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AL asked in Consumer ElectronicsHome Theater · 1 decade ago

Which would be a good home theater speaker system not that expensive for a 7.1 Yamaha receiver, 100 wattsx7?

10 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Bose has the absolute worst sounding sub/satellite systems on the market & Bose is extremely over priced. Their sub's not even a sub, because it doesn't go low enough & goes too high to be classified as a subwoofer. Subwoofers play the low notes that aren't directional. Bose bass module plays notes that are high enough to be directional, so the voices in your movies sound like they are coming from where you have your bass module placed, instead of sounding like it's coming from the TV screen.

    To top it off Bose uses the cheapest lowest quality components. If you want to buy Bose that's fine, but remember you're paying a premium price for the name & getting low quality junk that won't last.

    The best way to buy speakers is side by side comparison listening. Buy the speakers in your price range that sounds best to you.

    Some quality brands for speakers are, Infinity, Polk, Mirage, Boston Acoustic, Klipsch, JBL & Yamaha.

    The new "in" thing for HT speakers are the single speaker solutions. Although technically they are a two speaker solution, because they sound best with a subwoofer added.

    Polk Audio SurroundBar $600

    Yamaha YSP-1100 Digital Sound Projector $1500

    (You can choose either silver, or black.)

    Yamaha YSP-800 Digital Sound Projector $800

    (You can choose either silver, or black.)

    I like the Mirage NANSAT Speaker System $800

    5 satellite speakers & a subwoofer.

    I also like the Infinity TSS-750 Speaker System $500

    4 satellite speakers, a center channel speaker & subwoofer.

    Remember, there is no such thing as a universal "best" sounding speaker, or speaker system. What one person may think sounds great, another may think sounds bad. Just like cars, some people like luxury cars, some people, like sports cars, some people like SUVs, etc.

    If you know how to work with wood, you can build an excellent speaker system & save a lot of money.

    Table Tuba

    SLA Home Theater Center

    TLAH Home Theater/PA Mains

    Do not worry about wattage, there isn't enough difference in home surround receivers' wattage output.


    One myth is that speakers should have a higher wattage rating than the amplifier's wattage rating. When in fact the opposite is true. You are much more likely to blow speakers if you under power them, than if you over power them.

    Ideally an amplifier's watts RMS @ 20 Hz - 20 KHz should be 1.5 to 2 times higher than the speaker's watts RMS @ 20 Hz - 20 KHz (Both amp & speaker at the same Ohms.)

    An online guide that matches QSC amplifiers to speakers.

    (QSC is a top of the line professional amplifier company for pro audio applications.)

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    I could not find anything on Alpha speakers unless that is not the brand but the model. Pure Acoustics looks pretty decent from all of the online info I could find. Of course, buying a 5 speaker set of ANY brand (ie. Home Theater in a Box) is not a good idea because they are usually poorer quality. Oh yeah, ignore the Sony and Bose zealots. Better quality and sound can be found in hundreds of other places for less money.

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  • 1 decade ago






    There are TWO factors in obtaining a "decent" Home Theater system...The CLARITY (how much you spend on recommended speaker brands) and the OVER-ALL SURROUND EFFECT (how the speakers are set up in your living room)...You'll find that OVER-ALL SURROUND EFFECT is more important than CLARITY in most cases.

    First of all, MOST movie soundtracks are recorded on 5 or 6 of the IDENTICAL speaker (no designated CENTER or REAR)...So we should be playing are movies back on 5 or 6 of the SAME speakers at HOME, shouldn't we?

    My point is this...When buying speakers, take your FAVORITE music CD down to the local stereo retailer...You'll be able to notice a DIFFERENCE in sound quality with music you're familiar with...When you've found the BEST pair for the MONEY you're willing to spend, buy 3 pair of the SAME thing.

    Match with a POWERED SUB that can keep up and make sure the speakers are MAGNETICALLY SHIELDED so you can set one on top of your TV...I recommend getting the largest BOOKSHELF you can find if you're running a SUB...A bookshelf speaker with a sub will ALWAYS sound better than JUST a tower speaker.

    Be sure to use follow this GENERAL set up at home for "good" sound...If this set-up sounds good with cheap gear, then it can only sound BETTER with more expensive gear...Click the link:

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  • 1 decade ago

    Keeping in mind that your system will only be as good as the weakest link, I would consider not getting too cheap with the speakers. You can start with a nice 5.1 system and then add the extra two speakers later. I also have 7.1 and have found little to nothing that is actually 7.1 yet....

    Check out these Klipsch speakers...

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'd definitely stay away from Bose as well. There's a lot out there for cheaper that sound much better. For a little over $1k I went with Definitive Technology's ProCinema series.

    Here's a couple of links to reviews:

    Fantastic sounding system and great bang for the buck. The system has really big sound and absolutely blows the bose system out of the water.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Dollar for dollar your best value.

    Boston Acoustics Hidden Theater™

    In-ceiling/in-wall speaker system


    plus two Boston Acoustics DSi495 in-ceiling speakers

    $499.99 Each

    $4,499.97 total

    This Boston Acoustics Hidden Theater speaker system delivers room-filling, high-impact home theater sound — without filling your room with bulky speakers. It features five in-ceiling speakers and an in-wall subwoofer which blend into your décor for a clean, attractive look. The speakers deliver detailed, enveloping audio, while the subwoofer adds rich, powerful bass. Feel the rain and wind whip around you during an on-screen thunderstorm, and hear new levels of warmth and detail from your favorite music.

    An external amplifier powers the in-wall subwoofer.

    But for just a little more money you could get seven Boston Acoustics VRI595 in-ceiling home theater speakers. $799.99 Each & a Boston Acoustics VRiSUB82 In-wall subwoofer with separate amplifier. $1,099.98 Each

    $6,699.91 total

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  • 1 decade ago

    I would go to the same place you got the receiver & get speakers that will be compatible for that amp. Unmatched systems are not a good plan. Make sure you get speakers that will handle more wattage than the amp can put out, then you won't blow them.

    Source(s): Experience
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Tweeter has the Bose Acoustimass 5 on sale for $399.00, marked down from $599.00 I don't think you can beat the Bose for home theater. Yamaha also has a very good set for the same price if you want your components to match. The sound from the Bose will be much better though.

    If you don't want to spend that much, I would check the clearance shelves at Circuit City, Best Buy, Tweeter and Sam's Club. I got my bedroom speakers, a set of 5 Sony surround sound speakers plus subwoofer, on clearance at Best Buy for $100.00 The Subwoofer usually costs that much. Although I generally like Sony products, I would not use these speakers in my main home theater system though.

    Good Luck to you.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You need to give a specific budget. "Not that expensive" means a lot of different price ranges to a lot of different people.

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