Help me find speakers for onkyo tx-nr818 for under $500 (just 2.0) - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 11-24-2012, 07:44 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
venky80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I have heard some people suggest $500 is too less for 2.0 speakers for the receiver but I want to buy something so that I can enjoy the music and then extend in future.
Thanks for all the suggestions.
venky80 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 11-24-2012, 07:52 PM
AVS Special Member
 
shadyJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 6,352
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 69 Post(s)
Liked: 446
Get the EMP tek E55Ti tower speakers, they are on sale right now for $477, regularly $800. The have been well received by audioholics in this review.
shadyJ is online now  
post #3 of 11 Old 11-24-2012, 08:14 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
venky80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Thanks shady j for your suggestion.
Would these need a desperate amp to drive them ?
venky80 is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 11-24-2012, 08:20 PM
AVS Special Member
 
lovinthehd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: OROR
Posts: 6,323
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 82 Post(s)
Liked: 723
You spend that much on an avr then cheap out on speakers? Why? Should probably spend 2x at least on speakers...

lovinthehd is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 11-24-2012, 08:41 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
venky80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I plan to, after saving some :-)
venky80 is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 11-24-2012, 08:49 PM
AVS Special Member
 
lovinthehd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: OROR
Posts: 6,323
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 82 Post(s)
Liked: 723
Move them to surrounds? Floor standers work in the long run? Just a thought...

lovinthehd is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 11-24-2012, 08:57 PM
AVS Special Member
 
shadyJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 6,352
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 69 Post(s)
Liked: 446
Quote:
Originally Posted by venky80 View Post

Would these need a desperate amp to drive them ?

No, a confident, secure amp will drive them just fine. Kidding, no, they will not need a separate amplifier.
shadyJ is online now  
post #8 of 11 Old 11-24-2012, 09:01 PM
AVS Special Member
 
shadyJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 6,352
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 69 Post(s)
Liked: 446
Quote:
Originally Posted by lovinthehd View Post

You spend that much on an avr then cheap out on speakers? Why? Should probably spend 2x at least on speakers...

The 818 was on a terrific sale yesterday, what were they, five or six hundred dollars, so no, I am guessing he didn't spend a lot on the AVR. He has the right idea anyway, if you don't have a lot to blow on a whole surround sound setup, get quality components one at a time, and wait for good deals. He will have a killer system by the end of that, and he won't have spent a fortune to get it.
shadyJ is online now  
post #9 of 11 Old 11-24-2012, 09:27 PM
AVS Special Member
 
GusGus748s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Visalia, CA 93291
Posts: 6,308
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Liked: 592
Quote:
Originally Posted by shadyJ View Post

Get the EMP tek E55Ti tower speakers, they are on sale right now for $477, regularly $800. The have been well received by audioholics in this review.

I've never listened to EMP's in person, but I've heard and read good reviews about them. Furthermore, that's one awesome sale. If I hadn't bought my Monitor 70's with Klipsch RW-12D, I would jump on that deal biggrin.gif I would also recommend the HTD speakers. These I've head in person, and they sound awesome.

Media Server: UnRaid Server: 15TB of storage and growing :).

http://www.avsforum.com/lists/display/view/id/8599

 

Home Theater Set Up:

http://www.avsforum.com/lists/display/view/id/8597

GusGus748s is online now  
post #10 of 11 Old 12-03-2013, 11:47 PM
Member
 
Jonathan Blanco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10

what about 5.1 speakers.

 

i have this same exact receiver. 

 

I game alot and want the best sounding speakers i can get

 

budget is 1000-1500$

Jonathan Blanco is offline  
post #11 of 11 Old 12-04-2013, 04:12 AM
Member
 
SuperFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 47
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 22
In addition to the HTD and emptek you should also look at the Arx a2, a3 or a5's. They have a lot of normally higher price tier components stuffed into no frills, well built cabs. They are really high bang for the buck and sound fantastic. Lots of love for them recently on the hts $1k shootout thread.
SuperFan is offline  
Reply Speakers

Tags
Onkyo Tx Nr818
Gear in this thread

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off