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So I recently picked up a Denon AVR-X3000 for ~550 on eBay refurbished. Now I've been in a long, arduous research struggle trying to find a good speaker system to go with it. I would probably go with a 5.1 setup even though I have a 7.2 receiver. And, without a doubt I want the rear speakers to be wireless. I'm looking to spend $7-800 So as you can imagine the search hasn't been easy. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!
 

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My suggestion would be to get two nice towers or two decent bookshelfs and a good sub and hold off until you can afford the rest.
 

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A fairly good subwoofer costs $700-800.<br><br>
Your price range is very limiting; you can't go very far with that.<br><br>
There is one fairly decent starter system that you can get, though; the Martin-Logan MLT-2 system. Amazon has the discontinued version now for only $350. That is a very good deal for the money. It was a good deal when it was $600.<br><br>
The Jamo S426 HCS3 5.0 speaker system is also at Amazon for $369; another very good deal. add a Polk PSW505 subwoofer for $240 and you will have a fairly decent setup.<br><br>
You won't find much better for under $800.
 

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Cambridge Audio S70 - sold each<br>
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S50 Center<br>
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NXG Pro 4.1 for side surrounds - sold each<br>
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Mordaunt Short Aviano 7 subwoofer<br>
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The Jamo S426 HCS3 5.0 speaker system is also at Amazon for $369;</div>
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I got that Jamo 426 system for $129 at Amazon.. and at that price it is not really that good, at $369 it is definitely not a good deal, I returned it.<br><br>
i would get the AJ Pioneers before that.<br><br>
But this is much better...<br><br>
X4<br><br>
<a href="http://www.htd.com/Products/level-two-speakers/Level-TWO-Bookshelf-Speakers" target="_blank">http://www.htd.com/Products/level-two-speakers/Level-TWO-Bookshelf-Speakers</a><br><br>
center<br><br>
<a href="http://www.htd.com/Products/level-two-speakers/Level-TWO-Center-Channel-Speaker" target="_blank">http://www.htd.com/Products/level-two-speakers/Level-TWO-Center-Channel-Speaker</a><br><br>
a review,,<br><br>
<a href="http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/speaker-subwoofer-reviews/68348-home-theater-direct-htd-level-two-system-review.html" target="_blank">http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/speaker-subwoofer-reviews/68348-home-theater-direct-htd-level-two-system-review.html</a><br><br>
sub..<br><br>
<a href="http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-sub-1200-12-120-watt-powered-subwoofer--300-629" target="_blank">http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-sub-1200-12-120-watt-powered-subwoofer--300-629</a><br><br>
a review...<br><br>
<a href="http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/speaker-subwoofer-reviews/71766-dayton-audio-sub-1200-subwoofer-review.html" target="_blank">http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/speaker-subwoofer-reviews/71766-dayton-audio-sub-1200-subwoofer-review.html</a><br><br><br>
And get a wireless transmitter and receiver for the back...
 

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I got that Jamo 426 system for $129 at Amazon.. and at that price it is not really that good, at $369 it is definitely not a good deal, I returned it.<br><br>
i would get the AJ Pioneers before that.<br><br>
But this is much better...<br><br>
X4<br><br>
<a href="http://www.htd.com/Products/level-two-speakers/Level-TWO-Bookshelf-Speakers" target="_blank">http://www.htd.com/Products/level-two-speakers/Level-TWO-Bookshelf-Speakers</a><br><br>
center<br><br>
<a href="http://www.htd.com/Products/level-two-speakers/Level-TWO-Center-Channel-Speaker" target="_blank">http://www.htd.com/Products/level-two-speakers/Level-TWO-Center-Channel-Speaker</a><br><br>
a review,,<br><br>
<a href="http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/speaker-subwoofer-reviews/68348-home-theater-direct-htd-level-two-system-review.html" target="_blank">http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/speaker-subwoofer-reviews/68348-home-theater-direct-htd-level-two-system-review.html</a><br><br>
sub..<br><br>
<a href="http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-sub-1200-12-120-watt-powered-subwoofer--300-629" target="_blank">http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-sub-1200-12-120-watt-powered-subwoofer--300-629</a><br><br>
a review...<br><br>
<a href="http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/speaker-subwoofer-reviews/71766-dayton-audio-sub-1200-subwoofer-review.html" target="_blank">http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/speaker-subwoofer-reviews/71766-dayton-audio-sub-1200-subwoofer-review.html</a><br><br><br>
And get a wireless transmitter and receiver for the back...</div>
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How's that work?
 

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How's that work?</div>
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A pair of Arx A1b's combined with an SVS pb1000 would make you very happy. <img alt="wink.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
Start with 2 speakers with a phantom center, and eventually move into 2 rears, and then a center if you want <img alt="rolleyes.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif"> In my honest opinion, buy the best speakers you can afford for the front stage, rather than 5 worse ones for a surround sound system off the bat.<br><br>
<a href="http://www.theaudioinsider.com/product_info.php?p=arx-a1b-monitor-loudspeaker&products_id=65&" target="_blank">http://www.theaudioinsider.com/product_info.php?p=arx-a1b-monitor-loudspeaker&products_id=65&</a><br><br>
<a href="http://www.svsound.com/subwoofers/ported-box/PB-1000#.UuyRN7RdyJY" target="_blank">http://www.svsound.com/subwoofers/ported-box/PB-1000#.UuyRN7RdyJY</a>
 

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Oh these are actually good? I thought they'd diminish the sound quality.
 

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So I recently picked up a Denon AVR-X3000 for ~550 on eBay refurbished. Now I've been in a long, arduous research struggle trying to find a good speaker system to go with it. I would probably go with a 5.1 setup even though I have a 7.2 receiver. And, without a doubt I want the rear speakers to be wireless. I'm looking to spend $7-800 So as you can imagine the search hasn't been easy. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!</div>
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How big is your room and what are your listening preferences?
 

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Oh these are actually good? I thought they'd diminish the sound quality.</div>
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Any wireless speaker you buy is going to have the same thing basically.
 

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How big is your room and what are your listening preferences?</div>
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It's 20x14. The tv is going on a 7ft wall and the couch will be 11ft away. I enjoy movies if that's what you're asking.
 

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It's 20x14. The tv is going on a 7ft wall and the couch will be 11ft away. I enjoy movies if that's what you're asking.</div>
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That was what I was asking, thanks.<br><br><br>
That is not a huge space, but having the Cambridge towers might be nice.
 

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I agree with what a couple others have said, $700-800 for a 5.1 setup with wireless surrounds, you will never be completely satisfied with it. "The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of a low price is forgotten" Get a decent pair of fronts and a sub for now, Arx A1b's and the SVS PB-1000 was a good suggestion, then gradually add on a center and surrounds as you get more money.
 

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I would agree AND disagree. Agree, get a 2.1 on that budget. Disagree on towers! Get a quality bookshelf pair (ascend acoustic 170s, perhaps) and a decent sub. The ascend are 350/pr and that would leave you 350-400 for a sob. If you can stretch the budget any, the svs pb1000 is a really good sub for 500 dollars.
 

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should i start with bookshelf speakers or floor standing speakers. going to start with 2.1 and work my way up. Thanks!
 

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should i start with bookshelf speakers or floor standing speakers. going to start with 2.1 and work my way up. Thanks!</div>
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bookshelves will be fine, usually at the same price point the bookshelves can be better than towers. When you crossover at 80hz to a sub that negates the lower frequency cutoff of a tower.<br><br>
Just remember to include stands in your budget, then again the cost of the stands can raise the cost to a better pair of towers.
 

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should i start with bookshelf speakers or floor standing speakers. going to start with 2.1 and work my way up. Thanks!</div>
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I would agree AND disagree. Agree, get a 2.1 on that budget. Disagree on towers! Get a quality bookshelf pair (ascend acoustic 170s, perhaps) and a decent sub. The ascend are 350/pr and that would leave you 350-400 for a sob. If you can stretch the budget any, the svs pb1000 is a really good sub for 500 dollars.</div>
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+1 Also FWIW, the Ascend CBM-170's are currently on sale for $300 a pair. Both those and the SVS pb-1000 would be solid, long term purchases <img alt="wink.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/wink.gif">
 
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