Originally Posted by jm86wvu
Paradigm makes great speakers but might push your budget. If you can get HTD speakers in Canada I would recommend them all day. Very affordable and good quality. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought PSB is a Canadian-owned company. I'd be surprised if you couldn't find them. Mind sharing what the other "world-renowned" brands are that the dealer carries so we can offer opinions?
Out of all those choices, I think your best bet would be the HTDs. It would free up more of your budget to get a better sub (or two) and a beefier receiver.
Thanks jm86wvu, I've noticed the Paradigms are a bit expensive. I'm not in a huge rush to get them (just impatient
) so maybe I can find them on sale or something. PSB is Canadian, but I just don't have any dealers anywhere close (at least according to their website). Also, I've already scored myself the Onkyo TX-NR717 for a pretty good deal.
The other brands they carry are:
- Martin Logan
- Roth Audio
- Silver Creek Audio
I have a London Drugs near me, which carry Tannoy, Klipsch, and JBL. And I also have a Visions, Future Shop, and Best Buy near me as well, which carry brands like Polk, Energy, Martin Logan, Precision Acoustics, Mirage, Kef, Soundstage and Fluance.
Originally Posted by cmten1
Axiom Audio makes some excellent speakers and 5.1 packages. They are located in Canada and are definitely worth checking out. Their customer service is great as well. I had zero problems having my setup shipped to the states.
Awesome, thanks cmten1. I checked out the website and tried using the Home Theater Wizard, but it kept spitting out a blank page when I got to the end. Any specific model recommendations? I priced out some middle of the line floorstanding, bookshelf and center speakers for right around $2k.
I'm really finding out now how crazy the selection is with speakers. Talk about a saturated market...