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post #1 of 37
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I'm looking for my fist high end loud speaker,I already own a couple of higher end headphones,I just want to spread out my horizon
post #2 of 37
The HVL-1s are some great speakers: http://www.wavecrestaudio.com/products/hvl-1-two-way-loudspeaker-pair

Then pick up a used receiver off your local Craiglist.

Or, you could go for some powered speakers. Look into the JBL LSR305s.
post #3 of 37
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Originally Posted by techofthe9 View Post

I'm looking for my fist high end loud speaker,I already own a couple of higher end headphones,I just want to spread out my horizon

You want an Audiophile (speakers & amp) setup for $300?

Guess you might find something used, on eBay or Craigslist.

post #4 of 37
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Does the HVL-1s come in a pair?
post #5 of 37
Yes
post #6 of 37
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Now what specs should the receiver have?
post #7 of 37
Well, with only about $100 left in your budget, you can't be too picky. I'd look for a Yamaha, Onkyo, Denon, or Harman Kardon stereo or audio/video receiver.
post #8 of 37
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But what ohm should it be and how many watts
post #9 of 37
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Would this do?http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR1507-7-1-Channel-Theater-Receiver/dp/B000GZ1DYG/ref=sr_1_2?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1428975126&sr=1-2
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Well, with only about $100 left in your budget, you can't be too picky. I'd look for a Yamaha, Onkyo, Denon, or Harman Kardon stereo or audio/video receiver.
post #10 of 37
The impedance of the HLV-1 will work well with any name brand stereo or audio/video receiver.

Watts? Depends on how loud and how big a room.
post #11 of 37
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Well id like it to be pretty loud and I'd like it to work at its peak in pretty pretty much any room
post #12 of 37
Speaker volume is a function of the sensitivity of the speakers, the distance from the listening position, the amplification power, and then of course how loud you want it to be where you are sitting. If you know what SPL you are looking for, and know the distance, you can somewhat roughly calculate the rest from specs (roughly, because specs are not always accurate).

That being said, $300 isn't much to work with if you are looking for a lot of volume out of good sounding speakers from a great seating distance.
post #13 of 37
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Well ill mostly be using it in my room which is a pretty average sized bedroom.
post #14 of 37
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

That being said, $300 isn't much to work with if you are looking for a lot of volume out of good sounding speakers from a great seating distance.

 

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Originally Posted by techofthe9 View Post

Well ill mostly be using it in my room which is a pretty average sized bedroom.

 

My Swans D1080MkII 08 (new version is MkIV) are playing at 11:00 on the dial in my bedroom, door closed, and I'm in the shower across the hall (and by "hall" I don't mean a tight hallway like on American houses, we have a wide living space with a sofa and it opens up to a terrace with more seating), door closed and shower running, and I can still hear the music and including the bass if I'm playing house. I do that to pretend like I have something up for a Saturday night instead of working on my computer trying to beat the clock before Monday.


Of course, math is better, but I'm just saying it's not too difficult to get some speakers loud enough without sounding horrible (it's horrible inside the room though, but it's more of my own ears' limits than the speakers').


Edited by ProtegeManiac - 4/13/15 at 8:36pm
post #15 of 37
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Wow
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