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will I be happy with this first time setup?

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   vanmol



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Posted January 02 2011 - 03:59 AM

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 of 4 OFFLINE   dmiller68


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Posted January 02 2011 - 05:18 AM

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.
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#3 of 4 OFFLINE   vanmol



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Posted January 02 2011 - 05:32 AM

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 of 4 OFFLINE   chuckg


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Posted January 02 2011 - 09:25 AM

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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