Yet another "Help me choose" thread - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 Old 11-07-2013, 06:40 AM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
ckg1999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 278
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Helping my dad (60+) put together a new HT speaker system this weekend.

I use Paradigm and have forever. Love those speakers - have a thread going on in there.

Any other speaker manufacturers I should look at? Budget is $1500, without receiver.

I have several dealers nearby (Monitor Audio, Paradigm, B&W, etc).

Thanks for any input.
ckg1999 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 Old 11-07-2013, 07:07 AM
AVS Special Member
 
bladerunner6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,443
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by ckg1999 View Post

Helping my dad (60+) put together a new HT speaker system this weekend.

I use Paradigm and have forever. Love those speakers - have a thread going on in there.

Any other speaker manufacturers I should look at? Budget is $1500, without receiver.

I have several dealers nearby (Monitor Audio, Paradigm, B&W, etc).

Thanks for any input.

Room size?

Any physical considerations such as size or color?

Any listening preferences?

Thanks.
bladerunner6 is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old 11-07-2013, 07:25 AM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
ckg1999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 278
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by bladerunner6 View Post

Room size?

Any physical considerations such as size or color?

Any listening preferences?

Thanks.

Room Size: 16 x 24

No considerations, other than the surrounds can not be ADP-type.

Listening preferences is 70% TV / Sports and 30% Movies
ckg1999 is offline  
post #4 of 14 Old 11-07-2013, 07:33 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
zieglj01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 10,322
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 165 Post(s)
Liked: 389
Have you considered ordering online - or, do you really plan to set this up this weekend?

__________________________________________
Who and Where - is the Way, the Truth and the Life?

Speakers > MB Quart VS05, Boston VS260, Snell K7
Subwoofer > Mordaunt Short Aviano 7
Receiver > Tascam PA-R200, Pioneer VSX-30
zieglj01 is online now  
post #5 of 14 Old 11-07-2013, 07:46 AM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
ckg1999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 278
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by zieglj01 View Post

Have you considered ordering online - or, do you really plan to set this up this weekend?

Really looking at this weekend.
ckg1999 is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old 11-07-2013, 07:52 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
zieglj01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 10,322
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 165 Post(s)
Liked: 389
Quote:
Originally Posted by ckg1999 View Post

Really looking at this weekend.

Depending on some serious deals - may be hard pressed for $1500 from a dealer

Look at Monitor Audio and Focal for some closeout prices

__________________________________________
Who and Where - is the Way, the Truth and the Life?

Speakers > MB Quart VS05, Boston VS260, Snell K7
Subwoofer > Mordaunt Short Aviano 7
Receiver > Tascam PA-R200, Pioneer VSX-30
zieglj01 is online now  
post #7 of 14 Old 11-07-2013, 07:56 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Transmaniacon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 2,800
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 155 Post(s)
Liked: 294
Maybe just start with a pair of towers for now. With a single listening position they should create a good phantom center and you can get by without a sub for the time being. Add in a center and sub, and surrounds down the road, it will be a good way to end up with a nicer system.

Living Room
Samsung PN60F5300 | Denon DBP-1611 | Roku 3
Denon AVR-1713 | EMP E55Ti | EMP E56Ci | EMP E5Bi | BIC F-12

Computer
Topping TP23 | NHT SuperZero 2.0 | Velodyne DEQ-8R
Transmaniacon is online now  
post #8 of 14 Old 11-07-2013, 08:06 AM
AVS Special Member
 
bladerunner6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,443
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by ckg1999 View Post

Really looking at this weekend.

Whereabouts are you located?
bladerunner6 is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old 11-07-2013, 08:19 AM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
ckg1999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 278
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by bladerunner6 View Post

Whereabouts are you located?

Dallas, Texas area.

Really want to give them something decent, but nothing crazy expensive. They have been using a cheap Pioneer-in-a-box set from 1995. So, really, anything will be an upgrade.
ckg1999 is offline  
post #10 of 14 Old 11-07-2013, 09:01 AM
AVS Special Member
 
bladerunner6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,443
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by ckg1999 View Post

Dallas, Texas area.

Really want to give them something decent, but nothing crazy expensive. They have been using a cheap Pioneer-in-a-box set from 1995. So, really, anything will be an upgrade.

Fry's has a number of stores in your area:

http://www.frys.com/ac/storeinfo/storelocator

They have some Klipsch speakers on sale for $100, ending today 11/07.

Also, ending today they have the highly thought of Pioneer Speakers and a Yamaha Receiver on sale.

In terms of a sub, there is a lot of support on this forum for ID subs, so perhaps buying them the speakers and receiver and ordering a sub would work well.

Also, you could check out Best Buy for closeouts or sales:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olstemplatemapper.jsp?id=pcat17096&type=page&ld=32.765137&lg=-96.898529&rd=25&usc=pcmcat241600050001&nrp=50&smff=Brand~@~
bladerunner6 is offline  
post #11 of 14 Old 11-07-2013, 10:01 AM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
ckg1999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 278
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Is it best to get all new speakers, rather than repurpose my old Paradigm Monitor 5 V3 and CC-370?

They are about 9 years old, and have been treated very well.
ckg1999 is offline  
post #12 of 14 Old 11-07-2013, 10:09 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
zieglj01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 10,322
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 165 Post(s)
Liked: 389
Quote:
Originally Posted by ckg1999 View Post

Is it best to get all new speakers, rather than repurpose my old Paradigm Monitor 5 V3 and CC-370?

They are about 9 years old, and have been treated very well.

Are you thinking about buying new for you - and giving you father the Paradigm?

If changing speakers and starting over 3.1 is a good beginning, or 2.1, or 3.0 if you
have a decent sub.

The V3 Monitors are old school and a little behind the times.

__________________________________________
Who and Where - is the Way, the Truth and the Life?

Speakers > MB Quart VS05, Boston VS260, Snell K7
Subwoofer > Mordaunt Short Aviano 7
Receiver > Tascam PA-R200, Pioneer VSX-30
zieglj01 is online now  
post #13 of 14 Old 11-07-2013, 03:32 PM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
ckg1999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 278
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Possibly.

I may just go to Best Buy and look around.
ckg1999 is offline  
post #14 of 14 Old 11-08-2013, 09:00 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,209
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 71 Post(s)
Liked: 234
Revel, KEF, RBH, B&W, MA, Paradigm, PSB, NHT, Focal, Dynaudio.
AcuDefTechGuy is online now  
Reply Speakers

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off