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so I have a budget of 450 dollars fro some front speakers in a bedroom setup. My receive is a sony strdh720 to power them what would you guys suggest for me to look into.

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Ascend acoustic cbm170s would be plenty for a bedroom

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http://www.theaudioinsider.com/product_info.php?p=swan-diva-6-1-floorstanding-loudspeaker%2C-single&products_id=230&osCsid=7f3dbe12088e65f9b7c0c59ab7f63a6e

If your looking for full range tower...

A little more info would be good.
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Towers? Bookshelfs? Or satalites.. what do u prefer?

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Maybe something with horn tweeter?

http://www.bicamerica.com/showpage.php?brand=1&type=7&spkrID=25

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I do not have a subwoofer and my room is 12x13ft.it dosnt matter tower or bookshelf which ever one would fit best I have room also I was as looking at the ascend 170se but I could probly go up in price more what do you think. Thank you for the replies.
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well i do have a sub but its not that good its a polk psw10 do you think i should use it
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if you don't mind buying used an avr member is selling his ascend acoustic cmt 340se's and cmt 340se center for $500http://www.avsforum.com/t/1469487/ascend-340-front-speakers

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well i do have a sub but its not that good its a polk psw10 do you think i should use it

Ehh, that is a pretty bad sub...
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I like the first option the best. The arx look intresting

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those arx are a little over my budget. those ascend 170 have gotten good reveiws all over what do you think about those or the wharfedale 10.1 would you suggest just selling the sub or what
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Well I own the 170ses. They are awsome speakers but were not made to produce deep pounding bass. They do go too like 45hz flat though (ill double check that) and the bass blends very well so it MAY BE less noticeable to some. If your not going to have a sub then theese would not be enough for ht IMO, again there amazing speakers just made to be run with a sub IMO.

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170s go to about 55hz not 45 sorry. The 10.1s should give u a little deeper bass however I have not heard them. If I had to choose between the two with no sub I would probably go with the 10.1s

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Could u sell the sub and save more for the arx speakers?

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170s go to about 55hz not 45 sorry. The 10.1s should give u a little deeper bass however I have not heard them. If I had to choose between the two with no sub I would probably go with the 10.1s

55hz, In other words, sub required. smile.gif

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55hz, In other words, sub required. smile.gif

I don't think the posted said he is not willing to use a sub, just that he really did not have a decent sub. Without know the locations available to place speakers/subs, it is hard to tell which way to go, book shelf with sub or towers. For HT, I would probably lean toward book shelf and sub. For music, a lot of tower speakers go low enough.

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Okay I was under the impression his sub was not good enough and he wasn't buying another.

If u are intrested in a sub though a rd12w and the cbm170s would be an awsome setup for the bedroom imo

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i have room for a subwoofer and bookshelfs on stands or tower speakers i could possibly get the bic f12 that i have heard tons about i couldnt find the rd12w that you had mentioned. if i bought the sub i couldnt spend anymore than the ascend 170se on speakers/$340.
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Great speakers for the size and money + WAF approved . Start without a sub and decide for yourself if you need one .
Cambridge Audio S30 .

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what would you guys say arx a1b vs cbm 170se or any other suggestion in the 300 price range so then i could buy a subwoofer
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See this thread where an AVS member compared the two: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1446006/ascend-acoustics-cbm-170-se-vs-arx-a1b

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have any of you heard the the wharfedale 10.2 or 10.1 how would those compare they are in my price range
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i have room for a subwoofer and bookshelfs on stands or tower speakers i could possibly get the bic f12 that i have heard tons about i couldnt find the rd12w that you had mentioned. if i bought the sub i couldnt spend anymore than the ascend 170se on speakers/$340.

If u search klipsch rd12w u should get plenty of results. The have it on new egg or Amazon as low 279 some times

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