Choosing the right speakers...

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Lowrider, Oct 12, 2002.

  1. Lowrider

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    Most people try to find the BEST speakers for their money... that is correct, but a formidable task, as we don´t have neither the knowledge nor the tools for the job, (some exceptions, NIC and Garmtz, come to mind), and there are so many available, with, sometimes, very subtle differences...

    My sugestions:

    Define your priorities; price, size to match your room (much easier nowadays with the proliferation of good subwoofers), looks, type of sound (soft, agressive, whatever suits your music preferences)...

    Select a few brands that fit your criteria and are reliable and serviced in your area, look in stores, catalogs, foruns...

    Check other peoples opinions (not very reliable as most people will say their are the best, even without knowing anything else), but you may exclude some problematic gear this way...

    Now listen with some discs you know well, at least the same all the time, this is the most difficult part, as most of us don´t really know what to look for, and, IMHO, most people try to "break" their analysis into too much detail, bass, treble, mids, staging, dynamics, etc... (leave it to the pros)...

    That is the quick way to become confused, because no speaker will beat all the others in all categories, and all types of music, or movies...

    Try to just listen to the sound as a whole, see wich ones will make you tap, send shivers up your spine... allow you to enjoy and want to ear more discs...

    Then take those few home to listen in your room and system, and pick the ones that please you and the other half more...

    Easy, humm... :cool:
     
  2. Geoffrey Shrek

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    Not as confused as you it seems.
     
  3. Apocalypse

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    Do you two have a history :rolleyes:
     
  4. Lowrider

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    I do have an history, as for Shrek, he is a cartoon... :rolleyes:
     
  5. Geoffrey Shrek

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    No but he does.
     
  6. planbeta

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    Geoffrey how about posting something constructive? :confused:
     
  7. Smurfin

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    Geoffrey all I have seen from you is sniping remarks.

    Save your bitching for PMs.
     

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