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Old 11-21-2008, 05:12 PM   #1  
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Guys,

Up to now, I have NEVER had any HD/surround sound equip. Obviously, anything I purchase is going to be an incredible leap forward for mankind...well, at least for me.

I just purchased two Panny 50pz80u's along with 2 BD35's. I bought these based on the price point/performance value they deliver.I now need to purchase 2 A/V receivers and 5.1 speakers setups. Budget is not so much an issue, but again, value for the dollar will drive the decision. I am not looking for the best gear out there, but I am looking for good gear at a good price. The speakers need to be wall-mounted.

I am thinking the 606 receiver, at 289 refurb and 349 new is an excellent value. Was wondering if anyone had thoughts on pairing that box with the Infinity TSS 500's? These can be bought at One Call for 320.00. Would this be a better route to go as opposed to the 6100 or 7100 setup from Onkyo? What about other receivers from Denon and Yamaha? Other speaker setups that seem to get alot of run here are the Def Tech Pro Cin 600's, Mirage, Polk RM 6880, etc..

Any suggestions on rec/5.1 speaker setups would be appreciated. I would like to keep the total package between 500 and 1K. I understand speaker selection should be based on personal preference and agree..but considering where I am coming from, everything is going to sound great.
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:21 PM   #2  
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I also have that receiver and LOVE IT, I went all Polk Audio (monitor series) on my setup
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Guys,

Up to now, I have NEVER had any HD/surround sound equip. Obviously, anything I purchase is going to be an incredible leap forward for mankind...well, at least for me.

I just purchased two Panny 50pz80u's along with 2 BD35's. I bought these based on the price point/performance value they deliver.I now need to purchase 2 A/V receivers and 5.1 speakers setups. Budget is not so much an issue, but again, value for the dollar will drive the decision. I am not looking for the best gear out there, but I am looking for good gear at a good price. The speakers need to be wall-mounted.

I am thinking the 606 receiver, at 289 refurb and 349 new is an excellent value. Was wondering if anyone had thoughts on pairing that box with the Infinity TSS 500's? These can be bought at One Call for 320.00. Would this be a better route to go as opposed to the 6100 or 7100 setup from Onkyo? What about other receivers from Denon and Yamaha? Other speaker setups that seem to get alot of run here are the Def Tech Pro Cin 600's, Mirage, Polk RM 6880, etc..

Any suggestions on rec/5.1 speaker setups would be appreciated. I would like to keep the total package between 500 and 1K. I understand speaker selection should be based on personal preference and agree..but considering where I am coming from, everything is going to sound great.
The receiver would be an excellent choice. Although I have much respect for Infinity and their TSS series of speakers, that system is lacking in bass. You would be much better served with the Def Tech Pro Cinema 600's or the KEF KHT1005.2 here - http://www.accessories4less.com/make...-BLACK-/1.html

Have you read my post about speaker placement yet? http://www.highdefforum.com/speakers...ent-guide.html
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:59 PM   #4  
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I take it the seperate rec/speakers are the better way to go as opposed to the HTIB route?

Other than 250 bucks, what is the difference between the Def Tech Pro Cinema 60.6 and the Pro Cinema 600?
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I take it the seperate rec/speakers are the better way to go as opposed to the HTIB route?

Other than 250 bucks, what is the difference between the Def Tech Pro Cinema 60.6 and the Pro Cinema 600?
The Pro Cinema is a more modern speaker system. I think they sound a good bit better than the Cinema 60.6. If you are undecided I suggest auditioning them both to compare.
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Auditioned the KEF 1005.2 today and was really impressed. Came home and found these packaged with the Denon AVR 1709 for $868.00..everything new.

How does the Denon 1709 compare to the Onkyo SR606? I am giving up anything? Source would be Panny BD35.
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Well I really like the Onkyo receivers not that anything is wrong or bad with the Denon but when reviewers like Home Theater Magazine state the 606 is the best receiver under $1000 that weighs heavily in my book. The Onkyo has more features then the Denon and whether that makes a difference to you could be a deciding factor. As long as the Denon has at least 3 HDMI 1.3 inputs I think it would be satisfactory.
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Thanks L2W...so no concerns about the Onkyo's "running hot". Have seen that to be a concern on other forums).
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Just make sure there is enough room around the reciever and nothing right on top of it preventing ventilation.
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Guys,

Up to now, I have NEVER had any HD/surround sound equip. Obviously, anything I purchase is going to be an incredible leap forward for mankind...well, at least for me.

I just purchased two Panny 50pz80u's along with 2 BD35's. I bought these based on the price point/performance value they deliver.I now need to purchase 2 A/V receivers and 5.1 speakers setups. Budget is not so much an issue, but again, value for the dollar will drive the decision. I am not looking for the best gear out there, but I am looking for good gear at a good price. The speakers need to be wall-mounted.

I am thinking the 606 receiver, at 289 refurb and 349 new is an excellent value. Was wondering if anyone had thoughts on pairing that box with the Infinity TSS 500's? These can be bought at One Call for 320.00. Would this be a better route to go as opposed to the 6100 or 7100 setup from Onkyo? What about other receivers from Denon and Yamaha? Other speaker setups that seem to get alot of run here are the Def Tech Pro Cin 600's, Mirage, Polk RM 6880, etc..

Any suggestions on rec/5.1 speaker setups would be appreciated. I would like to keep the total package between 500 and 1K. I understand speaker selection should be based on personal preference and agree..but considering where I am coming from, everything is going to sound great.
I like the Denon 3808ci / Mirage set-up My personal opinion and preference, another setup would be Onkyo/Paradigm
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Thanks L2W...so no concerns about the Onkyo's "running hot". Have seen that to be a concern on other forums).
Of course any modern receiver with all of the bells and whistles will run warm but if you treat it right, that is give it plenty of room and or ventilation it should be no problem. The heat issue I believe was with the 05 series not the new 06 series of receivers.

In any case, I have 5 different Onkyo receivers and haven't had any heat related issues. For that matter, I haven't had any issues whatsoever with any of my Onkyo or Integra products.

I'm glad you got to audition the KEF speakers, amazing aren't they?

To refresh your memory from an August Home Theater Magazine review of the Onkyo TX-SR606 "This is far and away the best AVR under $600 (heck, under $1,000) that I have had the pleasure to review"
Kim Wilson, Home Theater Magazine, August 2008

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my 606 doesn't get hot, but then again my house is about 55 degrees on average also
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Nice..if I had my way, there would be a thin sheet of ice in all the toilet bowls every morning....but I'm married...

So from what I am hearing and after doing some comparisons on-line, a comparably feature Yamaha, Denon, etc..is going to run a min of 150-200 bucks more than the SR606.

Now if I can just get this speaker decision made...
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Went to A4L this morning to order the KEF KHT 1005.2 speaker system and they are out of stock. Price is 549 for the set. I demod them earlier this week and thought they were very nice, especially considering the price point.

They do, however, have the KHT 2005.2 in stock for 599. I would assume these are "supposed to be a step in" in the KEF product line from the 1005.2's. The xtra 50 bucks is no big deal.

Anyone have any experience with the 2005.2's? Better than the 1005.2's?

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Went to A4L this morning to order the KEF KHT 1005.2 speaker system and they are out of stock. Price is 549 for the set. I demod them earlier this week and thought they were very nice, especially considering the price point.

They do, however, have the KHT 2005.2 in stock for 599. I would assume these are "supposed to be a step in" in the KEF product line from the 1005.2's. The xtra 50 bucks is no big deal.

Anyone have any experience with the 2005.2's? Better than the 1005.2's?

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Yes, just a bit better.
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