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    Satellite Sub Confusion

    Every few years I am fortunate enough to be able to upgrade my audio equipment and invest a little more than previously spent ... This time out I am in search of a good satellite sub combination in the $1k-$1.5k range. I have looked far and wide... Damn the internet !! I have looked so much that I am now totally confused... Unfortunately I do not live any where near a shop where I can demo speakers. I know tastes are highly subjetive but I really have no other option then to base my choice on input from the experience you all offer. I replaced my Denon AVR-2801 w/ a Pioneer VSX-94TXH , and am now looking at replacing my AR/Klipsch speakers w/ a satellite sub combo. The room they will be used in is 12x18 with a cathedral ceiling peaked at 1 side with the TV postioned in a corner flanked by the L/R speakers. I currently am looking at these setups...

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    KEF 5005.2
    KEF KHT6000
    Paradigm Cinema 110
    Definitive Technology Pro Cinema 800
    Morel Nova System
    MK Sound MKMovie
    NHT 5.1 (Super Zero XU and Sub Ten)
    NHT Verve
    Anthony Gallo Nucleus Micro TI
    Mission M-Cube
    Emotiva (ERM's and ERD's)
    Aperion Intumus 4B
    Orb Audio Mod 2
    HSU Research

    I have found all of the above packages between $850 and $1400. And, believe it or not, I am open to other suggestion ...

    Should you accept the challange, I would love to hear what you think.

    Thanks for your time and consideration.
    Last edited by Bullwinkle; 12-02-2008 at 06:30 AM.

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    BW, see my post under planar speakers!
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp, Pass X-1 Preamp
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Van Alstine Ultra Hybrid Tube Preamp and Ultra Hybrid Tube DAC
    Martin Logan Original Dynamo Sub
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

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    My current favorite would be the Emotiva (ERM's and ERD's) along with the Outlaw LFM-EX. Total = $1495.

    http://www.emotiva.com/speakers.shtm (These are 4 ohm rated. I would consult with Emotiva about match with VSX-94TXH)

    http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/s...-system-review

    http://www.outlawaudio.com/products/lfmEX.html (LFM-1 Plus or LFM-1 Compact alternatives at $1395 and $1245)

    http://gallery.audioreview.com/showp...&ppuser=272737

    The Emotiva's are subtle satin black finish. The plexiglass inlaid top on the Outlaw sub adds a little pizazz.

    Choice #2 ... HSU Enthusiast 2

    http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/enthusiast2.html

    RR6
    Last edited by RoadRunner6; 12-03-2008 at 04:30 PM.

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