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Budget speakers

InGodWeTrust

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I have an opportunity to get either a pair of Energy CF 70's or Polk Monitor 70 series II either for a good price. Does anyone have any experience with either.
 

CassetteTape

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At that price point I'd honestly look into a pair of Elacs or the Pioneers that Andrew Jones made before he left Pioneer to join Elac.

He's basically turned the budget speaker market on it's lid.
 
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bluesuede

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If your not in a hurry and are interested in the Elacs, you can catch them on sale. The dropped to $150 a year and a half ago and I'm kicking myself for not buying a pair then. Lately $229 is the lowest I've seen.
 

BobbyRay

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I'm so far very impressed with my JBL Stage A170's.

For a small, unassuming tower speaker, these are remarkably big sounding while avoiding mud. Not the most revealing speakers, but more like a warm and detailed hug.
 

Tahitijack

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Nothing to add....this just reminded me of those guys selling Teledyne speakers from a white van in the parking lots of shopping centers. Cheep and top of the line bro.....good times.
 

InGodWeTrust

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The deal on the Energy's was 2-conneseur CF70 towers, 2- 6 1/2inch w/stands, the 2-6 1/2 center channel, and the powered 10 inch sub. Plus a Denon #AVR-X2300W receiver (center channel doesn't work). Complete cabling for everything. Total $450
 

83stratman

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I owned the Pioneer bookshelves and a pair of the floor standers. Talk about an over hyped product! Yikes! Bright and fatiguing!

At that price point I'd honestly look into a pair of Elacs or the Pioneers that Andrew Jones made before he left Pioneer to start Elac.

He's basically turned the budget speaker market on it's lid.
 

Jack Dotson

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Focal 716‘s currently on sale..just google and listen. Just a fantastic budget speaker. I‘ve used the 706’s in a system for 10 years and they’re great IMO.
 

Robotechnology

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4 years ago I was going to get a pair of ML Motion 35’s. I like the motion series. However in classic TGP fashion for musical gear, I ended up with something decidedly more boutique... Legacy Audio Studio HD’s. Don’t regret it though as I’m extremely content with an all Legacy setup now (except for an SVS sub). An all ML Motion is an GREAT non break the bank setup though... ENJOY!
 

scott944

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At that price point I'd honestly look into a pair of Elacs or the Pioneers that Andrew Jones made before he left Pioneer to join Elac.

He's basically turned the budget speaker market on it's lid.
PSA: ELAC is having another open box/B-stock sale right now. I got a pair of Debut 2.0 b6.2 speakers for $210 the last time they did this and LOVE them.
 




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