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Will any HTIBs go with any brand Tower speakers?


Best Answer schan1269 , April 02 2013 - 02:31 PM

By the way, A4L links for the 1913 and 616...

http://www.accessori...3D-ready/1.html

http://www.accessori...Receiver/1.html

 

The Onkyo has a better remote...(the remote it comes with will control "the rest" of your system...except for computer/gaming)

Denon has a better version of Audyssey...(the remote here is a "joke". But the Audyssey and "most people's penchant" for buying aftermarket remotes...meant Denon slacked off on the remote)

 

To get a "great remote" and the "better Audyssey" on one AVR would require $600...from either...

 

Since I'm going on "pre-bought" ideas here...

 

If you plan on buying a Harmony/URC remote...or if you have a Samsung tablet(look at today's Wood Deal thread) the Onkyo's advantage is a moot point. Unless you want/need two HDMI outputs eventually(not a feature you said you needed...but it is there on the Onkyo).

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#1 of 14 OFFLINE   swaroopchanda

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Posted April 01 2013 - 02:48 PM

I am building my Home theater for the first time and my budget is 2000 (+/- 200 is fine). This includes speakers, receiver, blueray player.

I really loved Definitive technology's BP 8040ST Floor standing speakers. I tried these at bestbuy, they sounded great. The best deal I found so far is $1300 per pair on eBay. Please point me to better deals, if any.

 

Now, if I am trying to add surround and center channel speakers separately to these towers, it is exceeding my budget or not enough left for receiver and blueray player. Please give your ideas to make a complete system.

My idea is buy a good quality HTIB for a low price and add these towers to it, can I add these towers to a HTIB system to make a complete 7.1/5.1 system?

Like:

Polk Audio Blackstone TL1900 5.1 + 2 Definitive technology's BP 8040ST Floor standing speakers

or something like

Klipsch HD Theater 600 HDT-600 5.1 + 2 Definitive technology's BP 8040ST Floor standing speakers

 

I did not get a chance to try these Polk & Klipsch HTIBs, can they go together with towers? If so can someone please suggest a good 7.1 network ready receiver to drive this kind of setup? Please point me to good deals for any/all components.

 

Thanks,

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Posted April 01 2013 - 03:23 PM

You need to correct your terminology. You aren't looking at HTiB.

You are looking at pre-package, there is a monumental difference.

Now you should match your speakers. Mixing brands is never advised.

Now Def Tech is not an inexpensive brand. The least expensive are the StudioMonitor. The 350 can be had for $200/pair.

My advice is to start with the 2.0 and add them in as you can afford to do so.
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Posted April 01 2013 - 05:28 PM

Thanks for your reply. Sure, I will correct my terminology, now that I joined this forum :)

Starting from a small setup is a good idea.

How about starting from this system?

Definitive Technology ProCinema 60 5.1CH Home Audio Speaker System - eBay has a new one for $250

Did you or anyone in the forum tried this system before?

May be I can add the 8040ST towers later. Let me know your thoughts.

 

 

 

 

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Posted April 01 2013 - 06:40 PM

I didn't know the 60 existed. The only issue is that sub is likely to get "lost" with the 8040...But, so what.

Sell it and, eventually, get a better sub.
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Posted April 01 2013 - 09:20 PM

Okay, in that case, how about I choose Definitive Technology ProCinema 600 5.1 instead of '60'. Will this also have similar problem of sub getting lost with 8040 towers? I am hoping 600 is better and advanced system than 60.



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Posted April 02 2013 - 08:24 AM

I've not heard the newer 80x0 series. I'm going on my impression of the prior 700X...

 

You'll need something like this...to make a difference...

http://www.amazon.co...itive subwoofer

 

You aren't finding "that class" of subwoofer in a 5.1 pre-package. So...buy your 5.1...use the sub if you can, sell it when ready to buy an appropriate sub.



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Posted April 02 2013 - 10:15 AM

"I've not heard the newer 80x0 series. I'm going on my impression of the prior 700X...'

What do you mean by this? Sorry, I am new to hometheater terminology :)

 

So, you are saying I can get either DefTech procinema 600 or DefTech procinema 60 and add the subwoofer you suggested. Then I will be good to go?



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Posted April 02 2013 - 11:10 AM

Yes, as i don't see either subwoofer doing anything your mains won't.

The 8040 is part of a series(8020/60 are the other two). The prior version is the 7002/4/6.

Hence 80x0 and 700x..."x" being the swapped number...

You'll see the same thing when people talk about AVR...the Denon XX13 are on clearance for the upcoming XX14...

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Posted April 02 2013 - 12:41 PM

Okay, Sounds good. Thanks for all your inputs :)

I will most likely go with DefTech procinema 60 + two 8040st towers (and add a good subwoofer later)

 

Can you please suggest a few good receivers for this kind of setup? (around 400$)



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Posted April 02 2013 - 01:06 PM

For the AVR(what the receiver is called)...

 

Sources/main content...

 

DVD/BD?

VHS?

Wii?

Xbox?

Turntable?

 

Movies?

TV?

Gaming?

Music?

 

Do you want...

Networking?

Front HDMI/USB?

2nd or 3rd Zone?

 

$400 leaves you lots of options(especially since "last years" are on clearance making room for this years).



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Posted April 02 2013 - 02:06 PM

DVD/BD? - YES for both

VHS? - NO

Wii? - NO

Xbox? - may be in future

Turntable? - NO

 

Movies? - YES (may be like streaming from my laptop via HDMI)

TV? - YES (comcast cable, no HD service)

Gaming? - NO

Music? - YES (ipod, iphone, andriod phone(optional))

 

Do you want...

Networking? YES - (no Wifi is okay)

Front HDMI/USB? (good to have this option)

2nd or 3rd Zone? NO



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Posted April 02 2013 - 02:20 PM

Somebody found this for $400...somewhere, I don't remember where...but it is available on A4L for $330, shipping included...(or at least it was $330 w/shipping a day or so ago)

http://www.amazon.co...s=denon avr1913

 

Onkyo is another good choice. Plenty of 609/616/709 around for <$400. You might even find the 515 to your liking. You might, somewhere, find a 717 for $400.

 

Yamaha, they are going to be tough at $400...especially if you want front HDMI and "easy use" of Apple/Droid. But the V671/673 should be possible.

 

Pioneer...the 1022 and 1122 might be out there.

 

My "nod" goes to the Denon 1913 and Onkyo NR616. Mainly cause they offer multiple crossovers(which Yamaha and Pioneer do not) which you'll "need" for your 8040 paired with the ProCinema 60.

 

And between the 1913 and 616 it comes down to picking the one easiest for you to use. I suggest downloading both manuals...looking at the pictures of the remotes and...rolling the dice to pick one(if you are torn between them).


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Posted April 02 2013 - 02:31 PM   Best Answer

By the way, A4L links for the 1913 and 616...

http://www.accessori...3D-ready/1.html

http://www.accessori...Receiver/1.html

 

The Onkyo has a better remote...(the remote it comes with will control "the rest" of your system...except for computer/gaming)

Denon has a better version of Audyssey...(the remote here is a "joke". But the Audyssey and "most people's penchant" for buying aftermarket remotes...meant Denon slacked off on the remote)

 

To get a "great remote" and the "better Audyssey" on one AVR would require $600...from either...

 

Since I'm going on "pre-bought" ideas here...

 

If you plan on buying a Harmony/URC remote...or if you have a Samsung tablet(look at today's Wood Deal thread) the Onkyo's advantage is a moot point. Unless you want/need two HDMI outputs eventually(not a feature you said you needed...but it is there on the Onkyo).


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Posted April 02 2013 - 03:53 PM

Thanks a lot. You made it easy for me :)

I will go with Onkyo NR616.






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