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Hi guys,


I've been looking into getting my own stereo system for quite a while now. My problem is that I have very limited cash, and also know nothing about speakers. I figured I would start by getting 2 speakers (probably bookshelf?) and a sub.


My problem is finding cheap, decent speakers. My budget is probably 700-800 bucks....I also need to buy a receiver. I know that is not much to spend at all, but it is also for a small room.


I plan on playing these speakers pretty loud most of the time for parties and such. I guess I just need some recommendations on a setup. Any help??
 

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i am quoting another member "batpig" advice from another thread. $600 total for 5.1 and receiver.


you want to start out with 2 speakers but i feel obligated to post this. just another option if you wanted to just get everything from the start.


i would get this, and plan to soon when my $150 living room htib starts giving me problems.

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One compromise option is the Denon 1609 for $199 shipped from Vann's:
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it..._c=site_search


It does not do HDMI audio but it does at least have Audyssey MultEQ with Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume.


I would highly recommend getting the larger Energy C-50 five speaker package for an extra 50 bucks ($250 shipped from WWStereo):
http://www.wwstereo.com/default.aspx..._84__0_0_0_-1/


Combine that with the tSC ASW-10 subwoofer (almost the same as the Energy ESW-10) for $150 shipped:
http://www.thespeakercompany.com/ASW...er-P62C17.aspx


And that's the same price for $400 shipped for the 5.1 speakers (C-50 five pack for $250 + ASW-10 sub for $150).
 

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What are you looking to do long term? If you only want stereo ignore the above post (That is a great recommendation though).


Buy the cheapest Receiver you can the most expensive speakers you can afford. Highly recommend going out and listening to as many brands as you can.


Is this going to be a Party house where the speakers could be damaged? What do you plan on doing with this setup. that would really help.
 

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For 2 channel a Harman Kardon 3380 would be hard to beat. Sells on ebay for $80-130 . The 3480 - 3485 and 3490 are all 120wpc - the 3380 is 80wpc but it isn't that much of a difference.
 

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Something like the Klipsch Reference RF-52 will play loud and clear and is well within your budget. These are floorstanding and you may not really need a sub.
 

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i would look into some polk speakers and that hk stereo receiver--should be a great combo and provide you the volume you need with some sweet sound. the advice to go and listen to some different speakers is good advice to be sure--even if you find something you cant afford it is good to know what is out there and find out what you like.

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Originally Posted by batpig /forum/post/16989529


One compromise option is the Denon 1609 for $199 shipped from Vann's:
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it..._c=site_search


It does not do HDMI audio but it does at least have Audyssey MultEQ with Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume. Combine that with the Take Classic 5 speakers pack + ESW-C10 sub and you are right at $600 total shipped from Vann's.


If you CAN fit slightly larger speakers, I would highly recommend getting the larger Energy C-50 five speaker package for an extra 50 bucks ($250 shipped from WWStereo):
http://www.wwstereo.com/default.aspx..._84__0_0_0_-1/


Combine that with the tSC ASW-10 subwoofer (almost the same as the Energy ESW-10) for $150 shipped:
http://www.thespeakercompany.com/ASW...er-P62C17.aspx


And that's the same price for $400 shipped for the 5.1 speakers (C-50 five pack for $250 + ASW-10 sub for $150).

ditto on the energys
 

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If this is going to be specifically for loud parties then you may want to go for some cheap pro audio speakers. Look on partsexpress.com and you will find some that can crank for less than $100 a speaker. Combine two of those with a $200 receiver and you have $400 left over for a good sub like a svs.


If this will be a dual role and not just parties I would go with one of the previous recommendations or maybe just an onkyo htib.


I will say that party music that most teens listen to are going to be pretty bass heavy so a good subwoofer is imperative. I would certainly keep a look at svs subs. They can get loud and low.
 
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