Best 5.1 Speaker Set with Denon 3312 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-05-2012, 05:45 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
lakersfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Hello everyone. I have an 8 year old Polk Audio 5.1 speaker system that I pad about $500. I want to upgrade especially after buying my new receiver.

So what's good out there for $1,000? Should I go for a packaged system like the Mirage - MX 1300W 5.1 or the Energy Take Classic 5.1? or will I get better sound buying separate speakers?

I either want really small speakers or tower speakers (so no bookshelf).
lakersfreak is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-05-2012, 05:57 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
afrogt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 23,414
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 295 Post(s)
Liked: 418
Well towers would be a much better solution than satellite speakers.

How big is your room and what subwoofer do you have?

I'm guessing you want a regular horizontal center channel or can you use a tower for that too?

Afro GT
afrogt is online now  
Old 03-05-2012, 07:50 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
lakersfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I am currently using the subwoofer that came in my Polk Audio package. I know towers would be better but can I get good sound under $1000 for all 5 speakers? Yes my center would be bookshelf. The room is about 15ft long 20ft wide
lakersfreak is offline  
Old 03-05-2012, 08:25 PM
Advanced Member
 
cjsiv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Peoria, IL
Posts: 673
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 29
Jamo S606 with a Rythmik Fv12. Better than any surround package you will buy.

cjsiv is offline  
Old 03-05-2012, 08:31 PM
AVS Special Member
 
lovinthehd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: OROR
Posts: 7,375
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 522 Post(s)
Liked: 1040
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/gtsea...hid%3D21306746

That's a "google search avs" at the top of the screen for "best 5.1 $1000"


"I realize that somebody playing free music isn't as commercial as a hamburger stand. But is it because you can eat a hamburger and hold it in your hand and you can't do that with music? Is it too free to control?" - Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart) discussing commercial success in the music biz


lovinthehd is online now  
Old 03-05-2012, 09:23 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
lakersfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by lovinthehd View Post

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/gtsea...hid%3D21306746

That's a "google search avs" at the top of the screen for "best 5.1 $1000"


Ya but I want to be more specific to my needs and with my components. Speakers will sound differently based on the receiver. I want to know specifcally what the best option is for the Denon 3312
lakersfreak is offline  
Old 03-05-2012, 09:57 PM
AVS Special Member
 
ack_bk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Maple Grove, MN
Posts: 8,841
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Liked: 106
I would get the Pioneer floorstanding speakers, surrounds, and center that are on sale here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...1&name=Pioneer

Leaves you enough for a Ryhtmik FV12 sub:
http://www.rythmikaudio.com/FV12.html
ack_bk is offline  
Old 03-05-2012, 09:59 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
cel4145's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 11,761
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 250 Post(s)
Liked: 781
Quote:
Originally Posted by ack_bk View Post

I would get the Pioneer floorstanding speakers, surrounds, and center that are on sale here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...1&name=Pioneer

Leaves you enough for a Ryhtmik FV12 sub:
http://www.rythmikaudio.com/FV12.html

+1

That's a nice combination.

Your questions are answered: Speaker FAQ
HT: Energy RC-50, RC-LCR, Veritas VS Surrounds | Dual CHT SS 18.1s | Denon AVR-888 | modified Dayton SA1000 | Antimode 8033C
Desktop: CBM-170 SE | SVS SB-1000 | Audio-GD NFB-11 | HK 3390
Headphone & Portable HE-400 | K612 Pro | HP150 | DX50 | E12
cel4145 is offline  
Old 03-05-2012, 10:01 PM
AVS Special Member
 
CalgaryCowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 1,250
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Speakers are matched to your tastes, needs, room not to the AVR. If anything it goes the other way around.

My review comparisons of Energy RC-70s to Veritas V6.3 http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post21199418
CalgaryCowboy is offline  
Old 03-06-2012, 02:44 PM
AVS Special Member
 
lovinthehd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: OROR
Posts: 7,375
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 522 Post(s)
Liked: 1040
Quote:
Originally Posted by lakersfreak View Post

Ya but I want to be more specific to my needs and with my components. Speakers will sound differently based on the receiver. I want to know specifcally what the best option is for the Denon 3312

You're not going to hear the difference via a forum...and the "different" sound between different avr's is extremely subjective...

When you're using low end speakers like a Take 5 (I'm not knocking them, I have a set), it's not critical in any case as to which AVR they're connected to. For real impact, you should spend more on the speakers for better sound...

"I realize that somebody playing free music isn't as commercial as a hamburger stand. But is it because you can eat a hamburger and hold it in your hand and you can't do that with music? Is it too free to control?" - Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart) discussing commercial success in the music biz


lovinthehd is online now  
Old 03-06-2012, 03:43 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
lakersfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by lovinthehd View Post

You're not going to hear the difference via a forum...and the "different" sound between different avr's is extremely subjective...

When you're using low end speakers like a Take 5 (I'm not knocking them, I have a set), it's not critical in any case as to which AVR they're connected to. For real impact, you should spend more on the speakers for better sound...

Ya so what "better" speakers would I get??? I know its all subjective but just thought I'd ask here.
lakersfreak is offline  
Old 03-06-2012, 03:43 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
lakersfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

+1

That's a nice combination.

Really???? Pioneer speakers....?
lakersfreak is offline  
Old 03-06-2012, 03:46 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
lakersfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by CalgaryCowboy View Post

Speakers are matched to your tastes, needs, room not to the AVR. If anything it goes the other way around.

Exactly why I'm asking here. Since I already have the denon 3312 what speakers generally sound better with it?
lakersfreak is offline  
Old 03-06-2012, 03:48 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
lakersfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Would it be useful if I drew out my living room layout?
lakersfreak is offline  
Old 03-06-2012, 03:49 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
zieglj01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 11,378
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 462 Post(s)
Liked: 542
Look at HTD
http://www.htd.com/Products/level-tw...Tower-Speakers
Center
http://www.htd.com/Products/level-tw...hannel-Speaker

Buy the Rythmik sub - then save for the surrounds

__________________________________________
Who and Where - is the Way, the Truth and the Life?

Speakers > MB Quart VS05, Boston VS260, Snell K7
Subwoofer > Mordaunt Short Aviano 7
Receiver > Tascam PAR-200, Pioneer VSX-30
zieglj01 is online now  
Old 03-06-2012, 06:29 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
cel4145's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 11,761
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 250 Post(s)
Liked: 781
Quote:
Originally Posted by lakersfreak View Post

Really???? Pioneer speakers....?

They are getting excellent reviews and testimonials. See this thread: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1278774

Your questions are answered: Speaker FAQ
HT: Energy RC-50, RC-LCR, Veritas VS Surrounds | Dual CHT SS 18.1s | Denon AVR-888 | modified Dayton SA1000 | Antimode 8033C
Desktop: CBM-170 SE | SVS SB-1000 | Audio-GD NFB-11 | HK 3390
Headphone & Portable HE-400 | K612 Pro | HP150 | DX50 | E12
cel4145 is offline  
Old 03-06-2012, 06:30 PM
AVS Special Member
 
pokekevin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 5,071
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked: 101
Quote:
Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post


They are getting excellent reviews and testimonials. See this thread: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1278774

You'd be surprised...for their price they are damn good

No subwoofer I've heard has been able to produce the bass I've experienced in the Corps!

Must..stop...buying...every bluray release...
pokekevin is offline  
Old 03-06-2012, 06:32 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
cel4145's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 11,761
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 250 Post(s)
Liked: 781
And see this review of the Pioneers: http://www.hometheater.com/content/p...speaker-system

Your questions are answered: Speaker FAQ
HT: Energy RC-50, RC-LCR, Veritas VS Surrounds | Dual CHT SS 18.1s | Denon AVR-888 | modified Dayton SA1000 | Antimode 8033C
Desktop: CBM-170 SE | SVS SB-1000 | Audio-GD NFB-11 | HK 3390
Headphone & Portable HE-400 | K612 Pro | HP150 | DX50 | E12
cel4145 is offline  
Old 03-06-2012, 07:04 PM
AVS Special Member
 
ack_bk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Maple Grove, MN
Posts: 8,841
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Liked: 106
Quote:
Originally Posted by lakersfreak View Post

Really???? Pioneer speakers....?

These particular Pioneer speakers were designed by a well known speaker designer, Andrew Jones. For the price point, it is a steal. Based on my recommendation, my neighbor picked up the 5.0 setup with an SVS sub and he has been ecstatic. He was skeptical too
ack_bk is offline  
 
Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off