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Where can you buy bookshelf and small cube speakers locally around here. Im working on setting up a workspace for a friend, and i would like it to have a decent audio system throughout.

Basically im just looking for some smaller bookshelf size speakers to put on mounts on the walls and wire into a reciever.

Anybody know of a good store with a big selection? None of the big box stores seem to carry this kinda thing anymore

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Saturday audio on Belmont (http://www.saturdayaudio.com/) has a good selection of quality gear.

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Yep Abt, don't be afraid to ask for a discount, they wheel and deal all day long over there.
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Are there any wireless options worth trying? I have to upgrade to 7.1 and running all that wire thru the walls & ceiling just sounds like an enormous pain. I run everything under the carpet now, but, the carpet will be going when I update to hardwood floors.

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Are there any wireless options worth trying? I have to upgrade to 7.1 and running all that wire thru the walls & ceiling just sounds like an enormous pain. I run everything under the carpet now, but, the carpet will be going when I update to hardwood floors.
Wireless sucks. Everything from your cordless phone to your wifi runs on the same frequency and you will get poor audio quality.

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Are there any wireless options worth trying? I have to upgrade to 7.1 and running all that wire thru the walls & ceiling just sounds like an enormous pain. I run everything under the carpet now, but, the carpet will be going when I update to hardwood floors.
run it in the baseboards and fish it up the walls. It isn't that difficult. Also, why the need for 7.1? Unless you have a perfect room layout (with space behind your seating, 5.1 with a quality speaker system will almost always sound better)

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Where can you buy bookshelf and small cube speakers locally around here. Im working on setting up a workspace for a friend, and i would like it to have a decent audio system throughout.

Basically im just looking for some smaller bookshelf size speakers to put on mounts on the walls and wire into a reciever.

Anybody know of a good store with a big selection? None of the big box stores seem to carry this kinda thing anymore
have you considered inwall / onwall?

What is your budget? Alot of the online only retailers will allow you to return the stuff for free if you don't like it. Several online only speaker sales companies sell the small wall mount stuff and i have heard good things about alot of them.

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Wireless sucks. Everything from you cordless phone to ur widow run on the same frequency and you will get poor audio quality.
^^ This. Even if wireless works good at first, your neighbor or you will eventually buy some gadget that will screw it up.

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