Good entry level bookshelfs?

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  1. Dom Toretto

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    Looking for something for less then 150watts per speaker and under 75$ for the pair.

    My celestions are great speakers, but their age is becoming more and more appearant. :(
     
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    Yikes, under 75 dollars for the pair? I would think the Celestions would be better than anything in that price range, unless they are broken or something...
     
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    I agree, don't get me wrong, the Celestions I have are great, but they are 10+ years old, and the surrounds around one of them is starting to crack, subsequintly leaking air and making a crackling noise.

    If I can "fix" them, I gladly would.

    And the 75$ is based on college students budget, hence the "entry level."

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    Dom Toretto ^--- Too Fast, and too furious

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    Is it really worth it? I wouldn't mind updating my equipment a little bit. I keep these right near my monitor, so I'd like to have a set of shielded bookshelf speakers.

    Also, it seems to me that they can't keep up with the audio of some of my comouter games. Like the sounds aren't as crisp as they should be.

    I mean i know speakers get old, I'm thinking it's time for these old dawgs to be put down. :(
     
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    Dom Toretto ^--- Too Fast, and too furious

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    I know they are relatively cheap, not to mention Yamaha makes them, but any feedback about these?

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...26362&type=product&productCategoryId=cat03043

    I mean the pair is only 50$

    EDIT>> Now I forgot to mention I already have a 12" ported woofer in an enclosure for low end, with a passive crossover, but it picks out the lows. What if I looked into something like these little components for my highs?

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...68238&type=product&productCategoryId=cat03043

    Thanks
     
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    i'd go with the yamaha's
     
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    Dom Toretto ^--- Too Fast, and too furious

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    Yeah.. but i mean Celestions to Yamaha's... could be a rough transition.
     
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    Yeah it could...

    If the Celestion's woofers truely sound bad, then the Yamaha's will likely sound better. See if you can demo them first.
     
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    Dom Toretto ^--- Too Fast, and too furious

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    So yamahas aren't that bad then?
     
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    Well it depends on which speaker. To be honest to you, the average person would find them to work just fine, and would have no reason to spend more unless they just wanted to. It depends on how accurate YOU need the sound to be.
     
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    Dom Toretto ^--- Too Fast, and too furious

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    Damnit! They were on sale for 50$ They are back up to 100$ now!

    Well, they go on sale often from what I hear, so I'll wait for the next sale.... giving me more time to save some $$ as well. :cool:

    Thanks
     

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