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looking for high end internet direct speaker recommendations for a new 5 channel setup.

got the subs picked out and all.

just looking for just quality speakers made from the best drivers and components etc.

simple black matte speakers no frills are fine for me just looking for great sound from the best made black boxes.


thanks a whole lot
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And the budget is?

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Yeah a budget would be nice, here is a few companies that are internet direct to help you get started, I'm sure this isn't all of them but some big ones to look at like Aperion, Acend, Emotiva, EMP tek, Salk, SVS just to name a few.

Anothony Gallo
Aperion Speakers
Ascend Acoustics
Axiom
Elemental Designs
Emotiva
EMP Tek
Fluance
Hsu Research
NHT speakers
NSM Audio
Orb Audio
Outlaw Audio
Salk Sound
SVS
Swan Speakers Online
Usher Speakers
Vandersteen
Zu Audio

I hope that helps

EMP tek 5.1 theater setup, Marantz SR6006, Oppo BDP-95
Salk Songtowers, Emotiva XPA-2, ERC-1.  

This is a horrible hobby!!  My wallet hates me, takes up to much space, neighbors want me to move, but man my house sounds amazing!  

 

 
 

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^ cast my vote in for Swan xP.

http://www.lockwaresystems.com/homet...rs-cat-11.html
http://www.theaudioinsider.com/index...va&cPath=21_22
https://clevelandplasma.com/store/sw.../swan_speakers

 

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This should be good... *subscribes to thread*

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thanks for the leads

looking to spend under 5k for a set of mains.
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have a look at zu audio omen def's

or something from tekton designs or decware

i own a pair of reference 3a speakers in my main 2 channel system and i'm not upgrading anytime soon especially to the traditional tweeter woofer speakers and companies. its ID or nothing.just my 2 cents

i'm so laid back,i'm laid out
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The Salk HT2-2L can be made in Black Satin
http://www.salksound.com/ht2-TL%20-%20images.htm
http://www.salksound.com/ht2-TL%20-%20pricing.htm

And the Salk V3
http://www.salksound.com/v3%20-%20images.htm
http://www.salksound.com/v3%20-%20pricing.htm

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The Salk HT2-2L can be made in Black Satin
http://www.salksound.com/ht2-TL%20-%20images.htm
http://www.salksound.com/ht2-TL%20-%20pricing.htm

I was just gonna post this til I scrolled down some more and saw your post.
They would be my top pick at 5k and under or the Phil 3's But they're not just a black box look like the op's looking for.


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I would add to the mix

Usher.....

I was pretty impressed by the BE-718....

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Yeah a budget would be nice, here is a few companies that are internet direct to help you get started, I'm sure this isn't all of them but some big ones to look at like Aperion, Acend, Emotiva, EMP tek, Salk, SVS just to name a few.

Anothony Gallo
Aperion Speakers
Ascend Acoustics
Axiom
Elemental Designs
Emotiva
EMP Tek
Fluance
Hsu Research
NHT speakers
NSM Audio
Orb Audio
Outlaw Audio
Salk Sound
SVS
Swan Speakers Online
Usher Speakers
Vandersteen
Zu Audio

I hope that helps

Alright added a few more on the list of must look at speakers from members. All these companies should be able to sell online from there web site.

For me I went with EMP Tek for a 5.1 setup and Salk Songtowers for a listening post with Emotiva amps, both are just down right awesome speakers.
I hope that helps.

EMP tek 5.1 theater setup, Marantz SR6006, Oppo BDP-95
Salk Songtowers, Emotiva XPA-2, ERC-1.  

This is a horrible hobby!!  My wallet hates me, takes up to much space, neighbors want me to move, but man my house sounds amazing!  

 

 
 

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I would add to the mix

Usher.....

I was pretty impressed by the BE-718....

Shelly

I have a new pair of X-718s, the ones with the non-exotic tweeter, and I am very impressed, especially for the money ($999 new direct from Usher).
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That's a big budget to play with, and you dont necessarily have to spend it all. For a traditional "hi-fi" type speaker the Philharmonic 3 will be hard to beat anywhere. I'm sure they will have no problem giving you a black box. Dennis Murphy is kind of a legend when it comes to designing speakers, and all the drivers are top notch. These speakers are power hungry and 4ohm, but should be capable of pretty high output crossed to a sub.

While not ID, another great speaker that never gets any consideration around here is the JBL LSR6332. This is the top of their pro monitor line, dont get this confused with the consumer stuff. The drivers are top notch, and the speaker is thoroughly engineered for a smooth, accurate sound field. You should expect a bit more output capability from this speaker.

Take note of the large amounts of measured data offered by both speakers above. Always take marketing hype with a grain of salt if they're not providing that kind of info


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