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I inquired about a sub here:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1423954/subwoofer-for-a-dorm

And I think we are going to go with the Energy. I think the receiver will be this one:

http://www.hhgregg.com/onkyo-400-watt-3d-5-1-home-theater-receiver/item/TXNR509

His total budget is around $600, so what might be the best options for a couple of smallish speakers for a dorm? $200 is tops for the 2.
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Well, since I posted to your other thread smile.gif

A touch over $200 at $219, but they really are an excellent value: Energy RC-10. Here's a review: http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/energy_rc10.htm.

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His total budget is around $600, so what might be the best options for a couple of smallish speakers for a dorm? $200 is tops for the 2.

The Boston A25 is a nice option
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/BOSA25WHA/BOSTON-ACOUSTICS-A25-2-Way-5.25in-Bookshelf-Speaker-Each-Gloss-White/1.html

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How about some Polk RTi6 since you'll also be getting a sub! $180

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290252

whats going to be the primary use for these speakers?
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I inquired about a sub here:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1423954/subwoofer-for-a-dorm
And I think we are going to go with the Energy. I think the receiver will be this one:
http://www.hhgregg.com/onkyo-400-watt-3d-5-1-home-theater-receiver/item/TXNR509
His total budget is around $600, so what might be the best options for a couple of smallish speakers for a dorm? $200 is tops for the 2.

Considering the party nature of subs and a college dorm, the place will rock unless one is willing to buy off the dorm monitor and a better sub.

My opinion, the point, a dorm is not a place where one expects to have quality sound at a socially acceptable level. If one wants quality sound at a socially acceptable level, then one needs to consider headphones.
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How about some Polk RTi6 since you'll also be getting a sub! $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290252
whats going to be the primary use for these speakers?

Music, TV/movies.
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Considering the party nature of subs and a college dorm, the place will rock unless one is willing to buy off the dorm monitor and a better sub.
My opinion, the point, a dorm is not a place where one expects to have quality sound at a socially acceptable level. If one wants quality sound at a socially acceptable level, then one needs to consider headphones.


Ummm...so your recommendation for speakers is...?
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Ummm...so your recommendation for speakers is...?

From my recollection.........dorms, bass and standards, are about beer, bass and hooking up. Sound quality is the last on the list of importance. If one is in a dorm and cares about sound quality, then they opt for headphone separates. If one is worrying about a dorm sound system and party, then they should be considering the subwoofer.

Just saying. Hey, maybe college has changed. cool.gif

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A few weeks ago, new Egg had the Def Tech SM450 for just a few shekels over 200 dollars, shipping included. That Speaker is a smallish sized bookshelf, yet is able to hit pretty low (although sounds like a sub is in the equation). Anyway, good speaker that can be had for around 200 dollars if you are patient!

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I'll second that. Save that money towards a nice setup for a bigger room once you're out of the dorms. For now I would just say get a cheap HTIB, which will still likely be loud enough too loud for a dorm. Expensive electronics and intoxication in a small place usually does not end well.
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The Cambridge Audio S30 is just a few bucks over your budget, but quite a speaker for the price.

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Just saw this in the Infinity owners thread. This is great price for these speakers if you live near a Frys:
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From my recollection.........dorms, bass and standards, are about beer, bass and hooking up. Sound quality is the last on the list of importance. If one is in a dorm and cares about sound quality, then they opt for headphone separates. If one is worrying about a dorm sound system and party, then they should be considering the subwoofer.
Just saying. Hey, maybe college has changed. cool.gif
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I work at a university, and my understanding of student populations in the US would indicate that this is not a useful generalization across all students, dorms, and institutions, even though it is the one reified by the media in popular films. And for whatever it's worth, I've seen more college students on AVS in the last year trying to put together good SQ setups for their money over max SPL PA audio for parties.

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I work at a university, and my understanding of student populations in the US would indicate that this is not a useful generalization across all students, dorms, and institutions, even though it is the one reified by the media in popular films. And for whatever it's worth, I've seen more college students on AVS in the last year trying to put together good SQ setups for their money over max SPL PA audio for parties.

Okay and my West Coast California college experience challenges your college experience to a beer drinking contest, the day before midterms.
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Well, since I posted to your other thread smile.gif
A touch over $200 at $219, but they really are an excellent value: Energy RC-10. Here's a review: http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/energy_rc10.htm.

By the way, I grabbed the 10.3. Thanks for the recommendation!
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From my recollection.........dorms, bass and standards, are about beer, bass and hooking up. Sound quality is the last on the list of importance. If one is in a dorm and cares about sound quality, then they opt for headphone separates. If one is worrying about a dorm sound system and party, then they should be considering the subwoofer.
Just saying. Hey, maybe college has changed. cool.gif
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We already bought a sub (the Energy 10.3). I'm asking about an inexpensive set of speakers now. Think I found a pair yesterday...these:

http://www.hhgregg.com/polk-audio-5-1-4-2-way-bookshelf-speaker-2-in-box-price-for-each-/item/M10

Inexpensive, sounds is fine for the dorm I think.
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From my recollection.........dorms, bass and standards, are about beer, bass and hooking up. Sound quality is the last on the list of importance. If one is in a dorm and cares about sound quality, then they opt for headphone separates. If one is worrying about a dorm sound system and party, then they should be considering the subwoofer.
Just saying. Hey, maybe college has changed. cool.gif
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My son is a pretty serious student (Chemical Engineering major), but he loves music as much as I do (and that is saying a LOT). Not saying he needs the best or anything close to that right now...but I know he doesn't want something that sounds like crap.
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We already bought a sub I'm asking about an inexpensive set of speakers.

I understand your above and based on the post I responded to, I made a recommendation. There was no mention of a sub having been purchased at the time of my response.

"Ummm...so your recommendation for speakers is...?"

"My opinion, the point, a dorm is not a place where one expects to have quality sound at a socially acceptable level. If one wants quality sound at a socially acceptable level, then one needs to consider headphones."

At this price point, my opinion, people's expectations are too high. A college dorm is not synonymous with quality sound and despite the purchase of a sub, if one is expecting quality sound, then my recommendation is still a decent pair of Sennheiser cordless headphones. If one must have speakers, my recommendation, due to the size of a standard or larger dorm room, would be to go with bookshelf speakers which would be complimented by the sub which has already been purchased.

Based on reading your sub thread comments, with all due respect, as a father, my recommendation would be to let your son figure it all out as it's his money and they're going be his speakers. The frustration of choosing speakers is obviously money. And yes, lack of money limits choice in quality. My apologies that I'm not able to do better than to suggest or recommend away from what you're wanting to do.

This is my poor yet humble effort at making a quality recommendation close to your stated price point. At $300.00 plus shipping, these speakers are more than your stated budget of $200.00 but you asked for quality recommendations and I have full faith in Hsu's ability regarding speaker design.

And as a further suggestion, there's no reason a pair of surrounds, coupled with your existing subwoofer can't be used as mains.

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We already bought a sub (the Energy 10.3). I'm asking about an inexpensive set of speakers now. Think I found a pair yesterday...these:
http://www.hhgregg.com/polk-audio-5-1-4-2-way-bookshelf-speaker-2-in-box-price-for-each-/item/M10
Inexpensive, sounds is fine for the dorm I think.

My son is a pretty serious student (Chemical Engineering major), but he loves music as much as I do (and that is saying a LOT). Not saying he needs the best or anything close to that right now...but I know he doesn't want something that sounds like crap.

If he is somewhat serious about sound - I would aim a little higher - they are somewhat poor
and weak sounding. Your call - and yes, many college students tend to be more serious about
sound quality.

I would look at the RTi6 from post #4 - it is much better than the M10, and is now $149
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290252&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Home+Audio+Speakers-_-Polk+Audio-_-82290252

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Your call - and yes, many college students tend to be more serious about sound quality.

Come-on. Now you're being argumentative. If it's so important to him, why is his mother doing the research? If he cared, he'd be doing the research himself. tongue.gif

I'll step out of the thread as the son should be participating in the thread.

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I would look at the RTi6 from post #4 - it is much better than the M10, and is now $149
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290252&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Home+Audio+Speakers-_-Polk+Audio-_-82290252

Nice thing about those RTi6 speakers is that they are front ported. Some of the other speakers we have mentioned are rear ported, and the port needs room to breathe. That means they need to be out from the wall a little so that the port can displace air out the back properly. Where as rear ported or sealed speakers won't have that problem if placed flush against the wall--a plus for trying to integrate speakers into a dorm room on a shelf or on a desk where space is tight.

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I like the Polk rTI speakes (I owned a pair of their tower speakers years ago). Another option is these for $85 apiece on sale. They get solid reviews:
http://www.amazon.com/Infinity-Primus-Two-way-Bookshelf-Satellite/dp/B0045NCB32/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1344709593&sr=8-1&keywords=primus+speakers

I prefer them to the Polk's for home theater, but might give the edge to the Polk's for music.

I actually like these a lot for music as well:
http://www.svsound.com/speakers/s-series/sbs-02

These are from parent company RBH who makes high end speakers and are very good for the price. They also offer a 30 day (shipping both ways) return policy, so you cannot go wrong:
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Nice thing about those RTi6 speakers is that they are front ported. Some of the other speakers we have mentioned are rear ported, and the port needs room to breathe. That means they need to be out from the wall a little so that the port can displace air out the back properly. Where as rear ported or sealed speakers won't have that problem if placed flush against the wall--a plus for trying to integrate speakers into a dorm room on a shelf or on a desk where space is tight.

That is a good point.

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These are from parent company RBH who makes high end speakers and are very good for the price. They also offer a 30 day (shipping both ways) return policy, so you cannot go wrong:
http://www.emptek.com/e5bi_bts.php

And there is a good price on RBH speakers here
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RBH-MODEL-AC51SILVER-2-WAY-BOOKSHIP-SPEAKER-PAIR-/271033355344?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item3f1ad8cc50

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If he is somewhat serious about sound - I would aim a little higher - they are somewhat poor
and weak sounding. Your call - and yes, many college students tend to be more serious about
sound quality.
I would look at the RTi6 from post #4 - it is much better than the M10, and is now $149
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290252&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Home+Audio+Speakers-_-Polk+Audio-_-82290252

Thanks. But man those are huge. He needs small...for the dorm.
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Come-on. Now you're being argumentative. If it's so important to him, why is his mother doing the research? If he cared, he'd be doing the research himself. tongue.gif
I'll step out of the thread as the son should be participating in the thread.
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rolleyes.gif Because 1) he is out of town with his dad on a trip he didn't want to take instead of shopping for this system which is what he had planned to do this weekend. And 2) he has a ton of stuff to to do get ready to go back to college. And 3) He knows I know more about the equipment than he does and he trusts my judgement (I think I already stated that somewhere.).
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Thanks for all the recommendations everyone. I'm checking them out...but I think they are all on the large side. Any suggestions for smaller ones?
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These were designed by Andrew Jones and are considered to be a steal at the regular $199, so even greater bargain right now with the promo code for $130 for the pair!! There is a thread dedicated to these in the forums. Kind of hard to go wrong considering the reviews and price.
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As a few have suggested.... how about a 2.1 set up??
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Thanks for all the recommendations everyone. I'm checking them out...but I think they are all on the large side. Any suggestions for smaller ones?

The RBH AC-51 in post #24, is only 11.25 inches tall
http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volume_10_3/rbh-ac-speakers-8-2003.html

The Cambridge S30 in post #11 is only 9 inches tall > it is a real nice speaker
and is my favorite budget speaker.
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Speakers > MB Quart VS05, Boston VS260, Snell K7
Subwoofer > Mordaunt Short Aviano 7
Receiver > Tascam PAR-200, Pioneer VSX-30
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