Looking for Home Theater/Audio Advice

Discussion in 'Gear' started by PickledMidget, Jul 6, 2007.

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  1. PickledMidget

    PickledMidget Camp Fodder

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    Puck, you are the guru of all things sound. I need to buy you a beer.

    In the Nashville/Franklin area, where are the places I can go to hear some decent speakers? I've been to Best Buy/Circuit City/ HH Gregg. Anywhere else?

    Particularly, Where can I hear the Kef Speakers?
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  2. VolnTitan

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    Try HI-FI Buys on Nolensville Road. Much more knowledgable. I have been looking for outdoor speakers and they had very good prices.
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  3. Puck

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    you can hear the newer version of the Kef HTIB @ Circuit City

    HiFi Buys is on Nolensville Road about a block from the Zoo - however, unless you are looking for a Marantz / Mark Levinson $5000 system, you might wanna stay out of the store ... it's porno for audiophiles


    and whatever you do NO BOSE
    no highs , no lows ... must be Bose
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  4. Puck

    Puck Pro Bowler

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    I likes me some beer !
    almost to a fault :grrhee:
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  5. VolnTitan

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    Hi-Fi Buys has alot of high end stuff, but also lower end set ups. They have a number of entry level speaker systems from Boston Acoustic, Klipsh, etc. I went to look as some Klipsch Outdoor speakers and their price was basically $40-60 less per speaker than online. It was a sale of course, but shouldn't discount the place just because they sell high end stuff. I bought my Integra reciever and Boston Acoustic setup there about 5 years ago and it was very reasonable.

    (Hey Puck...check out my latest post under "Outdoor Speakers"...)
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  6. Laserjock

    Laserjock South Endzone Rocks! Staff

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    You should weight the dollars you spend towards your speakers. Consider what you want them to do [audio only, mix of audio/video, primarily HT, etc] and then spend your money on good speakers. You will lose more by going cheap on the speakers than you will by spending less on an A/V receiver.
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  7. Puck

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    that's true LJ

    you can spend thousands on receivers only to never hear the quality because you hooked them up to junk speakers
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  9. PickledMidget

    PickledMidget Camp Fodder

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    Heading to Hifi Buys this AM. Need to develop an ear and hear several before purchasing.
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  10. Puck

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    oh dear .....

    there goes your $500 budget

    however, a nice Denon receiver and a nice set of Boston Acoustic speakers and you're gonna be set.... double your restraint to $1000 and you'll be much happier - for longer
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