Surround Speaker Suggestions Wanted

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Surround Speaker Suggestions Wanted

Post by packratt » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:19 pm

Looking for suggestions for Center Channel and Rear Channel speakers to go with a Carver HR-895.

Center 75 watt
Rear 35 watt

Can be either DIY or factory built.
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Re: Surround Speaker Suggestions Wanted

Post by Don » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:50 pm

packratt wrote:Looking for suggestions for Center Channel and Rear Channel speakers to go with a Carver HR-895.

Center 75 watt
Rear 35 watt

Can be either DIY or factory built.

what are your mains?
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Re: Surround Speaker Suggestions Wanted

Post by jjptkd » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:04 pm

Klipsch! :-" :-" :-"
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Re: Surround Speaker Suggestions Wanted

Post by packratt » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:16 pm

Right now I'm just have Smaller Advents in a 2 channel set up. Room setup is not conducive to surround setup.

Once we get my brother's house built, I'm thinking about swapping with his HR-752.

His mains are Sony, Pioneer, or Sanyo 3 ways. Don't know the model numbers off hand but they would have been high end about the time the amp was new (late 80's)

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Re: Surround Speaker Suggestions Wanted

Post by Chauss » Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:24 pm

These sound pretty decent with Klipsch or Polk mains.....they have a grade higher than these as well. :D

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Re: Surround Speaker Suggestions Wanted

Post by angelod307 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:47 pm

well, you know, six ribbons. soon to be eight. awesome.
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Re: Surround Speaker Suggestions Wanted

Post by elgrau » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:00 pm

I have a pair of KLH's (140 watts max) in perfect shape and a pair of refoamed EPI 70's (easily good for 50-75 watts). If you want picks, PM me, Packratt. The EPI's are very detailed and would make excellent rear channel SS speakers... Can give you a great deal on all four (or three if you need to save shipping costs...). They just taking up room for me. The KLH's are listed on Orange County Craig's list with pics... I probably could send you a link to the old eBay ad for the EPI's.... Ed
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Re: Surround Speaker Suggestions Wanted

Post by PDR » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:16 pm

Ed, I would love to take those EPI off your hands....

Unfortunately shipping to Northern Canada just aint gonna happen.

Those really are a beautiful little (heavy) speaker.....

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Re: Surround Speaker Suggestions Wanted

Post by TNRabbit » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:23 am

jjptkd wrote:Klipsch! :-" :-" :-"
As said, I 'd keep Klipsch with Klipsch. Their KSB series bookshelf speakers make great surrounds (KSB 1.1, 2.1, 3.1). What kind of budget?
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Re: Surround Speaker Suggestions Wanted

Post by elgrau » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:14 pm

"Can be either DIY or factory built..."

That sort of answers the "what's your budget?" question....
Sure, Klips are great, but kind of "overkill" for use in rear speakers for a SS system....IMO!
FR: 400 disk changer with PS Audio Digital Link III DAC; Technics SL-1100A TT. QED Quenx1 IC's from DAC & TT to Adcom GTP-602 preamp/Tuner. AudioQuest King Cobra IC's from preamp to M1.0t mk-II opt2. QED Silver Spirals 4M wires to EPI 1000’s.
LR: AudioEngine wireless link from family room preamp to Barcus-Berry 2002R Sonic Maximizer to GlowPower Zyxt IC's to Sunfire 300x2 to Nordost 6M bi-source wires to AOS 28" MDF spherical speakers using six 6.5" woofers and eight 1" dome tweeters symm. arranged around the surface.
SS system: CX-995V DVD to AV-634x 3-4 channel amp (center/rears) & M1.0t mk-II opt2(fronts).
Garage: 300 disk changer to Entech 202.5 DAC to MXR150 Receiver (pre) to TFM-42 to EPI 400 speakers.

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Re: Surround Speaker Suggestions Wanted

Post by TNRabbit » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:44 pm

elgrau wrote:Sure, Klipsch are great, but kind of "overkill" for use in rear speakers for a SS system....IMO!
How so? The KSB 1.1 are Realistic Minimus 77- size speakers....>?
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Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

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Re: Surround Speaker Suggestions Wanted

Post by elgrau » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:20 pm

Was referring more to the implied budget implications than size.....I could sell him all three for ~$100...plus shipping (always a bitch these days!) unless he's close enough to pick them all up... Whatever.
FR: 400 disk changer with PS Audio Digital Link III DAC; Technics SL-1100A TT. QED Quenx1 IC's from DAC & TT to Adcom GTP-602 preamp/Tuner. AudioQuest King Cobra IC's from preamp to M1.0t mk-II opt2. QED Silver Spirals 4M wires to EPI 1000’s.
LR: AudioEngine wireless link from family room preamp to Barcus-Berry 2002R Sonic Maximizer to GlowPower Zyxt IC's to Sunfire 300x2 to Nordost 6M bi-source wires to AOS 28" MDF spherical speakers using six 6.5" woofers and eight 1" dome tweeters symm. arranged around the surface.
SS system: CX-995V DVD to AV-634x 3-4 channel amp (center/rears) & M1.0t mk-II opt2(fronts).
Garage: 300 disk changer to Entech 202.5 DAC to MXR150 Receiver (pre) to TFM-42 to EPI 400 speakers.

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Re: Surround Speaker Suggestions Wanted

Post by TNRabbit » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:47 pm

elgrau wrote:Was referring more to the implied budget implications than size.....I could sell him all three for ~$100...plus shipping (always a bitch these days!) unless he's close enough to pick them all up... Whatever.
You must be psychic; I can't infer ANY budget implication from that statement....
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Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

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Re: Surround Speaker Suggestions Wanted

Post by elgrau » Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:05 pm

"DIY" COULD mean "stick a driver in a box and hook it up".......Certainitly does not imply "money is no object". Why do have to always be difficult, Herr Rabbit?? :lol:
FR: 400 disk changer with PS Audio Digital Link III DAC; Technics SL-1100A TT. QED Quenx1 IC's from DAC & TT to Adcom GTP-602 preamp/Tuner. AudioQuest King Cobra IC's from preamp to M1.0t mk-II opt2. QED Silver Spirals 4M wires to EPI 1000’s.
LR: AudioEngine wireless link from family room preamp to Barcus-Berry 2002R Sonic Maximizer to GlowPower Zyxt IC's to Sunfire 300x2 to Nordost 6M bi-source wires to AOS 28" MDF spherical speakers using six 6.5" woofers and eight 1" dome tweeters symm. arranged around the surface.
SS system: CX-995V DVD to AV-634x 3-4 channel amp (center/rears) & M1.0t mk-II opt2(fronts).
Garage: 300 disk changer to Entech 202.5 DAC to MXR150 Receiver (pre) to TFM-42 to EPI 400 speakers.

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Re: Surround Speaker Suggestions Wanted

Post by jjptkd » Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:58 pm

That's one reason why I really like the KSB line, I have a pair of mint ksb 1.1s I paid $50 for shipped. I don't even need them! I also just picked up a near mint set of ksb 3.1s for $100 shipped, my third pair that I have no use for. In my opinion, they're just a lot of speaker for that kind of money. Christmas is coming up and people regularly ask me to throw together budget systems for their garage, game room or for a friend so I just keep them around.
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