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Old 01-03-2013, 08:34 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi,

I have a 12x20 living room and 12x13 viewing area from Sony HX800 55'' 3D TV.

I need budget HT speaker system and was looking at the Jamo S 426 HCS 3 which was selling for $130 in Amazon.
But now it has gone up to $250.

Now today, New Egg has Energy Take Classic 5 pack for $150 and an additional $20 with coupon and it comes to $130.
I was thinking of getting a 10 inch subwoofer for $100 or even BIC 12'' subwoofer for around $200.

But I also see Definitive Technology Procinema 60 available in New Egg for $200. But it comes with a 8'' subwoofer.

Only problem is I don't buy in New Egg often and they don't have a easy return policy like Amazon. They have re-stocking fee.

What's the best option of these 3 Jamo, Energy or Defnitive Technology which gives best sound for music and movies.

Please help decide.

Thanks.

Sony Bravia HX800 55" 240Hz 3D LCD LED
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PS3 Slim (with Blue Ray player 3D)
Comcast Cable (Panasonic HD-DVR)
Bowers & Wilkins 686B Book Shelf Speakers (Front L and R)
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Considering the Jamo has sold for as low as $115 recently, no way I could pay $250. $150-$175 yeah, but not $250.

I think the Jamo would be better than the the Take Classic or Def Tech ProCinema 60 because the two towers have dual 5.25" drivers.

I've owned Take speakers now the RC Micros and for their size they sound pretty good but in no way do they compare to a larger bookshelf or tower speaker.

if you plan to do any serioius music listening then satellites are not the way to do it.


Another way to go is to get this pair for Def Tech bookshelf speakers and perhaps a Dayton 10" sub and build from there.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882325059
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-628

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Considering the Jamo has sold for as low as $115 recently, no way I could pay $250. $150-$175 yeah, but not $250.
I think the Jamo would be better than the the Take Classic or Def Tech ProCinema 60 because the two towers have dual 5.25" drivers.
I've owned Take speakers now the RC Micros and for their size they sound pretty good but in no way do they compare to a larger bookshelf or tower speaker.
if you plan to do any serioius music listening then satellites are not the way to do it.
Another way to go is to get this pair for Def Tech bookshelf speakers and perhaps a Dayton 10" sub and build from there.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882325059
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-628

Thank you Afro GT. If I go for the bookshelf speaker route and a 12" sub-woofer like the BIC America, what surround speakers should I get?
I don't know much about system matching.

Also, I am finally settling down to get Denon AVR-1613 5.1 receiver for $350. AVR-1713 has second zone support and AVR-1913 is 7.1 channel, second zone, upconversion from analog sources and Spotify support(requires premium subscription).
I only have HDMI devices to connect. My PS3 and DLNA supported Sony Sony HX800 55'' 3D TV can steam video, photo and music anyway. I'm renting an apartment so I am not sure if zone 2 will be of much use for me since I can't do much wiring to the bedroom as it has to pass through the bathroom.

Here is a comparison in Crutchfield

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/CompareTo.aspx?g=10420&cc=01&compareItems=01|033AV1613&compareItems=01|033AV1713&compareItems=01|033AV1913&hidesimilar=y

AM I getting the best receiver for this price?

Sony Bravia HX800 55" 240Hz 3D LCD LED
Pioneer Elite SC-71 Receiver
PS3 Slim (with Blue Ray player 3D)
Comcast Cable (Panasonic HD-DVR)
Bowers & Wilkins 686B Book Shelf Speakers (Front L and R)
BIC America F-12 12" Subwoofer
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