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09-01-08 03:15 PM
skeeter99
Re: New person needing purchase advice

So did you end up picking out a system? The 2k price really will get you lots of options and much of what has been suggested above is great advice. The SVS system is quite a killer product.

If you are still in the market, check out the AV123 labor day sale. The only issue is it isn't bookshelf speakers. It's a killer setup for both HT and Music and right around your budget.

If you already picked up a system, well it looks like you're good, then

Let me know if I can help with anything!

Sincerely,

Scott
06-16-08 06:42 PM
JCD
Re: New person needing purchase advice

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muzz wrote: View Post
Ascend Acoustics
Sierras if ya can afford them. at least L-C-R, CBM170 SE surrounds.

The fact that SVS contributes to this forum means nada to me(although I'm glad), the Sierras will sound better from all accounts I've seen.
May wanna get 3 center channels because of your situation- talk to Dave Fabrikant at Ascend.

That's my .02
Just to be clear, I also wouldn't recommend SVS if I didn't think they were best of breed for their price point. I can't say that I've personally heard them, but from people that I know of and respect have and have always come through with glowing reviews.

But again, speakers are matter of taste..

JCD
06-15-08 06:39 PM
choctaw
Re: New person needing purchase advice

Thanks Muzz
I don't mind waiting, then I have a reply that I can refer back to. A lot of this stuff goes over my head the first time through. With e-mail I can go back reread and say "That's what he meant". I'm a Land Surveyor, this stuff is something I don't deal with often. If I don't hear from them in a couple of day's I'll call.
Mitch
06-15-08 03:11 PM
muzz
Re: New person needing purchase advice

If you CALL them and ask to speak to Dave, he will discuss his offerings directly, and give you honest advice.
I know for a fact that he gets bombarded with Emails, which may take a couple of days.
06-14-08 09:10 AM
choctaw
Re: New person needing purchase advice

Thanks muzz
I was thinking the same thing about 3 centers. They are designed to be in a horizontal position. I already e-mailed Ascend asking about my situation (still haven't made a drawing yet). You guy are great I didn't have anything like this when I put my first system together.

Mitch
06-13-08 06:11 PM
muzz
Re: New person needing purchase advice

Ascend Acoustics
Sierras if ya can afford them. at least L-C-R, CBM170 SE surrounds.

The fact that SVS contributes to this forum means nada to me(although I'm glad), the Sierras will sound better from all accounts I've seen.
May wanna get 3 center channels because of your situation- talk to Dave Fabrikant at Ascend.

That's my .02
06-13-08 03:04 PM
tonyvdb
Re: New person needing purchase advice

I second the suggestion for SVS all around. Its fairly important to try to match speakers in a room and this way your getting the best bang for buck and wont need to upgrade any time soon.
06-13-08 02:56 PM
JCD
Re: New person needing purchase advice

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choctaw wrote: View Post
JDC, I had to look up WAF in the glossary I thought it meant something technical that gives away my expertise in electronics. What do you mean by uber technical reason (not in glossary)? I defiantly need help with this very important ( to me ) decision and the more I find out the more questions I have. Thank you again for your much appreciated advise. I will contact SVS, I need to create a diagram showing the layout of my listening area first ( Picture worth 1000 words ) to make it as painless as possible to advise this non geek type person. Actually I had already read the auditioning speakers section on this site and yes this is fun. Thanks again

Mitch
I forget that I throw around some words that may not be in everyone's vocabulary..

So you've got "WAF" down now.

As for "uber", I'd just go with uber=very.

Looks like you've got some more good advice here on some other choices.

Enjoy the process!

JCD
06-13-08 12:17 PM
choctaw
Re: New person needing purchase advice

Dougmac
Thank you for the input. I checked out the ascend site and the reviews are very impressive. I e-mailed them my question about side mounting in an enclosure.
Thanks
Mitch
06-13-08 11:52 AM
DougMac
Re: New person needing purchase advice

I went with an SVS sub and I'm very pleased. I narrowed down my choice of speakers to SVS and Ascend. After reading numerous customer reviews and professional reviews and looking at response curves, I went with Ascends, but it was a close call. I've been very pleased.

Doug
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