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#7796 - 07/29/03 05:53 AM What to get for 3 grand
AKamp Offline
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Registered: 07/02/03
Posts: 14
So here I am, I just moved into a new house and my floor standing speakers don't fit. My wife says how about getting one of those nice little BOSE systems. I think it was the Lifestyle 30 or something like that. I said "Baby, what the F**K are you thinking??" Well maybe not those exact words. Probably more like "Can I really buy something new, really, are you sure Honey, sweety?" So I was thinking $3000 I can do a little better than BOSE. First off I found a good deal on some Boston Acoustics VR-M50's. Beautiful little speakers that sound pretty good to boot. So I am now at $430 including tax. Next I was looking around on EBAY and found some DSI-480 in ceiling speakers to match my little M50s. Not a great deal but better than anything that I could find locally, $350 shipped. Grand total of 780 bucks now. But now I have these great sounding but pewny little speakers so I figure I had better get a new sub. After looking for quite a while I decided I needed a HSU or a SVS to add a little kick. Well I guess I was meant to get the HSU because for $400 shipped to my house with next day service, well I just couldn't pass that deal up. Grand total $1180. Now I bet you are all wondering what I am doing on the outlaw page. $3000 - $1180 leaves me with 1820 dollars left to spend. So coming hopefully today will be my brand new 7100 and a B-stock 950 waiting to sit on my rack. That brings the grand total up to $2860. Not quite enough for a matching front center speaker but maybe I can find a good deal on Audiogon or EBAY. So hopefully it will sound "just" a little bit better than the $3000 BOSE system that my wife said I could get. But don't you think those jewel cubes are so cute??

#7797 - 07/29/03 10:28 PM Re: What to get for 3 grand
Larry Fine Offline

Registered: 06/12/03
Posts: 19
Loc: Richmond, Va, USA
No, but my sister does. I couldn't talk her out of it. I'm so ashamed!

Larry Fine
My system
Larry Fine
My system

#7798 - 07/29/03 10:29 PM Re: What to get for 3 grand
Jeff Mackwood Offline

Registered: 12/19/02
Posts: 427
Sounds like a good deal. Hope it all comes together well. I'm sure you'll love the 950; I certainly do.

Being a Canuck I would normally politely suggest a good Canadian loudspeaker system (Mirage, Paradigm, Energy, psb, take your pick they're all great!) to anyone who asked. But the other week a home theatre about-to-be friend of mine asked me to spec out a system for her. Being that I'm on vacation I had time to wander around Ottawa and check out systems from several places. And the one that I finally came up with was the Definitive Tech's ProCinema 60 system. At $1100Cdn (just over $800US by my calculator - probably a lower street price south of the 49th) they were an outstanding value - with terrific sound. You could probably spend a little more and step up to the 80's or 100's, but the little 60's really put out. They are perfect for my friend's apartment - and will no doubt sound great when she moves into her new house later this year.

So for anyone out there in the market for a small, inexpensive, 5.1 speaker system, I highly recommend that you check out the Def Techs. (But please also give a few Canadian speakers a listen as well!)


Jeff Mackwood
Jeff Mackwood


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