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which is the best speaker brand for 5.1 channel speakers ????????
is it altec lansing or harman kardon or some other please suggest
    
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Hmm i think for the gurus to advise ya: state budget and uses i.e music, movies or games? My general feel is decent 2.0/2.1 would be a far better option than el cheapo low quality/muddy bass 5.1 hehe
Edited by trog - 8/5/11 at 10:16pm
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which is the best speaker brand for 5.1 channel speakers ????????
is it altec lansing or harman kardon or some other please suggest
No budget? Best? Definitely this...
http://cgi.ebay.com/Linn-Speakers-Ar...item45fb968f71
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best brand?

To answer your question:
Personally i like:
Cambridge soundworks
Boston acoustics
High end Yamaha
ADAM
Genelec
high end Polk audio

But to get you on track,
If you want a high end 5.1 system you're better off getting a receiver and finding your own speakers, as Most bundled systems are not that great.
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holy expensive speakers Batman!!
 
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There is no specific "best". Each GOOD brand has its own quirks that make them special in their own way. The PC speaker market, there's nothing that's worth mentioning at all. No, not even the famed z5500 (yuck!).

In order to properly address your question, you need to state a budget and use. A good set of 2.0 or 2.1 will sound 1,000x better than a crappy set of 5.1.
 
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There is no specific "best". Each GOOD brand has its own quirks that make them special in their own way. The PC speaker market, there's nothing that's worth mentioning at all. No, not even the famed z5500 (yuck!).

In order to properly address your question, you need to state a budget and use. A good set of 2.0 or 2.1 will sound 1,000x better than a crappy set of 5.1.
Hmm
A good set of 2.0 / 2.1 will sound SIGNIFICANTLY better than a crappy set of 5.1, but to be 1000x times better is a little bit of overstatement. for anything to be 1000x times better would mean it is beyond the Perfect speaker.

haha just pulling your chain.

but yes agreed with everything else, and yes need more info
Edited by this n00b again - 8/5/11 at 10:43pm
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There is no specific "best". Each GOOD brand has its own quirks that make them special in their own way. The PC speaker market, there's nothing that's worth mentioning at all. No, not even the famed z5500 (yuck!).

In order to properly address your question, you need to state a budget and use. A good set of 2.0 or 2.1 will sound 1,000x better than a crappy set of 5.1.
This.
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What about the klipsch 5.1 speaker systems? I never heard them, but the promedia 2.1's I have are decent.
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I'm a big fan of Definitive Technology or Acoustic Energy.

A lot of DefTech have subs in the loudspeaker enclosures, which I'm not a fan of, but they sound good. I prefer their other ones though, with a separate sub. And, damn... They make great subs.

Acoustic Energy... Just... Sound clean.
    
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