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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
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Well, very tight budget. Just a couple things;
1. You can learn NOTHING about what a speaker sounds like by watching a you tube video. You can learn a lot about a speaker, but...I remember watching a you tube video of my Philharmonic BMRs, played on my Philharmonic BMRs and it made my Philharmonic BMRs sound completely unlike my Philharmonic BMRs! Crappy recording, cheap mic, bad rooms and of course, the video you are playing will end up sound more like the speakers you are playing it on that the ones portrayed!
2. Chanes are good speakers and would fit nicely into a tight budget. if you can, give them a listen. They won't be as dynamic/forward as Klipsch, but will have clarity, detail and accuracy that will impress.
3. With you small space, maybe two small subwoofers rather than one really big/good one? If you can still get the SVS PB12 for 499.00 shipped, two of those would rock that room.
4. Might be tough, by try to find the AVrec you need for 500! You got a pretty small room, so you don't need a ton of power...especially if you end up with sensitive speakers like Klipsch!
Set up #1: EMP e5Ti, e5Ci, and EMP e5Bi surrounds, Outlaw LFM1 Plus sub, SVS NSD SB12 sub, Integra AV receiver
Set up #2: Def Tech CA Aero 2, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and EMPtek10i10i sub, Slimline AV receiver
Set up #3: Philharmonics- BMR in a 2.0 system, music only, Integra AV receiver