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Re: Good set of "second" speakers for apartment, $500 range?
« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2010, 04:39:17 PM »
Two pairs of B&W 602 S3's and the matching LCR 600 center.  I've also got the lowest-end Velodyne 12"...I got it at cost for like $150 or $200, which does a nice job of filling in the low end.  It doesn't knock the pictures off the walls, like my upgrade will, but it does sound nice.
very nice rig!  i bet it does sound nice.  i wanna here em, ill bring my zappa and some beer, sound good?


They do.  I'm on a steady dose of 722 and it has stabilized my gear-o-holism.  I still get urges, but I can keep them in check.
:lol: did you get a prescription for that?  i didnt try that yet, but i like 4 channels which i dont think my insurance will cover a 744t.   
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Re: Good set of "second" speakers for apartment, $500 range?
« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2010, 05:26:41 PM »

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Sounds great, don't forget the titties!!!

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Re: Good set of "second" speakers for apartment, $500 range?
« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2010, 01:24:57 PM »
What kind of speakers are those?

these!



I haven't got a clue.  I was just looking around and thought they were funny given that he was looking for something for his apartment! 

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Re: Good set of "second" speakers for apartment, $500 range?
« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2010, 07:00:38 PM »
Klipsch makes great bookshelf speakers.  I have a set of KSB 1.1 that I will never part with.  5", last made in 1999, that you can find on eBay for $100-120 shipped.  Perfect for background music...

I'm using a pair of these as side surrounds which I found stashed in my father's closet (slightly too big for my parent's living room).  I was rather suprised how decent they sound.  Now need to look into a modest home theater surround sytem for them with slightly smaller speakers.

[edit- correction, checked latnight and mine are KSB 3.1]
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Re: Good set of "second" speakers for apartment, $500 range?
« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2010, 07:14:44 PM »
I haven't got a clue.  I was just looking around and thought they were funny given that he was looking for something for his apartment! 

there was a short write up on those speakers in one of the hifi rags sometime in the last couple of months. I'll see if I can dig it up when I get home.
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Re: Good set of "second" speakers for apartment, $500 range?
« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2010, 07:28:30 PM »
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Re: Good set of "second" speakers for apartment, $500 range?
« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2010, 12:24:42 PM »
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it was dope!
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Re: Good set of "second" speakers for apartment, $500 range?
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2010, 12:42:29 AM »
Related question for folks in the NYC area - are there any dealers you particularly recommend, esp for buying used?

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Click search and use zip codes in your area for large, heavy items like subs and speakers

Dealers will always add 30 - 50% onto the tag for used gear.

Nearfields are not meant to be room speakers!
Placement is everything for monitors
Placement is almost everything for bookshelf speakers

The VR-1's are great
Epos stuff that I've heard is pretty amazing


Somebody near Denver should pick these Dynaudio Focus 140s up:
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Re: Good set of "second" speakers for apartment, $500 range?
« Reply #38 on: February 19, 2010, 11:58:09 AM »
Audiogon
Click search and use zip codes in your area for large, heavy items like subs and speakers

Dealers will always add 30 - 50% onto the tag for used gear.


What he said. I do a zip code search a couple of times a week - use the first two numbers for a wider search, then add numbers to narrow.

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