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    Hello All,

    I am thinking of getting a Soundbar to fill in the gap till I get my "real" speakers in. I realize that a Soundbar cannot replace physical speakers but still am curious to get some feedback.

    Thanks in advance for any and all thoughts.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Soundbars

    Soundbars are a great alternative for someone that doesn't have the space for a conventional speaker setup..the good news is that you can spend a small amount of money for one that will blow the TV speakers away...the bad news is the high quality ones are just too expensive when compared to even entry level speakers from a major brand..

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Soundbars

    How much time till your real speakers are in your hands?
    Quote Originally Posted by oknish View Post
    Hello All,

    I am thinking of getting a Soundbar to fill in the gap till I get my "real" speakers in. I realize that a Soundbar cannot replace physical speakers but still am curious to get some feedback.

    Thanks in advance for any and all thoughts.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on Soundbars

    You would be better off just starting off your set up with buying your avr and single center channel for now then adding to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedking View Post
    Soundbars are a great alternative for someone that doesn't have the space for a conventional speaker setup..the good news is that you can spend a small amount of money for one that will blow the TV speakers away...the bad news is the high quality ones are just too expensive when compared to even entry level speakers from a major brand..
    No kidding . I was looking at the B&W Panorama which ain't cheap for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOS View Post
    How much time till your real speakers are in your hands?
    Probably be 6 months to a year. Have to buy wife a new car then I get my speakers

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    Quote Originally Posted by caliberconst. View Post
    You would be better off just starting off your set up with buying your avr and single center channel for now then adding to it.
    That is a very good idea. And now I have an excuse to get the new Pioneer SC-57 . BTW, what center would you recommend? I'm just now starting my research. Thanks.

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    Wow, there is a ton of speaker to choose from lots and lots of good ones. All depends on what sounds good to you. The best thing to do is go into your closest brick and mortar store and check them out. All that being said I like brands like PSB,Paradigm,KEF, and Klipsch to name a few. They offer allot of value for the money IMO. I am glad you decided to skip the sound bar and just focus your money on your surround, that really is the best route to go here.
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    Just to add a little spice to the mix.

    I've tried/listened/experienced/compared/etc all the speakers mentioned and CANTON is my speaker of choice.

    I agree, with the consensus. If you don't need a sound bar for any other TV, don't buy it. Start buying equipment for that full set up.

    Suffer now, save later and enjoy the fun of building your HT system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dean-l View Post
    Just to add a little spice to the mix.

    I've tried/listened/experienced/compared/etc all the speakers mentioned and CANTON is my speaker of choice.

    I agree, with the consensus. If you don't need a sound bar for any other TV, don't buy it. Start buying equipment for that full set up.

    Suffer now, save later and enjoy the fun of building your HT system.
    Exactly!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dean-l View Post
    Just to add a little spice to the mix.

    I've tried/listened/experienced/compared/etc all the speakers mentioned and CANTON is my speaker of choice.

    I agree, with the consensus. If you don't need a sound bar for any other TV, don't buy it. Start buying equipment for that full set up.

    Suffer now, save later and enjoy the fun of building your HT system.
    Thanks.....I will look at Canton too. I was starting with Martin Logan and Bowers & Wilkins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caliberconst. View Post
    Wow, there is a ton of speaker to choose from lots and lots of good ones. All depends on what sounds good to you. The best thing to do is go into your closest brick and mortar store and check them out. All that being said I like brands like PSB,Paradigm,KEF, and Klipsch to name a few. They offer allot of value for the money IMO. I am glad you decided to skip the sound bar and just focus your money on your surround, that really is the best route to go here.
    Thanks, again!! I want to Magnolia and gave a listen to quite a few. Have some speakers picked out as a starting point.

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