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04-01-08 03:11 PM
eugovector
Re: I cant decide what to buy...

If you buy from Amazon, go through the shack store. I'd still take the Studio L series over the venue, and skip the JBL sub.
04-01-08 02:49 PM
salvasol
Re: I cant decide what to buy...

Here is another option: JBL speakers .... front Amazon.com: JBL Venue Series Stadium 8-Inch 3-Way Speaker: Electronics

Center Amazon.com: JBL Venue Series Voice Center Channel 5-Inch 2-Way Dual Speaker: Electronics

Sub Amazon.com: JBL Venue Series SUB12 12-Inch 500-Watt Subwoofer: Electronics

Surrounds Amazon.com: JBL Venue Series Monitor 5-Inch 2-Way Speakers (Pair): Electronics

If you don't want the floorstanders, you can get this bookshelf Amazon.com: JBL Venue Series Arena 6-Inch 2-Way Speakers (Pair): Electronics

Totals $620 with floorstanders or $500 with bookshelf
04-01-08 08:49 AM
nova
Re: I cant decide what to buy...

Hmmm,.... here is a killer deal from another Shackster, just add the Bic sub
04-01-08 07:28 AM
eugovector
Re: I cant decide what to buy...

For wall mountable, check out the JBL L820 and matching LC2 center. You can get them refurbed (which many doubt are any different from new) on ebay's Harman Kardon Store.
03-31-08 09:22 PM
sflamedic
Re: I cant decide what to buy...

I would concider bookshelf speakers. I just dont want huge speakers. The space isnt huge and i dont want to make it smaller. Maybe even wall mountable would work out. I thought about the svs package for a while. I dont want a huge sub either and thats what has been holding me back. When the housing market gets better and i can sell my place i will definately buy a house with a bigger living room to accomidate the bigger / better speakers. The BIC would work great in the space and has great reviews. I dont know where to go to listen to different speakers. CC and BB dont carry anything crazy. Keep the ideas coming.
03-31-08 03:50 PM
nova
Re: I cant decide what to buy...

Another random thought,... if you can figure a way to go with bookshelf speakers, it will open up many more avenues for your budget. There are many more good 5.1 package bookshelf systems within your price range than there are floorstanders.
03-31-08 03:32 PM
drdoan
Re: I cant decide what to buy...

Vinny, I went with internet only speakers (SVSound) after years of brick and morter stuff. I have been greatly pleased with my purchases. Keep looking, and have fun, Dennis
03-31-08 02:27 PM
jakewash
Re: I cant decide what to buy...

I'll throw out the idea of internet direct companies, such as Rockets, Axiom, Ascend. They all have great products that you may find suitable for your budget. I know if you go to their respective sites you may find some people nearby that are willing to audition their speakers so you can hear them before you buy, if not, they all offer money back guarrantees.
03-31-08 11:19 AM
nova
Re: I cant decide what to buy...

Have you been out and listened to speakers other than the Polk's? Lots to choose from and they all have their own sound,...some do sound similar to others. If you can give us a better idea of the sound you like we could give you some better recommendations.

Off the top of my head, for your situation, I'd say skip the sub and get a good pair of speakers. And get the rest later if you feel the need and/or have the funds. If you add the price of the sub to your speaker budget you'd have ~$1000 for mains.
I'd also suggest you pick from a line that also has a center and surrounds available to be purchased later. So I'll give you three to get started with (and I'm sure you'll get lots of suggestions 'cause there are a lot of good speakers out there.

RBH Sound MC-6CT or TK-5CT
Aperion Intimus 5T
many, many others though, so,... get out and listen to some
03-31-08 11:16 AM
tonyvdb
Re: I cant decide what to buy...

Hi Vinny,
What is your budget? this is ultimately going to decide what you get.

EDIT I guess I should read your post a bit better

Have a look at the SVS SBS-01 system it includes a sub that is better than the one you mention.
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