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Looking through the other threads, it looks like Vega's are the standard suggestions for speakers that can be beat on. I was wondering if they'd do well in the apartment we have. Their main use would be in a 2.0 configuration for powering parties on the weekend with plenty of bass. Enough to shake a bit. Their secondary use would be for something a bit softer during the week as background music. The room they'd be used in is 15' by 15' with the door leading to an entrance area. The floor is wood and the neighbors are complicit and active in our partying. The used market is a serious consideration. Budget would max out around $300 for the speakers. Closer to 200 would be better, but I know that's harder to work with

What I'd like to know is if there's a better, perhaps cheaper speaker that doesn't have to be turned up to sound good and what size should the woofers be?
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What is your location?

These are a bit over your budget, but definitely the best value for big party speakers.

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=303-468

You really have to get up into the $600pr range for the good CV's
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I'm in Philadelphia. Is it possible that those would be too big for that size of a room?

I like the look of those. Are there similar speakers that would be older? For example, would any of these work:

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/ele/3900765622.html
http://cnj.craigslist.org/ele/3940669513.html
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/msg/3979139351.html
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If you keep your eyes peeled you might be able to find Infinity P363's for a nice deal. I found mine at Fry's electronics for $99 each. They powered my 16' x 27' x 8' living room for years.

I think before any of those CL ones that you listed you may want to consider a set of bookshelf speakers and a subwoofer. I've enjoyed my Cambridge Audio s30's they're also only $219 new. They're perfect and very loud in my 13' x 14.5' x 8' and they have enough bass to avoid a sub, if you wanted to add a sub for deeper levels you could get a BIC F12 (not my favorite sub but it is cheap and loud enough for parties).

I think you've got a lot of flexibility in your price range.
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I'm in Philadelphia. Is it possible that those would be too big for that size of a room?

I like the look of those. Are there similar speakers that would be older? For example, would any of these work:

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/ele/3900765622.html
http://cnj.craigslist.org/ele/3940669513.html
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/msg/3979139351.html

Those Infinity's are awesome, jump on that deal!


The speakers are only to big if you cant place them properly. If the bass is to strong you will need to pull the speakers out from the walls some. Considering the $140 price, you could turn around and re sell those speakers easily. Ask the seller if he can demo them for you, but if not, look closely at the surrounds to make sure there's no damage and no separation from the cone (they look great in the pics).
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