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Old 12-09-2008, 07:02 PM   #1  
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I am looking for some recommendations of systems to buy. My current setup is as follows:
Samsung 46" 750 LCD TV
Panasonic DMP BD50 Blu-Ray Player
Wii

I am looking for a pretty nice system to compliment what I have. I am the type of person who likes to have the nicest things, but I also realize I am no millionaire. I don't know if I should go with a 5.1 or 7.1. I am also looking for some help on what brand system. If Best Buy or some other well known store has the best system that is fine, but I also don't mind buying online. I would also like to know if it would be beneficial to mix and match different pieces to make a great system. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also, if you need to ask any questions that is fine too.
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First it all depends on the size of the room when deciding on 5.1 or 7.1. Then cost. You really do need to do some detective work yourself though. Everyones taste and hearing are different. Only you can make the 'real' choice.
You must need a reciever or seperates and speakers from what I can tell.
What, if any, will the percentage of movie vs music listening be?
Do some quick online research for yourself first,
http://www.audioreview.com/
http://www.avguide.com/channel/the-perfect-vision
http://www.avrev.com/
http://www.hemagazine.com/
http://www.hometheatermag.com/
http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/
these are some of the site I frequent on a regular basis, you should start here then come back if you need to.
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This would be just what you need both now and in the future - http://www.accessories4less.com/make...CK-NEW-/1.html
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oh yah, I forgot, silly me this is an Onkyo sales site and has nothing to do with real advice.
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oh yah, I forgot, silly me this is an Onkyo sales site and has nothing to do with real advice.

"Real Advice"???? I hope nothing like "Monster Cable all around".... Because that advice would suck ass...
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"Real Advice"???? I hope nothing like "Monster Cable all around".... Because that advice would suck ass...


no offense to IdahoPhil, but I spit Pepsi after I read that and scrolled up to the gear list.
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:49 PM   #7  
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Phil. To be honest, right now I don't have the room for a system. I live in a dorm room that is very small. What size room would go with the 5.1 and 7.1? I plan on doing more research, but I just wanted some recommendations. I need everything as far as the sound system goes, and I am not sure on the price. I would say less than $2K, but if I see something for $2500 that I like I would probably get it. It would be used mainly for movies, but I would like something that played music pretty well. Thanks for the response.
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a group of a/v receivers that will meet your needs and provide full audio processing via the HDMI input are the Yamaha V663, Onkyo SR606, Pioneer VSX-1018 and many others from Denon, Marantz, and Harman Kardon, etc.

Speakers are a far harder choice. If you are willing to do some homework, Polk Monitor series towers and bookshelf units are on sale at great prices from Amazon.com and Newegg.com A very nice set of "T" series speakers can be assembled from www.thespeakercompany.com Subwoofers from Hsu Research, Velodyne, BIC, Elemental Designs, or Parts Express "Dayton" brand.

or just go with a package set from Elemental Designs, SVS, AV123, Aperion Audio, or HSU Research.

Sometimes, learning about "all this stuff" is half the fun of acquiring a nice audio setup. Sometimes it is just a PITA and you want to just order a nice package and be done with it. Your choice ! Good luck !
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Youll also find that you get alot for your money in Definitive Technology speakers. Their Pro Cinema series always gets rave reviews. If you have a Best Buy with a Magnolia HiFi you should be able to demo and see for yourself.
Also dont forget about Harmon/Kardon recievers as well as Magnavox.
If I was starting out with 2-2500 I would look at a H/K with the Def Tech Pro Cin 800 and have some change left for more movies.
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Oh and for the guys bashing me on Monster, No I dont like what theyre doing to Monster Golf. But that has nothing to do with their products. Now, take alook at this list for me,
http://www.monstercable.com/famous/links_page.asp
Now thats a pretty impressive lineup dont ya think?
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Oh and for the guys bashing me on Monster, No I dont like what theyre doing to Monster Golf. But that has nothing to do with their products. Now, take alook at this list for me,
http://www.monstercable.com/famous/links_page.asp
Now thats a pretty impressive lineup dont ya think?
I bet monster gave free cables to everyone on that list so they could use their name.
I would take the free cables too. Monster makes decent gear they just charge way too much for most of the stuff they make.
Besides most of the people on that list are millionaires
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I can't believe a studio would pay double for a 500' roll of Monster audio cable over a proven commercial brand like Belden.
Of course, if it was 'being provided' as a promotion (as said) that's another story. A company that has it's name on a sports stadium can afford the promos.
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your joking I hope ??
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Sorry Clvick3 it wasnt my intention to start a 'flame war'. To many people on this site cant stand it when someone else gives an opinion thats different than theirs.
As for Rizzo, did you read all the posts before you made your coment? I was just refering to L2W who always tries to ram Onkyo down everyones throat, like its the best of everything. I have no real problem with Onkyo products, but theirs alot more brands out there, and alot that are better. As we all should know, everyones hearing is NOT the same, thats why I usually give multiple choices and not just one. But, I always say to go test before buying because only they will know what sounds good to them. I guess you missed that, huh?
And if you hate Monster because of cost I wonder what you think about Kimber Cable, Audioquest, Tributaries or XLO? Their cables usually run up to the thousands. And thats just a few of the American cable companies. To each their own I guess.
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