Helping a friend $500 budget-receiver and speakers

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  1. Nathan J

    Nathan J Stunt Coordinator

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    My friend has $500 for a Receiver and speakers.....Anyone have some good ideas?

    He is open to used eqipment also.

    The receiver has to be DD, DTS.


    Thanks
     
  2. DonnyD

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    There's several receivers that will do a good job and leave some bucks for a set of speakers. The JBL N series represents a great speaker for low cost.
     
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  4. Nathan J

    Nathan J Stunt Coordinator

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    What about this Denon system? It looks a little better than the Onkyo receiver(plus more power) and the speakers seem like they would be a little better quality than those LEVEL 1 speakers.

    http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...0&I=033DHT483X


    Anyone have any other suggestions?
     
  5. Debbie_L

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    Nathan,

    Check out a seller on eBay called "harmanaudio." This is the eBay seller name used by (official Harman Kardon company web site for Harman Kardon/Infinity/JBL online sales). The website offers good prices, but they seem to be even lower if you buy through their eBay listings. You should be able to get a fantastic deal on the Harman Kardon HK 125 receiver on eBay. These units are re-manufactured and carry the original factory warranty. They generally go for under $200. and would be a good choice for a budget system -- check out the specs. at www.harmankardon.com or www.harmanaudio.com

    As for speakers, how about the JBL NSP1 package, Fluance, or the Onkyo SKS-HT500. The Onkyo 5.1 set-up can be had at Circuit City for $299. and at JandR.com for $219. There's a good review of the Onkyo's at: http://electronics.cnet.com/electron...?tag=pdtl-list

    Good luck in your search and let us all know what you end up putting together for your friend.
     
  6. Bret l

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    i have one of flauce 5 speaker packages http://www.fluance.com/fluan5speaks.html and the pioneer vsx d411 reciever and it was right at 500 total and sounds great for the price the speakers are better for movies but they work good for music too just my 2 cents.
     
  7. Morlan Liu

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    Just got my Yamaha RX-V530 receiver $250, JBL NSP1 II speakers $250, and DLS 10 subwoofer $140. I'm pretty happy with it. Check on eBay, that's where I got everything. I think the eBay ID of the seller was ElectronicsSuperstore?
     

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