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Old 02-21-01, 12:54 PM
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I just recently bought a Sony Wega KV-27FV16 and a Sony DVD player for my bedroom. I also have a extra Yamaha DD/dts receiver that I was thinking about hooking up to the Sony DVD player. Now I am thinking about buying one of those small speaker packeges that has the five satellites and subwoofer. I don't plan on spending too much on them, preferrably less than $500. Here are the systems I am considering any positive or negative feedback would be appreciated.

JBL-SCS135
Bose Acoustimass 6 Series II
Sony SA-VE315
Sony SA-VE505
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Old 02-21-01, 07:39 PM
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It might just be me but I have never been a real big fan of Bose. I just don't find them to have well defined extremes (highs and lows). Good mid, but lacks detail high and really low.

Anyone else have this problem?
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Old 02-21-01, 07:50 PM
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I believe there is a set of speakers called 'Energy 5' built by Energy that sounds great for a small, complete system. I don't know how much they are but I think it's a bit more than your $500 aim.
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Old 02-21-01, 07:51 PM
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Stay away from Bose they are awful especially for music.

I would definitely go with an Enegry Take 5 system. You can get them for under five hundred bucks.

Here are a couple hundred reviews on them http://www.audioreview.com/reviews/S...uct_7270.shtml

I would also check out some of the Cambridge Soundworks systems.
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Old 02-21-01, 08:00 PM
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I, too, am not a believer in Bose speakers. They've got the right idea of making a surround system small, almost hidden in your HT.
On the other hand, it may just be me, but I think Bose sounds a little muffled. They don't have that clarity I hear from equally expensive speakers from Paradigm, Infinity, or NHT's. I also prefer the equivalent JBL's over Bose.

One thing Bose has that other speaker manufacturer's wish they had.....

.....great marketing!
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Old 02-21-01, 08:02 PM
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Originally posted by palebluedot
I would definitely go with an Enegry Take 5 system. You can get them for under five hundred bucks.

Here are a couple hundred reviews on them http://www.audioreview.com/reviews/S...uct_7270.shtml

I would also check out some of the Cambridge Soundworks systems.
Thanks for the support.

These speakers are indeed incredible for their size and money.
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Originally posted by Centurion

One thing Bose has that other speaker manufacturer's wish they had.....

.....great marketing!

Marketing is all they have...
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Old 02-21-01, 08:19 PM
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I am confident that if you listen to any of those proposed systems and then go into a specialized audio store, you could put on a blind fold and through a dart randomly, and find a better speaker system. If it hits something like the Energy Take 5, you're in good shape. They won't carry Bose, so you don't have to worry about getting screwed.
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Old 02-21-01, 09:19 PM
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If you're interested in the Take 5 here is a link to Audioshop in Canada -very friendly people, Marc Hallam is the name of the sales rep. who helped me. (bought the e:XL-26's, e:XL-R's and e:XL-C from them)
A friend bought the Take 5 plus an Energy e:XL-8 (8" subwoofer) to fill in the low frequency sound. Total cost if you buy from a Canadian store is around $350 I think ($500-something if you add the subwoofer) It's a pretty favorable exchange rate if you happen to live in the US.

My friend's system sounded very good for a budget system. But don't feel pressured in to getting that. I've heard good things about Cambridge, check them out. They probably have something of comparable value sound-wise. Anyway, in the end you have to give everything a listen and go with what you like.

http://audioshop.on.ca/
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Old 02-22-01, 02:59 AM
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Thanks for the posts. I absolutely forgot about the Energy Take 5 speakers. I think I am going with those speakers. I have a Energy EXL10 hooked up to my main system and I love it.
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