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Originally Posted by jdevore1020
Looking to get some bookshelf speakers and hoping to get some input. These are all roughly $300/pair, tweeters are all different types so curious to see if anyone’s had experience with these before. I’m currently running a HSU VTF-3 MK3 sub in a 2800cuft (with vaulted ceiling) room. I’m using these mostly for movies. Coming from some old POLK TSI500s for L/R and matching CS20 for center, powered by a Yamaha TSR-5830 7.2 AVR. Would prefer same model speakers for L/C/R but considering running phantom as I sit in the sweet spot when watching movies and prefer this to a dedicated center. I’m looking at these speakers so far:
1. HSU HB-1 MK2 (I live in So Cal so I can pick these up in Anaheim)
2. JBL ARENA 130
3. CHANE A1.4
Let me know which you would recommend and why? I know there are TONS of other options so let me know if you recommend something different than the ones mentioned above.
If you can setup an appointment with HSU to listen to their speakers, I recommend doing so. A 2nd VTF-3 wouldn't be a bad idea either.
There really isn't a bad choice on your list. All 3 would perform quite well for HT and are well reviewed, though the A1.4 appear to be out of stock. The above mentioned Ascends would also be a solid option ang may have the edge musically.
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