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post #11 of 25 Old 06-19-13, 06:26 PM
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Def Tech and Pinnacle are both fine brands as is Martin Logan. The point we are making is that going with a very low cost system may cause you to want to upgrade very soon, meaning your initial investment could go to wast quickly. If you are ok with performance relative to your budget, and don't feel like waiting then I would suggest picking the cheaper of the options you are considering. Even a $250 5.1 system will be much more enjoyable than TV speakers.


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Hello, I would not go with either of them. I wold go with these Martin Logan MLT-2 speaker system Much better speakers for the money.
WOW... I never new ML had speakers that were that low priced!

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Can you listen to any of the systems at a store before you buy? It would be a waste if you didn't like the system. Everybody has there own opinions on what sounds good to them. You could buy used speakers to save some cash lots of items on Craig's list just demo them first. Have you considered buying main speakers and others as you can afford them?
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Re: Need help choosing between these two speaker systems!!!

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Can you listen to any of the systems at a store before you buy? It would be a waste if you didn't like the system. Everybody has there own opinions on what sounds good to them. You could buy used speakers to save some cash lots of items on Craig's list just demo them first. Have you considered buying main speakers and others as you can afford them?
I've never thought about that. What would be good to start out with? I don't want to pay a crazy amount.
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Def Tech and Pinnacle are both fine brands as is Martin Logan. The point we are making is that going with a very low cost system may cause you to want to upgrade very soon, meaning your initial investment could go to wast quickly. If you are ok with performance relative to your budget, and don't feel like waiting then I would suggest picking the cheaper of the options you are considering. Even a $250 5.1 system will be much more enjoyable than TV speakers.
How about these?


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Re: Need help choosing between these two speaker systems!!!

The drivers are smaller than the MLs so in my opinion not as good

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I would listen to a lot of speakers to find out which you like. Svs a sponsor here at HTS offers a 45 day in home trial. Check out there outlet deals for the Sbs-2 they have great reviews and a great price. If you listen to speakers at a store try to use equipment at a level close to yours as well. Take your own music or movies with you ,something you know well,to compare different speakers. Most importantly don't be in a hurry buy once buy right save money.
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Re: Need help choosing between these two speaker systems!!!

Here's something to think about:

Grab the Ascend CBM-170SE's (new = $300, on Audiogon now for $225)

Eventually get the center speaker: CMT-340SE for $300.

Then, complete it all by grabbing the CBM-340SE's (new = $500-ish) and use those as your fronts - moving the 170's to the side surround.

A good subwoofer is $300->$1000; add it when you can, the earlier the better.

P.S. - it's perfectly reasonable, BTW, to spend a lot more money on speakers than on your receiver. In fact, I think most will agree that speaker-cost is probably the biggest single cost factor in a HT/hi-fi set up.
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Re: Need help choosing between these two speaker systems!!!

What people charge for a system has nothing to do with their ability to reproduce sound effectively.

Please don't get the "I want it now" bug . My wife gets that, never seems to learn .

Have you auditioned any speaker systems first hand? That will give you a big heads up as to the amount of sound that can really come out of a set of speakers & just how uninspiring others can be. Trust us!
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Re: Need help choosing between these two speaker systems!!!

I purchased the Energy Take Classic 5.1 set from Amazon on sale for $300. I did a lot of research and loved the reviews, especially from what Cnet said about them. Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I will never in my lifetime spend more than $800-1000 on a sound system. Can't wait to hook these up to my Yamaha!
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