Originally Posted by Jonnydanger007
I guess I am looking for some decent speakers under $150.
Check the Primus owners thread. Infinity makes a series called "Primus" which can be had on the used market for $150 and under. Their design and engineering is astoundingly sophisticated, so you get an amazing amount of sophistication in a mass-market speaker. Here's a link to an article about their methodology
. Every speaker they make goes through this process to varying degrees, even their entry level stuff. Look for Primus 150 or 152 or 160 or 162 (the 2 designates a newer, nearly identical model). Go to ebay or craigslist and you'll see them. The Primus line is an especially successful line. If you could scientifically double-blind test dozens of other speakers in their price class against the Primus's, odds are the Primus would win, or at least be in the top 3. I own the P140's, 150's, 160's, 360's and some more expensive stuff by Infinity, JBL and Revel. The Primus's are immensely satisfying because of the world-class engineering that goes into them. If they put a wood veneer on them (P160's, say) and marketed them right they could charge $600 for them.
Other manufacturers who practice similar sound engineering principles include PSB, Paradigm, Energy.