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post #1 of 12 Old 01-27-16, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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Bookshelf Speaker for 1st HT System - Recommendation

I purchased the electronics (Yamaha RXA740 & BDS677) for my first HT system. I'm using it with mis-matched speakers I had on hand for now.
I'm looking for 4 bookshelf speakers and a center channel from the same manufacturer. My criteria are 5.25" midbass drivers w/ a traditional box cabinet.

I like the Martin Logan Motion 15 bookshelves, Motion 30 center, and Dynamo 500 sub from Magnolia (Best Buy), but they are out of my price range.
What do you recommend to match the 90w x 7 receiver that is much cheaper? Polk?
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In order for anyone to help we'll need to know a bunch more info. Things like budget, room size (HWD), intended usage, WAF considerations, etc.

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In order for anyone to help we'll need to know a bunch more info. Things like budget, room size (HWD), intended usage, WAF considerations, etc.
Yeah, the WAF is the hardest spec to satisfy
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Re: Bookshelf Speaker for 1st HT System - Recommendation

Like I said a square box monitor similar to Martin Logan Motion 15 bookshelf. I forgot to mention our townhome's living/dining room is 18x22x9h.
My criteria are 5.25" midbass drivers w/ a traditional box cabinet instead of the curvy plastic cabinets. Say for under $1500.
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Re: Bookshelf Speaker for 1st HT System - Recommendation

You'll be hard pressed to find anything to match the Motion 12's other than the Chane A1rx-c. They are almost an identical match. Tthey are $149 each. For their quality, that's a bargain.

http://www.chanemusiccinema.com/loud...peakers/A1rx-c
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Not sure what's with the criteria, but I'd start with SVS prime series. 4 sats and a center for 1345. Add a pc/pb2000 and your at 2145. An sb2k would bring you down to 2045. I do realize you said 1500 dollars. Not sure if that's arbitrary or that's where you have to be. At more than 3500cuft, and depending on listening habits you'll likely need go above 1500.
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I agree, the SVS would be hard to beat. The Chanes are good but as a bookshelf the SVS are larger.

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I would like to add PSB Imagine B

Here are their specs;

http://www.psbspeakers.com/content/1...ifications.pdf


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Re: Bookshelf Speaker for 1st HT System - Recommendation

Thanks for all the suggestions. My hesitation is the 85 or 87db efficiency. One of the things I like about the ML Motion series is their 92 db rating. I currently have 87 db speakers and feel I'm pushing the amp a bit more than I'd like.
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