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Old September 15, 2008, 05:28 PM
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Anyone know of any good audio e-tailers or even retail places for loudspeakers in canada?


This isn't directly related to computing but hey I can hook my computer up to it to play mp3's, ipods and such.

I'm specifically looking for 2 decent (125watt+) bookshelf speakers and a powered sub. I will most likely buy a behringer a500 amp ( or maybe even larger model).

Future shop has such a lame selection, theres some decent u.s sites but I also need to do some research for a budget of about 700-900k$ for the 3 units.

I'mlooking for the ncix of audio. Cheers
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Old September 15, 2008, 05:32 PM
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700k-900k? Like, nearly a Million, Sweet.

In reality, check out The Sound Room in Vancouver, or, BayBloor Radio in Toronto.
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Old September 15, 2008, 05:38 PM
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lol I meant doll hairs.

Soundroom doesn't even have a website unless its off line.
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Old September 15, 2008, 05:59 PM
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heh, odd, its broken. I go by it all the time, and service their computers. I'll find out what the problem is Lol. They deal in high end. Mostly Paradigm, Energy, Definitive, and other good quality speakers.
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Old September 15, 2008, 06:16 PM
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I swear by Filtronique in Montreal (Filtronique (the search for perfection in sound reproduction in music as well as home theater)). My current setup downstair is a pair of JM Labs Chorus 706s (Filtronique) and a pair of Chorus 726s (Filtronique). Sub? No need for a sub... All 4 speakers driven by a Rotel Pre-amp RC1070 (Filtronique) and a Rotel Power amp RMB1075 (Filtronique). I love my setup.

But please, do not buy over the 'net. Find a shop near you, enter, sit down, close your eyes and listen. Then buy. That's my tip.
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Old September 15, 2008, 06:33 PM
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Welcome to Sweetwater.com | Call Us @ 800 222 4700

Skip the 'pro'sumer crap lol (joking, no offense to anyone above!) and get some ADAMS! Haha naw, good site is sweetwater and BayBloor etc
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Old September 15, 2008, 06:59 PM
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I wish I could afford the better adams ones but its wayyyyy out of my range, even with a friend that reps for them. They have a new cheaper line of monitors but they are not suitable for larger volumes esp in a decent size room. Of course they make bigger ones but I don't have 5k+.

Thanks for filtronique link Im interested in what people are using, good stuff, nice selection but mostly way to high end for me. I bang tracks out loud I don't listen to classical jazz on a 100, 000$ system.

oh as for the amp Im already sold on behringer Ive been through enough and want a beast that can take a serious beating, Ill prob get Behringer EP2500 Europower from zZounds.com! for quality and price its unbeatable. Its also ugly as sin and weighs a ton, lol.

Anyone that can recommend speaker brands that have a good warranty ( like adams 10 year ) and overall good stuff..price, quality. Unfortunatly it seems like I might have to dish out more and the stuff coming out of asia is horrible.

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Old September 19, 2008, 04:24 AM
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while they are not canadian. A friend of mine loves this companies speakers.

http://www.aperionaudio.com/home.aspx

also ncix as a pretty decent selection of onkyo recievers :)
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Old September 19, 2008, 08:15 AM
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Have a look at Axiom audio (canadian), or av123 or theaudioinsider, these are us based. avsforum is a good site, the speakers page will keep you busy for a very long time or diyaudio, htguide.

I ended up making my own, zaphaudio L18's, cost about 1,400 for 5. very happy with them, they are supposed to be comparable to joseph audio monitors at about 1,800 per pair.

my next step is to use my 30 year old speakers, just the boxes, and add 12" sub woofers

hope this helps, cheers
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Old September 19, 2008, 10:25 AM
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sound room is insane.
so is commercial electronics

both are in vancouver.
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