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What do you think of these speakers?

I have upgraded to a Onkyo 807 , and now want to see about my speakers. Room is 15 widex18 long , it will be used for 99% movies , and 1% music. If what i suggest is a waste of money tell me that. I really want to go with small speakers in this room. I have seen a sale on the POLK RM75 set for $ 239.00 shipped and the KLIPSCH HD300 for $ 269.00 shipped and two Onkyo sets the SKS-HT870 for $279.00 and the HT540 for $159.00. If non of these are decent i will wait to next summer and try to save more money . Thoughts ???
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Onkyo sets the SKS-HT870 and the HT540
This will be my options (if you want to buy now ), they have a better frequency response than the other two.

The Polk's remind me of my first system (I got the Infinity TSS750, that I used for a couple of months, then upgraded for better speakers); the reason I upgraded was the frequency response.... as you can see the speakers are good from around 120-130Hz, so you need to set your crossover high; sometimes is easy to localize the sub (unless you don't care about this)... is suggested that the crossover need to be set at 80Hz, that will not be a problem with any of the Onkyo systems, the frequency response start at 50-55Hz... way below the crossover point

Good luck...
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Re: What do you think of these speakers?

maybe i should ask a different way. What is the best sounding 5.1 speakers for 500.00 or less?
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maybe i should ask a different way. What is the best sounding 5.1 speakers for 500.00 or less?
That's hard to say.... there's a lot of variables involved: personal taste, room size, placement, AVR used to power them, calibration, wall treatments, etc, etc...

The best way to decide is to try them in your room (probably will be hard); then you can decide which one you like better
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Re: What do you think of these speakers?

i had rather use something small, but would i be better off buying separates? instead of a set?
I currently have 2 Epicure 120's : http://www.humanspeakers.com/e/epi-120-3.htm listed here ,
2 Advent bookshelf speakers for rears, and Advent audio focus center listed here: http://www.amazon.com/Advent-Bookshe.../dp/B001ER8TII . The last thing i want to do is buy something that is no better than what i have now
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maybe i should ask a different way. What is the best sounding 5.1 speakers for 500.00 or less?
Have you tried going out and actually listening to some speakers? That's how people usually buy speakers. Asking someone else how a speaker sounds is like hitting yourself in the head with a hammer and asking a stranger how it feels.

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Re: What do you think of these speakers?

I would think you would be better off just saving a few more bucks and getting something decent then just getting something to fill the space. You could get something like this.http://reviews.cnet.com/surround-spe...-33497144.html This is just my opinion ofcourse but speakers are the most important part of your system and I know budgets are tight now but if you could just wait and save a bit more then I think you will be happier in the long run. I agree with auditioning speakers if you can.

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maybe i should ask a different way. What is the best sounding 5.1 speakers for 500.00 or less? Room is 15 widex18 long.
I looked hard at Mirage nanosat, 5.0 for $315...leaves you $185 for a sub. From what Ive read, these lack great imaging but sound awesome for the money. Never listened to them, but then I never listened to my current set up and Im pretty pleased thus far.
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Re: What do you think of these speakers?

Hello,
500 Dollars for 5 Speakers and a Subwoofer definitely presents a challenge. In truth, you might want to explore the used route for Speakers. Paradigm, Klipsch, PSB, for instance are all very well made Speakers and are built to last.

Since HT is your main deal, Klipsch well might be the best choice. Given how efficient they are, they really will play much louder than most other Speakers at the same level.

For a Subwoofer, I would look at the Dayton Sub 120. It is available for 150 Dollars from Amazon and for the money is fantastic.
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This Klipch set up is in your budget...http://dw.com.com/redir?ontid=7868&s...l%3Ftag%3Dalso
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