Top 20 Home Theater Speakers for mid-2013
Deciding on what speaker system will sound the best for your “Home Theatre” can be very subjective, as we all have different degrees of hearing ability and personal taste as to what sounds good for your kind of music playback. Selecting loudspeaker system can be the most difficult part of putting together a Home Theatre system. In addition to deciding on particular brand, price and its design. Furthermore, there are so many other reliable and established loudspeakers that will do the job for a Home Theater” use.
Below is some of the latest, affordable, popular and bestselling Home Theater speakers that you might want to consider
If you are looking for a speaker system that is fairly compact, but delivers high-end sound, check out the Anthony Gallo Classico Speaker System, featuring their compact CL-2 bookshelf speakers, along with their CL-C center channel and CLS-10 10-inch powered subwoofer. These speakers provide excellent performance across the entire frequency range, providing depth and detail that is perfect for both movie and music listening – Definitely worth consideration.
You won’t find the Paradigm SE system at a big-box store at a bargain price or on sale. The cost of the entire system including a bass tuning kit cost about $3,000. This may seem expensive for some, but when you consider how well this system performs, you will find it hard to find something in this price range and lower that sounds as The system consists of an SE center channel speaker, four SE-1 compact bookshelf speakers for left and right main and surrounds, and an SE 300 watt subwoofer.
The PSB Imagine Series mini and mini c loudspeakers are well engineered to deliver great sound from a compact form factor. I had a listen to four
minis and a mini c center channel, along with the PSB Sub-Series 200 10-inch subwoofer for review. I found the sound of the speakers to very full and well defined, although there is some slight subtleness on the very high frequencies. If you are looking for a speaker system that is compact, but delivers big sound, definitely consider the PSB Imagine mini Series speakers in combination with the PSB Sub-Series 200.
There are a lot of budget-priced home theater speaker systems to choose from. However, most of the time, what you save in money comes back to bite you in terms of poor sound quality. However, if you are looking a modestly priced loudspeaker system that sounds good to complement your HDTV, DVD and/or Blu-ray Disc player, check out the stylish, compact, and affordable, JBL Cinema 500 5.1 Channel Speaker System. The system consists of a compact center channel speaker, four compact satellite speakers, and a uniquely-shaped 8-inch powered subwoofer.
The KEF T205 is a home theater speaker system that combines extremely flat and slim main and surround speakers with a slim profile compact subwoofer. With the T series, KEF demonstrates that they can present speakers with great style without sacrificing sound quality. The speakers in the T205 system can be either table or wall mounted, and are a great match for wall mounted LCD and Plasma TV’s.
EMP Tek Cinema 7 compact home theater speaker system delivers abundant. The system consists of a compact center (E3c) and satellite (E3b) bookshelf speakers paired with a 10-inch powered subwoofer (E10s). I noticed the system provided great sound reproduction for both movies and music, although the center and satellites were somewhat subtle on very high frequency transient effects. If you are looking for a Speaker System that is compact, but delivers big sound for a reasonable price (about $800), definitely consider the EMP Tek Cinema 7 compact home theater speaker system.
What makes this system worth your consideration is that for less than $500, you get a 5.1 channel speaker system that has solid build and provides an immersive surround sound field, as well accurate sound placement for both music and movie listening. The center and satellite speakers feature 2-way bass reflex design and are complemented by a down firing 8-inch down firing subwoofer.
Finding a home theater speaker system that sounds great, looks great with your home decor, and is priced correctly is not always easy to find. If you are looking for new set of loudspeakers for your home theater, you might want to check out the stylish and great sounding EMP Tek Impression 5.1 Home Theater Package. The system consists of an E5Ci center channel speaker, four E5Bi compact bookshelf speakers for left and right main and surrounds, and an ES10i 100 watt powered subwoofer.
One loudspeaker option that can be desirable, if you have the cash and don’t mind a little carpentry work, is the use of In-Wall loudspeakers. There are a lot to choose from, but one that In-Wall speaker you might consider is the GTL Sound Labs AE963. The AE963 is a sealed 3-way design that can be used as a two channel pair, or expanded out into a five or seven channel speaker setup (additional subwoofer preferred). You can position the AE963 for use as a center channel speaker, if preferred.
Paradigm brings their high-end speaker expertise to an affordable system that is perfect for small or medium size rooms. The Cinema 100 CT home theater speaker system consists of five two-way If you are looking for a new set of loudspeakers for your home theater setup, check out the stylish and great sounding compact center/satellite speakers featuring 4-inch midrange/woofers and 1-inch tweeters, and an 8-inch subwoofer. The center/satellite speakers can be mounted on table stands or the wall, using the included hardware. This system is priced at $999.
One of their more interesting speaker systems is the MK-Movie. At first glance, this system doesn’t look out of the ordinary, but looking closer you notice an interesting design variation incorporated into the surround speakers. Most surround speakers are either a traditional Monopole design (where the speaker drivers face out into the room) or a Dipole design (where the speaker drivers are mounted facing out the sides, (spreading the sound along the walls and out into the listening area indirectly at an angle, both towards the front and rear of the room). Combining the tri-pole surrounds with compact center and front L/R channel speakers and compact, but powerful, 150-watt subwoofer, makes the MK-Movie definitely worth a look and a listen.
Shopping for loudspeakers can be tough. Speaker prices don’t always relate to how good or bad specific speakers really are, the proof is in the listening. If you are looking a speaker system to complement your HDTV, DVD and/or Blu-ray Disc player, check out the great sounding compact and affordable, Pioneer 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System. This system consists of a SP-C21 center channel speaker, four SP-BS41-LR bookshelf satellite speakers, and a compact SW-8 8-inch powered subwoofer.
Cerwin Vega is well-known for its big speakers that also deliver big sound, but they also offer a compact speaker system that is more suited for smaller spaces. The Cerwin Vega CMX 5.1 is a compact speaker system that features a very compact 2-way center channel and four satellite speakers that are combined with a down-firing subwoofer that also has two ports for extra bass extension. The system sounds great for movies and more than adequate for music listening. The entire package is priced at about $600 and fits well into small spaces.
One reason consumers shy away from home theater is all the speakers, and the space they take up. As a result, consumers get seduced by speaker systems that tout great sounding “tiny” speakers. Some of these systems are cheaply priced and sound cheap, and some are very expensive, but still don’t deliver. How do you strike a balance? I have reviewed several good sounding compact speaker systems, but the Minx S215 5.1 channel speaker system perked my ears up.
If you are looking for quality and a new set of loudspeakers for your home theater setup, check out the Orb Audio People’s Choice. This system, in its stock form, consists of five compact center/satellite speakers that feature an innovative spherical design combined with a traditional box designed 8-inch subwoofer. The center/satellite speakers can be mounted on table stands (included) or mounted on the wall using optional wall-mounting hardware. The People’s Choice is priced affordably at $1,098.00.
The Boston Acoustics Sound-Ware XS 5.1 Surround Speaker System consists of five compact satellite speakers which can be set on a shelf or wall mounted (even in a corner wall space), and a compact 100-watt 8-inch powered subwoofer. In addition, also check out the step-up Boston Acoustics Sound-Ware S 5.1 Speaker System, which provides larger two-way center/satellite speakers and 250-watt 10-inch subwoofer
The Klipsch Quintet IV 5-Channel Speaker System is a great performing speaker system for its size. Using Klipsch Tractix mid-range horns and .75-inch size aluminum tweeters, the quintet delivers a solid mid-range and bright high frequency performance, up to 23 KHz. The 3.5-inch woofers provide upper bass response to 120 Hertz. It is recommended that a separate subwoofer be used for frequencies below 120 Hz. In addition, the quintets can be either table or wall mounted, giving the user more flexibility when using them with a wall mounted flat panel television. Just add a subwoofer and you are ready to go for a full range Home Theater enjoyment.
There are many loudspeakers to choose from and finding the right home theater speaker package can be an extra-tough choice. If you are looking for new set of loudspeakers for your home theater, but don’t want to cluster out your room with large floor standing speakers and a large box subwoofer, then check out the compact Alumni Loudspeakers from Mordaunt-Short.
If you are looking a compact loudspeaker system to complement your HDTV, DVD and/or Blu-ray Disc player, check out the Harman Kardon HKTS 20. The system consists of a center channel speaker, four compact satellite speakers which can be set on a shelf or wall mounted (the wall mounts are provided), and a compact 8-inch powered subwoofer. Although I would not consider this an audiophile speaker system, the Harman Kardon HKTS 20 5.1 Channel Speaker System does provide good overall surround sound listening experience for movies and stereo/surround listening experience for music that many consumers will appreciate for the cost.
I get a lot of questions regarding wireless speakers and this Aperion is a good system. Running those long and unsightly speaker wires running all
over your home can be annoying for many. One solution is to install wireless surround speakers, such as the Zona Wireless speaker system from Aperion Audio. The system consists of two self-powered speakers with built-in wireless receivers, and a wireless transmitter that connects to the surround preamp outputs on a compatible home theater receiver or a PC’s USB port. So the option is all yours to decide.