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Old 10-24-2012, 07:20 AM
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Just bought the following speakers for an HT build at my new house:

5 JTR triple 8s for center, surround, and DSXY wide
2 JTR triple 12s for L and R
Paradigm reference sub 15

I traded my soul for them....smile.gif
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:24 AM
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sadly, my soul isn't worth that much... redface.gif

salk ht2-tl's, ht2c, ht-1's... submersive hp...

too darn much, but worth every penny... as someone else noted earlier, the endless cycle of upgrades cost more than the "final" upgrade did...

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Old 10-24-2012, 07:38 AM
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Yikes... I hardly dare to count... and I haven't the price I paid in memory, so I'm going by the pricelist - which is higher than what I paid.

Front speakers $12.5k
Subwoofers $11.5k
Surround speakers. 8x$1k
Front high $1k
Front wide $1k

Center not bought yet - will cost $3-3.5k

( None available outside Sweden, so not much use in stating make and model. )

Under construction: the Larch theater
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:05 AM
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Back in HS, I got into audio, thanks to a Klipsch Promedia 4.1 computer speaker system, but never had the money and was happy with the computer speakers. In college I started dreaming of my systems and finally managed to get one after finishing college, though it took some time still. I got them as a group so don't remember the exact breakdown of each item. I want to replace the AVR but figure I'll do so once I move into a house of my own since it's adequate enough for now and most of my web apps run through my PC or Xbox.

from AVS - $1,600
2 x Klipsch RF-82 II
Klipsch RC-62 II
2 x Klipsch RS-52 II

From Newegg
2 x Klipsch RF-52 II and Onkyo TX-SR608 - $800
2 x Klipsch RW-12D - $750

Total: $3,150

I was planning on buying a place and since I wanted to have a system in my room, I began looking at something. I originally thought of getting a Klipsch Icon WF system so started saving for it. Well, I also scrounged around CL for any good deal for speakers around my area. I did manage for find a great system, though the left and right speakers have some damage and one has the base breaking apart. I only noticed this after listening and decided to go with them due to the low price and not hearing a difference between the damaged and undamaged speakers.

2 x Klipsch RF-35
Klipsch RC-35
4 x Klipsch RB-25

Denon AVR-1712 - $250
Total for second set: $850

Total spent not counting video: $4,000. On the cheaper side of the some of the systems but I am more than pleased with the performance. Subs shake the room and house and speakers sound great.

Because great sound fills the room, shakes the house, breaks hearts, stirs souls, and always will
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Klipsch RF-82 II - $800
Klipsch RC-62 II - $379
Polk Monitor 40 - $100 (surround)

Still waiting for deals on RC-62 II to complete the surround.

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Originally Posted by chenchr View Post

Klipsch RF-82 II - $800
Klipsch RC-62 II - $379
Polk Monitor 40 - $100 (surround)
Still waiting for deals on RC-62 II to complete the surround.

Don't you mean RS-62 II? I had a good laugh imagining center channel speakers on your walls tongue.gif
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LCR - JBL L890s - $1200
Surrounds X 4 JBL L820 - $600
JBL 1400 sub - $600
Outlaw EX sub - $600

Total - 3K
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I wish I could have tower but for my situation, I had to have in-ceiling speakers.

I have a 7.2 system

5 SpeakerCraft AIM8 Fives retail for $895.00 each

2 SpeakerCraft TIME Fives used as Wides retail for $1,300.00 each

1 TIME Controller to raise and lower the Time Fives retail for $550.00

1 HSU MBM-12 MK2 Mid Base retail for $500.00

SVSound PB 13-Ultra retial for $2000.00

After getting everything as cheap as possible, I have about $8,000.00 in my system.


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Speakers: SpeakerCraft: 6 AIM8 Fives & 2 TIME Fives used as Wides
Woofers: SVS PB13-Ultra (1), HSU MBM-12 MK2 (2)
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I picked up a 5.1 set off Craigslist

Polk Rti-A7 mains
Polk CSi-A6 center
Polk Rti-A3 surrounds
Polk DSW Pro 550 sub

All for a little over $1k if I remember correctly.

I sold the A3's, and stored the sub for later use.

Another CL find was a pair of Polk FXi-A4 di-poles for about $150 and a pair of Polk Rti4 speakers (back surround) for about $140.

Running dual BIC/Acoustech PL-200 subs. One new (From dealer), one lightly used (off CL). Total about $450 for both.

Upgraded the caps and resistors on the crossovers in the A7 towers and A6 center (Clarity Caps and Mills resistors) about $300 or so. Very, very nice improvement.

This of course does not include the AVR and dedicated amp or the other sets of speakers I bought before settling on the "modded" Rti-A line of Polks.
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2 Energy RC-50, 1 Energy RC-LCR, 2 Energy VS Surround: $1350
2 CHT SS18.1 w/Dayton amp and Antimode 8033c: $1550

YAHOO! Who else is in the "My Sub Setup Is More Than My 5.0 Speaker Set" Club?


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Old 10-25-2012, 04:28 AM
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here's the retail (at time of purchase) and what i actually paid for just the speakers in my setups. everything was purchased brand new:

living room:
Polk RTi A9 $750 each
Polk CSi A6 $400
Speakercraft AIM WIDE 3 $585 each
SVS PB12-NSD $769

total retail $3839 / total actually paid $1841

Athena AS-F1 $400
Athena AS-C1 $180
Athena AS-B1 $180
JBL E250 $450

total retail $1210 / total actually paid $590

i like what i have for the budget i had in mind.

HD-DVD: 55 / Blu-ray: 83
newest: Brotherhood of the Wolf / Battlestar Galactica (series), TDKR Part 2, Ip Man 2


AVR: Marantz SR6006

F/C/R: Polk RTi A9's / CSi A6 / Speakercraft AIMWIDE 3


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Old 10-25-2012, 06:04 AM
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My budget living room setup:

Klipsch VF-36 mains $400
Klipsch VC-25 center $200
Klipsch VS-14 Surrounds: $100
Take 2.2 (front height): ~$100?
Energy 10.3 sub: ~$300 (when I bought it about 7 years ago)

So, ~$1100 pre-tax.
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