Alright so I know nothing about speakers and I need to get some for my basement. If someone would like to enlighten me to a good setup, brands/website to buy from. I am looking to spend no more than $1300 but as always less is better. Thanks
look in my pics, i have a 5.1 setup from jbl that is absolutely mind blowing that i got for about a grand maybe less. the fronts art the jbl e90, which have a tweeter, 4 inch mid, and 2 8 inch subs in each tower. the towers are about 45 inches tall, and they put out an amazing amount of bass. then for the center channel i have the jbl ec35 which has 2 woofers, a mid, and a tweeter. this center channel is freakin huge and sounds really nice too. the center weighs 29 lbs. then for the rears i have the jbl e20 which have i believe 6 inch woofers and a tweeter.
they are all voice matched so when things pan across the screen the surround sound is perfect and the pitches dont change. i cannot recommend this setup enough, i think they changed the name of the speakers tho to something different but they are supposed to sound the same as mine. these speakers will take pretty much anything you can throw at them power wise, cuz they say max amp power for the towers is 225 watts. so i have the fronts bi amped with this special cable my dad had so that the woofers are hooked up to a separate amp channel giving them 110 watts and then the tweeter and mid hooked up to another to give them 110 as well. It makes it sooooo loud when you do that and it is also much clearer. so you can pretty much get any nice amp for it and it will sound great.
if you have any more questions let me know but i would highly recommend jbl and the setup i have. with the bass turned up on the amp there is absolutely no need for a powered sub because the towers absolutely pound. in my appt i live on the 3rd floor and when it is turned up you can hear the door rattling from the first floor. plus these subs hit hard and arent really boomy like the sound you normally get from a larger diameter powered sub.
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here are some pics of my setup. i bought everything from b and h photo and video online, they have great prices but they might be sold out now on some of it. i took the grilles of so you can see the actual speakers.
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id recommend jbl too. i have just some computer hookup speakers with a sub and two speakers, i dont konw what htey all are specifically but they have awesome sound and get pretty loud and still sound good so if youve got the money putting a lot down for a jbl system would be a real good investment
One of the first questions you should ask yourself is weather you want full size speakers or satellite speakers. Full size speakers have all the components to a full sound enclosed in them (woofers, mid, tweeter ect.) If you want satellite speakers you can save space by only having the mids enclosed in the speakers and have a subwoofer to produce the lows. If you want full sized speakers go with either Polk audio or Cambridge Soundworks. For satellite speakers I would recommend the Bose Acoustimass or Klipsch. For a receiver I would recommend either Hardman Kardmon or if you are looking to spend less go with a Yamaha.