Originally Posted by alumiu90
Just recently finished my basement with have a space with projector and wired for 7.1 surround sound. I have purchased my AVR - Yamaha rx-v673 and plan to go with NXG Technology's NX-BAS-500 for my subwoofer and NHT Superzero's for the 5.1 surrounds (I only plan to start with 5.1).
I have not been in the market for speakers in over 25 years and I have not really had a good sound system for the past 10 years. I have a budget of about $500 for L/C/R and I am really confused as to what to purchase. I have been looking at the following floor standing speakers and just can't decide, plus I may be missing something that is spectacular just because I have not shopped for speakers in so long.
Pioneer Andrew Jones FS52's
Infinity Primus P363
HTD Level Two Towers
Of course the center channel speaker would come from whichever brand I finally purchased. The Pioneers are a heck of a deal, but they are not the most attractive speakers out there. I had also thought of the BIC DV84's, but I have not seen many good reviews or received any good feedback on them.
Seeking advise and other opinions on these options or any other options that may be out there.
Thanks in advance.
There is a lot of buzz for both the Pioneer and the Primus systems here, and from what I see, the HTD speakers also are competent.
If you have a larger room, the sensitivity of the speakers might be important. From what I can gather, the HTD's are the most sensitive, followed by the Primus and then the Pioneers.
You mentioned the looks for the Pioneers were a turnoff, so my guess is that you would probably find the HTD speakers to be the best looking.
All seem to be good choices. I did notice that there is B-Stock of the HTD speakers for $339 a pair, so that may come into play.
BTW, how large is your room and what are your listening preferences?
Thanks and remember, any of these are good choices. Buying any of these will be rewarding.