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Old 07-24-01, 05:52 PM
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Any good Panasonic or Technics speakers?

Like the title said, any recommendations?
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No. There are none.

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nope.
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Sorry, no.

Listen to one of these in your price range:

http://www.goodsound.com/original/speakers.html


Where to find them? Look in the yellow pages under "Stereo".
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My advice generally is that speakers by electronic companies are not very good. They may be acceptable based on the price but do yourself a favor a shop for speakers from speaker companies.
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No. Maybe cheap. But not good.

Try PSB, Paradigm, Mirage, B&W, Martin Logan, or Magnepan.
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Originally posted by skar
...Martin Logan, or Magnepan.
Customer: Hi, I'm looking at maybe buying some Panasonic or Technics speakers. They seem to have some models in my price range. What do you think about them?

Sales/Helper Guy: Forget those. What you really want is Martin Logans, or maybe Magnepans. Sure, they only cost 700 times as much, but I know you'll be much happier.


I'm not suggesting that Martin Logans and Magnepans aren't great speakers, but the cheapest pair made by either of these companies is the $500 Magnepan model that requires better amplification than anybody looking at Panasonic and Technics speakers is bound to have.
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About two years ago I was in a K's Merchandise store and they had a Technics 5.1 speaker setup. The Technics speakers were THX certified and had the logos on them to prove it. I have no idea of the model numbers, and can't remember the price either. The point is that not all Technics speakers are necessarily complete crap--not that THX certification is that worthy necessarily, but I'd say they do make some speakers that are a couple of steps up from Panasonic.
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A THX certification has nothing to do with sound only specs.http://www.thx.com/consumer_products/home_faq.html#1
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Originally posted by stevevt

I'm not suggesting that Martin Logans and Magnepans aren't great speakers, but the cheapest pair made by either of these companies is the $500 Magnepan model that requires better amplification than anybody looking at Panasonic and Technics speakers is bound to have.
Thanks folks, I've got about $500-600 to spend on speakers, and the Universal Studio lot store has big employee discounts on Panasonic/Technics stuff, so I was just fishing.

One of my best friends works at the Sony/Columbia lot too, so any recommendations on those would be good too.
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Sorry about the Martin Logan and Magnepan. Great speakers, but I didn't know your price range. I just threw out some brands that provide great value.


The good news is that some the other companies have excellent speakers in your price range. For instance:

PSB Alpha (fronts) $200
PSB Alpha Mini (rears) $150
PSB Alpha Midi (center) $100
Sony WM-40 (sub) $150

Total $600 (online prices)

This system will blow away any Home Theater in a Box type system or any speakers from electronics companies.
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If your looking for a lot of bang for your buck (and who isn't), I'd recommend checking out NHT. I have NHT's all round and am very happy with them. The only thing is you won't find them in any of the super stores, you'll need to find a home theatre store that carrys them.

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