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Hi All,


Just looking for some recommendations on a good speaker setup for my budget. I already purchased the HK AVR 254 7.1 Home Theater Receiver. I'm open to any brand speaker. Just shoot me your recommendations from your experinces.


Thanks all!
 

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Hi all thanks for the replies. Room size is 15x18. Asteically pleasing speakers would be a plus. I was going to go with inwalls, but i've been reading you loose a lot of quality for the price.
 

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Does speaker size matter? Room size info would help too.


1. Energy C-50 5.0 package plus ESW-V8 sub.
http://www.wwstereo.com/default.aspx..._84__0_0_0_-1/
http://www.wwstereo.com/default.aspx..._84__0_0_0_-1/


2. Jamo E660 package and ASW-10.
http://www.wwstereo.com/default.aspx...103__0_0_0_-1/
http://www.thespeakercompany.com/ASW...oofer-P62.aspx


3. Polk Audio speakers and Bic F12 sub

1 pair Monitor 40's
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290010

1 CS1 center
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290022

1 pair Monitor 30 surrounds
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290094

1 BIC F12 sub
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846



4. Mirage Omni 550 5 speaker package $499. Get a sub later!
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it..._c=site_search


5. Athena LS-100 bookshelf package

2 pair LS-100
http://www.amazon.com/Athena-LS-100B...0640878&sr=1-2

1 Mirage 150 center (same as Athena LS-C100 center)
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it..._c=site_search

BIC F12 sub
http://www.amazon.com/BIC-America-F1...0641084&sr=1-1


6. Energy C-300, C-C50 center, C-50 surrounds. Get a sub later
http://www.amazon.com/Energy-C-300-S...0641167&sr=1-1
http://www.wwstereo.com/default.aspx..._84__0_0_0_-1/
http://www.wwstereo.com/default.aspx..._84__0_0_0_-1/

I've been looking at this package:

4. Mirage Omni 550 5 speaker package $499. Get a sub later!
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it..._c=site_search


What can you tell me about this setup, how do you think it will sound in a 15x18 room with wood floors. =)
 

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I can tell you there's a lot of chatter about it in the Mirage thread. Its probably the best bang for the buck too!


Several reviews of the black 550's on the Vanns website. Black is no longer available. In case you were not aware, there is a 2nd 6.5" woofer in front. You can't see it on the cherry model because the grille is in place.
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it...irage-omni-550


Comes with speaker spikes so the wood floor shouldn't matter.
 

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Not a bad little system. You can probably go to your local Best Buy and check out nanosat speakers if they have a Magnolia Home Theater inside.


Probably no warranty on that Mirage nanosat ebay system since they're not an authorized dealer.


I'd rather have the 550 setup myself, especially for a 15 x 18 room. Vanns is an authorized Mirage dealer so you get the 5 year mfrs warranty.
 

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Such is life, then look at one of the other options. or get a set of 150s which are all black. You can get two pair of those and the black center for under $300. Still have enough money for a sub.
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it..._c=site_search


Or how about some Energy C-100s, they have a nice pretty gloss black front baffle that she may like.
http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ENC100


or the C-300 towers I linked earlier if she's okay with tower speakers.


How bout this package or will she complain about the size of the subwoofer

[ http://cgi.ebay.com/Energy-Take-Clas...d=p3286.c0.m14


Or just get the Mirage Nanosat package your found on ebay.


Or this Polk Audio Speaker set with the Energy ESW-V8 I linked earlier
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290093
http://www.energy-speakers.com/na-en...w-v8-overview/
 

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I'm looking for the same thing, a 5.1 setup for ~$500, for my basement (aka, Man Cave), aprox 14' x 20'

I haven't purchased a receiver yet, but it will probably be the Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K


I was checking out the Polk speakers on Crutchfield, if you get one of the 5 speaker setups, you can get a polk sub for $100 off, and if you buy $499+ worth of Polk speakers, you get a free pair of Polk OWM3 speakers, so you could do a 7.1 setup for $550.


I'm just not sure which way to go, cheaper surrounds and the better sub, or better surrounds and a cheaper sub, or go in-between


The following combos would give you 7 speakers and a sub for $550


Polk RM75 ($300) + PSW125 sub ($350) + Polk OWM3 (free) - $100 = $550


Polk RM85 ($400) + PSW110 ($250) + Polk OWM3 (free) - $100 = $550


Polk RM95 ($500) + PSW10 ($150) + Polk OWM3 (free) - $100 = $550


Or would I be better off with some of the other options already mentioned?
 

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yuck, Polk subs are very mediocre and you don't want some tiny satellites in a "man cave"! the whole reason that crap was invented was to appease wives who didn't want big speakers everywhere.


in summary, be a man and get some big ass towers...
those Jamo packages seem to be a great deal.
 

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Those Jamo speakers look interesting, but I'm wondering if having 2 tower speakers is overkill for rear fill?


I also noticed they are 6 ohm impedance, which would place a heavier load on the receiver amp since most are rated at 8 ohms
 

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Found [the Def Tech pro-cinema 600], the cheapest they go for is 699 a little out of my budget

The Definitive Technology ProCinema 60.6 is a better fit "budget wise". [But someone else will have to comment on their performance...
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