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Username: Anilsubash

Post Number: 1
Registered: Jul-06
hi all,
I know there are lots of threads on this topic but not sure which system to finalize. I am looking for something which has the best quality which I can get around 150$. I usually listen to rock and sometimes Rap.. I definitely like some bass but not as much to shake buildings or something.. suggestions greatly appreciated..
It also would be great if I can hook it up with my Tv
thanks in advance
 

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Username: Edster922

Abubala, Ababala The Occupation

Post Number: 4355
Registered: Mar-05
add $50 to your budget and get this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FUJEM0
 

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Username: Anilsubash

Post Number: 2
Registered: Jul-06
thanx Edster,
This might sound crazy, but i kinda like the mini systems. Does anyone have any panasonic systems like this.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EMCZ4I

Which one is a good compatible machine in the panasonic SC-AK series.
 

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Username: Edster922

Abubala, Ababala The Occupation

Post Number: 4359
Registered: Mar-05
those Panasonic traditonal mini-systems are pretty awful, you'll need to replace the main speakers with at least some cheap bookshelf speakers like the $50 Insignias at Best Buy.
 

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Username: Anilsubash

Post Number: 3
Registered: Jul-06
but even sony has some systems in that price range.. what about them
 

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Username: Edster922

Abubala, Ababala The Occupation

Post Number: 4365
Registered: Mar-05
the only things Sony still does well nowadays are its TVs and digital cameras.

Everything else is mostly mediocre to poor quality that gets sold by virtue of the brand name recognition among the Joe SixPacks of the world and a sizable advertising budget. Oh, and a pretty-looking design.

In other words, their home and car audio sucks.
 

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Username: Anilsubash

Post Number: 4
Registered: Jul-06
How about JVC or Sharp.. sorry not to include them in the previous post..
thanks for the prompt reply anyway
 

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Username: Gamerdude

Ontario Canada

Post Number: 100
Registered: Apr-06
Try the philips nuck is crazy about it sounds nice from the one i herd that is allmost the same
 

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Username: Project6

Post Number: 9018
Registered: Dec-03
Sony does not do digital cameras well. Digital Camcorders are another thing, but their digital cameras are not very good.
 

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Username: Gamerdude

Ontario Canada

Post Number: 102
Registered: Apr-06
Bad time with sony digital camera Berny?
 

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Username: Project6

Post Number: 9051
Registered: Dec-03
I use Nikon. I know of too many people that use Sony digital cameras.
 

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Username: Project6

Post Number: 9052
Registered: Dec-03
plus I know my cameras :-)

Sony is not any of them.
 

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Username: Anilsubash

Post Number: 5
Registered: Jul-06
can some one write anything about mini systems please. :-))
 

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Username: Project6

Post Number: 9059
Registered: Dec-03
Mini-systems are awful. Just buy what you think sounds good to you and get it over with.

What do you expect for $150 price range?

Sorry to break this to you pal, but you can't have everything with that budget.
 

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Username: Edster922

Abubala, Ababala The Occupation

Post Number: 4368
Registered: Mar-05
Anil,

Here's a FAR better alternative to a cheap minisystem:

Sonic Impact T-Amp, $30
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=300-952

Insignia bookshelf speakers, $48
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7705307&type=product&id=1138085354138

Toshiba 3990 DVD/CD player, $57 shipped
http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/Prodview.asp?g=54400&i=052SD3990

generic speaker cable & RCA interconnect, maybe $15 at Home Depot or Walmart


Yes a minisystem is smaller and prettier but sound quality will be far behind the above.
 

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Username: Mike3

Lewisville, Tx USA

Post Number: 61
Registered: May-06
OK, I am going to try the above for either a bedroom TV or office setting. I did find 2 Mirage OMNISTAT speakers for $69 each at Tweeter on clearance. They originally sold for $249. I did order a better AC connector and a mini-plug, so I am still under $200.

My bedroom TV is a Technics 30" in widescreen HDTV (picture tube) with DVD. I will RCA out of the TV into the mini jack converter to the T-Amp. So it will be my CD and video source. HD DVR Cable box is HDMI into the TV. I have a mini-system CD / FM tuner at the office with line out should I try it there.
 

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Username: Serniter

Piscataway, New Jersey USA

Post Number: 49
Registered: Mar-06
Of the few mini-systems I've listened to and owned, my favorite has been a Philips MC50. That seems to be out of production, but there are a few similar ones available at the philips online outlet store.
 

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Username: Duke_19007

Post Number: 7
Registered: Feb-08
Well..the best mini system in the history of mankind....is Bose Wave Music System
 

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Username: Malco49

Baltimore, Maryland Usa

Post Number: 144
Registered: May-05
jvc makes very good mini systems in the $150 price range.a friend of mine has one and it sounds very good to my ears.she uses it with redbook cd's and her ipod.

solid build both my friend and the mini system :-)
 

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Username: Nuck

Post Number: 9915
Registered: Dec-04
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Username: Mike3

Wylie, Tx USA

Post Number: 1200
Registered: May-06
Next time go with the "small" font.
 

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Username: Jvigne

Post Number: 4
Registered: Apr-08
The key for the mini systems are the speakers. I've never heard any that compare with even an inexpensive bookshelf from a reputable manufacturer. Listen carefully before buying.
 

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Username: Kevincorr

Fairbanks, Alaska Usa

Post Number: 527
Registered: Jul-07
Instead of starting another OP, If I may highjack this for my personal search:

I need a portable cd player for construction work.
While working I don't really need super high end sound quality but it doesn't hurt. I have used those small shelf systems like the Phillips in the 1st link but they are not portable enough. I did at one time do as John V suggests and make up a portable with good quality small bookshelf speakers.
I also have a Cambridge Soundworks cd/radio but it seems too fragile for this use. It is bigger and heavier than the Bose Wave. I need portable because I have a ton of tools to drag around too.
Maybe the Bose Wave with a home made padded carry case would be the best solution? Probably my answer.

Because of the compact size and portability I alternate between a cheap, terrible 'boom box' cdp, and Tivoli radios:
a Model 1, a Tivoli Pal and a Tivoli Songbook. http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en-us&q=tivoli+radio&um=1 &ie=UTF-8
Because the Tivoli sounds good enough for this use I am considering the companion cdp, BUT the Tivoli dealer at Hawthorne, Seattle said it is not reliable. I do know one person that has one with no problems.

While the Tivoli will work with iPod, I have a lot more cds than time to load an iPod.
Another downside of the Tivoli portables is that they do not play loud. Ok in the bedroom but not for work.

Most of the trades men use the tool brand radios: Milwaukie, Bose etc. They are huge and have no cd.
 

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Username: Angeljoe

Post Number: 20
Registered: Jan-14
Check for mini stereo at carkart.com or http://ergode.com
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