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#1 of 8 jonahgabriel

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Posted February 18 2013 - 06:48 AM

Hey guys...I am in the process of buying a new house and I was thinking about getting a new home theater setup for the new place as the new living room is about 3 times the size of my current one and I currently own a fairly cheap HTiB. I was thinking that something with AirPlay would be cool so I can beam music from my computer, but other than that, I want something that sounds good for movies and ok for music...doesn't have to be real high end like these speakers a buddy of mine wants me to get. I am looking to spend maybe $2,000 max on everything. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to get? Is a HTiB the best option for me? Also, if I want to add multi-room sound at some point, should I go with something like a Sonos system? Thanks in advance!

#2 of 8 schan1269

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Posted February 18 2013 - 07:00 AM

Sonos you add to something else. There are plenty of <$500 AVR at the moment to do what you want. New models show up in march. If you can live without Airplay and would rather have a digital USB(do you have an Ipod/Iphone?)...the Onkyo NR515/616. Pioneer has a ridiculous price on the 1022 and the 1122 is still under $400. Yamaha has a deal on the RX-V671 on Ebay for $341(Beverly Hills store selling online). That leaves you $1500 for speakers. A $400-$500 sub is made "by everybody". You can finish your 7.0 for $1000 with at least 20 different manufacturers of speakers.

#3 of 8 jonahgabriel

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Posted February 18 2013 - 07:09 AM

I do have an iPhone, but I would really like to pull content over the network. I just talked to a buddy of mine at work and he told me that I can accomplish the same network connectivity with Apple Airports and my old Mac Book Pro as a media center. What would you suggest for speakers? I guess I would need 2 front speakers, a center channel, 2 side speakers, 2 rear speakers (preferably wireless) and a sub?

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Posted February 18 2013 - 07:21 AM

Forget wireless...as it really isn't wireless...and you can't do wireless without 8 channel pre-out(Onkyo NR717/Pioneer 1522/Yamaha RX-A820 etc) Mordaunt Short Carnival(A4L has great deals) BIC DV(on the short side of your budget) Polk TSI, Possibly even RTi. Klipsch RF/B/C Boston Acoustics Classic HTD.com I think the HSU speakers fit the budget. I could type all day.

#5 of 8 jonahgabriel

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Posted February 18 2013 - 03:49 PM

Forget wireless...as it really isn't wireless...and you can't do wireless without 8 channel pre-out(Onkyo NR717/Pioneer 1522/Yamaha RX-A820 etc) Mordaunt Short Carnival(A4L has great deals) BIC DV(on the short side of your budget) Polk TSI, Possibly even RTi. Klipsch RF/B/C Boston Acoustics Classic HTD.com I think the HSU speakers fit the budget. I could type all day.

What do you think about: Polk Audio TSi400 3.1 Tower Speaker System Polk Audio TSi200 Bookshelf Speakers (for the rear) Onkyo TX-NR717

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Posted February 18 2013 - 05:14 PM

The speaker package is "more" than buying the 4 things separately. Buy the two 400( $525) with the center ($170) for roughly $700. Then pick a much better subwoofer.

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Posted February 19 2013 - 04:25 PM

So I talked to a buddy who knows about this stuff and he suggested the following: Receivers Pioneer Elite SC-61 Or Marantz SR5007 Home Theater AV Receiver Speakers Paradigm MilleniaOne 5.0 system Sub Outlaw LFM-1 EX Or Rythmik F12 Direct Servo subwoofer What do you think?

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Posted February 19 2013 - 06:04 PM

Great if you want tiny satellites where you have to set the crossover at 120-150hz.




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