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Hello everybody,

I am new here and just started looking around and have found some great information so far, really looks like a great community in here. A little background, I am a student at Ohio State university and have gone through quite a few pairs of speakers thus far.

What I am looking for is some LOUD speakers with some decent bass that would be good for average house parties and also personal listening. Preferably speakers that don't require too much power. I also don't have a ton of background knowledge on speakers so any information is helpful!

Anyone feel free to let me know what they may recommend or where I should look. I know craigslist is always an option.

I have a Kenwood VR 707 receiver

I am located in Cincinnati, OH right now and have a budget of about $300.

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Cerwin Vega, might need to save a few more dollars though.

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One of the first 2 options would do you well.

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Would I only need a receiver with those and be good to go?
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Correctomundo!!

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Will those put out bass as well? Or would it be smart to get a sub as well? Also do you think power would be a problem or do most receivers put out enough? Thanks in advance.
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I would go with a pair of these BICs: http://www.amazon.com/BIC-AMERICA-RTR-1530-15-Inch-Standing/dp/B00009WBYI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1373305585&sr=8-2&keywords=bic+rtr They will play loud and have a 90dB sensitivity so you don't need a powerful amp to really crank them.

If you can stretch your budget $100, these would make for a significant upgrade: http://www.amazon.com/BIC-RTR-EV15-Eviction-Bi-Ampable-High-Efficiency/dp/B003H3L76I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373305585&sr=8-1&keywords=bic+rtr With a horn-loaded tweeter, you will have plenty of SPL and dynamics, and the 15" woofer should provide ample bass.

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I am surprised no one is mentioning PA speakers as a possible route. It is true that they can hiss, but the fact that you won't need a receiver saves money and they will be louder than you'd ever want without the fear of you blowing them out. While I have no personal experience with the Behringer ones, I'm sure they will sound fine (and you can probably try them out at guitar center) Many others exist as well. Thoughts?

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Yes, I had started looking at some PA speakers on craigslist after reading a few other posts about them. I don't have much experience with them so I did not know if they would fit my needs just as well. It seems like they have the loud part covered which is great, but I do also already have a Kenwood receiver so I would not need to buy one. And can the PA system speakers be connected with a sub as well?

Thanks for all the input guys, its tough being speaker/technologically illiterate and trying to shop around for deals. Especially not knowing when to worry about wattages and such.

I just need some bass and volume eek.gif
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Cerwin Vega or Klipsch. I had a pair of the CV AT-15s you listed at one point when I was in college and they could definitely play LOUD. They'll work well with moderate power but really respond well to higher wattage amps.
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Hello everybody,

I am new here and just started looking around and have found some great information so far, really looks like a great community in here. A little background, I am a student at Ohio State university and have gone through quite a few pairs of speakers thus far.

What I am looking for is some LOUD speakers with some decent bass that would be good for average house parties and also personal listening. Preferably speakers that don't require too much power. I also don't have a ton of background knowledge on speakers so any information is helpful!

Anyone feel free to let me know what they may recommend or where I should look. I know craigslist is always an option.

I am located in Cincinnati, OH right now and have a budget of about $300.

Thanks!

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What do you guys think of these? Comes with a receiver and an amp as well. 5 surround speaker, 2 floor MTX and a sub.


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if you really want bass ,those pa are no the best option ,you may take a look at some cerwin vega, those are like pa speakers but with plenty of bass.

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Do you think those are a better option, Cerwin Vegas as opposed to a few PA speakers and a subwoofer
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Well if you can mix a pa with a sub that's a another option.

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The E-712 will rock...

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BTW I have a Kenwood VR 707 receiver
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I will still choose the cerwin vega or bic over a pa speakers ,

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Has anyone had any experience with the CV MX 400's? I know they were made for military, havent heard much about them. I have found someone with two of those and a 10" powered CV subwoofer for $400. Haven't seen the condition of the MX's but the sub is in great shape.

Also, should the receiver I have now be able to power them? Kenwood VR 707.

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Has anyone had any experience with the CV MX 400's? I know they were made for military, havent heard much about them. I have found someone with two of those and a 10" powered CV subwoofer for $400. Haven't seen the condition of the MX's but the sub is in great shape.

Also, should the receiver I have now be able to power them? Kenwood VR 707.

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I think your receiver is 8-16 Ohm and the MX speakers are 4 Ohm.

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Would I then have to get an amp to power them?
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Would I then have to get an amp to power them?

You could try it or just buy 8 Ohm speakers. Your Amp might over heat if you play loud with the MX and that might defeat the purpose.

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If I were to get two of the CV 712's, even though they have decent bass, would I be able to connect a sub with them as well through the receiver or would they need separate power?

Sorry if these questions are common knowledge at all, I just figured here is the best place to ask!
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If I were to get two of the CV 712's, even though they have decent bass, would I be able to connect a sub with them as well through the receiver or would they need separate power?

Sorry if these questions are common knowledge at all, I just figured here is the best place to ask!

Yes, as long as the receiver has the hookup.

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Hello everybody,

I am new here and just started looking around and have found some great information so far, really looks like a great community in here. A little background, I am a student at Ohio State university and have gone through quite a few pairs of speakers thus far.

What I am looking for is some LOUD speakers with some decent bass that would be good for average house parties and also personal listening. Preferably speakers that don't require too much power. I also don't have a ton of background knowledge on speakers so any information is helpful!

Anyone feel free to let me know what they may recommend or where I should look. I know craigslist is always an option.

I am located in Cincinnati, OH right now and have a budget of about $300.

Thanks!

If you like the old school form factor of tower speakers with HUGE drivers, for not a huge amount of money, give a look at these:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/15%22+3-Way+Floor+Speaker+(Each)/2750514.p?id=1218348481387&skuId=2750514&st=Bic%20America&cp=1&lp=4

They're about $229 per pair, front ported so you can shove them against the front wall, 90db efficient so you don't need a lot of power to drive them, and produce really full-range sound. Not audiophile-grade by any stretch, but you definitely will NOT need a sub with them.

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Gently-used Paradigm 7se, or 5se MKII speakers (they're essentially the same). They have a big, warm sound, and can play loud cleanly. A pair in very good (or better) condition should set you back no more than $100-$150.

They were my first real speakers, had them for 20 years, and used them for quite a few house parties back in the day. Great speakers. The 5se MKIIs I currently have in my home office still put a big smile on my face. biggrin.gif

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Either bic or cerwin vega.

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Do you guys think it would be a waste to pair some CV towers with a Klipsch RW 12D sub? I really want things shaking. Or is this a bad idea?
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Well it would offer more bass, but if you really want to make those speakers sing, you should get a better amp. Something like this amp would really give those speakers the power they need, and you would reduce the risk of clipping and damaging things with your current Kenwood. Those CVs have 12" woofers and dig down to 28Hz, they are no slouch when it comes to bass.

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