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post #1 of 15 Old 03-11-08, 08:35 PM
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My wife told me to clean out the DefTech B2000's and find something that doesn't dominate the room (size wise). I want good sound and willing to pay for it (within reason). Music 60%, Video 40%. Told wife I'll need a sub, center and surround. Power will come from Anthem MCA50, preamp Anthem AVM50 (Sonny's old stuff). Room size 18x20x18. Music taste varies: Rush, Genesis, S-Dan, Clapton, C-Botti, Rippingtons... Am I asking too much of these small speakers to fill a room with really good sound supported by a very good sub? Any advice is welcome. Thank you!

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post #2 of 15 Old 03-11-08, 09:10 PM
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Re: small speaker advise needed, limited space

Welcome to the forum

I think it will be hard to get the same response ... How small you want/need the speakers??? ... What is your budget??? ... Is there any way you can convince your wife to keep your current speakers??? ...

Sometime with a little persuation (new diamond ring, clothes, car, a trip, etc. ... works fine )
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post #3 of 15 Old 03-12-08, 03:01 AM
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Re: small speaker advise needed, limited space

High Sam... hope all is going well.

I suspect there is no budget constraints... since you own the bank.

I would consider strongly the new SVS MTS line or the Ascend Acoustics Sierra 1 line. I have the piano black Sierra's in our great room, which is about the size of your room. They are beautiful and they sound awesome! They are not Martin Logan's mind you, but they present a much larger than they look sound stage and an excellent off-axis response.
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Sonnie,
Are the bookshelf ML's supported by a competent sub a reasonable choice?
post #5 of 15 Old 03-12-08, 09:50 AM
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Re: small speaker advise needed, limited space

How small is small? 15"x9"x12"?, 7"x5"x4"?

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Something less than 36 inches high, 12 inches wide, depth doesn't matter.
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Totem Forest $3000/pair 36" H x 8" W x 10.5" D http://www.totemacoustic.com/us/prod...orest/reviews/
Totem Hawk $2300/pair 36" H x 6.75" W x 9.5" D http://www.totemacoustic.com/us/prod.../hawk/reviews/
Totem Sttaf $1600/pair 35" H x 6.3" W x 9.5" D http://www.totemacoustic.com/us/prod...sttaf/reviews/

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Re: small speaker advise needed, limited space

C'mon Jack... show him some speakers. Remember he owns Anthem gear.

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Sonnie,
Are the bookshelf ML's supported by a competent sub a reasonable choice?
Actually ML does not have bookshelf speakers. IMO, I would not try to use any of their smaller speakers, which are more suited for wall mounting or to be used at a center or surrounds.

If you do not want to get into using stands, I would say the MTS-01 5.0 Full size speaker system would fit you nicely. Here's the Rosenut version...



I like the piano black myself.

With your size limits, you have plenty to choose from... do you have a spending limit or are you looking for whatever it takes?
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Re: small speaker advise needed, limited space

I fully agree the SVS package is a great system.
ALso have a look at the B&W 600 series, Great bang for buck. The 684 Theater package Looks good and the towers are just one inch taller than your size restrictions.

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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

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Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
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Panasonic TC-P50ST60, HD-PVR & WDTV Live, Harmony 900

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Re: small speaker advise needed, limited space

Since you say you have the money and quality is object 1 with music listening in the majority (slightly), I would have to recommend the Paradigm "Signature S2 system". It's sound is absolutely staggering, and when compared with it's diminutive size; it makes it all the more mind blowing...expensive? Absolutely; and worth every single penny! Go here http://www.paradigm.com/en/reference...-2-17.paradigm for a look. If you don't care for that, then my second would be the Usher BE-718, or as it's known: "The Tiny Dancer".
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