Originally Posted by John Eckhardt
I'm upgrading my Logitech Z506 speaker system (cue the laugh track) to a real speaker system. Quite exciting!
For some reason, the HSU speakers have charmed me, but before I pull the trigger on this system, I'd love to hear of other systems in this price range that would be perhaps better suited to what I'm looking for.
The system: HSU Research Hybrid 15 - 5.1 Package with CCB-8
(sorry can't post link, search it)
5 - CCB-8 bookshelf speakers
1 - VTF-15H MK2 sub
10% movies, 25% games, 15% keyboard playing, 50% music
I want to make sure it works well for the games and movies though.
I'm not looking to play at super high volumes. I'm interested in neutral speakers that do a good job at reproducing sound. Clarity is key.
I have a small room now, but this system is going to be the foundation for a Atmos capable system when we move it to a larger room.
1. What alternatives in this $3k or less, shipped price range would provide the nice neutral sound that I prefer?
2. What would be a good receiver to pair with this? I'd prefer to get a less expensive receiver to compensate for these more expensive speakers.
Reviews are good, a handful of AVS fans of the odd looking speakers (odd because they look more like small subwoofers), and they measure well.
Are you near any of these manufacturers/vendors?
ACCESSORIES 4 LESS*** NEAR ORLANDO FLORIDA
APERION* NEAR PORTLAND OREGON
ASCEND** NEAR LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA
CHANE TAMPA FLORIDA
CRUTCHFIELD*** CHARLOTTESVILLE VIRGINIA
DEEP SEA SOUND SUBS NEAR KNOXVILLE TENNESSEE
DIYSOUND GROUP CINCINNATI OHIO
EMOTIVA NEAR NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
HI FI HEAVEN*** GREEN BAY WISONSIN
HSU NEAR LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA
HTD* NEAR DALLAS TEXAS
JTR NEAR MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN
MONOPRICE NEAR RIVERSIDE CALIFORNIA
MUSIC DIRECT*** CHICAGO ILLINOIS
NHT NEAR SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA
OHM BROOKLYN NEW YORK
PSA NEAR YOUNGSTOWN OHIO
RBH NEAR SALT LAKE CITY UTAH
RHYTHMIK SUBS NEAR AUSTIN TEXAS
RSL* NEAR LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA
SALK AUDIO PONTIAC MICHIGAN
SEATON SOUND NEAR CHICAGO ILLINOIS
SELAH AUDIO NEAR RALEIGH NORTH CAROLINA
SVS* YOUNGSTOWN OHIO
TEKTON NEAR PROVO UTAH
TYLER ACOUSTICS NEAR LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY
WORLDWIDE STEREO*** NEAR PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA
AXIOM NEAR TORONTO CANADA
FLUANCE NEAR TORONTO CANADA
FUNK AUDIO NEAR VANCOUVER CANADA
PARADIGM NEAR TORONTO CANADA
PSB NEAR TORONTO CANADA
TOTEM NEAR MONTREAL CANADA
* free return shipping
**Ascend also carries Rhythmik subwoofers on site
***retail outlet of many brands