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bookshelf speakers $1000

Interested in bookshelf speakers with a center channel. Price of a $1000 is for bookshelf speakers not center channel. Budget could go higher if extra would really improve sound quality. Mainly for ht but music as well. Thanks.
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You might look into some Wharfedale Jade 1s, terrific speakers for the price.
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You might look into some Wharfedale Jade 1s, terrific speakers for the price.
Monitor Audio Silver 1
http://www.audioadvisor.com/Monitor-.../#.U8dbqeYn_Bc

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http://philharmonicaudio.com/folio-m...bookshelf.html

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I know the budget is higher, but I cannot recommend the JBL Studio 530 high enough. They are the top dog of all speakers I've ever owned. They smoke a pair of DCM Time Window 3's I have, and those cost $1500 in the early 90's, and they're floor standers to boot. The JBL's are overlooked, but I'm telling you, they shouldn't be. The are so well tonally balanced, and focused, with a midrange quality that seems only available at at least 3+ times their price.

There are a lot of choices in that price range that are very nice...hard decision to make for sure.
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For $1000, check out the SVS Ultra Bookshelf.

A big attaction is that the matching Ultra Center is a beauty. It's a well engineered W(T/M)W configuration.
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For $1000, check out the SVS Ultra Bookshelf.

A big attaction is that the matching Ultra Center is a beauty. It's a well engineered W(T/M)W configuration.


Agreed...the matching center will blend in perfectly with the ultra bookshelves...a great deal.


If you want a suggestion on just a pair of small monitors here ya go...


http://app.audiogon.com/listings/mon...2071-santee-ca


I have these exact ones...which would be a small step up from the Ultra's, but if you plan to match the center it won't be cheap. The matching PBN Montana center costs $2750....but I bought a display model straight from the factory for 50% off....just barely affordable for myself. Or you can buy one more pbn mini monitor and use that as a center channel.....its up to you.


The SVS ultra deal would probably be your best option, they are outstanding performers, for the right price. ( the center is a sweet deal )


But if you think you may be getting into music more....then I'd grab the pair on the link above.


For movies, I doubt anyone could hear a difference. Either way you got yourself some great gear for life.




Enjoy the ride brotha!

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I would save up a little more and get a pair of Ascend Sierra-2 bookshelves, staying within the budget I would get the Philharmonitors recommended above.

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There are a ton of bookshelfs in that price range, Philharmonitors are great, HIVI Swan has a few {make sure they make centers for them though}, Ascend sierra 1's, Carengie CSB1's {you can get these for half price rite now in piano black},
this seems like a good deal http://www.musicdirect.com/p-83551-f...-black-pr.aspx but you have to find a center, you can call focal and see which centers will work with the profiles tweeter, they may have some, the chorus may work...
The jades are a nice bookshelf but an expensive center to buy
but there are tons of really nice bookshelfs out there...

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I'll throw 2 underrated ones in the mix, the Cambridge Aero bookshelf and Infinity Reference bookshelf.
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Nice deal on the Ascend Sierra-1 b-stock. You could upgrade them to Sierra 2s later if you wanted to.

http://forum.ascendacoustics.com/showthread.php?5704
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+1 for SVS Ultra's!!!
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@lite2 (OP): What are your thoughts?
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For 1 large I'd see if I could squeeze into a pair of Focal Aria 906 bookshelf speakers.

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