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Old 02-24-2011, 12:19 PM   #31  
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Are there any decent bookshelve speaker systems that I can still mount that would outperform the satilite speakers?
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:36 PM   #32  
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Are there any decent bookshelve speaker systems that I can still mount that would outperform the satilite speakers?
Many of the bookshelvs I have had/seen were around 8-10 pounds+ a pop. My Velodynes I have downstairs are almost 8 pounds, but are fairly small for bookshelves (8.5x5.5x7). You could find a a good set of bookshelf wall mounts like these.. So you can basically wall mount most any bookshelf speaker if you want, just a matter of if they are too bulky looking or not to your taste.. The 602's that come with the Jamo S606 package weigh 7 pounds and are simular size to mine, so should have no issues mounting if you wanted.. I use stands on my fornt and rears downstairs.

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I've been thinking about it and will probally go the satellite or bookshelve route and if I feel the need to upgrade I could move up to 7.1 and buy some decent floor speakers. You guys think my room is big enough for 7.1 to make a difference. Any specific bookshelve speakers I should take a look at. Thanks
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I've been thinking about it and will probally go the satellite or bookshelve route and if I feel the need to upgrade I could move up to 7.1 and buy some decent floor speakers. You guys think my room is big enough for 7.1 to make a difference. Any specific bookshelve speakers I should take a look at. Thanks
I like the KEF iQ series. For $199 pair for the iQ10's, that is hard to beat for $98 a speaker. These Def Techs I heard were outstanding for thier compact design and only $144 a pop shipped.

http://www.amazon.com/KEF-iQ10BL-Boo...8574103&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/Definitive-Tec...574181&sr=8-25

But if you want to go the floorstanding/bookshelf route and and need to stay on or very near your budget, I would definately go with the Jamo S660's. Allot of speaker for the $399 price. Just add a nice sub down the line and you will be all set. But again, if you have a place near you with a good sound room, go check it out ASAP.. Even Best Buy Magnolia stores have a pretty good test room.

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Old 02-24-2011, 01:17 PM   #35  
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Jamo's $499.00
http://www.6ave.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=JAMS426HCS3WE
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1 other floorstanding SS setup I forgot to mention was the Flaunce for $299.. Never heard this setup before, but gets very good reviews and looks like good build quality.

http://www.fluance.com/fluan5speaks.html

Or these for $199 that also had great reviews... Toss a sub in for $199 and you have a nice setup for $400 or $500..

http://www.fluance.com/fluanceavhtb.html

http://www.fluance.com/fldbposu.html

The user reviews speak for themselves.. Here is a decent wite up.

http://www.consumersearch.com/home-t.../fluance-avhtb

http://reviews.cnet.com/surround-spe...-20984105.html

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Old 02-24-2011, 01:35 PM   #37  
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You know, for the most value you can always DIY. Parts-express.com have speaker kits that you can assemble for far less than you could buy the comparable speaker. No joke. There are many DIY kits available elsewhere too. You save the labor and finishing by DIY, and get much more for the dollar. Of course you need to be able to glue wood together, but that is easy to learn.
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You know there is allot that goes into all this. With a room like your's floor standers would be nice, but you don't want to sacrifice quality either.I went from floor standers to book shelfs and have twice the sound I used too. Thats because I have much better quality speakers than before, and they are much more efficient.Another thing is efficiency, speakers that are efficient are not as hard to push thus giving you more head room and less work on your amp. With a big room like yours you will have to crank it up more than someone like me with a smaller room. I would strongly suggest you up your budget and/or consider buying used or refurbished. Or build your front sound stage first, then add a sub, then add your rears. A high quality front sound stage will spank a cheap 5.1 any day of the week, shoot a 2.0 would for that matter. I got my front sound stage for about $600 and that was new. Check craigslist,ebay,and audiogon.com. Look for brands like the one mentioned here all ready, but also consider psb,paradigm,and axiom. I would hate to see you waste your money and kick your self later on, I have done it many times.
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Caliber is sooooooo correct. I spent $1800 on a LCD TV a few years back, just to end up buying a projector for less money that paints a picture 154". That was an expensive mistake. Now we barely watch anything on it. I also bought a Sammy surround that was fairly expensive. In less than a month I bought a powered sub to go with it. Less than 3 months later I bought a Yammy AVR and the Jamo setup. A few months later I built a THT sub, less than $500 and DIY that trumps ALL subs I've ever heard, by far! Now I doubt several things, 1. I will never rush in, 2. I will try to build it myself. Good luck, and anyway you go, I know you will be pleased, at least for a while.
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Caliber is sooooooo correct. I spent $1800 on a LCD TV a few years back, just to end up buying a projector for less money that paints a picture 154". That was an expensive mistake. Now we barely watch anything on it. I also bought a Sammy surround that was fairly expensive. In less than a month I bought a powered sub to go with it. Less than 3 months later I bought a Yammy AVR and the Jamo setup. A few months later I built a THT sub, less than $500 and DIY that trumps ALL subs I've ever heard, by far! Now I doubt several things, 1. I will never rush in, 2. I will try to build it myself. Good luck, and anyway you go, I know you will be pleased, at least for a while.
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So true Rizz. Bottom line you get what you pay for.
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Old 02-24-2011, 05:52 PM   #42  
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Check this out.

http://www.accessories4less.com/make...r-Black/1.html

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I just researched the FLUANCE speakers someone mentioned on here, and all I can say is OMG!! These do not appear to be a joke. A full 5 speakers system for 199 or 299! Floorstanders to boot! Nice looking, reviews say good build quality. I'm impressed for the price. Reminds me of the Jamos.Way cool. Please check those out!
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Thanks for all the advice and suggestions now im really having a tough time deciding. I like the looks of the flunace. You guys think these will fill the room better then the satilite speakers I was looking. I read the reviews and they sound very good. Do you think the more exspensive ones (sxhtb) are the way I should go or would the jamos still be bette. Im also thinking about going the high quality book shelf way and build the set up, and I can use my sub from the basement while I save up for the rest. Anyone recommend some nice fronts and center in the 300-400 range that could compare or would I have to spend more

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You know I could be wrong but I think Loves2Watch recommended these to people on a budget. If you are truly stuck in your budget I say give the Fluance a shot, I too have heard lots of good things about them considering the price. Damn the towers weigh in at 33lbs a peice. These would fill your room nicely. While you are at it you will need a sub check these out http://www.lavasubs.com/10_inch/powe...subwoofer.html
Now I have heard good things about these subs, and it sounds like you can't do better for the price. The two guys that own the company, are guys who worked for other high end companies. From what I read the signed a non compete so they cant say who they are. I also have heard that basically you can't find a sub that goes this low and has the accuracy for the price. They have 30 day money back guarantee which says allot IMO. It seems to me between the $300 Fluance and the $250 Lava you could have a Decent HT setup without breaking the bank.
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