Originally Posted by TheOwlHootHoot
They are part time speakers for now. I have a set of Magnavox and Phillips. Both are cheap, but the Phillips sound a lot better (10 dollars at thrift store).
The receiver is a JVC RX-709V.
For my next upgrade I will most likely get some Dayton bookshelf speakers before I upgrade to some towers when we get a little more space.
I would try and get some used speakers, the ones you have are pretty meh.
For for new cheap speakers, these do pretty damn well.
The good old improved Daytons. Really no reason to get their cheaper version, when this is so much better. I have the First gen Original Daytons still, and still use them nearly every day on my bedroom TV setup. The Large woofers makes for a good TV setup on the cheap, got mine back when they were $28 a pair (have two pair). Wouldn't use them for anything more than a TV setup though, and they sound better loud than they do at lower volume levels. Which is one reason they don't make for the best desktop audio setup.
These are some pretty decent cheap JBL speakers, smaller than the Daytons for sure. I have them on my office TV, and are great. They can put out a good amount of bass, and really do sound pretty good for the price. Got mine on sale for $49.99, which is a good deal for these speakers. Would get these over the non Crossovered Micca's for sure.
Really one of the best speakers you can get in this price range. Forget Polk Monitor 30s or The Pioneer bookshelf speakers, this is the speaker to get in the price range. Pure and simple. The only speaker in this price range that will give it a run for the money is the Klipsch B-20 (which I also own). Which tend to sell for around $179, but will go on sale around the price of the Fluance time to time.
Speakers listed above are about as good as it gets for bang for your buck. Really you will be spending a lot more $$ for smaller improvements to sound fidelity when you start looking past the Fluance and Klipsch speakers I listed.
And Again, old speakers from the 70's can be damn good as well. But can be damn ugly as well.
I would also go on craigslist and find a better receiver, that one is pretty meh. Only Prologic (not even prologic II), no digital input or multi-channel. So really it will only convert stereo into surround, and things recorded in Prologic (or dolby surround, like old vhs tapes).
$50-100 on CL will yield you with something much better.Edited by DzillaXx - 10/17/15 at 4:18pm