Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

437 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 9
Inactive user

Topic # 119000 16-May-2013 16:24
Send private message

Going to pick up a Pioneer VSX922 and need some speakers to go along with it. Don't really want to spend more then a grand. What say you knowledgeable Geekzoners?

Create new topic
8 posts

Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 820755 16-May-2013 19:21

are you looking at just a pair or a full 5.1, 7.1 etc. setup?
do you watch cinema more or music is your thing?
any colors? slim? bookshelf? tower? inwall etc?

1982 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 257


  Reply # 821083 17-May-2013 12:29
Send private message

I have a sweet set of two Polk Audio bookshelf speakers and a Polk Audio sub that I am soon to list on TM. Let me know if you are after something like that and we can discuss further.

Also have gloss white Dynaudio stands which are only a couple of months old.

Reason for sale: purchased a pair of Dynaudio floorstanders so the Polks are surplus to requirements.

344 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 42

  Reply # 821248 17-May-2013 16:09
Send private message

JB HiFi have 25% off their speakers at the moment.

I bought the KeQf 900 for home.  They would be a bit out of your price range but you could get the little brother and still have change out of $1000.

2045 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 354


  Reply # 821250 17-May-2013 16:14
Send private message

Wharfedale diamond 9's or diamond 10's you cant go wrong with either of these.

When you live your life on Twitter and Facebook, and are only friends with like minded people on Twitter and Facebook, you are not living in the real world. You are living in a narcissistic echo chamber.


My thoughts are my own and are in no way representative of my employer.

3337 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 449

  Reply # 821388 17-May-2013 22:26
Send private message

I was going to reply to this thread earlier, but really, there's simply not enough information re: your needs.
Recommending speakers to someone without knowing all the variables is a bit of a fools errand.

How big is your room?
Do you want floor standers? Stand mounts? Satellites?
How many speakers do you want (2 / 3 / 5 / 7? A sub?)
Are you music or movie focused?
What sort of sound are you after? Warm or detailed?
With your receiver (somewhat on the brighter side of neutral) you'll need to be careful with partnering it with speakers.

So yeah, it's not really just a case of recommending a 'one size fits all' solution.

437 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 9
Inactive user

  Reply # 822512 20-May-2013 16:19
Send private message

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. A bit more detail

Would like a couple of floor standing speakers to use on either side of the TV for music and then a  centre, sub and rears for movies etc. Medium sized room with the couch in front of the TV.

344 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 42

  Reply # 822518 20-May-2013 16:32
Send private message

Well for $1000 you're going to be limited for a full set of 5.1 including floorstanders for the front.

Try this set from JB HiFi.

Can't see you getting the Wharfedale Diamond 9 or 10 for anywhere near that price (new anyway).  Maybe second hand is the way to go.

595 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 35

  Reply # 825720 26-May-2013 20:46
Send private message

I can definitely reccomend the Wharfedale Diamonds. I have the 9 series and very happy with them.

Quite a few months ago Harvey Norman were selling the 5.1 10's for $1400, so they might have come down since then.

I got mine from Bond & Bond / Noel Leeming. Might be worth asking in store if they have any any at other stores or from their supplier.

And remember to haggle! The price they quote has a massive mark up. 

Good Luck!

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08

Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03

Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27

Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13

Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00

Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12

Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52 to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34

Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07

All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21

Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54

Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15

IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12

New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17

Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.