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RESOLVED - Recommendation for 2-Channel HT Speakers?

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UPDATE: On Bill's recommendation, grabbed a pair of RP-160M on sale for $374.

 

 

 

Looking for a 2-channel pair of speakers for my living room TV. Budget: prefer $200-$300, but willing to go to $400 max for exceptional value. Using a Sony STR-DH130 (100 WPC) SS receiver, which has surprisingly decent sound, but this is not an audiophile set up.

 

I recently had my Klipsch Heresies in this role, and they set a standard I'm hoping to come as close as possible to: superb clarity, terrific detail, palpable but not overwhelming presence, good-enough bass. Now the Heresies are back upstairs with my McIntosh for music-only. I've had to put back my old Pro Media 2.1 with the TV, and by comparison it's like listening through a glorified boom box. Much of the clarity and most of the detail is veneered-over.

 

Based on my reading so far, I would think (never having heard them) that the RB-5s would be ideal, but can only find one offering on eBay for over $400 w/shipping, and they don't have any grills (for living room, this is a problem). There's a pair in Garage Sale, but they're over 4 hours away, which is about 2 hours each way too many. (I'm in Western Massachusetts.)

 

What do you recommend? I realize I'm not going to find Heresy-quality in my price range, but given that this is for HT use only, how close can I get?

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Heresys

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okay... no heresys

 

how about

D_Q_NP_981317-MLA26976840519_032018-F.jp

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34 minutes ago, Schu said:

okay... no heresys

 

how about

D_Q_NP_981317-MLA26976840519_032018-F.jp

If they meet the $400.00 requirements then I got first dibs.:tongue:

 

Bill

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2 hours ago, Mighty McIntosh said:

Just purchased the RP-160M from Crutchfield for $397 with tax.

 

And just canceled my order with Crutchfield. Found a pair of Heresies for $500 with free delivery, and decided to splurge.

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25 minutes ago, Mighty McIntosh said:

 

And just canceled my order with Crutchfield. Found a pair of Heresies for $500 with free delivery, and decided to splurge.

Win win.

 

Bill

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