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    Default Helping a friend with HT

    A friend at work is building out his HT and has been looking at B&W 803s speakers. Looks like he can get them for about $4K for the pair.

    I am not familier with speakers in that price range and am looking for advice on other speakers he should be considering in that price range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thsmith View Post
    A friend at work is building out his HT and has been looking at B&W 803s speakers. Looks like he can get them for about $4K for the pair.

    I am not familier with speakers in that price range and am looking for advice on other speakers he should be considering in that price range.
    PSB Synchrony One. I replaced my SDA-2 with a pair of PSBs in the two channel system, and they sound great. A very positive upgrade.

    Later I replaced my LSiC center channel speaker with a PSB Synchrony One Center. The center sound stage is now wider, clearer, and it blends in perfectly with the LSi15s used for the left, right, and surround speakers.

    http://www.psbspeakers.com/products/.../Synchrony-One

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    I have B&W 804s and if you can get 803s brand new for 4K. I would say don't look back.
    They sound excellente and in my opinion they have the best resale value.
    Current HT setup
    Mains: B&W 804s
    Center: Polk CSi5
    Surround: Polk FXi3
    Sub: Velodyne DLS-3750R
    Receiver: Pioneer SC-07
    Amplifier: Sunfire TGA5200
    TV: Sony KDS60A2020
    DBP: Sony DBP-S350
    CDP: Pioneer DV-48AV
    Interconnect cables: SignalCable analog II
    speaker cables: SignalCable Ultra Speaker Cables Bi-wire

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    Thanks all, keep them coming.
    Speakers: SDA-1C (most all the goodies)
    Preamp: Joule Electra LA-150 MKII SE
    Amp: Wright WPA 50-50 EAT KT88s
    Analog: Marantz TT-15S1 MBS Glider SL| Wright WPP100C Amperex BB 6er5 and 7316 & WPM-100 SUT
    Digital: Mac mini 2.3GHz dual-core i5 8g RAM 1.5 TB HDD Music Server Amarra (memory play) - USB - W4S DAC 2
    Cables: Mits S3 IC and Spk cables| PS Audio PCs

    Ofc: Wright WLA12 preamp: Anthem Amp 1: Pio Elite DV-79AVI: Airport Express: CAL Sigma II DAC: PA LS90 sonicaps and mills

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