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post #31 of 35 Old 04-08-2009, 10:10 AM
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are going to be inherently contradictory.

you better readjust your expectations about the quality of the sound and "impact" of the kick drum if you are aiming for a tiny sub/sat setup. that's going to be a tough one to reconcile.

you can't take some tiny speakers and pair them with a "musical" receiver and suddenly have full bodied smack-you-in-the-face-awesome music performance. there is going to be a hole in the upper bass in almost any sub/sat setup...
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I agree, my first post above attempted to explain what speakers are needed. Your post is exact to the point....small speakers will not equal the performance he wants. Its a pure physics thing.

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that is not to say there aren't some really, really good sounding "little" speakers out there. it's just about aligning/reconciling his EXPECTATIONS with the reality of what little speakers can do.

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ccotenj -- if you looked at the design of the speaker befor posting you would see they are designed in such a way that you mount them above 7' upside down and they work. I think you would understand if you saw the design.

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You are both right about his exectations.

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I ended up taking Russdawg's advice and found a used Arcam AVR300 (I got it for $600 and have seen it for a bit less on ebay recently). I really like it so far, but I am currently running it on some inadequate speakers. I am currently looking into getting a set of Paradigm Studio 20s and will then build up my remaining speakers over the next few months.

Thanks for your help.
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