Overclock.net › Forums › Consumer Electronics › Home Audio › Speakers + receiver for a complete noob
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Speakers + receiver for a complete noob

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
I've started to wander into the realm of audio due to hanging out more with a friend who's invested alot of money on his equipment.

I'm looking at purchasing a decent pair of speakers and a receiver to get me going. I would like to get a pair of speakers with a bit "omph" which makes your heart start pounding faster, but still delivers crisp sound when there's no need for bass.

My mate got a pair of Klipsch RF-82 and a subwoofer, but the subwoofer could easily be turned off and the RF-82 would still deliver that "omph". He also let me test his older Jamo speakers with a 6.5" elements, and it sounded great until we reached really deep bass, then they would struggle.

RF-82 is out of my comfort zone when it comes to economy, so I need help finding speakers and a receiver which fits my wallet.

My budget is not a fixed amount, but I would feel more comfortable if we stayed in the 1000$ (6000 nok) range. I could stretch to 1000$ for speakers + a decent, not too expensive receiver, but would prefer if the total didn't wander too close to the 1300$ mark. I'm from Norway, so would have to buy from norwegian retailers.

Music that I listen to:
Pop/Rock
Rock (old, new)
Punk
Gothenburg metal (Soilwork)
Edited by Cheesepolice - 3/29/14 at 11:00am
post #2 of 28
I have had a number of Onkyo receivers and i always liked them so i say go for an Onkyo

How much is the TX-NR535? or the older TX-NR525
Edited by shilka - 3/29/14 at 11:05am
Seravee
(27 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD60EZRX  WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone EMP Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Onkyo TX NR646  Dali Opticon Vokal x2 Dali Opticon 2 x2 Dali Opticon 1 
AudioOtherOther
Dali E12 F Subwoofer CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
  hide details  
Reply
Seravee
(27 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD60EZRX  WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone EMP Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Onkyo TX NR646  Dali Opticon Vokal x2 Dali Opticon 2 x2 Dali Opticon 1 
AudioOtherOther
Dali E12 F Subwoofer CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 28
Thread Starter 
I can't find the TX-NR535, but I do find a TX-NR626 for 3500 nok (583$).

Been looking at Jamo S626, as they are priced nicely, but no idea how they sound.
post #4 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheesepolice View Post

I can't find the TX-NR535, but I do find a TX-NR626 for 3500 nok (583$).

Been looking at Jamo S626, as they are priced nicely, but no idea how they sound.

I am not really a big expert on speakers or receivers for that matter i just know that Onkyo receivers are solid and easy to work with

I bought a Harman Kardon HKTS-60 speaker set with my Onkyo TX-NR808 and they are 3½ years old now and still working fine

Use it for music movies games pretty much everything

The lower priced Harman Kardon HKTS-30 also sounds pretty good
Seravee
(27 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD60EZRX  WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone EMP Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Onkyo TX NR646  Dali Opticon Vokal x2 Dali Opticon 2 x2 Dali Opticon 1 
AudioOtherOther
Dali E12 F Subwoofer CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
  hide details  
Reply
Seravee
(27 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD60EZRX  WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone EMP Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Onkyo TX NR646  Dali Opticon Vokal x2 Dali Opticon 2 x2 Dali Opticon 1 
AudioOtherOther
Dali E12 F Subwoofer CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 28
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the suggestions, I am however looking for two floorstanding speakers and not a surround system smile.gif
post #6 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheesepolice View Post

Thanks for the suggestions, I am however looking for two floorstanding speakers and not a surround system smile.gif

What is available where you live? Are these the speakers that you are asking about?

http://www.jamo.com/speaker-types/floorstanding/?sku=S606
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 2600k ASUS P8Z77WS EVGA GTX 980 SC ACX 2.0 EVGA GTX 980 ACX 2.0 
GraphicsRAMPower
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pi... FirePower ZX Series 1250W 80Plus Gold 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 2600k ASUS P8Z77WS EVGA GTX 980 SC ACX 2.0 EVGA GTX 980 ACX 2.0 
GraphicsRAMPower
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pi... FirePower ZX Series 1250W 80Plus Gold 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 28
Thread Starter 
post #8 of 28
What will be you source?
A computer playing digital files? Or something else?
Movies and/or music and/or games?
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 28
Thread Starter 
It's going to be for music and movies. My only sources as of right now would be my computer for music and TV for movies, but it's tempting to move into the realm of vinyl at some point. The local hifi-store recommended a sonos system as source of digital music tho.
post #10 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheesepolice View Post

It's going to be for music and movies. My only sources as of right now would be my computer for music and TV for movies, but it's tempting to move into the realm of vinyl at some point. The local hifi-store recommended a sonos system You really don't want to do that! as source of digital music tho.

Most people just starting begin with a good set of bookshelf speakers and a 2 channel amp.. That way you can put your money into great sound quality at the start and add a subwoofer and more speakers /amps later.

The most ecconomical path to great sounding amplifiers in to buy used. During the 1970s and early 1980s some amazingly good amps were produced. Answer this: How many people do you know that went to a store and actually listened to the amp they bought? Most people just compare "features" and buy what they think they need. This allows modern amp manufacturers to substitute, for example, paying Dolby licensing fees for using military grade resistors/capacitors. SQ is compromised for "features" since no one actually listens anymore.

If you're serious about playing music from a computer you'll need an external DAC to replace onboard sound or whatever sound card you have.

Just a thought...........
Edited by billbartuska - 4/1/14 at 1:55pm
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Home Audio
Overclock.net › Forums › Consumer Electronics › Home Audio › Speakers + receiver for a complete noob