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Hey guys I have posted here a couple of times about speakers and now I really need to buy my speakers. I have a pretty good idea of what I want! Just so you all I know I just won a bid on one of those refurbed HK 254. I am pretty excited because it seems like a good reciever for the price I paid. Now I am looking for a 5.0/5.1 speaker system (preferbably 5.1). MY price range is around 200-250.


Ive narrowed down my choices to the polk rm6750, Energy take 5 classic ( with no sub), jamo s413, jamo s406.


I have tried to research these things like crazy and I cant make a decision. I saw in a few months ago that people were getting the take 5's for 150 or less. If I could get that deal I would take it in a heart beat and buy a 100 dollar sub but now those speakers are 230. Does anyone know of how I can find that speaker set at a nice price like that?


As for the Jamos I really like the floorstand speakers in the s406 but I want to know how much better the s406 sound compared to the s413. The s413 comes with a sub and many people have said the sub seems likes its worth 200 bucks? What do you all think.


The polks seem nice and they are the only speakers of these that I have heard andd they are pretty nice. I am pretty sure I would be happy with those for now. Anyway what do you all think? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I posted the links of each speaker at the bootm. Please help me guys.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290066

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882269004

http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it..._c=site_search

http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it..._c=site_search
 

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That looks like a nice receiver, has a bunch of crossover points for bass managment.
 

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How about this thing


The fronts/satellites are acoustic suspension.

I ordered the MB8000, which includes an acoustic suspension (powered) sub, to match my new AVR590.

Hope they sounds nicely!


Update: Dell shipped my MB8000.
 

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My room is about 14x14. It opens up to my kitchen which has a walkway and I would say adds another 4 ft to one side but my speakers will be placed into a 14x14 ft area.


I tried the link to those speakers and it did not work. Says product is no longer available?
 

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Originally Posted by teampete /forum/post/18244516


I tried the link to those speakers and it did not work. Says product is no longer available?

Hi there!

I'm sorry about that. No idea what happened. I realized I failed to create the link.

Go to Dell.com, search "Pinnacle." On the left hand side, click on "home theater & audio."

Hope that help!
 

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Hi there!

I'm sorry about that. No idea what happened. I realized I failed to create the link.

Go to Dell.com, search "Pinnacle." On the left hand side, click on "home theater & audio."

Hope that help!

That system is $100. over his budget.
 

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That system is $100. over his budget.

Presumably he is talking about the MB6000 which is exactly his budget.


Those Pinnacle systems look like great bargains to me.


Ron
 

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I thought the other guy mentioned the MB8000.


other then $100. whats the difference between the MB6000 and the MB8000?
 

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Hey Ironbadge have you had other speaker systems before? I will let you test them out and see how they sound lol. But be sure to let us know how that system sounds!


I really do like the polks but many people have said that having plastic casings for the speakers is not the best thing. Also after looking at them closely the actual speakers dont look as good as quality as per say the energys? Anyways thats my view. Its so hard with not being able to listen to these!
 

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Hello!

I'm sorry again! I would have noted the MB6000 as Ron & BowerR64 stated.


Have I personally heard (listened to) them? No.


What made me purchased them?

Ah, long story short: I was too itchy to get to have a cheap but supposedly nice speakers system. My budget only allows me to have some sort of "in a box" stuff. I eyed on the Onkyo HT-S7200 for weeks, and about to pull the trigger. I then came across this Pinnacle deal on Dell.com. I did some research, found out Pinnacle has been around since 1976 (see pinnaclespeakers.com). I searched both this and audioholics forum, see that people rate Pinnacle sub not too bad. In addition to Dell, Sears, RadioShack, and Wally carry some similar Pinnacle systems with much higher price ($700 ~ $800). Do they go crazy? I don't know. But Dell is not crazy.


Personally, I like acoustic suspension system, like the MB8000, which include a powered acoustic suspension sub. You don't see many acoustic suspension sub (that gives better bass sound) like this one out there. I read people paid $200 for an old Pinnacle sub.


You should download the detailed specs from Pinnacle website. The MB6000 sub is not acoustic suspension, while the MB8000 is. Besides, the MB8000 has two small woofers in each front speaker, which supposedly (and hopefully) sound better for music.


Just like you, my budget was initially $250, but I could not resist the acoustic sub
and the better front channels.


Lastly, look: they look very nice, in wood cabinet.


Conclusion: I let the HT-S7200 down (since people said Onkyo subs suck), run after this MB8000 and a Denon AVR 590. The AVR590 is lower than the Onkyo HT160 (included in the HT-S7200 system), but I hope the MB8000 would surpass the HT-S7200 speakers. Ultimately, I need nice sound, and an adequate, not overkill, receiver.


Cheers!


PS: there is an "official Pinnacle thread" on this forum, too. I made most of the posts there
. I will report back when I do the "open box."
 

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whats the difference between the MB6000 and the MB8000?

Better front (two woofers vs one woofer/each) speakers and better sub (acoustic suspension vs. bass reflex).


For $100 more, I think it's worth it!
 

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Well thank you very much. Thats a good review of the system. Just to let you know that Denon reciever is really nice. I almost pulled the trigger on that reciever but the HK I bought did every little thing I needed while the denon lacked one thing I needed. Anyways I am sure you will be happy with that reciever. HTIB speakers are not very good from what I have heard. Anyways thanks for the tips and I will study those speakers some more. Man the old lady does not like this website!
 

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Hey Ironbadge have you had other speaker systems before? I will let you test them out and see how they sound lol. But be sure to let us know how that system sounds!

Some old Sony, Yamaha, and Pioneer bookshelves and floor standings. I love nice sound, but only "affordable" and "wifey friendly" nice sound
. This is my first "in the box" set will go to my bedroom. Honestly yes, I take a chance to test them out. Not too risky, for $350.


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I really do like the polks but many people have said that having plastic casings for the speakers is not the best thing. Also after looking at them closely the actual speakers dont look as good as quality as per say the energys? Anyways thats my view. Its so hard with not being able to listen to these!

Look does not count, IMHO. I only care about the sound.

For looking, I already have the wife
 

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Originally Posted by teampete /forum/post/18244981


Well thank you very much. Thats a good review of the system. Just to let you know that Denon reciever is really nice. I almost pulled the trigger on that reciever but the HK I bought did every little thing I needed while the denon lacked one thing I needed. Anyways I am sure you will be happy with that reciever. HTIB speakers are not very good from what I have heard. Anyways thanks for the tips and I will study those speakers some more. Man the old lady does not like this website!

Hahaha. So do not let her know you sneaky all the time here


Anyway, again, I planned to get only the Yamaha RX-V365 for $150 (now at newegg). However, it is quite limited, and it won't teach me much about new things (that I ignored for way too long time). I spent some more for the Denon. Hopefully it will entertain me for some long time. Thanks for the tip!


Cheers!
 

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Here's another great 5.0 deal

http://www.accessories4less.com/make...e-Maple/1.html


You'll need a sub though.....and that'll push your budget.

They look really nice though. I wonder how they sound? Are they bass reflex or acoustic suspension? And what sub would it be? Thanks!
 
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