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What about these? http://www.htd.com/Products/level-two-speakers
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i just talked to my uncle nad he said have a look at KEF's and Axiom's.

http://www.axiomaudio.com/index.html

http://www.kef.com/gb/surround
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Originally Posted by frankth3frizz;12717905 
i just talked to my uncle nad he said have a look at KEF's and Axiom's.

http://www.axiomaudio.com/index.html

http://www.kef.com/gb/surround

lol what's funny is that I was ABOUT to buy the axiom epic 80-800, but then decided I better not spend the money right now. They're the whole reason I made this thread tongue.gif

But thanks, I'll take a look at their lower end stuff smile.gif
Edited by Manyak - 3/13/11 at 1:54pm
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Aperion Audio makes really nice speakers IMO.

You should be able to build a setup within your budget.
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post #16 of 21
Vandersteen 2CE fronts, Vandersteen VCC1 center,Vandersteen VSM1 rear. I can't encourage you enough to stay away from receivers altogether. If you buy really nice speakers, they'll be too revealing for 99% of receivers out there. You can find great buys on discrete amplification and a good pre/pro, so don't settle for a receiver. I honestly think you'll be disappointed. Don't be afraid of used and search Ebay, Audiogon,etc. As for the sub, if it's for mainly movies, 12" is okay, but try for 10" if it's for music. 12" are usually too slow for music unless you spend a lot.
Here's some places to gather information:
www.audiogon.com
www.vandersteen.com
Edit: Btw, don't be scared if you look up the Signature series prices. I'm not suggesting 2CE Signature,etc. You can easily find what I'm suggesting and have money left for the processing and amplification, but it'll be tight.
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post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by Manyak;12700370 
....and I need 5.1 speakers to run on a Pioneer vsx-23txh (110W/chan @ 8 ohms).

Front speakers must be tower (or have stands), center speaker must be horizontal, rear speakers must be bookshelf. I know it's the easiest setup to find, but it just so happens that it's also the only way I can actually place them in my living room.

Go. cool.gif

Check the Polk speakers at newegg.com. I'd get something like Polk Audio Monitor60 for L/R, CS20 for center channel, Monitor30 bookshelves for surround right/left, and something similar to PSW110 subwoofer. All well within your budget.
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Originally Posted by sccr64472;12718356 
Vandersteen 2CE fronts, Vandersteen VCC1 center,Vandersteen VSM1 rear. I can't encourage you enough to stay away from receivers altogether. If you buy really nice speakers, they'll be too revealing for 99% of receivers out there. You can find great buys on discrete amplification and a good pre/pro, so don't settle for a receiver. I honestly think you'll be disappointed. Don't be afraid of used and search Ebay, Audiogon,etc. As for the sub, if it's for mainly movies, 12" is okay, but try for 10" if it's for music. 12" are usually too slow for music unless you spend a lot.
Here's some places to gather information:
www.audiogon.com
www.vandersteen.com
Edit: Btw, don't be scared if you look up the Signature series prices. I'm not suggesting 2CE Signature,etc. You can easily find what I'm suggesting and have money left for the processing and amplification, but it'll be tight.

I'm not seeing the 2CEs for less than $700 anywhere, that doesn't leave much for anything else confused.gif
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For only $1k I'd either skip the center/surrounds and go 2.1 or buy the speakers first and get the sub later...for speakers, I'd be looking at ascend acoustics, aperion audio, and svsound for some ID brands, and for regular brands you can get some great deals on discontinued energy speakers (ex. rc-30) and infinity (p362).
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