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I picked up at yamaha HTR-5830 for 20 bucks and I'm interested in getting into the audio world. I think almost anything will sound better than the dinky speakers that came with it. I don't have that much would like to keep it between 50-100, I live in an apartment and the room is around 12x12. So far I've considered:

Dayton B652
Polk Monitor 30/40 - not sure which one yet
Cerwin Vega VE-5M

I'm currently using Klipsch speakers from my promedia 2.1, and find that they are much better than the one provided, any other ideas would be handy, recommending me $200+ speakers... is just a waste of your time and mine...

also considering the diy kit from:
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-642

Its more expensive than what i said earlier, but since I'm an EECS major I might be able to convince my parents to help me out by claiming its school related haha.
Edited by yamo - 1/15/12 at 9:44am
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What type of setup are you looking for? Do you you need a 5.1?
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Do you have access to woodworking equipment at school that you could make use of?

I don't know if you are interested, but a speaker building project could be right in line with your engineering interests.

Since this is a small listening space and an apartment where you are likely limited to reasonable listening levels, some small little bookshelf units would be nice. You might consider a quality full range driver for them in order to maximize the reach of your dollars and eliminating the complexity of building a crossover, however, on the other hand, building a crossover might be something that you *could* do as part of some credit related project in some class.
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I probably can't get any credit for this, and I don't know anyone that works in woodworking so building my own cabinets would be out of the question, maybe later down the line when I get more money and buy more tools I can do that. But I'd rather spend that money modding my case first smile.gif

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I'm just looking for new front L/R speakers because I don't have that much money right now but want to build my system over time.
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The Polk 30s would be a good option to start with. In the future when you have some more money to in invest in sound you could buy something like the Polk 70s for the mains and rotate the 30s to the back for surrounds.
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