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post #1 of 8 Old 02-15-2006, 11:18 AM - Thread Starter
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I was wondering if you guys could suggest a good surround system for a apartment, I currently have a cerwin vega 10" sub and harman kardon hkb6 bookshelfs that I was going ot use as the rear surrounds. I was thinking of maybe the energy cs3 as the mains and the energy center since there are good prices on them now. Also I was thinking about the jbl e60 and ec35. I think I might also need a new sub since mine is down firing and I am going to be on the 3rd floor. Any help would be great
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Apartment eh? That's tough because of neighbors (mine are a-holes). What is your budget and do you prefer bookshelves or towers?

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I was going to go with towers but now I am leaning towards bookshelf, I did see the energy c3 for a decent price of 249
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$249 for the C-3's you can't go wrong... You would have to spend three times that to get anything better and ironically enough the new Energy RC series would be one of those speakers.

The C-3's were considered a "Best value" speaker and won awards at the $500 price point, if that helps.

Just my 2 cents...
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is the c1 center good enough, I really like the jbl ec35 but im sure it wouldnt match
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HT-S780 - 7.1- Refurbished $349.00. I got this in Dec. sounds great in my apartment, good price as well. look around you may find it cheaper.
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Here's what I have in my apartment:
Main HT:
Paradigm Reference Studio 20 v.2
P'digm Ref Studio ADP
P'digm Ref Studio CC
ACI Force Sub
NAD T773 Receiver
NAD T562 DVD Player
ReplayTV 5504 w/200 GB drive
Panasonic 32" EDTV

In the bedroom (which I think sounds even better):
Creek 4330R
NAD C540 CD Player
Energy C-3
Philips DVP642 DVD
Panasonic 20" TV

My neighbors are pretty lax - I've gotten no complaints so far and both systems kick a**! FWIW, I think the Energy C-3's at Audio Advisor are an amazing deal - no way would I have expected a pair of bookshelfs at that price to sound as good as they do - if I had to do it all over again, I'd rebuild the main HT around Energy speakers. Maybe that'll happen at some point in the future...

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Budget is going to be one of your main deciding factors, so you need to decide that first. You probably need to stick with a fairly modest sub, your neighbors are not likely to put up with a huge bass monster.
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