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Best HT setup for 600$


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#1 of 9 Sandra B.

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Posted September 10 2002 - 08:39 AM

A friend is going to buy a unexpensive HT setup, his budget is about 600$. Here it is:

- Yamaha RXV-430

- JBL SCS-135SI speakers

http://www.jbl.com/h....Id=SCS&sCatId=

¿Is there better options of speakers for this receiver and for this price? If that JBL speakers are good ones, ¿it's worth de difference of money to pick the SCS-150? I have about two weeks to advise him before hi buys this package.

Thanks.

#2 of 9 Jonathan K

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Posted September 10 2002 - 12:02 PM

Does he have a DVD player or a Reciever or anything? what is he working with?
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#3 of 9 Stephen Hopkins

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Posted September 10 2002 - 01:01 PM

for $600, i'd go w/ a Panasonic HE1000 receiver ($225 online), the $200 speaker package from fluance, and a sony wm40 ($150 online) or jbl pb10 ($180 online) sub. This would be a far superior setup. He could also purchase the $70 center channel from fluance later, shift the packaged fluance center to the rear, and have a 6.1 setup.

#4 of 9 Colin-K

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Posted September 11 2002 - 12:15 AM

Check out these two articals for systems / speakers:

http://www.soundandv...._cm_00,00.html

and

http://electronics.c....366-7-2710847.

Hope this helps
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#5 of 9 Pablo Abularach

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Posted September 11 2002 - 09:39 AM

I had to say its very difficult to make a decent setup for $600,

But here it goes,

JBL NSP1 5-piece Home-Cinema Package $209
Sony SA-WM40 Active Subwoofer $150
Pioneer VSX-D811S Audio/Video Receiver $299

It is $50 over, but it is a very good entry level setup.

Hope this helps,
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#6 of 9 NeilO

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Posted September 15 2002 - 06:39 AM

That is the system I am going to be ordering.

Shipping, though, raises the price. The
shipping at etronics of the SA-WM40 is $35, the JBL NSP1 is $35 and that for the Pioneer 811S is $32, so that raises it by another $100.

The SA-WM40 looks to be $190 at Best Buy, and a new one just opened up nearby me and they are offering 10% one item, so I think I'll get that in person and order the rest from Etronics.

Neil

#7 of 9 NeilO

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Posted September 15 2002 - 07:42 AM

Strangely enough, when I was looking at etronics earlier this week, I could ahve sworn the shipping charges added up just like I noted above, but just now they add up to less.

Weird. So, maybe I'll get all three parts from them.

Neil

#8 of 9 Pablo Abularach

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Posted September 16 2002 - 01:41 AM

Etronics has always low prices, but they kind of get you with the shipping, but when you purchase many stuff, the shipping doesnt raise that much, maybe you should make a test with all your stuff, and see if you are below $100

#9 of 9 NeilO

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Posted September 16 2002 - 01:54 AM

It turned out to be $70 shipping for all of those items. On the net there was a "coupon code" called SURF which gives you a free Home Theater Care Kit with your order, so you might want to remember that when ordering. It has some items which may be of use or may not.

Neil