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Best standard style speakers with huge dynamics that are pretty efficient , [as in 90db or better]?

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By standard style I mean nothing like JTRs or others that are more pro oriented or looks that best fit in a dedicated theater.


Offhand I know that AV123's Rocket line is one good example, but those are pretty expensive.


Rocket 850,



I am in the market for some new speakers, I would appreciate a few suggestions to kinda help get me started on my search.

Id say my budget is around $2K for a 5.0 set.

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You can get a Rocket Set Rs850s and RSC200 with450s for surrounds for $2000 on sale... try calling them and see if they'll honor their sale price. Many prefer to just get the 850s and Bigfoot (RSC200) center and get the Emotiva ERD1 as surround.. while your at the emotiva website check out the XPA3 amp.. the Rockets like it a lot!


I paid $1470 shipped for my 850s and RSC200.


If you want something else $2k is a nice budget... the Rockets sound very similar to the Paradigm Studio 100s so go have a listen to get an idea of how they sound.
 

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You can get a Rocket Set Rs850s and RSC200 with450s for surrounds for $2000 on sale... try calling them and see if they'll honor their sale price. Many prefer to just get the 850s and Bigfoot (RSC200) center and get the Emotiva ERD1 as surround.. while your at the emotiva website check out the XPA3 amp.. the Rockets like it a lot!


I paid $1470 shipped for my 850s and RSC200.


If you want something else $2k is a nice budget... the Rockets sound very similar to the Paradigm Studio 100s so go have a listen to get an idea of how they sound.

Yeah, ive seen that Rocket set on sale ..... $1470 for 850s and RSC200 , wow!! Did you just call an make em an offer,or?


I will go check out Emotiva now
 

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Originally Posted by James W. Johnson /forum/post/18178275


Best standard style speakers with huge dynamics that are pretty efficient , [as in 90db or better]?

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By standard style I mean nothing like JTRs or others that are more pro oriented or looks that best fit in a dedicated theater.


Offhand I know that AV123's Rocket line is one good example, but those are pretty expensive.


Rocket 850,



I am in the market for some new speakers, I would appreciate a few suggestions to kinda help get me started on my search.

Id say my budget is around $2K for a 5.0 set.

thanks

I know that you said nothing pro audio looking, but wanted to make sure that you know that JTR now makes speakers with nice veneers and cloth grills.
http://jtrspeakers.com/home-audio/triple-8ht/


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For HT there is not much out there that can beat them.
 

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Yeah, ive seen that Rocket set on sale ..... $1470 for 850s and RSC200 , wow!! Did you just call an make em an offer,or?


I will go check out Emotiva now

I Emailed them and asked if they'd honor their sale price... I also talked to them on the phone several times... nice customer service.


I also agree with mjg100about the JTRs.. unfortuanely for three of them you'd have to pay around $4k with veneer.
 

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I wish they had more pics of their speakers with the veneers and the grills installed... Might help sales if they did...
 

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Best standard style speakers with huge dynamics that are pretty efficient , [as in 90db or better]?

>>>>>


By standard style I mean nothing like JTRs or others that are more pro oriented or looks that best fit in a dedicated theater.


Offhand I know that AV123's Rocket line is one good example, but those are pretty expensive.


Rocket 850,



I am in the market for some new speakers, I would appreciate a few suggestions to kinda help get me started on my search.

Id say my budget is around $2K for a 5.0 set.

thanks

just about any speaker made today has 90 dB or greater efficiency. A speaker's design should not be in your critical factor for purchasing category, more over, specs are so misinterpreted and misunderstood that- You need to judge how they sound.


Order some of those mail order/ internet direct and test them out in your home, and return the ones you don't like. The forum collective will point you in generally good direction. For the effort, you'll will be much better off than you did otherwise.


side note: read about how to judge a speaker, and what good sound reproduction is.
 

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just about any speaker made today has 90 dB or greater efficiency. A speaker's design should not be in your critical factor for purchasing category, more over, specs are so misinterpreted and misunderstood that- You need to judge how they sound.


Order some of those mail order/ internet direct and test them out in your home, and return the ones you don't like. The forum collective will point you in generally good direction. For the effort, you'll will be much better off than you did otherwise.


side note: read about how to judge a speaker, and what good sound reproduction is.

I get what the OP is looking for, he's looking for great speakers, dynamic, efficient speakers, mostly for HT use. Speakers that can come alive with little power and which are quite quick. I'm sure the OP knows to judge how speakers sound first, but he's asking for some suggestions.


I'd be more than happy to give him some. PSB Image are a great line to look into, highly efficient, great dynamics. I would be hesitant to recommend the Monitor line but if you can step it up into Paradigm's studio line, benefits can be had.
 

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I get what the OP is looking for, he's looking for great speakers, dynamic, efficient speakers, mostly for HT use. Speakers that can come alive with little power and which are quite quick. I'm sure the OP knows to judge how speakers sound first, but he's asking for some suggestions.


I'd be more than happy to give him some. PSB Image are a great line to look into, highly efficient, great dynamics. I would be hesitant to recommend the Monitor line but if you can step it up into Paradigm's studio line, benefits can be had.

I think we all get what he is looking for. No matter what speaker you or I say, it will fit the OP requirements. Maybe a 96 dB or higher efficiency speaker would provide a more narrow result.


In my experience Klipsch and Definitive Technology speakers offer high efficiency mainstream consumer speakers.


If I were a consultant I would push getting some self powered near/mid field studio monitors that meet the OP WAF or decor.. They provide slam and output just as good as a real theater, though, in a small form-factor and only a medium to small room.
 

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Originally Posted by oOOBillO0o /forum/post/18179256

just about any speaker made today has 90 dB or greater efficiency. A speaker's design should not be in your critical factor for purchasing category, more over, specs are so misinterpreted and misunderstood that- You need to judge how they sound.


Order some of those mail order/ internet direct and test them out in your home, and return the ones you don't like. The forum collective will point you in generally good direction. For the effort, you'll will be much better off than you did otherwise.


side note: read about how to judge a speaker, and what good sound reproduction is.

There are a lot of speakers that have less than 90db sensitivity and if the speaker does not have good power handling then it will not make a good dynamic speaker for HT. Even a speaker with 90db sensitivity will need good power handling to give you reference level (105db) peaks at 10 feet. Very few 90db speakers will have the power handling to do this cleanly
 

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Originally Posted by oOOBillO0o /forum/post/18179882


I think we all get what he is looking for. No matter what speaker you or I say, it will fit the OP requirements. Maybe a 96 dB or higher efficiency speaker would provide a more narrow result.


In my experience Klipsch and Definitive Technology speakers offer high efficiency mainstream consumer speakers.

If I were a consultant I would push getting some self powered near/mid field studio monitors that meet the OP WAF or decor.. They provide slam and output just as good as a real theater, though, in a small form-factor and only a medium to small room.

Good suggestion. If you can get these WAF approved, they make for a good HT experience. A powered speaker that sends 100 watts to the LF driver is the same as a 200-300 watt RMS passive speaker with a two to three hundred watt amp connected to it. A passive crossover cuts the power in half or more.
 

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There are a lot of speakers that have less than 90db sensitivity and if the speaker does not have good power handling then it will not make a good dynamic speaker for HT. Even a speaker with 90db sensitivity will need good power handling to give you reference level (105db) peaks at 10 feet. Very few 90db speakers will have the power handling to do this cleanly

Name a few that do have the power handling to do it cleanly.
 

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I think we all get what he is looking for. No matter what speaker you or I say, it will fit the OP requirements. Maybe a 96 dB or higher efficiency speaker would provide a more narrow result.


In my experience Klipsch and Definitive Technology speakers offer high efficiency mainstream consumer speakers.


If I were a consultant I would push getting some self powered near/mid field studio monitors that meet the OP WAF or decor.. They provide slam and output just as good as a real theater, though, in a small form-factor and only a medium to small room.

Name a few decent looking self powered near/mid field studio monitors.


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Name a few that do have the power handling to do it cleanly.

I do not know of any, but just as soon as I say zero, someone will post a link to one that can do it. I do know that there are 92db speakers out there that can do it. www.rbhsound.com/t2.shtml
 
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