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smnhicks
2007-07-04, 04:44
Hi there,

I've just ordered my first Squeezebox and I'm very excited about it arriving ... the thing is I don't have an amplifier so I want to buy some new speakers that will plug straight into it and I'm not sure what to get ... I'm looking to spend around 100 (upto 150) which is about $200-$300 and looking at a set of stereo speaker.

Does anybody have any recommendations for me?

Thanks,

Simon

mflint
2007-07-04, 06:50
I bought a pair of white AudioEngine A5 (http://www.ecodigital.co.uk/estore/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=37)s a while back for the kitchen, and I'm very happy with them... (Though others on the SlimDevices forum have different views)

The only downside is that they'd burst your budget, coming in at 200.

Matthew

barcar
2007-07-04, 09:16
I've been very happy with the AE Aego M speakers I bought a while back.

http://www.acoustic-energy.co.uk/Product_range/Aego_series/Aego_M.asp

jimascroft
2007-07-05, 01:57
Hi Simon,

I would look at the second hand market for speakers. All the good brands that have made good sounding speakers for some time, not a magazines flavour of the month/advertiser of the month. Quad, Linn, Epos there are plenty out there but listen to them with your amp and squeezebox. If you need a quality amp/radio cd as well http://www.petertyson.co.uk/ebuttonz/ebz_product_pages/linn_classik.shtml
Possibly on ebay for 100 less

This is a bargain. I dont work for them but I bought one recently and it really is excellent.

Good luck

JIm

egd
2007-07-16, 07:45
I auditioned the Aego M's in Singapore this evening and was so impressed I purchased three.

Pale Blue Ego
2007-07-16, 10:00
Another vote for the Aego M. For your budget, and needing amplified speakers, they are hard to beat. You can find them all over the UK for 99 or less.

They sound great and the rounded edges match well with the SB3. They're also available in white or black.

vdonovan
2007-07-16, 11:00
I've been looking for an excuse to buy the HK Soundsticks. I haven't heard them myself, but I think they look cool.

http://www.harmankardon.com/product_detail.aspx cat=MME&prod=SOUNDSTICKSII&sType=PCS