Looking to Upgrade My 5.1 Speakers

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  1. Dmdordan

    Dmdordan Auditioning

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    Hey guys, just a quick question.

    I have this older (technology years) Samsung HT-Z320 home theater system that came with the whole 5.1 speaker setup and receiver. Years later I'm looking to finally improve my sound from the crappy plastic speakers to something a bit more meaty. I appreciate a good sounding system, but I'm not an audiophile so I don't feel that I need to go out and separately buy speakers, sub, and receiver, so based on reviews (cnet, amazon) I've been considering this speaker set:

    http://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-Premium-5-1-Ch-Theater-...

    The receiver that came with my samsung system, although pretty basic, meets all of my needs and I'd rather not pay to replace it (all I really need is optical in and a place to plug in speakers). So my question is can I pair up newer speakers like those linked, with my old receiver? The receiver has some goofy clips for plugging in speakers that I don't see on other speakers or receivers I've been checking out. Any input would be appreciated as I know relatively nothing of home audio.

    Thanks!
    Derek
     
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    No you can not use any other speakers with that HTiB. There is no way to connect a different sub either(there is no way to go from speaker terminal to RCA jack).Even a basic AVR can be had under $150. Accessories4less has(had?) A Denon for $100 + shipping.No more than $400...
     
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    Ah, that is a shame. At any rate, thank you for letting me know. I guess I'll just have to put some money into building a decent system.
     
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    Once you build a real one...You can upgrade as you wish.That is the drawback to HTiB, nothing can be used with anything else...so you start over.
     
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    I do see it as something I could get into. I built a PC as a gaming rig and use it as a home theater. I wouldn't be opposed to getting into home audio as an extension of that.
     

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