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#1 of 46 OFFLINE   paratus

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Posted February 08 2014 - 07:26 AM

Looking for promotions/deals/discounts on prepackaged 7.1 HT systems w receiver.
And also projector (with or w/o screen)

Thanks if anyone can help out.

Piecing something together myself is a nightmare.

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Posted February 08 2014 - 08:16 AM

Respective budget?  Myself, Im a firm believer in;  refurbs, previous year models and used.  Its allowed for a much better system than I could ever justify at full price.   Craigslist, ebay, videogon, audiogon are my usual stomping grounds.


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Paradigm Studio V.5 20 (5) & ADP590 (2)  
Hsu VTF-2 MK3 (2) & MBM-12 MK2 (2)

Yamaha RX-A3010 & Emotiva XPA5
Oppo BDP93 & Darbee DVP 5000

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Posted February 08 2014 - 09:57 AM

Looking for promotions/deals/discounts on prepackaged 7.1 HT systems w receiver.
And also projector (with or w/o screen)

Thanks if anyone can help out.

Piecing something together myself is a nightmare.


I won't address the pre-packaged HT systems because for the most part, they are inferior.

As far as the projector/screen combo, we need MUCH more info. That's like going to a car forum and asking "What car should I buy".

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Posted February 08 2014 - 10:02 AM

Groupon has a deal on a Mits DLP projector with(I think) a Mustang screen for $900. $800 w/o the screen.

 

Forget which projector it is...and even though Mustang is the Vizio of the screen world....it is, at least, a screen. If you can't paint your wall.



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Posted February 08 2014 - 10:04 AM

Audio...

 

Where do we start...

 

What are your sources?

 

Ipad/ipod/droid?

Cassette?

CED?

LD?

LP?

Victrola?

Magnavox Oddysey?

Nintendo cube/64/Wii?

Intellivision/Atari?

VHS?

8mm?

Mini-disc?

DVD/BD?

Stored content on a hard drive?



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Posted February 08 2014 - 10:14 AM

Thanks guys.

I guess I'm in the 2k range for the receiver and speakers.
And 1k for projector.
I can paint screen.
Room is 21 × 15
3 tiers
8'10" foot ceiling in the back wall
9'7" front wall

Framed in, nothing else.

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Posted February 08 2014 - 10:20 AM

Droid
LPs on 80's Micro Seiki belt
XBox 1
DVD

Although I would like to keep this purely Theater Cinema dedicated.
Unless everyone can give me reasons otherwise :-)

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Posted February 08 2014 - 10:25 AM

Although I would like to keep this purely Theater Cinema dedicated.
Unless everyone can give me reasons otherwise :-)

 

Speakers that sound good for music...work wonders for home theatre. Set it up for best sound...best sound...is best sound, regardless of what you are feeding it for content.

 

$2000 is plenty. I would budget as such...

 

$500 AVR

$500 sub

$1000 for the 7.0 (this is the easy part as there is very few things to even find to fit 7 speakers on $1000...new)



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Posted February 08 2014 - 10:29 AM

Well I am old school. Although I prefer new gadgets and love technology all of my audio stuff is from the 60's 70's and 80's.
This is my first real venture into a AV.
I could literally feel the walls of the theater room with old rebuilt floor speakers :-)

It's very exciting and pretty amazing to see the new technology and what it is capable of

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Posted February 08 2014 - 10:34 AM

Respective budget? Myself, Im a firm believer in; refurbs, previous year models and used. Its allowed for a much better system than I could ever justify at full price. Craigslist, ebay, videogon, audiogon are my usual stomping grounds.


I would love to go this route however I'm at a loss as to what is a good deal and what's a rip off or garbage.
Old vacuum tubes are what I am accustomed to.
But from what I have been researching it all seems pretty cut and dry.
I want 7.2 w atmos wiring.
1 big sub one small tight 1.
I am not too concerned with being a little lossy although I would prefer lossless.
I'm a big bass head and I could build the sub's myself.
Refurbs would be GREAT but I'm flying blind here.

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Posted February 08 2014 - 10:35 AM

There is an older thread(the guy hasn't posted in a while, cause his room...like yours, isn't done) where a guy had your budget and scored two Mission Argonaut 780, Mission 734(or 736...forget which) and a big Mission center for $900 total.

 

Those Argo were $2500(something around there) new in 1987.

 

A good speaker is a good speaker, regardless of when it was made. Granted...the "tech" that was revolutionary in 1987 is "old hat" in today's world and exists in a $600 pair of speakers. The Argo's are not, by any means, obsolete.

 

By the way. I was jamming some CeeLo Green this morning through a pair of refurb'd Wharfedale W60E. Those aren't obsolete either. Although...for a driver as big as they are packing...gutless under 100hz. (guessing on the 100hz. Currently use an elder Panasonic SA-HE200 to power them. The crossover choice is 100/150/200. The sub is an old JVC 10" I was given about 12 years ago cause it blew fuses. Solved it by going from a 5amp fuse to a 7amp fuse)



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Posted February 08 2014 - 10:45 AM

Refurb place of choice...

 

 

http://www.accessori...me-Audio/1.html

 

Of course there is TigerDirect, NewEgg and even Amazon gets into the game. And Amazon has open-box deals all the time.



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Posted February 08 2014 - 10:45 AM

Yeah I saw that thread and it kind of died off midway, sucks cause I was excited to see the outcome.
Needless to say although I'd love to build out the entire room with my old speakers (got 8 pairs stored unused) I'd much rather prefer a new style with better tech and the myriad possibilities they possess.

I do have about 15 or 20 old film projectors that I would like to incorporate into the design somehow perhaps behind glass or displayed around the front screen.

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Posted February 08 2014 - 10:49 AM

Old speakers?

 

Like how old? LaFayette/Heathkit old? Or Pioneer HPM old?

 

(Asking cause I'll gander a guess my Wharfedale are probably around the same age...and I'd have no issue buying 3 more for a home theatre...Yes...I'd use a W60E as a center speaker)



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Posted February 08 2014 - 10:53 AM

Lol yeah LaFayette and some Fishers peppered through with Pioneer and others.

Wharfedales love em. Are
they the old side table version?

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Posted February 08 2014 - 10:56 AM

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3030 9.2 looks pretty sweet

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Posted February 08 2014 - 11:03 AM

With its YPAO it could probably make up for having different makes all around the room(since it is parametric...it can smooth out timbre issues better than Audyssey)



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Posted February 08 2014 - 11:12 AM

I should just give you guys my credit card number and address and a limit and just wait to see what shows up

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Posted February 08 2014 - 11:15 AM

Since I'm an Ebay shopper as well...that could by anything.



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Posted February 08 2014 - 11:26 AM

Marantz SR5007 looks good too.
I'm so lost...




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