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post #1 of 75 Old 08-26-2004, 11:48 AM - Thread Starter
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Well,
I had to make a better title this time instead of using the 'd-word'. What I've done here is make a list of all the smaller than bookshelf or 4" driver and smaller, speakers I could come up with. Some are sold separately, some with a sub in a package, etc. Also none of these are on wall, or plasma type speakers.
I didn't put any pricing information or availability since, well, I figure you can google them. If I'm missing any, let me know and I'll add them to the list.
In no particular order:

Energy - Take 5.2, 2.2, 1.2
PSB - Alpha Intro LR, CLR, mini theater, mini theater plus
Klipsch - Reference Cinema 6, 8, 10, RSX-4, RSX-5, RCX, 4
Klipsch - Synergy Quintet
Hsu - VT-12
Mirage - Omnisat, Omnisat Micro
Anthony Gallo - Nucleus Micro, A'Diva, Due
Kef - KHT1005, KHT2005.2
ERA - Design4
Paradigm - Cinema
M&K - Xenon, K-series
Cambridge Soundworks - Megatheater, Movieworks, Newton
Boston - Micro, System520, 515, 510
Wharfedale - Moviestar 60, 70
AAD - E-series
JBL - SCS
Infinity - Modulus, TSS
Rutledge Audio Design Micro's
Creative Sound Solutions - Elfs
Proac - Hexa
Home Theater Direct - Middies
Athena - Point 5, Micra 6
Mission - M2s, M3s, M7s,
Pinnacle - Quantum, Cinema 10000, 12000
Monitor - Radius
Definitive Technology - ProCinema 60, 80
NSM - Full line
Acoustech - ACX-206, ACX-601
Bang and Olufsen - Beolab
Celestion - AVP, AVF
Yamaha - NS-P436, NS-BP4500, NS-P236
Polk - RM6750, RM6700, RM6005, RM6800, RM6900
Acoustic Research/Audiovox - ARHC4, ARHC5, HC6
Atlantic Technology - Systems 1200/2200
Totem - Dreamcatcher
Orb Audio - Full Line
JM Labs - Cub, Sib
NHT - M5, M6 (not on NHT site but available still)
Ruark - Vita
RBH - ct series
Canton - CX, MX, X
Home Theater Direct - Middie, Level 1
Dayton - name?
MTX - name?
Audio Source - name?
Speaker City - Peanut
Pod Speakers - Minipod
Tannoy - FX, Arena
DCM - Cinema 1, Cinema 2
Onkyo - D-L5, SKS-101, HTP-103E
Aperion - 422
Bic - Venture DV31, DV32, DV660, DV680
Piega - S series
Role Audio - Skiff

Seth

P.S. This list doesn't include 'big' mini speakers like:
Energy Encore, Paradigm Titan, Paradigm Atom, Boston Acoustics CR55, Proac Response 1SC, Axiom M2i, B&W LM1, Usher HT-1, Acoustic Euro Series, Snell K7, Snell CLS.5, etc.


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Totem Dreamcatcher, mini system with great sound!
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Seth, I will say one thing: You sure are a walking catalog!

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Add JM Lab Cub/Sib, Ruark Vita, Monitor Audio Radius to your list.

Krell Evolution 900e x 7

Bose Jewel speakers.

 

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How about NHT M5 and M6 speakers.
I am seriously considering the M6's.

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Its Internet Only, but Orb Audio speakers about the same size/shape of Gallo.....
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Those Orbs are a total Gallo knockoff it looks like.
I couldn't find the NHT small speakers on it's website, but they are still available.

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I'm in the market for small speakers for my HT. The two that have impressed me are the KEF KHT2005.2 and the Monitor Radius'. They are roughly the same price for a 5.1 setup here in Toronto and its a tough decision. Any thoughts on these two, or suggestions for other similar size/price speakers?
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Canton speakers, a phenomenal speaker in this group.

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I couldn't get a link.

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Quote:
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I couldn't get a link.

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What's the point of this thread? Just listing a bunch of small speakers? So what? If it was itemized by mfg/brand and then had MSRP, freqency ranges, power ratings, etc. all in a neatly matrixed chart with pictures it might have some value. This is about as helpful as doing a google under speakers, small.
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What's the point of this thread? Just listing a bunch of small speakers? So what? If it was itemized by mfg/brand and then had MSRP, freqency ranges, power ratings, etc. all in a neatly matrixed chart with pictures it might have some value. This is about as helpful as doing a google under speakers, small.
what is the point of your post?

:rolleyes:

many people are looking for better sounding alternatives to the dreaded bose cubes that many wives/girlfriends seem to love......

seth and the others adding to this thread have given those people a starting point.....

nice list seth!!!

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Well,
I could have put all the specs but then it would have gotten real cluttered real fast. I won't do MSRP since that has absolutely nothing to do with street cost. Your local store or your favorite unauthorized internet store will do that for you. The company's website will have more specs than I could list anyway. And it shows you what other speakers that brand makes in case you don't want to compromise with a small speaker and get something a little bigger.
One thing I should do is put a link to the website so people don't have to go the extra step of opening another browser window and going to google and then cutting and pasting the name from this list.
Of course if they did that extra step they would get from google not only the manufacturers link, but review links as well plus stores to buy them from. So maybe just giving the name and model and letting everyone else do their own legwork is a better idea.

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Sethwas,

As I'm searching for new speakers that have to be smallish I'm glad you put this list together

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Quote:
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What's the point of this thread? Just listing a bunch of small speakers? So what? If it was itemized by mfg/brand and then had MSRP, freqency ranges, power ratings, etc. all in a neatly matrixed chart with pictures it might have some value. This is about as helpful as doing a google under speakers, small.
At least it's all in one thread. If you're not interested you don't have to click on it. The cut/paste writeup you've been spamming all over here, on the other hand, is much more annoying. If you feel so strongly about speaker selection, etc, why don't you write your own thread. Then anytime anyone asked a related question, you could just link to it. Kind of like a FAQ. Okay?

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Seth... This is a GREAT idea.. helping people find as much info as possible... keep up the great work !
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Craig,

See how this stuff works? Tubeguys on our side today :)

There are good people here trying to help, just as on other forums. Then again, there are.....well, others.

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Well,
I tried doing it with subs and with stats but that bombed because there were too many subs and it wasn't possible to get frequency responses of all of them.
Then I tried all speakers below $500 and almost came up with every manufacturer, almost, and they may just sell one speaker for $500 but at least it shows people other brands.
This idea at least worked becauese not every brand makes a small set and if they do they may make just one or 2 so it's an easier list to put together.
Plus people getting small sets usually have more pressing concerns than audio perfection so style and cost play a bigger role and those data are easier to get than acoustic info.
I'm glad this one worked.
Only thing is it's straying very close to HTIB (sony, panasonic, pioneer, klh, even some klipsch and infinity) territory and I'm trying to stay in a more sophisticated level.

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This system looks really nice...

Movie 6-CX

http://www.canton.de/www/index.php4?...,movie6cx,1,en

My wife's uncle has Canton Ergo's and they sound great, I will have to check these out.
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Nice list........I got Polk RM6700 and they are amazing!
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Nice list Seth . . .I've got a couple of friends this will help with
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Where's the Bose speakers?

::running and ducking::

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I don't get why everyone bashed Bose. I think its similar to bashing Microsoft or Walmart. Their just big business, thats all
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Add Tannoy Arena:
http://www.avland.co.uk/tannoy/arena/arena.htm
http://www.avreview.co.uk/news/article.asp?UAN=97
http://www.homecinemachoice.com/cgi-...ws.php?id=6942

http://www.shows.soundstagelive.com/...howstop3.shtml
http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...04-page-3.html

They look amazing, have a Dual Concentric coaxial driver, super tweeter and high-gloss finish.

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The Blueroom micropod looks very cool

http://www.podspeakers.com/podspeakers.html

I have the minipods myself.
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Hello Seth. I know Onkyo makes some small set speakers too. :-)

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Artisn's comments aside, it seems like some of sethwas' posts should be put up as a sticky (or "Notes" as the mods call them here). We get the same questions about speakers that are either: a) affordable, b) small, or c) under a certain price threshhold, nearly every other day.

It might help it the list were alphabetical, but hey, it's a great list to start with.
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sorry, i'm a newbie, but what are everyone's thoughts on the 5.1 gallos micros and the kef 2005.2? what reciever $300-400 would have sufficient power to drive these small speakers? i've heard that their may be problems with the center channel for both, but i figure i can always upgrade the center channel for a 6.1 system.
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