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will I be happy with this first time setup?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by vanmol, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. vanmol

    vanmol Member

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    This is my first attempt at HT with a limited budget. I'm looking for validation regarding the equipment I have choosen.


    Receiver-----Onkyo TX SR707 refurbished for $350


    Floorstanding speakers-----Polk Monitor 70 new $200 ea


    Center speaker-----Polk CS2 refurbished $150


    Subwoofer-----Undecided and due to limited options will probably have to go with at least 10in wireless so that it could be placed in open area if necessary.


    Have not even thought about surround or back speakers. Something to do later on. Any comments or suggestions appreciated.
     
  2. dmiller68

    dmiller68 Well-Known Member

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    Onkyo's are good receivers. Polk speakers where the first speakers that I owned as well. It looks like you have a good start to your home theater.
     
  3. vanmol

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    Thanks Dave----I have a friend with experience who is now trying to talk me into a low end HT System stating that my speaker choices are too powerful and need to be played very loudly. This is a 3 sided livingroom about 12 x 12 next to an open 12 x 12 diningroom. It seems like the more I learn the more confused I get.
     
  4. chuckg

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    I don't think these speakers will be "too loud." The sensitivity is 90 dB, my speakers are 89, a very close match. What it does mean is that you don't need a huge, high-powered amp to get them going! You'll have plenty of headroom with that Onkyo amp - should be clean and quiet at reasonable volume. (by quiet I mean no noise, hiss, etc) I think this will be a great starter.


    Of course, the answer to your question is a sly smile with "for a while..." thrown in! Seems us nuts always want more and better.


    If you can buy this set and add the surrounds and sub later, I say go for it!
     

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