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post #1 of 6 Old 11-28-2012, 02:22 PM - Thread Starter
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I am looking for some budget tower speakers, but given the hundreds of different options out there, and being unable to listen to probably any more than 5-10% of them, its hard to make a choice. I have about $400 to spend on the pair, less is always better, but I know that with something like speakers, less very rarely means more. I am looking at the Energy CF-70 in the classifieds, but some of the reviews I have read on them seem to be so so.

Any recommendations? these will be used for music, but primarily as HT speakers (so it would be nice if ultimately I can get a matching center), already have a sub.

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If you already have a sub, you will get much better sound quality from bookshelf/monitor speakers than from towers at a given price point.

When you buy a tower speaker, you are normally paying extra for low-frequency response that you do not need if a subwoofer is going to be in the system.

I suggest that you consider a pair of the KEF iQ10 speakers, which you can get from the KEF Direct website for only $300 now. those are very good speakers.

To get tower speakers that sound as good, you will have to spend $500 or more.

The C6LCR center speaker is a matching KEF speaker.
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From my personal experience: Infinity Primus 362 or 363 (I believe Fry's has a sale for $109/ea).

From recommendations I've seen: Polk Monitor 70's
From recommendations I've seen: Pioneer (forget the model, the current tower)
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I'll 2nd the primus 363. good sounding speaker for a price you can't beat anywhere.

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Thanks, I will look into the suggestions above. I am also not opposed to buying used, so watching the classifieds.
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Take a look at www.audiogon.com It's a great place to find fantastic audio gear. Generally it caters to a higher budget, but sometimes you find some good deals.

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