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Starting with nothing but an empty room, ~12x14, tile floors, wood walls (thinnish) with large thin windows (can cover with thick drapes for deadening/absorption)

 

 

 for $1000 what would you put in it?

 

Opera, Classical, and a little EDM.

 

If you need more info, please ask.

post #2 of 8
Since you have an empty room, you'll definitely need some kind of room treatments or the reflections will make it sound pretty bad. Tile floors are no help.
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Originally Posted by Ecaz View Post
 

Starting with nothing but an empty room, ~12x14, tile floors, wood walls (thinnish) with large thin windows (can cover with thick drapes for deadening/absorption)

 

 

 for $1000 what would you put in it?

 

Opera, Classical, and a little EDM.

 

If you need more info, please ask.

Check accessories 4 less for refurb receivers.

The website Techbargins will sometimes list speakers for sale (receivers too).

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

I may be biting off more than I can chew here, or just asking a question that's too ambiguous...

 

What would YOU put in it?

 

For $1000, what do you think the best receiver/amp + speakers (passive) do you think is the best bang for the buck?

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Originally Posted by Ecaz View Post
 

I may be biting off more than I can chew here, or just asking a question that's too ambiguous...

 

What would YOU put in it?

 

For $1000, what do you think the best receiver/amp + speakers (passive) do you think is the best bang for the buck?

If you wanted to save a few dollars, get this 5.1 speaker setup for $242, from Monoprice.

It appears to be rebranded Energy 5.1 speakers.

Energy seem to get a lot of positive feedback on their speakers.

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=109&cp_id=10906&cs_id=1090601&p_id=10565&seq=1&format=2

 

Or find some Polk audio speakers on sale, I'm not saying Polk Audio is any better then other brands, but their low cost (when on sale) means your at least getting a good value for the cash.

Or check you local Craigslist, might find a good on a used receiver/5.1 speaker system.

post #6 of 8
Spend the bulk of your money on speakers. You'll get the most benefit from that over putting more into amplification/electronics.

Since you like EDM, are you thinking subwoofer, too?

These Focal Chorus 717V towers are an excellent deal. Pair them with an Onkyo TX-8050 or Emotiva mini-X a-100. Or you could pick up a used receiver off Craiglist.
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks!

 

Yes, a sub would be pretty important!

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Okay - The Focal Chorus 717v's look awesome!

 

Is that Onkyo powerful enough to drive them? It's 80w, but the Speakers list 40-200 watts.

 

Is the Onkyo underpowered for that setup?

 

Sorry, I really am a newb.


Edited by Ecaz - 2/12/14 at 4:29pm
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