Originally Posted by Drunkentoad
17 x 12 feet room
I just purchased a Samsung F8500
I'm currently using Logitech z5500 and they're great but not as loud anymore (maybe I'm going deaf). I studied a year of audio engineering in university, so between bad speakers and good ones I can tell the difference but I'm no expert.
I'm looking for a 5.1 setup with receiver, soft cap of $2000 but no more than $2500.
The only item on my radar currently is are the Take Classic 5.1 since I know they will be better than the z5500 and I'll be saving some money. I also really enjoy klipsch and looking for a package for them but don't know where to start and if it's feasible with my budget.
My only major issue is that I'm in Canada so a lot of stuff I find reviews for doesn't exist here.
I can use bestbuy.ca, futureshop.ca, amazon.ca, newegg.ca or any place that can ship online. Preferably going to buy something in store but ordering line is acceptable.
Thank you, I appreciate all the help.
If I had that budget, my first choice would be a system composed of a pair of PSB Image T6 speakers, a PSB C4 center speaker, and pair of Image B5 or B4 speakers.
That should run right around $1800 list, but I understand that PSB dealers in Canada (there are dozens of them) discount PSB products since the company is Canadian. I am sure that you can get a discount on the package.
Those are WAY better-sounding speakers than anything Klipsch makes for under $4000 IMO. The Take Classic is very inadequate; tiny front speakers with little performance. You can probably find one in your local trash bin where a disgusted owner has dumped it.
Check the PSB website for your nearest dealer in the dealer locator.
For a receiver, I suggest the NAD T748, which is $600. There should be no problem finding NAD dealers in Canada; they are world-wide.
BTW- I had the T6 speakers for two years and loved them. I have since upgraded to some Vandersteen Treo speakers, but if i hadn't had the $6500 for them, I would have stayed with the T6 speakers. They really are excellent.
Another alternative, if you want to buy a "package" system in one bundle, is the Polk TSX 5.1 system, which is a complete 5.1 speaker system for around $1300 or so, including a pair of Polk TSX440 tower speakers.