I love wood work myself, and I have more hobby space for building remote control aircraft (both planes, and helicopters) than I've dedicated to my tiny "theater".

Ascend, SVS, HSU, are a few of the well known quantities around this forum for good bang for the buck brands with very good sound quality.

I looked up the Infinity Primus speakers that have been recommeded here as well. They're so inexpensive they'd definitely be worth an audition. Hard to go too far wrong at that price point.

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