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Help me find speakers for onkyo tx-nr818 for under $500 (just 2.0)

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I have heard some people suggest $500 is too less for 2.0 speakers for the receiver but I want to buy something so that I can enjoy the music and then extend in future.
Thanks for all the suggestions.
post #2 of 11
Get the EMP tek E55Ti tower speakers, they are on sale right now for $477, regularly $800. The have been well received by audioholics in this review.
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks shady j for your suggestion.
Would these need a desperate amp to drive them ?
Edited by venky80 - 11/24/12 at 8:28pm
post #4 of 11
You spend that much on an avr then cheap out on speakers? Why? Should probably spend 2x at least on speakers...
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
I plan to, after saving some :-)
post #6 of 11
Move them to surrounds? Floor standers work in the long run? Just a thought...
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by venky80 View Post

Would these need a desperate amp to drive them ?

No, a confident, secure amp will drive them just fine. Kidding, no, they will not need a separate amplifier.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by lovinthehd View Post

You spend that much on an avr then cheap out on speakers? Why? Should probably spend 2x at least on speakers...

The 818 was on a terrific sale yesterday, what were they, five or six hundred dollars, so no, I am guessing he didn't spend a lot on the AVR. He has the right idea anyway, if you don't have a lot to blow on a whole surround sound setup, get quality components one at a time, and wait for good deals. He will have a killer system by the end of that, and he won't have spent a fortune to get it.
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Originally Posted by shadyJ View Post

Get the EMP tek E55Ti tower speakers, they are on sale right now for $477, regularly $800. The have been well received by audioholics in this review.

I've never listened to EMP's in person, but I've heard and read good reviews about them. Furthermore, that's one awesome sale. If I hadn't bought my Monitor 70's with Klipsch RW-12D, I would jump on that deal biggrin.gif I would also recommend the HTD speakers. These I've head in person, and they sound awesome.
post #10 of 11

what about 5.1 speakers.

 

i have this same exact receiver. 

 

I game alot and want the best sounding speakers i can get

 

budget is 1000-1500$

post #11 of 11
In addition to the HTD and emptek you should also look at the Arx a2, a3 or a5's. They have a lot of normally higher price tier components stuffed into no frills, well built cabs. They are really high bang for the buck and sound fantastic. Lots of love for them recently on the hts $1k shootout thread.
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