New Guy in need of 7.1 surround help

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  1. brendenz

    brendenz Auditioning

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    I tried to post this earlier tonight, but Im not sure if it went through, so I hope this one works.

    I recently purchased a yamaha htr-5760 7.1 receiver because i got a deal on it, but now I need speakers.

    I went to best buy & circuit city, the first places I could think of, but they didn't have a 7.1 speaker system like they do the 5.1.

    Can I puchase them individually? How would I go about doing that? I'm so confused...why aren't there more 7.1 packages?

    The only other option is to purchase a "theatre in a box," and the only brand I can find is ONKYO. That doesn't work either, because they mostly all come with a receiver-and I don't want to pay the extra $ for that.

    I don't have a lot of money to invest, so I'd like to buy them piece by piece if at all possible. Is there a place I can go to buy all 7 speakers and a sub? I want the best speakers for my specific system, but I don't know what specs to give you guys b/c I don't know what's important. I cant post a link to the specs either, the site wont let me. so i can only tell you the model: htr 5760

    PLease tell me what speakers you'd buy, on a limited budget (around $300), and what sub would best match my receiver for the most "thunderous" sound output. Thank you very much!
     
  2. mayhem13

    mayhem13 Stunt Coordinator

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    Onkyo sks-ht540 is a 7.1 speaker system only within your budget and available on amazon.com. In your price range,theres not much else. I would suggest building a speaker system in pairs as funds become available. Start with 2 fronts, a center and a sub. Even that will probobly run around $400 and change-Shop the internet for the best deals from reputable retailers or watch for specials from Big Box retailers
     
  3. brendenz

    brendenz Auditioning

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    is there any credence to buying a 5.1 surround system and adding the other 2?
    If so, looking at the specs below, what would be a good 5.1 system for me?

    AMPLIFIER SECTION
    POWER RATING 1kHz @ 8 OHMS 7 X 110 WATTS
    POWER RATING - 20Hz - 20kHz @ 8 OHMS 7 X 95 WATTS
    THD (%) @ 8 OHMS 0.06%
    LINEAR DAMPING FACTOR (20-20kHz) 140 OR MORE
    PRE-OUT ALL CHANNEL YES
    SPEAKER A/B SWITCHING YES
    MULTI-WAY SPEAKER BINDING POST YES
    PRESENCE CHANNELS SPEAKER TERMINALS YES
    192 kHz/24-BIT DAC'S For All Channels YES
    PREAMPLIFIER SECTION
    DSP PROCESSOR YSS-930 (32 BIT)
    BIT STREAM DECODER YSS-948 (32 BIT)
    SURROUND PROGRAM 29 PROGRAMS
    53 VARIATIONS
    YPAO WITH MICROPHONE YES
    ON-SCREEN DISPLAY YES
    DOLBY DIGITAL 6.1 YES
    DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 YES
    DOLBY PRO LOGIC IIx YES
    DTS ES DISCRETE 6.1 YES
    DTS ES MATRIX 6.1 YES
    DTS 96/24 YES
    DTS YES
    DTS NEO 6 YES
    NIGHT LISTENING ENHANCER, AND SILENT CINEMA YES
    ALL CHANNEL STEREO DSP YES
    CONNECTIONS SECTION
    DIGITAL INPUT 4 OPTICAL / 2 COAXIAL
    DIGITAL OUTPUTS 1
    COMPONENT VIDEO INPUTS 2
    HDTV (720p/1080i) COMPATIBILITY YES
    WIDE-RANGE COMPONENT VIDEO BANDWIDTH 5Hz-60MHz -3dB
    A/V INPUTS 5 (ALL S-VIDEO)
    VIDEO-UP CONVERSION UP TO S-VIDEO
    AUDIO INPUTS 2
    FRONT PANEL A/V INPUTS + DIGITAL INPUT A/V ONLY
    EXTERNAL DECODER INPUTS 8-CHANNEL
    ZONE 2 OUTPUT NO
     
  4. MacD

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    Speakers are so personal but if you are looking at some options and can find them to listen to in your area, Polk makes a system in your price range. By default it is a 5.1 but their website indicates that they sell add on satellites to make it a 7.1. Found them on Amoazon for $250 for the 5.1 setup. Probably $300 +/- if you add on. Here is a link.

    Good Luck.

    RM6750 Product Page : Six-piece, 5.1 channel home theater speaker system : Polk Audio
     
  5. brendenz

    brendenz Auditioning

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    Thank you both for your suggestions...very helpful!
     
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    hodedofome Stunt Coordinator

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    Audioadvisor.com-Athena LS series-check em out
     

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