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Hey everyone,

So basically, I had a older Sony receiver that came with a decent sub and 5 speakers, which was mainly used for just watching movies and some music at college. Unfortunately, someone was carrying the receiver out to the car when moving out and pretty much threw it across the parking lot as they were tripping, causing it to no longer function.

Thus, I'm trying to find another system but with a bit of an upgrade. I'm moving into a house on the campus next year, and planning to host quite a few music oriented parties. I'd like to keep the total around 300-400, so it's not going to be a completely amazing system, but hopefully enough to get the job done.

Mainly, I just want recommendations for decent receivers and speakers that would work appropriately with them. I would even go for pre-packaged receiver+speakers, and then buy 2 larger floor speakers to replace some in the regular setup (if that's possible) for parties.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 9
I would check craigslist in your area for any PA speakers in that price range. Usually they'll be selling an amp along with it. They'll certainly provide the volume you're probably looking for

Looks like this could fit the bill:
http://columbus.craigslist.org/ele/2376019976.html
Edited by Iceman23 - 5/20/11 at 10:23am
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if i was looking for party speakers, i'd try to find find a decent used receiver and a pair of big cerwin vegas on the local craigslist
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post #4 of 9
The Sherwood RX-4105 receiver from Parts Express is an awesome deal for $100.

I've bought 3 for myself and friends and have always been pleased by the quality of the product.

This leaves you with $200-300 for speakers, which should easily net you some decent used towers.
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post #5 of 9
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@Iceman23 - Those PA speakers are a little too intense for what I'm wanting... but I like where you're thinking.

@kidwolf909 - That reciever does look extremely nice. Would I be missing out on anything by not having one with HDMI abilities?

So say I go for that Sherwood receiver, what kind of speakers could I get? I'm not really sure how to figure out the powering stuff, though I've been trying to find good articles/faqs about it.
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post #6 of 9
A local company here in Wisconsin by the name of MTX, (Iceman I'm sure you have heard of them) makes some pretty nice party speakers. While I will never ever consider having them in my living room, MTX makes some pretty rocking garage speakers at affordable prices. I had a pair of ancient AAL 2230s which were solid considering that I picked up for under 60 dollars.
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post #7 of 9

If you can't kind decent used speakers check out

's, or 84's if you don't have a sub, they're great for the price. Paper thin veneer and they don't look all that great, but they have quality drivers.

edit: actually these Polk's are probably a better buy right now.
Edited by PUKED - 6/4/11 at 11:25am
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Check out Cerwin-Vega stuff. CV has ALWAYS been known for being loud as hell.
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post #9 of 9
Stereo receiver or a amp. Dunno where your going to get disco speakers for that cheap.
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