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After 20 years away from vinyl I am making my way back. I do not have a turn table or a set of speakers yet but do you have a receiver. As I begin to look at the speakers I suddenly realized that it is not exactly an easy thing to find the right match. I now know that I need to find the right sort of power alignment to match my receiver but the more I try to figure it out the more confusing it gets. As I read the specifications paid for my receiver I don't even know which numbers are important. I have a Yamaha R-S700. Not looking to spend a fortune. Any recommendations or advice?
I definitely would go used and vintage to get the most for your 300.00. A/D/S speakers were very good "back in the day" (and I owned the 810 and 780 models). Here is a pair of used 810's in your budget (+ shipping).
Probably best to be specific about your budget. Are you talking hundreds or thousands? What kind of music do you listen to? Do you plan to add a subwoofer down the road? What size is your listening room? All these may influence potential choices. Good luck!
Ric, good point! or points... in any case. I'm looking at less than 300 dollars, a 20 x 24 room that flows into two others with partial walls, and my tastes are primarily 70s, early 80s, (lighter rock and soul).
Here ya go!
It's never a good idea to buy speakers based on what others recommend. But with your budget and room size, these Pioneers are a good option. They are designed by a speaker genius, and they perform well beyond their asking price. They are nicely efficient too, which helps, as your Yamaha receiver is a bit Manilow if integrated amplifiers are supposed to be hard rock bands (wattage ratings are an alarmingly unreliable specification to follow, either with output from amplifiers or handling ability of a speaker). If you want serious bass, you'll need either sub-woofer, or a pair of much less refined coffins by brands like Klipsch or Cerwin Vega, but musically, these brands leave quite a bit to be desired unless you are a real headbanger or Punk Rocker.
I would recommend buying used. Maybe check out Craigslist for speakers in the $300 range, go and audition them. If they don't work out or you move up you can always resell. Something with pretty good bass and not too bright. Tell the owner what you're looking for, too. Good luck!
That's a good sized room that will need more than a mini monitor to fill.
If you can find a nice pair of Klipsch KG3.2's they should fill the bill and no sub required.
Edit: the above recommendation depends on whether new or used.
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