So, a little background on why I want this type of recommendation. I recently bought my first house and found a turntable/radio tuner in the garage with a pair of speakers hooked up to it. Much to my surprise, they sort of work in spite of looking severely under-cared for. The turntable actually doesn’t move, and the speakers cut in and out – which definitely has something to do with the wires, but may also be problems inside the speaker cabinets or the source device.
Now, I have considered attempting to fix this equipment, and I’m sure I still will try to at some point. However, I will inevitably want to upgrade in Spring even if I get them working. Of course, I’ll need an amp at some point too, but more than likely I’ll get the cheapest Crown amp that’s close to the rated power of the speakers.
So, the goal is to get something BIG. I’m talking minimum 10 inch woofers, preferably 12 or 15 if budget allows. Since I won’t be buying until Spring, I can only guess my budget will be $200~$500. I’d say the cheaper the better, but I’m not willing to sacrifice on bass performance at high volume (I’ve heard that the Harbinger kit that was the cheapest I could find has very weak bass for their size). I know speakers in this size are usually sold individually, so I should mention that I want a pair within that price range. I listen to a little of everything from jazz to pop to hard rock to hip hop to dubstep, although if my neighbor comes over and picks the music, he’ll lean toward death metal.
I’m open to all suggestions, as speakers this size are mostly professional PA systems, and I have no experience with buying/owning such things, only using them in a church. Feel free to ask questions if there’s any confusion or any more information that will help you help me.