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I need some advice on what type of speakers and receiver to buy as well as placement. This is in our basement rec room. We love listening to music, but we also have a child so it doesn't need to be top of line or very loud. Something that is a better than a Bose tabletop speaker.


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I need some advice on what type of speakers and receiver to buy as well as placement. This is in our basement rec room. We love listening to music, but we also have a child so it doesn't need to be top of line or very loud. Something that is a better than a Bose tabletop speaker.




What's your price range, more specifically?

I'd say that about $500 would be minimum, and that would be a low end AVR with a couple of good bookshelf speakers.

For starters, a pair of Infinity Primus P163s and a low end Denon AVR?

http://www.amazon.com/Infinity-Primus-Two-way-Bookshelf-Satellite/dp/B0045NCB32

or

http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-BS22-LR-Designed-Bookshelf-Loudspeakers/dp/B008NCD2LG/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t


http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/ONKTXNR515/Onkyo-TX-NR515-7.2-Channel-Network-A/V-Receiver/1.html

Leaves you lots of room for expansion into a 2.1, 5.1 or larger system.
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What's your price range, more specifically?

I'd say that about $500 would be minimum, and that would be a low end AVR with a couple of good bookshelf speakers.

For starters, a pair of Infinity Primus P163s and a low end Denon AVR?

http://www.amazon.com/Infinity-Primus-Two-way-Bookshelf-Satellite/dp/B0045NCB32

or

http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-BS22-LR-Designed-Bookshelf-Loudspeakers/dp/B008NCD2LG/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t


http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/ONKTXNR515/Onkyo-TX-NR515-7.2-Channel-Network-A/V-Receiver/1.html

Leaves you lots of room for expansion into a 2.1, 5.1 or larger system.

That sounds pretty reasonable. How and where should I position the speakers?
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What's your price range, more specifically?

I'd say that about $500 would be minimum, and that would be a low end AVR with a couple of good bookshelf speakers.

For starters, a pair of Infinity Primus P163s and a low end Denon AVR?

http://www.amazon.com/Infinity-Primus-Two-way-Bookshelf-Satellite/dp/B0045NCB32

or

http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-BS22-LR-Designed-Bookshelf-Loudspeakers/dp/B008NCD2LG/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t


http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/ONKTXNR515/Onkyo-TX-NR515-7.2-Channel-Network-A/V-Receiver/1.html

Leaves you lots of room for expansion into a 2.1, 5.1 or larger system.

I was thinking about Bose speakers, but they are way too pricey....?
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I was thinking about Bose speakers, but they are way too pricey....?

One can do much, much better.

Arny gave good advice.


What's your max budget for AVR, speakers, disc player? I'm not well versed in AVRs, but there's some solid offerings in loudspeakers.

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What's your price range, more specifically?

I'd say that about $500 would be minimum, and that would be a low end AVR with a couple of good bookshelf speakers.

For starters, a pair of Infinity Primus P163s, or a competitive product from Pioneer, and a low end Denon AVR?

http://www.amazon.com/Infinity-Primus-Two-way-Bookshelf-Satellite/dp/B0045NCB32

or

http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-BS22-LR-Designed-Bookshelf-Loudspeakers/dp/B008NCD2LG/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t


http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/ONKTXNR515/Onkyo-TX-NR515-7.2-Channel-Network-A/V-Receiver/1.html

Leaves you lots of room for expansion into a 2.1, 5.1 or larger system.

I was thinking about Bose speakers, but they are way too pricey....?

Bose appears to be at the weak end of the price/performance spectrum. If you want absolutely the physically smallest speaker for a given level of performance, they may have something for you.

Given your weak posting history to this thread you started, I get the feeling that you really don't know what you want, and don't even care that much.
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Bose appears to be at the weak end of the price/performance spectrum. If you want absolutely the physically smallest speaker for a given level of performance, they may have something for you.

Given your weak posting history to this thread you started, I get the feeling that you really don't know what you want, and don't even care that much.
. I'm a busy person who also enjoys technology. How funny you mention that I'm not interested when its taking you a day to respond. Thanks anyway and as far as your rude comment.... There's no room for that here dude.
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One can do much, much better.

Arny gave good advice.


What's your max budget for AVR, speakers, disc player? I'm not well versed in AVRs, but there's some solid offerings in loudspeakers.
300-400 bucks
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