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#152036 - 11/25/06 01:21 AM Working with a budget
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I want to spend about 800-1300. I live in an apartment so I dont really want to blow the house down but want good sound. IM looking to just go 2.1 with reciever with possible 3.1. Is it worth it to above the 22's in a small environment. Any advice what to look at?

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#152037 - 11/25/06 01:43 AM Re: Working with a budget [Re: fireforge]
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M22s and an EP175 will get you there... and will be enough for most moderate sized living rooms, you can add on surround speakers and a centre if you want at a later dater if theatre becomes more your bag.

Whereabouts are you? $800-1300 goes further if it's got presidents rather than prime ministers on it.

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#152038 - 11/25/06 01:47 AM Re: Working with a budget [Re: fireforge]
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Im from the us and remeber I need an amp and what takes presedence a center or a sub? Also should I stay away from the 50's and 60's in an apartment?


Edited by fireforge (11/25/06 01:48 AM)

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#152039 - 11/25/06 01:59 AM Re: Working with a budget [Re: fireforge]
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You could go:
-M60s without a sub
-M50s without a sub
-M3s and VP150 without a sub
-M22s and VP150 without a sub
-M22s and a EP175
-M22s and another manufacturers' sub
-M22s, a cheap sub and a VP100

By the time the bass geeks (I kid, I kid 'cause I love!) around here get done with you you'll end up with an EP600 and an eviction notice, though.

JohnK and others should be able to find you a good price on a receiver... that's really not my bag.

Bren R.

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#152040 - 11/25/06 02:07 AM Re: Working with a budget [Re: BrenR]
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#152041 - 11/25/06 02:54 AM Re: Working with a budget [Re: fireforge]
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Fire, welcome. The M22s with a good sub should be what you need for a small apartment. Even if you're thinking about music more than movies, however, also go with QS4 surrounds for a 4.1 setup. The surround sound naturally present(in varying degrees)in two channel materials can be extracted and sent to the surrounds where it belongs. If you order from Axiom Outlet you'd get 10% off and if you order five items together(e.g. add an RCA coupler for a few dollars)you get another 5% off. Subtotal about $750.

For a good small sub to fit your budget consider the Outlaw LFM2 for about $300, plus shipping. Subtotal about $1,070.

For a receiver get the Onkyo 503 factory refurb which is on sale the next three days. Register for "Club Onkyo" and you get 10 points, worth $10 off on a purchase, plus for this weekend there's a 10% off sale, which makes the net price about $133, with free shipping. Subtotal about $1,200.

You didn't mention if you already have a CD/DVD player; if not, one of the Sony changers for about $150 would be fine.
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#152042 - 11/25/06 06:40 AM Re: Working with a budget [Re: BrenR]
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#152043 - 11/25/06 07:54 AM Re: Working with a budget [Re: fireforge]
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Forge, the 22's and a decent sub will sound excellent. If you want to expand your system, the next on your list should be surrounds. Forget about the centre in a 3.1 config. You will be surprised how well a "phantom" centre works.
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#152044 - 11/25/06 10:12 AM Re: Working with a budget [Re: Wid]
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Wid, nice setup.

I agree, the two mains can simulate the center channel, so I would start with either two m22's or m3's and a sub, or two m50's or m60's with no sub. Later as your budget permits you could add the sub or surrounds. As John mentioned you save 10% from the Factory Outlet on the Store page, and another 5% if you buy 5 items or more.

For receivers, there are lots of good options. Heck I noticed on Walmart.com the other day they are offering some great deals, including 2 Pioneer models, $258 and $499(THX cert.)

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#152045 - 11/25/06 10:47 AM Re: Working with a budget [Re: SirQuack]
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The big question now is m22's with a sub. Or m60's without a sub.

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