Upgrading from HTiB

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Nethus, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Nethus

    Nethus Auditioning

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    Hi there, I am currently looking to upgrade from a DVD HTiB system I brought a year ago to a 'real' home theater system which I have been very eager to do for some time so I may finally start enjoying some blu-rays and would just like to run a few things/ideas past the experts before spending all the pennies. Please note, being on the otherside of the world to the most of you (New Zealand) the product range I have access to is much more limited, along with the prices associated with them. Firstly, receiver - looking at a Denon AVR-1312 or Yamaha RXV371. About the two least expensive receivers around here. Both 5.1, Yamaha has the setup microphone, Denon has the better reputation/brand. Both identical price. $650NZ. Speakers - for another ~$300NZ you can get the Denon/Yamaha 5.1 speaker sets with the above/similar receivers or look at the small range of individual speakers available to us (Polk, B&W, Klipsch, Sony/Yamaha/Pioneer, Velodyne). The best idea for me based on a lot of reading is getting a matching set of individual Polk speakers and a Velodyne sub. However I don't have that kind of money, so what seems to be popular instead of getting a cheap set, is starting with a 2.0 system and building up to 3.0 to 3.1 to 5.1. A question I do have here is whether instead of getting the two main floorstanding speakers first, whether I should get bookshelves first (half the price, leaving $$$ to spare to add the sub/center earlier on and eventually use the bookshelves as the rears). (Specific Speaker Models: TSi300 Floorstanding[set] $1200NZ, CS10 Center $500NZ, TSi100 Bookshelves[set] $500NZ). I look forward to your insight.
     
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    I don't think the yamaha 371 has their YPAO setup/eq feature. At least not here in the US. The Only entry-level receiver with room correction is the Pioneer 521. I agree that the Denon is probably the best choice over-all but some kind of room correction would be nice. I say get the bookshelves first, the subwoofer second, the center third and the fronts forth. We all like towers (must be a macho thing! :cool:) but you're better off getting the TSi200's for the fronts and using the money saved for a better subwoofer. But I fully understand if you want the towers anyway (so do I :blush: ).
     
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    You're right - the model doesn't seem to, yet the specifications given by one of the retailers says otherwise! Probably just some misinformation. Thanks for taking the time to respond (:
     
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    Even manufactures websites can be mis-leading and/or confusing sometimes. It's best to down-load the manuals and give them a read. Sometimes you'll find things in there you didn't know about.
     

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