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Which one ?

by ljwoods / April 27, 2006 5:24 AM PDT

Hi guy I'm a newbie to this forum could you guy please help me out with this question. which one will give me the best and clearer sound for movie and music cd. The Pioneer VSX-1015TXK with the Harman Kardon HKTS-14 speaker's or the pioneer and ONKYO SKS-HT240 speaker's. I need some expert help,I try to ask one of the Experted at this C/NET site but got no help, maybe it because they review speaker's and receiver's and can't say what they really think. I need the Expert's of this Forum Please. thank you

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by stewart norrie / April 27, 2006 7:24 AM PDT
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My advice is to buy from a componey that makes only speakers hi quality spwakers like Klipsch, Polk, Atlantic Technology etc etc Also speakers are a personal thing So Its best to take along your favorite c.d. or d.v.d. movie and find a store that has a demo room so you can compare. You might want to check out a hi-end vidio store they usually have great demo rooms, Remember great speakers will last a lifetime and keep there value Just take your time In closing I bought my Atlantic Technology 4200 5.1 speaker system 7 months ago they were expensive but worth every penny I paid for them Anyway keep us posted and good luck to you have a nice day stewart

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by Riverledge / April 27, 2006 8:01 AM PDT
In reply to: NONE OF THE ABOVE

BUY SPEAKERS from "speaker only" manufacturers.
Some suggestions include, ENERGY,MIRAGE,POLK,KLIPSCH,PARADIGM,JBL,and BOSTON ACOUSTICS. There are many others as well.
I like many of SONY's electronic products, but would never consider buying their speakers. Nor would I purchase a plasma television from a computer company.(read: GATEWAY)

good shopping, river.

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(NT) (NT) JBL's and Infinity's are made by Harmon Kardon
by gabereyes / April 27, 2006 3:01 PM PDT
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JBL, Infinity, and Harman/Kardon are separate
by randombananaleaf / April 27, 2006 5:02 PM PDT

JBL and Infinity speakers are not made by Harman/Kardon. In fact, all three companies are part of Harman International (your confusion is understandable), but are essentially independent companies, along with a couple of dozen others.

As for sound quality, speakers from JBL and Infinity are not launched until they beat every competitor (at a similar price point of course) in blind listening tests. No other company in the industy does this. In fact, most don't have the technical ability to do so even if they wanted to--even the so-called "speaker only companies".

Just because they only make speakers doesn't mean they're good at it! Mostly it means they are small companies with scarce resourses, who buy off-the-shelf drivers and slap 'em nice looking boxes. Since Harman is a multi-billion dollar corporation, they can afford to invest in innovative and from-the-ground-up driver design, which translates into better performance--less distortion, smoother frequency response, etc.

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by stewart norrie / April 28, 2006 6:50 AM PDT

I spent so much time, going all over the bay area shopping for that perfect 5.1 sound I finally chose A Atlantic Technology speaker system and after 6 months I still get goose bumps when I listen to these puppies. But the reason I bought these is because I had 2 Klipsch 5.5. main Academy center, 2 bose souround and 2 cerwin vega sat6 rear and a infinty 15" sub. Yes these were all quality speakers But because they were mismatched. there was no 7.1 effect you could hear sound coming from the speakers but that was it. Now the sound is totally involving you feel you are in the movie, And yes other top end speakers may sound better I dont know But I do say that any top end speaker will give you a lifetime of pleasure and give you a thrill ever time you listen to them good day stewart

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