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Newbie Needs Speakers Recommendations

Hi again, I consider myself quite new to the whole audio-set-up shebang and was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction as to the most reliable, sturdy, lightweight, sound speakers around.

I have a Debut III Turntable and a Pioneer SX-434 Amp (and no speakers!), are there any good speakers for this particular set-up, or does anyone have the same kinda set-up. please feel free to discuss.

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Hi again, I consider myself quite new to the whole audio-set-up shebang and was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction as to the most reliable, sturdy, lightweight, sound speakers around.

You don't care how they sound?

OK. Decide on a budget and size and consult the Recommended Component lists. Follow up by reading the reviews (that's where you will find the weight since that seems to be an important criterion for you) and then go out and listen to your choices. Finally, trust your own ears.

Kal

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Hi again, I consider myself quite new to the whole audio-set-up shebang and was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction as to the most reliable, sturdy, lightweight, sound speakers around.

You don't care how they sound?

OK. Decide on a budget and size and consult the Recommended Component lists. Follow up by reading the reviews (that's where you will find the weight since that seems to be an important criterion for you) and then go out and listen to your choices. Finally, trust your own ears.

Kal

I gotta disagree.

Listen to more speakers than manage to get listed on the Recommended Components list.

By their own admission, Stereophile can't cover the entire marketplace.

I otherwise agree with Mr. Rubinson. Reading reviews is a great thing. Reviews can help teach you about listening and gives you cues to listen for when trying to be critical about a speaker's attributes.

I tend to believe in the value of a good local dealer, and would recommend you start by listening to everything you can listen to in your price range.

Don't buy until you've heard every piece you can.

Look for a dealer who is helpful and perhaps is willing to discuss future trade in, offers warranty support, etc...

A good local dealer is worth his weight in gold.

Ask here, too, but don't just hit some list and assume that's the whole enchilada!

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I gotta disagree.

Listen to more speakers than manage to get listed on the Recommended Components list.

I gotta agree.
I was a bit too breezy in my response since I suspected the OP hasn't done any of the obvious legwork before throwing himself on the mercy of the forum. However, it is likely that any dealer worth his salt will, upon being asked to demonstrate recommended speaker A, insist on demonstrating his own relevant choices as well.


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A good local dealer is worth his weight in gold.

True. Not all are blessed with such a benefit, though.

Kal

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Re: Newbie Needs Speakers Recommendations

Both Kal and Buddha give good advice. Also, when listening to loudspeakers try and listen to them via an amp of similar quality as your Pioneer - or even the same model amp, if possible.
Something I did, when researching a new system, was listen to speakers less expensive and more expensive than what I budgeted for speakers. It gave me a good comparison of how various speakers sounded compared to what I could afford and I ended up finding speakers that sounded better and cost less, than what I had originally picked out.

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