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#1 of 40 OFFLINE   paratus

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Posted February 12 2014 - 02:42 PM

Is this theater in a box half decent?

Anyone have experience with it in the past?

Thanks

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Posted February 12 2014 - 03:49 PM

Besides being "long in the tooth" (the current generation is X600, about to go X700 in March)...

 

As long as you plan on upgrading the crappy speakers in 18 months...the AVR is worth it.

 

Every pre-package has less than stellar speakers. But that package makes an attempt at "just barely sucking" instead of wholeheartedly sucking.



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Posted February 12 2014 - 04:54 PM

Lol I'm on a budget

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Posted February 12 2014 - 06:49 PM

If 1000 bucks was sitting on the table, what would you buy today?

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Posted February 12 2014 - 07:14 PM

There is an Onkyo NR609 on Ebay(currently $127.50) that ends in 4 days.

It is repaired with the updated HDMI board. Should sell in the $250 range(as the 616 is on A4L for $350).

A4L has a slew of AVR under $300.

A4L also has the Yamaha NS6490 for $99.99(one pair left)
Ns AW194 for $69.99(2 pairs if 7.1)
Appears the only Yammy center there is the Ns P150(yawn).

They have BA and Mordaunt Short that will fit $1000 as well.



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Posted February 12 2014 - 07:28 PM

Gee, look what I found 25 minutes from my house...

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item3a8b65fe80



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Posted February 12 2014 - 07:31 PM

I'm almost tempted. BA VR are quite good...

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item1c3c8ce31d



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Posted February 12 2014 - 07:38 PM

I might just buy this...

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item2a36aee2ce



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Posted February 12 2014 - 07:44 PM

It would take a while to find 3(5??) more...but these would be a great start.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item1c3c8e708c



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Posted February 12 2014 - 08:30 PM

I'm seriously lost as to what to do right now...
I need projector, speakers (7.1), receiver, screen.
I'm in south central PA.
Any guidance would be appreciated before I blow my money on a less than desirable system.
Friends and relatives are coaxing me in all directions and I really need solid info to make an informed purchase.
A4L is where I'd prefer to purchase and I have no qualms with refurbs.
Ohhh lawwwddddd!!!

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Posted February 12 2014 - 09:10 PM

What do you need the AVR to do/provide?

Figure that out. Then it is downhill.

Just be thankful Technics, Kenwood, JVC and 500+ speaker brands...no longer exist.

Buying today is easy cause the market has contracted to about 40% of the brands that existed 15 years ago.

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Posted February 12 2014 - 09:27 PM

Strictly movies and satellite/internet TV.
21x15 room
No windows.
7.1 or 7.2
2 risers
Frugal budget but can upgrade down the road.

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Posted February 12 2014 - 09:42 PM

The cheapest 7 channel is the NR515. Unless there is a Pioneer currently lower. Don't care if a Sony is less.

.1 and .2 are the same thing(when spending under $1800). The .2 is simply a mono split internally, saving you a 50cent add-on RCA splitter from Amazon.

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Posted February 13 2014 - 03:30 PM

Onkyo nr616 seems like it will fit the bill

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Posted February 13 2014 - 03:34 PM

How much of your $1000-ish is it chewing up?



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Posted February 13 2014 - 04:49 PM

Craigslist is the best place to buy speakers. Give us your location and we'll see what's available. Ac4l for the receiver so you get a warranty. Partexpress.com for a decent in-expensive sub if there's nothing on CL.

 

The 9400 is the best receiver/speaker package out there but you can do better on ac4l and CL.


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"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 


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Posted February 13 2014 - 05:43 PM

I'm in York PA 17368 zip.
I can do Harrisburg, Lancaster or York easily.

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Posted February 13 2014 - 06:01 PM

http://harrisburg.cr...4325091346.html

http://lancaster.cra...4307700620.html

 

http://pennstate.cra...4322028919.html (power it with this...http://www.htd.com/P...ital-amplifier)

http://harrisburg.cr...4272353488.html

http://york.craigsli...4294411133.html (so far this wins. Eventually pick up two bigger Def Tech for the 2.0 portion)



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Posted February 13 2014 - 06:05 PM

http://frederick.cra...4302669730.html (your "2 bigger Def Tech")



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Posted February 13 2014 - 06:06 PM

How 'bout you buy this and mail it to me for the help... :D

 

http://harrisburg.cr...4332678141.html (This looks better than a couple $200+ on Ebay)






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