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Got my speakers, now I am designing a 3-way set for my theater, check around page 6 for updates.
Edited by Shrimpykins - 8/15/12 at 8:00am
 
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post #2 of 70
What is your price range? I would consider Tannoy, Genelec, Focal, Dynaudio, or Adam high end.

And you're correct, all Polk bookshelf speakers are passive.
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What is your price range? I would consider Tannoy, Genelec, Focal, Dynaudio, or Adam high end.
And you're correct, all Polk bookshelf speakers are passive.

No price range for right now, going to take that into account once I have a large list compiled.
 
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If you have no price range then Adam Audio is the one to go for.
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If you have no price range then Adam Audio is the one to go for.

^This.

But, to name a few other brands, there's also Swan, Pioneer, and JBL.

I own a pair of JBL LSR2325p studio monitors, and they rock the house. They have a matching sub, but I haven't opted in for it yet. I'd assume their higher end gear is probably just that much better, too.
    
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post #6 of 70
Another thing to consider is the size of the room (and where in that room) that you'll be placing them. When you're talking about powered speakers, they usually get really loud really easily.

In a small room, going with the bigger and badder choices might end up being overkill.

But then again, this is OCN...wink.gif
    
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post #7 of 70
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The room I believe is around 13ft x 13ft and I will be setting up a desk somewhere in the centerish part of the room so the monitors will have room to breathe.

Looking at the Adam Audio line I would guess a set of F5's and a SUBF, or even just a set of F7's (since I wont be watching many movies that need the subwoofer). Those ribbon band tweeters are SEXY.

Currently compiling a list of potential candidates, will report back soon.
 
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post #8 of 70
Based on my experience, I'd say you'd be very happy with the ribbon tweeters. Very clear with lots of headroom.

As far as choosing between those two sets, I'd go with the F7's and no SUBF. For such a small room, I think you'd be eating the money otherwise.

But that's just what I would do personally. Anyone else care to defend or reject my thoughts on that?
    
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Not sure I understand why someone would have no limit on money and want active speakers. It's like asking what's the best Honda I could buy with $100,000.
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post #10 of 70
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Not sure I understand why someone would have no limit on money and want active speakers. It's like asking what's the best Honda I could buy with $100,000.
Not really.
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