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Old 09-01-2012, 09:35 AM - Thread Starter
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Hey Guys,

Both of these systems are on sale, need help choosing. I heard the SM55 and liked the bass response and depth of sound field. I have not heard the Klipsch Gallery 28s but LOVE the slim design. Help me choose!! I live in an apartment (top floor) so room retelling system with Towers and 2 subs would have to wait till later. I would like to find a compact set of bookshelf/slim speakers which isn't completely lacking in bass region but at the same time is slim (I know this is hard to do) Here are the set ups I threw together, let me know which one I should go with and if you have any experience with these or other compact speakers, also please note that speakers must pass the SO test so slimness is def a factor:

Option 1:
3 - Klipsch Gallery G-28 ($600) Reg ($1500)
2 - Klipsch Gallery G-12 ($160) Reg $400
1 - SVS or HSU subwoofer ($500 - $600)
Total $1300 est

Option 2
2 - DefTech SM 55s ($350) Reg $600
1 - DefTech CLR 2002 ($280) Reg $350
2 - DefTech ProCinema 800s ($280) Reg $499
1 - DefTech SC4000 sub (open box - $500) Reg $800
Total with deliv, $1500

AVR will most likely be a Either Marantz Slim line 7.2 ($650) or Onkyo 709 ($550) - still trying to figure where to place it as neither will fit on my TV stand.
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:58 AM
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I have not heard those particular Klipsch speakers but have heard the SM55 and they are a great deal at the price you quoted above.

If it was me, I would get the Denon 1612 receiver at Amazon $278 or this one for $448:
http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR2112CI-Integrated-Surround-Receiver/dp/B004Z0S7OM/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1346518337&sr=8-13&keywords=Denon

This is an authorized Denon and Onkyo reseller who sells refurbished with full manufaturers warranty. I would get this one for $279

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/DENAVR1712/DENON-AVR-1712-7.1-A/V-Surround-Receiver/1.html

Has Audyssey MultiEQ XT
Or this one for $359
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/DENAVR2112CI/DENON-AVR-2112CI-7.1-Integrated-Network-A/V-Surround-Receiver/1.html

Then skip the Supercube and get an Hsu or SVS sub. If you get the 1612, gives you plenty of money for a better sub.
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Klipsch Gallery 28 are on sale at newegg for 199 i
I just order 5 of them
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I'd skip the gallery speakers. Search for reviews. They're not very good.

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I'd skip the gallery speakers. Search for reviews. They're not very good.

Not very good at MSRP or not very good at $199 a pop? Compared to other slim style speakers? Do you have an alternative suggestion for a slim/satellite in the $200 range that sounds good (and looks good)?
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Not very good at MSRP or not very good at $199 a pop? Compared to other slim style speakers? Do you have an alternative suggestion for a slim/satellite in the $200 range that sounds good (and looks good)?


Why not get the Def Tech SM55s?

As for slim line speakers the Def Tech Mythos get good reviews.

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