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Just got a Pioneer VSK-821K.

I would like to know some possible speaker systems for matching up with my AV receiver.

Looks are important and small size is preferred.

JBL CS 480 - $200

Harman Kardon HKTS-16WQ - $250

Polk TL 150 (excludes subwoofer) - $250

Klipsch - did not like, price $500+.

Energy Take - Looks a bit ugly.



I leaning towards HKTS-16. Please let me know it there are better options.
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how big of room and what is your budget are you looking just for speakers or with a sub

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Around 20 X 15, Living room with large french doors leading into balcony.

I cannot have large speakers, family will not agree. Primary usage will be movies.

My budget is around $300-$400 for everything, can extend if I find something to $600.
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fwiw, imo the satelite speakers and subs that come in those systems are not going to give you very good sound in your size room. i would look into small bookself speakers with larger drivers and that are highly efficent and a good budget sub. the only drawback is going to be size probualy around 10-12" high just my 2 cents
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This will be used primarily by my parents. I do not think we would use higher volume.

Do you think a pair of rear ceiling speakers and a pair of bookshelves (front) with a small center channel and a 8-10 inch sub would make a good setup.

Pioneer bookshelves seem to be on sale anyway on newegg.

Coming to ceiling speakers, are they any good?
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fwiw,the pioneer bookshelves would be a better option than the satelites but you will need to purchace the pioneer center as you want the same timbre across the front the surrounds not so inportant. as for in ceiling speakers as surrounds they will do but only thing i see as a problem is the deal of wiring them running wires through the ceiling could be quite the task for someone with out skills or quite expensive if done professionally. and as for size of sub in your size room a budget sub like the bic f-12 $200 at acousticsounddesigns or the polk psw505 $230 at newegg would be better recommanded than an 8or 10" sub.its not all about loudness but clearity in your size room these will just give better sound throughout especially with movies. just my 2 cents

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Newegg seems to carry Klipsch gallery G12 speakers for $90 each.

Polk Ceiling RC60i 6.5" for another 100 a pair.

Fitting ceiling speakers and wiring is not a big deal as I am getting some work done anyway. I also have drop ceilings.
Will be installing wall panels to hide the wires in the front.

I will also add BIC or Pioneer subs.

Do you think the Polk ceiling will be able to act as good rear speakers.
6.5" is woofer for mid range, right? Will I need tweeters?
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I dropped the ceiling idea. Did not like the reviews.

I found Klipsch Gallery speakers, perfectly fits my needs.

They seem to come in two sizes , 12 and 16.

16s for the front and center. 12 for the rear.
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