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hey guys im looking for 4 new speakers, 1 center & a sub for around 1k.

im using a onkyo tx-nr414

room is 27x15
its actually 2 rooms just 1 large space. so speakers will only have to power about 1/2 that space.
14ft long x 15 wide

was thinking about the rythmik LV12R (b-stock) for
$500

would leave me $500 for 4 speakers & a center

best deal ive found was new in the box klipsch
4 rb41 II & 1 rc 41 II for $500

think i can find a better deal elsewhere??
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That is a fairly large room. Can you get away with just the front 3 and a sub and then get the surrounds later?
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its actually 2 rooms just 1 large space. so speakers will only have to power about 1/2 that space.
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i can get
4 x klpisch RB41 II
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1 klipsch RC41 II

for $500

think i can do any better with any other speaker deal out there??
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HSU 5.1 value package for $1049!
http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/value2pkg.html
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you think that beats the
rythmic LV12R
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klipsch RB41-II
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The LVR12 is definitely a better sub than the HSU STF-2. The bigger drivers in the HSU speakers would be a better choice to me over the 4" drivers in the Klipsch.

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The LV12R sub is better IMO but the HSU speakers would be better then the Klipsch ones.
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i agree but the HSU are pretty big for bookshelf speakers.
and would cost $900 with shipping compared to $500 for the klipsch.
im trying to find 4 speakers and a center on closeout for like 50% off
or i guess ill have to go with the klipsch rb41's
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You still have a fairly large area and you might be asking a lot of those little Klipsch speakers. I personally think you're better off spending just a little more to get better speakers then the Klipsch ones.
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do you know of any other speakers that are on sale rt now?
id also consider some slim towers if the price was rt
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Well considering the size of your room and the fact you wait to spend half your budget on the sub, I would be concerned that no matter what speakers you go with that you won't be happy with them.
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Those tiny little Klipsch speakers with 4" woofers are only adequate for surround usage. You can geat a great deal on these Boston A series speakers, and still have money for the sub you want.

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/BOSA250GBA/BOSTON-ACOUSTICS-A250-2-Way-Dual-5.25-Floor-Standing-Speaker-EA-Black/1.html

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http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/BOSSOUNDWAREBLK/BOSTON-ACOUSTICS-SoundWare-4.5-in-Indoor/Outdoor-Coaxial-Speaker-Each/1.html


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rt now im using 4 polk rm2350 sat & rm2650 center with a polk 8" psw303 sub so anything i get is a upgrade
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jay, have you ever ordered from that place? are they authorized dealer??
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KEF KHT6000
are they any good
on sale for $150 each
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jay, have you ever ordered from that place? are they authorized dealer??

A4Less is real, and authorized to sell refurbs for all the brands they carry.


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^^ +1. I've used A4Less in the past. They are legit.
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Those KHTs are going to be pretty bad, stay away from them. You are not budgeted well for a good sub and five good speakers. My advice is to get a good front pair and get a good sub. You might look at something like a Hsu 2.1 package with one of their 12" subs, and add more speakers later as your budget allows. You will want to keep your front three speakers consistent but it doesn't matter as much if the surround speakers match. You are going to need a powerful subwoofer because the room is pretty spacious.
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shady, the only reason i plan to spend half of my budget on a sub is because i found
4x klipsch rb41 II
1 x klipsch rc-41 II

for $500 & i thought i would do a good job.

any other speaker & subs youd recommend?
i could spend a little more if i have to.
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I would second going with 2.1/3.1 for now. You are going to be hard pressed to get anything more than satellite speakers if you want that sub. Get a good sub and 2 good bookshelves and you will be much better off.

I would go with a pair of the Arx A1b bookshelves, and the A2c center, and pair that with the sub you want, comes to $1000 and you get a much better sound. Those small 4" woofers on the Klipsch will be harder to integrate with a sub, and aren't meant to be used in a front sound stage.

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Agree with some...with that budget, try to find the klipch rw12 sub for under 300, and that would leave you 700 to get speakers fir the front with atleast 5.5 inch drivers....

Or spend 500 on a really good sub and the 500 on a quality pair if speakers for fronts!

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i have more $ too spend but was trying to stay under 1k. i can also get a great deal on the klipsch rb51 II.
should i look into the klipsch rb51 II's
or look into something else?
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Yes. The RB51s would be a better choice than the RB61s. 5.25" drivers vs. the 4" in the RB41s.

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how about 3 Dana 630i for $800?
not sure if they still have them available
what would i need for surrounds??
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How about this..............

Ascend CBM-170 SE's as your mains
Ascend CMT-340 SE for your center

B-stock Rythmik LV-12R for your sub

Will be slightly over $1000 total, but this system will do you well until the upgrade itch hits ( in about 2 months) AND you can order it all from the same site ( might be able to talk to them to slightly lower the price as you are ordering multiple speakers) AND you can upgrade to the higher level Sierras ( either bookshelf or tower) within a year and apply the previous speakers prices to the Sierras..........
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transmaniacon,
i checked out that link you sent and these are the deals ive found

2 pair of arc a1b & 1 a2c for $700

2 pair dana 630i & 1 630i lcr for $1125

or 5 dana 630i lcr for $1300
the dana package is a great deal but a bit pricey for me

2 pair of swan d1.1 se & d1.1 center for $1100
also a bit pricey for me
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padgman1,

how about
2 pair of b-stock htm-200se & 1 htm 200se center
for $570
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Just curious . . . why the obsession with mark down deals? It does make sense to me when it comes to speakers brands typically sold at brick and mortar stores. MSRP on those usually has a lot of room for mark down. But many of these Internet direct speaker and subwoofer manufacturer vendors are great deals at their regular price. That's because there is no middle man.

Meanwhile, if you want the best "deal," I would recommend:

Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SE for fronts, CBM-170 SE center, and HTM-200 SE (b-stock) for rears. In fact, the CBM-170 SEs are currently onsale at $298 a pair BELOW their b-stock price. That puts you at $652.

If you can go over budget a little, get the Rythmik sub. If you absolutely can not go over budget, Newegg typically has the Klipsch RW-12d for $279 (promo code EMCXPWW7). The LV12R is no doubt the better sub, but the RW-12d is an excellent value at that price (perhaps the best for under $300). Read about the Klipsch RW-12d here: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1442829/klipsch-rw-12d-on-sale-for-299-at-newegg-com-again-today

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