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Re: One Newb's journey to find his "perfect" speaker

Hey Joe, speaker shopping is alot of fun thats for sure. Some places will let you take them home with a deposit, that could be your best plan of attack.
since I got my EV sentrys Ive been hearing music all over again its so hard to explain but music sounds so rich and I hear things I never heard before

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Hey Joe, speaker shopping is alot of fun thats for sure. Some places will let you take them home with a deposit, that could be your best plan of attack.
since I got my EV sentrys Ive been hearing music all over again its so hard to explain but music sounds so rich and I hear things I never heard before
That is what I am hoping - once I trim the list down, I won't feel comfortable buying something until I have a chance to listen to it so a good return policy or the ability to take them home is a must.

I have a feeling getting a chance to listen to a set of EV's could be troublesome.


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Re: One Newb's journey to find his "perfect" speaker

Ive seen the EVs pop up on eBay from time to time and Craigslist or Kijiji is another option.

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3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

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Thanks Tony! I will keep my eyes posted.


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Attached is my current list to research based on input in this thread as well as other threads. Thanks everyone for your input so far - if anyone has any other suggestions that are not listed, fire away!


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I have one song that is an absolute "must" in any speaker audition session, and once you listen to it you'll know why. It has rich midrange, some bass extension, and some high range. In home theater, and music, good clear midrange is critical, and I think this song will demonstrate a speakers ability or lack of it quickly. Get to know Sarah McLachlan's song Angel. Play it soft, play it LOUD. Enjoy and have fun

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I have one song that is an absolute "must" in any speaker audition session, and once you listen to it you'll know why. It has rich midrange, some bass extension, and some high range. In home theater, and music, good clear midrange is critical, and I think this song will demonstrate a speakers ability or lack of it quickly. Get to know Sarah McLachlan's song Angel. Play it soft, play it LOUD. Enjoy and have fun
I have heard that song many times - I should have thought of it when I was putting my list together. Thanks very much for the suggestion - definitely adding it! I also need to find an instrumental song that has quite a bit of horn section - that is one area my song selection is sadly lacking. Anyone have suggestions for this?

One question for anyone - I plan to load my audition list to my iPod and take that for speaker auditions. Can I count on the fact that most shops will be able to accomodate hooking it to their set-up?


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I highly recommend Lee Ritenours "6 string theory" absolutely the best music CD I have. Lots of variety and really dynamic recording. It won Jazz guitar album of the year last year.

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Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

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Tony - any track in particular you would suggest?


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Honestly, all of them. I love the variety the CD has BB King is featured as well as several other big names. Its got some vocal tracks as well and the recordings is amazing.

Here is a little advertisement of the album

Home theater:
Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
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