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I have a friend who's sound system is out right crap at the moment. I told him I would search around for some speakers and a receiver that were good and not overly expensive. I was thinking just a cheap receiver with a pair of satellites and a woofer. I have been searching around and can't seem to find anything in terms of a receiver that is "cheap". As for speakers and a woofer, I have found some but it would be nice to hear what you guys would pick for an affordable set up. Any input from my fellow helpful ocn'ers?
P.S. Thought it would also be important to mention price range of around $100, more if needed, and if less, great.
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Swan M10?
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$100 for everything? I think he'll be wasting $100 if tries to buy speakers and a receiver with that.
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this will be $200 for a shellshocker today.
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so you want a pair of speakers, a sub, and a receiver, all for $100? lol
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creative speaker are the best bro and they offer a good sound and quality
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$100 for everything? I think he'll be wasting $100 if tries to buy speakers and a receiver with that.
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Originally Posted by gorb View Post
so you want a pair of speakers, a sub, and a receiver, all for $100? lol
I'm sure my friend is willing to go over $100, but probably not super expensive. Also I'm not sure how soon he is going to buy anything but I found some decent receivers on ebay. Here are a few:
http://cgi.ebay.com/SONY-STR-DE-435-...item4aaa46f480
http://cgi.ebay.com/Harman-Kardon-AV...item2a0fdfe269
http://cgi.ebay.com/SONY-AUDIO-VIDEO...item4aaa41b796
Note the last one comes with L, R, and center speakers. What do you think?
Also, I am probably going to just start by finding a receiver because he doesn't currently have one and it is much less complicated to look for 1 thing at a time.
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the h/k is decent but the others are not...and those speakers are trash. if you want cheap speakers look at the dayton b652
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
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so you want a pair of speakers, a sub, and a receiver, all for $100? lol
Not impossible, I got an okay sub for $3, okay speakers for $2, I could have had a receiver too but several months ago I wasn't interested but after learning about this but I am now..

Also could have had a nice amplifier for around $10-20 but the guy sold it to somebody..

Tell him to look at thrift stores and garage sales, or craigslist
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I recently bought some Dayton B652 speakers from Parts Express. They are surprisingly nice! I bought them for my elderly uncle so he could have a decent 2 channel listening system, but we were unable to get AM reception with the cheap Insignia 2 channel amp I bought. I ended up keeping the speakers and using them in the rear of my 5.1 channel system for a short time. For the $34.50 I paid for them I was really happy with their sound quality. They have very smooth treble and mid-range. There is no boomy bass, of course, as they are only a bookshelf monitor.

You may check into this Dayton B652 and amp combo. This will only give you a 2 channel system with NO option for a subwoofer, but for $58 I believe that it might be pretty good. Add some of this speaker wire for $2.50 and you will come in well under budget. If you go for these speakers without this amp, keep in mind they are rated for only 40W RMS/75W max. If you give them more than that I am certain they would blow.
Edited by Greg121986 - 4/19/11 at 3:51pm
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