Best HT setup for 600$

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  1. Sandra B.

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    A friend is going to buy a unexpensive HT setup, his budget is about 600$. Here it is:
    - Yamaha RXV-430
    - JBL SCS-135SI speakers
    http://www.jbl.com/home/products/pro...Id=SCS&sCatId=
    ¿Is there better options of speakers for this receiver and for this price? If that JBL speakers are good ones, ¿it's worth de difference of money to pick the SCS-150? I have about two weeks to advise him before hi buys this package.
    Thanks.
     
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    Does he have a DVD player or a Reciever or anything? what is he working with?
     
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    for $600, i'd go w/ a Panasonic HE1000 receiver ($225 online), the $200 speaker package from fluance, and a sony wm40 ($150 online) or jbl pb10 ($180 online) sub. This would be a far superior setup. He could also purchase the $70 center channel from fluance later, shift the packaged fluance center to the rear, and have a 6.1 setup.
     
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    That is the system I am going to be ordering.

    Shipping, though, raises the price. The
    shipping at etronics of the SA-WM40 is $35, the JBL NSP1 is $35 and that for the Pioneer 811S is $32, so that raises it by another $100.

    The SA-WM40 looks to be $190 at Best Buy, and a new one just opened up nearby me and they are offering 10% one item, so I think I'll get that in person and order the rest from Etronics.

    Neil
     
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    Strangely enough, when I was looking at etronics earlier this week, I could ahve sworn the shipping charges added up just like I noted above, but just now they add up to less.

    Weird. So, maybe I'll get all three parts from them.

    Neil
     
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    Etronics has always low prices, but they kind of get you with the shipping, but when you purchase many stuff, the shipping doesnt raise that much, maybe you should make a test with all your stuff, and see if you are below $100
     
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    It turned out to be $70 shipping for all of those items. On the net there was a "coupon code" called SURF which gives you a free Home Theater Care Kit with your order, so you might want to remember that when ordering. It has some items which may be of use or may not.

    Neil
     

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