$1500 - $2000 to spend on new HT system.

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Todd^B, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. Todd^B

    Todd^B Stunt Coordinator

    Feb 18, 2004
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    I am looking into buying a new receiver and 5.1 speaker system for a home theater system for our basement.

    1. Where should I invest the most money? Most people say speakers. Should I maybe spend the most on a sub and center channel (since most of the voice/sound will come from the center)? Which speakers would you recommend?

    2. I would like to have a 7.1 receiver, but it is not absolutely necessary right now. I will be watching 5.1 satellite and DVDs mostly. And some music, mostly classic rock and hard rock.

    3. Does matching a speakers system to a reciever make alot of difference?

    My other components:
    Panasonic DMR-E60 DVD Recorder (component & 5.1 out)
    RCA 5.1 surround satellite receiver (s-video & 5.1 out)
    JVC S-VHS VCR (s-video & stereo out)
    Possibly PC for games (5.1 out)
    Looking into getting Tivo
  2. SethH

    SethH Cinematographer

    Dec 17, 2003
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    Well it depends on your tastes (bright vs warm, etc). I think if I were you I'd look at getting bookshelves for fronts and surrounds, either a center speaker or a matching bookshelf. Then pick up a Hsu sub for around $300-$400. If it were me I would probably go for the following:

    Receiver: H/K 325 or 525 (refurb)
    Fronts/Surrounds: B&W 602's
    Center: B&W LCR 600
    Sub: Hsu STF-1 or STR-2

    I think that would make a great system that you could pull in for under $2000, but just because I like B&W obviously doesn't mean you will. Some other brands to check out are Pardigm, Klipsch, Polk, and there are several others.
  3. MikeLi

    MikeLi Supporting Actor

    May 6, 2003
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    Check out the ELT system at av123... can also come with a denon receiver of your choice as well. Have heard nothing but good things about them and head over there if you want more info.

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