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Hi,

 

I have brought a Denon X 2000 and need suggestions on the sub woofer and front speakers. Below are the options I am looking at.

 

Acoustic Audio RWSUB-8 300 Watt 8" Home Theater Series Powered Subwoofer

http://www.amazon.com/Acoustic-Audio-RWSUB-8-Theater-Subwoofer/dp/B004O358J2/ref=sr_1_151?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1381546334&sr=1-151&keywords=subwoofer

 

Or

 

Polk Audio PSW10 10-Inch Monitor Series Powered Subwoofer

 

http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-10-Inch-Monitor-Subwoofer/dp/B0002KVQBA/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1381549151&sr=1-1&keywords=subwoofer

 

Or

 

MORDAUNT SHORT Carnival 7 8" Powerered Subwoofer Cherry

 

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/MORDCARN7CAL/MORDAUNT-SHORT-Carnival-7-8-Powerered-Subwoofer-Cherry/1.html

 

Along with

 

Onkyo SKF-4800 130W 2-Way Bass Reflex Front Speakers, 55 Hz-35 kHz Frequency Response

 

http://www.adorama.com/ONKSKF4800.html

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Hi,

I have brought a Denon X 2000 and need suggestions on the sub woofer and front speakers. Below are the options I am looking at.

Acoustic Audio RWSUB-8 300 Watt 8" Home Theater Series Powered Subwoofer
http://www.amazon.com/Acoustic-Audio-RWSUB-8-Theater-Subwoofer/dp/B004O358J2/ref=sr_1_151?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1381546334&sr=1-151&keywords=subwoofer

Or

Polk Audio PSW10 10-Inch Monitor Series Powered Subwoofer

http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-10-Inch-Monitor-Subwoofer/dp/B0002KVQBA/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1381549151&sr=1-1&keywords=subwoofer

Or

MORDAUNT SHORT Carnival 7 8" Powerered Subwoofer Cherry

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/MORDCARN7CAL/MORDAUNT-SHORT-Carnival-7-8-Powerered-Subwoofer-Cherry/1.html

Along with

Onkyo SKF-4800 130W 2-Way Bass Reflex Front Speakers, 55 Hz-35 kHz Frequency Response

http://www.adorama.com/ONKSKF4800.html

Budget for everything?

Room size?

Listening preferences?

Also, I have to say you have spent a lot on an AVR compared to what you want to spend on speakers. It really should be the other way around.

Can you return the receiver?
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Thanks for the response.

 

The room size is 20 x20. My first preference is music than the movies. Also, I not looking for a high end speaker but need a descent sound quality.

 

I am willing to spend $ 500 for the speakers.

 

I have the Onkyo 5.1 speakers ( SKF 380 ) but the sub is passive which does not work with Denon AVR.

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Thanks for the response.

The room size is 20 x20. My first preference is music than the movies. Also, I not looking for a high end speaker but need a descent sound quality.

I am willing to spend $ 500 for the speakers.

I have the Onkyo 5.1 speakers ( SKF 380 ) but the sub is passive which does not work with Denon AVR.


Filling a 20X20 room with the subs you listed is not going to work well.

A couple Primus P363's on sale from Fry's would be a decent set of towers and they can be had for about $230 shipped.

Then an NXG sub is the best thing in your price point.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=24534886

But even this might be a marginal choice for your room.

Honestly, like I said, if you could return the receiver and get something more basic and spend more money on speakers and sub.

Some sort of HSU, Outlaw, etc sub could be a good choice.
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Filling a 20X20 room with the subs you listed is not going to work well.

A couple Primus P363's on sale from Fry's would be a decent set of towers and they can be had for about $230 shipped.

Then an NXG sub is the best thing in your price point.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=24534886

But even this might be a marginal choice for your room.

Honestly, like I said, if you could return the receiver and get something more basic and spend more money on speakers and sub.

Some sort of HSU, Outlaw, etc sub could be a good choice.

Agreed. Those Acoustic Audio subs do not have a good reputation for reliability. I would avoid them like the plague.

The PSW10 is popular for it's price, but you can do better in the same price range: Dayton SUB 1200. Still, neither of those subs is going to work well to fill a room that size with bass, and you definitely don't want a tiny 8" like the Mordaunt Short. Definitely shoot for a 12" or 15" sub.
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Thanks for the responses.

 

I am talking to the seller if I can return the receiver and get a lower end receiver.

 

My room size exactly is 12 X 13 but has open kitchen in the left  side and kids study room in the back ( half Partition ). Please also let me know if the recommended subs are apartment friendly or not. Mine is  1st floor apartment.

 

Also, I have looked at the local flea market and found the flowing ones. Are they any good ?

 

 

YST-SW150 - $ 60

Energy pro series 4.5 - $ 200

Bose 501 - $ 110.

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If you can return your receiver you have an $1100 budget which isn't bad. The Infinity Primus (P363) are nice, as bladerunner6 mentioned. The Onkyo TX-SR313 looks good for $200 on amazon. That leaves you a decent budget for a subwoofer. I've heard very good things about HSU, in fact I just ordered their VTF-15H. You might want to look at the VTF1-MK2 as an option.
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I am talking to the seller if I can return the receiver and get a lower end receiver.

Did you get the receiver locally or online?

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YST-SW150 - $ 60
Energy pro series 4.5 - $ 200
Bose 501 - $ 110.

I wouldn't buy a sub at a flea market because of the built in amps that might have problems and you would never know it until a little later.

Bose does not make a center channel for their speakers, so you can't build an HT setup with them very easily.

Don't know anything about the Energy Pro series.
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The Energy Pro 4.5 speakers are from tbe 90's. Hopefully you'd get to listen to them before purchasin

What did you pay for the x2000. Hopefully he is an authorized dealer or you get no warranty.

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I bought it from accessories4less for $399.

Any idea on the build quality of these Energy speakers ?
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I bought it from accessories4less for $399.

Accessories4less has the Denon 1613 for $199, which is a very good receiver. Then combine it with a pair of Cambridge S70s and an S50 for the front, with S30s for the rear. Then all you need is a sub. smile.gif

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I'm hoping you can return that receiver. You should get at Denon 1713 for about $250, spend $500 and get the SVS PB1000 and get some nice front speakers a la Pioneer Andrew Jones ($129), Cambridge Audio S30 ($169), or Infinity Primus p153 (frequently on sale for $50 - 100 depending on which one you get).

Of those options I strongly prefer and recommend the Cambridge Audio S30's.

If you don't want to spend that much on a subwoofer (hard to justify sometimes but worth every single penny you spend on it), you can get the aforementioned NXG sub. It appears as though Amazon doesn't have it in stock for the first time I've seen. It is probably the lowest amount of subwoofer I'd recommend for you.
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Thanks.

 

Tower or Bokkself is good front speaker option for Music ? I am trying to compare between Pioneer Andrew Jones ($129), Cambridge Audio S30 ($169).

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Considering BestBuy has the SP-BS22-LR on sale for $89 today, if you can put the difference between those and the FS22 or the S30 toward a better sub, I'd go with them given how tight your budget is. smile.gif

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Thanks .

 

I am getting the SP-BS22-LR today. I will get the FS22 when they goes on sale. Hope its a good option.

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Just connected the SP-BS22-LR, they are awesome ..Enjoying it.

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They are nice, aren't they? Especially at that price biggrin.gif

So what's next? A sub?

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They are really worth for the money. Thank you vey much for the recommendations.

 

Next one not decided. Bit worried about connecting a powerful sub in my 1st floor apartment. Mostly I will look for the front tower speakers.

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I brought a pair of used NHT tower speakers for $ 100.

 

They are in good condition and sounds excellent. Hunting for the Sub now

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Hi,
 

As the thread starter Mayavi I`ll have a Denon X 2000 and thus try to find an appropriate 5.1 speaker system that`ll be a best"match" for this receiver.

Therefore I need an advice for a 5.1 speaker system with a budget around 700$.

My room is 12x16 feet with concrete walls and the main purpose is for watching films (60%) rather than listen for music (40%).

I don`t have any problems regarding speaker shapes, colors, weights or other reason, just wanna be in the same range price as the receiver, if you know what I mean ...

And last but not least I listen music/films at a moderate scale volume (problems with the neighbors).

 

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I agree with the previous posts regarding those subs not filling the room. I have the X2000 and Polk PSW10. I bought the polk a few years ago just to add "some" bass. Now that I've upgraded my receiver, the Polk just can't deliver the clean bass I want. My space is 13x18 and it just doesn't cut it. I'm looking to upgrade soon. Probably SVS

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Cambridge S30 speakers - they are nice
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/CAMBS30OAK/CAMBRIDGE-AUDIO-S30-4-2-way-Bookshelf-Speakers-Pair-Dark-Oak/1.html

Cambridge S50 center
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/CAMBS50OAK/CAMBRIDGE-AUDIO-S50-4-3-Way-Center-Channel-Speaker-Dark-Oak/1.html

NXG Pro 4.1 for surrounds - sold each
http://www.amazon.com/Nxg-Pro-4-1-Satellite-Speaker/dp/B0044UHVOK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1391697490&sr=8-1&keywords=nxg+pro+4.1

Mordaunt Aviano 7 subwoofer
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/MORDAVI7RW/Mordaunt-Short-Aviano-7-10-175-Watt-Powered-Subwoofer-Rose/1.html

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