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Old 22nd November 2003, 08:16 PM   #1
CZ Eddie is offline CZ Eddie  United States
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I'm trying to figure out how much I could potentially spend on a speaker setup for my garage.

This would be only for watching movies, it would need to be able to play well at loud volumes and would have to sound halfway decent.

It would be a 5.1 surround setup.

I've considered five speakers enclosures (FL, FR, Center, RL, RR) with each container having 2 6.5" and one tweeter.

None of this would need to look pretty or be finished.

Is $200 a reasonable budget for this, or would I have to spend substantially more?

Priorities in order:
1) Play loudly
2) Sound good

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Old 22nd November 2003, 09:09 PM   #2
electronist is offline electronist  Romania
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Although,i'm new here,i can afford giving u some advices about building your 5.1 sistem.
First of all,u said:5 speakers equipped with 2-6" and a tweeter....
Why don't u consider using less bass speakers on the satellites(1 6" speaker on each satellite would do,even a smaller diameter is possible),and building a subwoofer ?(a bigger sub with maybe an 8 or even 10" speaker)
Second,in order for me to advise u,can u tell me what amps will u use for the satellites and what brand of speakers do u have in mind?
I built my own 5.1 sound system from top to bottom(wich btw sounds well!),and i can tell u that the cost varies depending on what parts u wanna use....
If u r interrested in discussing further more about this,email me or send me a msg.Maybe we get to chat sometime...
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Old 23rd November 2003, 01:43 AM   #3
leadbelly is offline leadbelly  Canada
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$200 / (10 woofers + 5 tweeters) = $13.33 / per driver, ignoring crossover components & hardware which can cost as much as the drivers.
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Old 23rd November 2003, 02:26 AM   #4
JOE DIRTŪ is offline JOE DIRTŪ  Canada
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cz you would be better off buying a mini system...I have a panasonic 5.1 system that sounds pretty good for movies and will be plenty for a garage
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Old 23rd November 2003, 10:09 AM   #5
CZ Eddie is offline CZ Eddie  United States
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Thanks guys. Whatever it is, it HAS to be a bookshelf type system.

I looked at the JBL NSP1II setup but it looks sooo small I just don't see how it can provide in a big room atmosphere.
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