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  1. mckinley_phipps

    mckinley_phipps Auditioning

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    i had previously been looking for a HTIB but everyone seems to be steering me toward buying separates. i already have a dvd player, i need a reciever, sub, and a 5 or 6 speaker set. the most important aspect i guess would have to be the reciever, while im looking for decently good speakers , i can always upgrade down the road. im trying to stay under 800 dollars or so but wouldnt be opposed to go a little over for a solid system. what would u guys come up with if u were in my shoes?
     
  2. David Preston

    David Preston Supporting Actor

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    You can get a refurbished Marantz receiver from www.accessoriesforless.com for quite a low price maybe a 6200 which is last years model or a 4300,5300 or a 5200 but I would take the 6200 over either of these. Then for speakers you an take a look at the Energy take 5.2 system small and awesome sound. I almost bought these myself. I have a Marantz 7300 but I didn't get it from Accessories for less. It will push your budget a little higher but it will beat HTIB. I'm sure you will get a lot of replys but I just thought I would give a suggestion.
     
  3. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Good call passing on the HTIB, McKinley. Problem with them is if one part of it breaks, the whole thing usually has to be tossed.

     
  4. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    I would consider the Acoustic Research HC6 system. Four satellites, a center channel and a sub that can be found for a bit over $300. A fine value.

    To power this a Denon 1603 should be adequate and it can be found for around $300. There are some who would go for the 1803 model for another $100.

    The 1803 has everything you would want, including 6.1 if you choose to add a center rear channel later. At 90 watts/channel, it has enough power to allow upgrades to you speakers later (should you choose).
     
  5. David Preston

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    mckinley what state do you live in? I have some speakers I'm looking to sell I just upgraded. I'll sell locally.
     

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