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Old 10-11-2013, 07:42 AM - Thread Starter
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ok guys I have an "issue" so to speak. I have a bedroom LG 55 inch LED and I got a small place to put speakers in. I don't have room for full bookshelves by any means. here's a picture of the space



as you can tell it's rather cramped to put any real speakers there.

would my best option be a HTIB... or just get a used receiver and toss a couple of small satellites up front so I can toss on a sub I've been working at... or would a soundbar work best in that situation?
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Small sats and a sub

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Small sats and a sub

I assumed as much, but thought I'd ask. I have never shopped for sats before... who makes good ones??? or best bang for your buck sats? my home theater out front has enormous SEOS 70 lb monsters and a pair of marty subs so I've never shopped for "small" before biggrin.gif

I got a dayton 15 DVC that I'm putting in a sealed 6 cu ft box net for a sealed beast (should be waaaaay overkill for a 12x14 bedroom biggrin.gif )
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The Energy Take Classic 5.1 speaker set is decent for the size. The sats are something like 7" tall and 4.25" square with the center speaker being a little longer because of additional ports on each side. The set usually goes for $300 to $350.

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The energy system is good for what it is. You could also check out the mlt-2 system from Martin Logan. Just saw it on dealnews. Personally I'm a fan of definotive technology. So I'd check their small systems out

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Nice. Can you get the speaker set WITHOUT the sub? Gonna have my own sub already so no need to waste it
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I don't think you can if you buy the set

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NHT SuperZero 2.1. They are very accurate and sound wonderful, but they desperately need a sub (like any other satellite). I replaced some Mackie studio monitors with these because they were more accurate eek.gif.

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Old 10-11-2013, 08:24 AM - Thread Starter
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Gotcha. Damn the mlt-2 set is $169 at newegg right now. Very tempting
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Yeah it's a nice set. My dad has one. He got it for 200 or so I believe

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Old 10-11-2013, 08:45 AM - Thread Starter
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Nice. How would they compare to the energy take 5s? $169 vs $350 is a big diff
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I'd say they are very comparable. The mlt2used to sell for the same price o r more than the take classic. Both of their sats don't reach below 110 or so. Which to me is their onlu misstep. But with the price difference the mlt2 is a great deal

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Yeah 110 is pretty high. But I'll just cross the sub over at that level. Should make up some of the diff. Now to check out the pawn shops for a decent receiver. Don't need anything toooo fancy for a bedroom
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Good idea. Also if you have the room I'd use the second sub that comes with it to somewhat cover up where the higher sub frequencies are coming from

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Good idea. Also if you have the room I'd use the second sub that comes with it to somewhat cover up where the higher sub frequencies are coming from

yeah, might see how that woks out, though I doubt the sub that it comes with is going to keep up with a Dayton DVC in a 6 cu ft box with a 300 watt bash amp biggrin.gif... not even in the same league biggrin.gif... it looks like the $169 is the lowest the MLT-2's have ever been and it's part of their columbus day deals so I may have to bite. now to figure out what a good budget receiver is lol
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Lol definitely won't. But it could do something maybe. Not a budget receiver but there's a deal for a pioneer receiver on dealnews as well

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well, pulled the trigger this morning. too good a deal to pass up on the MLT-2's. been looking at receivers and I may go the route of just upgrading my main room receiver and put the onkyo 605 in the bedroom to cover these nicely. just gotta find a good deal on something that beats my 605 (audessey 2eq is not the best and I've been itching to upgrade for a while anyways)
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Check out that pioneer then. Would be a nice upgrade

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Check out that pioneer then. Would be a nice upgrade

which pioneer model ???
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Just checked again. I guess the deal I saw on one is no longer available. It was on dealnews.com

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Just checked again. I guess the deal I saw on one is no longer available. It was on dealnews.com

ahh gotcha
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How much do you want to spend on a receiver? Why do you want to upgrade?

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I'll get harpooned here but Cambridge Soundworks used to to have great sounding small systems.....haven't tried anything in the Creative regime though....I also never purchased an AMF Harley either...

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How much do you want to spend on a receiver? Why do you want to upgrade?

I'd like to upgrade because I'd like a little more power. I know my SEOS speakers I built can handle more and any more would be helpful. 2nd, I'd like a better version than the old 2eq version of room EQ that the 605 came with, I got the best I could for $300 back in teh day but if I have to go to $500 to get some extra ooomph I'm happy to spend it (plus it allows me to free up the 605 for the bedroom.
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Is check out the NR727 from onkyo. Or the pioneer elite sc71. The pioneer is a bit pricey. But it'd be a great upgrade over what you have now. 150 watts per channel and mcacc instead of 2eq. I have the onkyo 607 now and I'm looking to upgrade to pioneers mcacc system. I think it's better

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http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=N82E16882117433

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people still recommending Onkyo??? I thought they were in the doghouse in terms of reliability ??

I'd love the Elite, a bit past my price range, but good... only problem is that Pioneer doesn't honor the elite's warranty unless it's bought at a brick and mortar store frown.gif

I was also looking at the Yammy TSR-7065 (costco's version of the RX-773) or one of the Denon's
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Hmm..

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Ive never used Demon. But maybe the avr e400

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Denon. Autocorrect

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