Another request - but I thought I'd try to write a good brief possible for y'all. Looking for bookshelves to complete the 2 bit of a 2.1 setup. I think my room size is too small for anything more than 2.1 - I got my sub on a deal, I'm aware is completely overkill, plan being to keep it for when I have a bigger space room - just balance it low for this set up now.
What: Bookshelves for a 2.1 setup.
Receiver: ONKYO SR603 (125.0 Watt - 6.0 Ohm)
Room size: Small (4mx5m) - but it does open into other rooms of similar size either side through double sized doorways and a 2mx2m opening in one wall.
Use/Input: Music (CD, FLAC, and lossy digital format), Movies (BluRay)/TV/digital video files with 5.1 (but for the moment I'm happy with 2.1 speak config in a room that size)
Sound Preference: No real preference - though probably a warmer sound is more suited for what I'm doing.
Where do I live: Sydney, Australia
Budget: $AUD 500 but I'm willing to go up a few more hundred. (consider the US dollar to AUS 1:1 for the purposes of the brief) - also happy to go second hand.
Preference brands: none really, though I did listen to some Peachtree Design 5's last week in a store in Stockholm last week, and I was impressed.
Mandatories: none really - though I'd have a preference for something I don't have to order, as I'd like to walk into a store this weekend and buy something. With that said, it's not a deal breaker - I'm just keen to sort it out asap. Other comments: I'm open to suggestions - even replacing the receiver if you think I should get rid of it.
The bad news is that that you appear to be from Australia. Never been there but I hear it has nice places and wonderful people.
I did some searching on the web to see what brands of audio speakers are sold there, and its like leaving my comfortable universe and going someplace else.
I did find a site that sold Def Tech, a name I love to disrespect but I decided to play along. Def Tech Studio 45s can be found here:
Then I looked at the price - $745 a pair. Here in the states SRP is under $400 a pair and discounts are available.
I have a rough idea of what the Au$ versus US$ exchange is like and its pretty good these days compared to what it was a few years back - for you guys! :-(
You're asking me to play well outside my little comfortable world. And its a world that does not have a lot of representation around here, so its mostly just for you.
Get my drift? Lurk and see if you can state your questions in a way that we can easily understand.
There's a global oversupply of speakers, so there's always something on sale. Shop around.
You'd do better to find a forum there, it depends so much on the choices
Lots of discussion of the Cambridge Audio S30 in this forum
Dynaudio, Mordant Short Aviano
Here's your Peachtree D5, there's also a D6
Google for reviews of the stuff in your price range
Speakers are the place to spend your money - what really determines the sound.