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I need some opinions on a small setup in my living room. The room is long and narrow 11x20, and the TV sits along the 20 foot wall. It is not centered in the room as it is flanked by doors on both sides. I sit around 8-10 feet away. I have no real desire to put rear speakers in. This will be 95% for TV and movies. I have a 55" Samsung LED, and just want some sound for movies. Not looking for audiophile 5.1 sound.


I currently have a older Pioneer Elite receiver I can use for my setup. I am looking for a sub and some nice bookshelf speakers. I currently have a Klispch CS-500, but I am wanting more. My budget is $500 or less. I have a Ascend Acoustics setup in my basement and I do enjoy the Ascend sound.


I am looking at Pioneer and Cambridge bookshelf speakers so far:

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/Speakers/Home+Theater+Speakers/SP-BS22-LR

http://www.accessories4less.com/index.php?page=item&id=CAMBS30BLK&extra=a%3A2%3A%7Bi%3A0%3Bs%3A40%3A%2203823345592a403b2f4a37a59384e7ab28f02be1%22%3Bi%3A1%3BN%3B%7D


And this Mourdant sub:

http://www.accessories4less.com/index.php?page=item&id=MORDAVI7BL&extra=a%3A2%3A%7Bi%3A0%3Bs%3A40%3A%2203823345592a403b2f4a37a59384e7ab28f02be1%22%3Bi%3A1%3BN%3B%7D


I have heard the floor standing Pioneers, and I hear nothing but glowing remarks about the budget Andrew Jones speakers. I have also heard great reviews about the Cambridge S30's. I am also kicking around a Zvox 580 or a sound bar of some sort. Just looking for opinions.


Feel free to send any suggestions my way! Thanks!
 

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Originally Posted by k2208  /t/1520045/help-with-2-1-or-3-1-setup#post_24414283


And this Mourdant sub:
http://www.accessories4less.com/index.php?page=item&id=MORDAVI7BL&extra=a%3A2%3A%7Bi%3A0%3Bs%3A40%3A%2203823345592a403b2f4a37a59384e7ab28f02be1%22%3Bi%3A1%3BN%3B%7D


I have heard the floor standing Pioneers, and I hear nothing but glowing remarks about the budget Andrew Jones speakers. I have also heard great reviews about the Cambridge S30's. I am also kicking around a Zvox 580 or a sound bar of some sort. Just looking for opinions.

Drop the Soundbar and the Zvox


For 2.1, my preference is the Cambridge S30 and Mordaunt Short Aviano 7 sub

I much prefer that over the Pioneer speakers.


Your call
 

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Thanks, I wish I could hear the S30's somewhere.


I am not stuck on any brand or speaker. I am willing to look at anything if someone has a different opinion?
 

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My budget is $500 or less. I have a Ascend Acoustics setup in my basement and I do enjoy the Ascend sound.
Wave Crest Audio HLV-1 's were designed by Dave F. of Ascend Acoustics.
 

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Well, things have taken a turn today. I have a buddy who is huge into high end audio. He buys stuff constantly, and most of it gets rarely used. I asked him if he had anything he wanted to part with, and he said he would give me a pair of his speakers if I store a couple things for him while he is gone. He is a doctor, and has to go to a internship training for about a year.


The speakers are Green Mountain Audio Europa Max. I am not familiar at all with these speakers, and have found little information on the internet. What I have found though looks very promising, especially since they are essentially free.

http://greenmountainaudio.com/europa-max/


Does anyone have experience with these? Also, I need stands for them. I have high thick shaggy carpet so I need something with substantial feet on them.


Now my sub choices could be broader for sure. Is the Mourdant still something I should look hard into?
 

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Now my sub choices could be broader for sure. Is the Mourdant still something I should look hard into?

The word on Green Mountain is nice - way to go


For $300 the Mordaunt is nice - they that want to speculate, are free to speculate - however,

it does play below 30 hz


For over $300, I would aim for the likes of HSU, SVS and some others.


Your call
 
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