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Hey guys,

I am trying to assemble a home thetre system. I am looking at getting a basic reciever but one that allows HDMI audio pass trhough. I would say anywhere from 500-1000 watts. So I need a good set of 5.1 surround sound speakers in the 200 dollar area. I have looked at the polks (rm6750) and the energy take classics. They are around 200 and seem to have good reviews. HOw do these speakers sound? What kind of quality are they? Also do you have any other recomendations for a speaker set? Thanks for the help guys.
 

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ya i saw the classics didnt have a sub. Those jamos seem really nice. how do i decide on a speaker system? Can i lsten to these anywhere?
 

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Probably not unless you're in Montana and can visit the Vanns store.


The best way to decide is to go out and listen to speakers in your price range. Or bring them home and test in your room which is really the best way. At least get an idea of what sound you like. Sometimes you cant find all the speaker brands you want. Then you order online, listen and if you like them, keep them. If not, send them back.
 

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200.00 bucks is going to be tough. For 300.00, you're getting more realistic and can find some decent packages, and for 400.00 you really begin to get into some nice (budget-minded) packages.


-Pinnacle MB8000

-Paradigm

-Klipsch

-Energy

-Jamos

-Etc.



-Matt
 

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I have been doing a lot of research the past couple months and I can tell you that $200 is a very low amount for all those speakers (6 total) that you are wanting. If you are planning on upgrading anyways I think most will tell you to do a 5.1 piece by piece. Example: 2.0 then 3.1 then 5.1 then 7.2. I have posted some posts with prices and codes included, you could check those out by looking at some of my previous posts by clicking on my name. I am kind of in the same boat as you, trying to be very cost friendly. I do have a link for you, though, of a system you could research, if you have to have 5.1, but I am not familiar with them. Maybe you could check them out and tells us what you find out. Good luck.
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-694
 

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I can't recall running across any DECENT complete 5.1 setup for less than $200. And I searched around a lot when I was looking for my living room setup.


Best I could find was the Dayton (parts-express.com) model 1200 setup for around $220. Not a bad setup, actually. And the sub is more than halfway-decent.


Another option if you want to go up another tier in quality is to spend around $275 and to pick up a set of TSC 5.0 speakers (I just so happen to have a set of P5's, P6's, and center channel for sale) and add a Dayton 10" or 12" sub. PM me if you're interested in going this route.


Anyways, $200 is tough to do without going super-cheapo on speaker quality.
 

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Well when I say 200 i dont mind spending around 250 at all. It doesnt have to have a sub. I figure I can add a sub later but I atleast want to get a 5 speaker set. Did any of you look at my linkks above to some 200-250 dollar set ups? Do you all think those are any good?
 

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I picked up a refurbed Polk 705 package for my parents for just over $200. Not that it's a great set, but as has been said, a "good" $200 set hardly exists.
 

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well my first link shows the polk 6750. Frys sells that setfor 499! maybe that isnt the same set but i checked the numbers and it was the 6750
 

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I have a Polk RM6750 5.1 set in my living room (13.5' x 14.75'). I love my set-up, when I move into a bigger place I plan on upgrading the front speakers and use the RM6750's for the surrounds. For its price is the best sounding system.


The Reciever I have is the Sony STR-DH700 which is the one of the cheapest recievers to allow HDMI audio pass through. The other one is the Pioneer vsx-519.


The reciever along was $200 and Polk rm6750 was $230
 

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well my first link shows the polk 6750. Frys sells that setfor 499! maybe that isnt the same set but i checked the numbers and it was the 6750

Maybe $499 from their online site. I've seen that set go as low as $149 in the last year, including the sub in their newspaper ads! Common price is $199-$229 when they advertise it locally. Its a ripoff at $499.
 

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I think there has been a lot of nice reviews and prices in the last 20 pages of the Energy owners thread that I think you should check out. I think you could browse those last 20 pages in no time.


And there were some really cool reviews, that I especially enjoyed, of different Energy speakers there yesterday.


I had posted some questions there (that were excellently answered) and I posted some codes/prices that I had found which are now better than they originally were when I first posted questions there. I recently selected and received the Take Classics but won't set them up for another month or two. In retrospect I maybe should have waited, and researched more. But they are substantially higher now than when I ordered them.
 

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Those Daytons look real nice. I will have to take a look at them. Are they known for quality? Does anyone have those 1200 and how do they cmpare to polk, energy? Ill take a look at the energy thread as well. Seems like they are a good company not many know about
 

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I don't think they're in the same league as Energy or Polk. You're talking about 5 inexpensive satellite speakers in plastic enclosures. They're definitey not going to be the build quality of an Energy speaker.


I'm sure they're good for the money though.
 

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Those Daytons look real nice. I will have to take a look at them. Are they known for quality? Does anyone have those 1200 and how do they cmpare to polk, energy? Ill take a look at the energy thread as well. Seems like they are a good company not many know about


Do you mean Energy? They're pretty well known in audio circles. You're not going to find them in the typical Best Buy, Sears, or budget audio stores though. They're mainly sold thru specialty audio stores although that may be changing with the new ownership.
 
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