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post #1 of 7 Old 02-03-2013, 02:33 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi, looking for suggestions on smaller setups for a NYC apartment, where you can't blast music too loud or risk disturbing the neighbors.

Speakers are powered by a Denon AVR-2105 receiver

Looking for two front channel, center + subwoofer, and rear.

Would prefer wood or other housing for the front speakers. Simple design preferred.

I'm currently running a set of older Cambirdge SoundWorks speakers. I must have purchased them 10 years ago. Maybe more.

If anyone has suggestions on interesting things like wireless speakers or a sound bar, I am not familiar with those at all and would appreciate some input. Thanks.

Budget is flexible. Trying to not spend huge sums, but will pay for quality. I don't want a cheapo brand.
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The Cambridge Audio minx system is small and sound pretty good for a satellite system with small drivers! The bmr drivers in the minx hit lower than most drivers it's size!

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The PSB Mini-Monitors are excellent speakers for a small apartment. smile.gif
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SVS pb1000 for a sub.

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Why not SVS for speakers as well?

http://www.svsound.com/systems/ultra-bookshelf-surround-package#.UQ8AAWf1JFc


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NHT makes some nice bookshelf speakers.

And I'll second the nomination of SVS subwoofers.

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I am actually most interested in the minx, given its small size. Space is an at extreme premium in Manhattan and I am looking to recreate soundscapes with clear sound. In a small space, of course. My living room is about 12x15, although that opens into a larger kitchen / dining room.
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