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> Barry <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> email@example.com (Barry) wrote in message news:<firstname.lastname@example.org>...
>>> Is there a good sounding 5 speaker/surround setup + sub-woofer
>>> that isn't huge $$ ?? Thanks for any info!
Probably several. Check for instance the Beta series from Infinity:
Hmm, that series in europe seems to be more extensive:
Or B&W entry-level series
If you give a price range, somebody should be able to advise you better.
>> Wow.. thanks for all that info!! My room is about 10 ft by 25 feet, I
>> have carpet & painted plaster walls, Right now I am using large (early
>> 1990's) JBL speakers for the front
>> I would like to use this for both music (radio & CD's)
>> Again... thanks for all the info. Barry
> Ok... the JBL speakers are model L80T.
Recommended Power Amplifier Range: 150 watts
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Woofer: 10" aquaplas
Midrange Driver: 5" high polymer laminate
Frequency Response: 35Hz - 32kHz
Crossover Frequency(ies): 800Hz - 4.5kHz
Sensitivity: 90dB (1 watt/1 meter)
MSRP U.S.: $465.00 each
These speakers don't look bad, so if they don't have any problem
you don't need to replace them, although you might want to use them
elsewhere or have a set with identical speakers.
What you are obviously lacking at the moment is a front center speaker,
so it should probably be your first purchase. For instance if you want
another JBL, they have:
NORTHRIDGE E SERIES EC35 (Beech)
3-Way Dual 5-Inch Center Channel Loudspeaker
MSRP U.S.: $349.00 each
Next you could consider a subwoofer although your JBLs are almost
full-range (at least on paper).
>> & AIWA rear shelf top stereo speakers for the rear (50W & 16 ohms)
> I sure would love to match them
> with other surround speakers. As I said I do have some rear 6 year old
> AIWA shelf speakers for rears now... no center or sub though.
Since your surrounds seem weaker you might want 2 (or 3, since your
Yamaha can use a rear center) bookshelf type speakers.
>> My new receiver is a Yamaha RX-V740.
MSRP $599.00. About $500 in the web.
I have just noticed that there is a new RX-V750.
7.1 + 2 (presence) speaker outputs, automatic (YPAO) speaker configuration,
but it does not yet have i-link (only the DSP-Z9 for now).
> Here's another ?.... I also have a older Harman/Kardon model A 403 amp
> (not hooked up) would it help anything to hook it up?
You could use it. Your Yamaha has pre-out outputs and line-outs ,
which you could connect to a line input on the Harman/Kardon.
In fact, if it is a USA, Canada or Australia model it has "Zone 2"
outputs, intended just for that. See the "Zone 2" page (52) on the
manual (page 56 of the pdf).
This would be useful mainly to have sound on another room, although
you could also use it if you wanted two pairs of main speakers (but
I am not sure if that would lead to an improvement in sound).
If after you update your main speakers you have an extra pair of
speakers, this would be a way to use them to have music in the
kitchen, bedroom or whatever.
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