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I recently bought a new TV stand for my 50" Plasma which doesnt leave me much room on the sides of the TV for my old speakers. Which are cheap Dayton B652's from parts express i got for like $25. Id like to upgrade the sound but in a smaller pacakge if possible. I need something that is probably no more thatn 6.5" wide tops. Im thinking 6" wide would be ideal.

Do you guys have any recommendations for up to $300 for a pair of small bookshelf speakers? I have a pioneer 1020 AVR powering them as well as an old paradigm sub i had laying around. I'm only running a 2.1 set up on this TV.

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Edit: On my main theater set up i have some paradigm monitor 7s etc. I was thinking Atom Monitors since i roughly already know Paradigms sounds, but if there is something better in the smaller speakers im all game to check them out.
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nht super zero 2.0 great little speaker only 5.5" wide and $99 each

iknow this does not fit your requirements but the energy rc-10 for $280 a pair at vanns are an excellent speaker but are 6.70" wide

or the cambridge audio s-30 for $220 at audio advisor only 6.3"wide

just a few suggestions

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nht super zero 2.0 great little speaker only 5.5" wide and $99 each

iknow this does not fit your requirements but the energy rc-10 for $280 a pair at vanns are an excellent speaker but are 6.70" wide

or the cambridge audio s-30 for $220 at audio advisor only 6.3"wide

just a few suggestions

Edit: nevermind about the width. I checked Energys page and they are indeed 6.7" wide. Amazon has it wrong.

Are you sure the rc-10's are only 6.7" wide? Amazon shows them at 10" wide. I have heard this speaker recommended a lot so im assuming its very good. Even if 6.7" wide though it may be pushing it. The NHT speaker looks pretty nice and the price seems really good.
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Get the RC-10s and speaker stands (if required)

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Given those parameters, I would probably choose the Monitor Audio M1 speakers. They are 6.5 inches wide and $199/pair at 2 or 3 retailers. They give very good performance for a speaker that size.


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I recently bought a new TV stand for my 50" Plasma which doesnt leave me much room on the sides of the TV for my old speakers. Which are cheap Dayton B652's from parts express i got for like $25. Id like to upgrade the sound but in a smaller pacakge if possible. I need something that is probably no more thatn 6.5" wide tops. Im thinking 6" wide would be ideal.

Do you guys have any recommendations for up to $300 for a pair of small bookshelf speakers? I have a pioneer 1020 AVR powering them as well as an old paradigm sub i had laying around. I'm only running a 2.1 set up on this TV.

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The Cambridge Audio S30, is a good one
•6-5/16"W x 8-15/16"H x 9-1/4"D
http://www.amazon.com/Cambridge-Audi...=5336055023-20

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Here are a few other potential choices that might work for you...

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