8500 dollars to spend--Please Help!

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  1. Brian Crist

    Brian Crist Auditioning

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    I am helping a friend put together a complete home theater system. He is willing to spend 8500 dollars including taxes. He would prefer to buy locally. (JandR is just down the street from us so he may be able to get some discounts from them.)

    He wants the system to include:

    1. a receiver

    2. 5 speakers and a subwoofer

    3. a multi disc cd changer

    4. a progressive scan dvd player

    5. a 42 inch high definition capable plasma television

    Obviously, his budget is fairly tight for this much equipment (especially the television). But I am looking for suggestions on the best system overall to meet his needs. Everyone here is quite knowledgeable, so I appreciate your input.
     
  2. Neil Joseph

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    I am moving this to Home Theater Basics as this covers a broad topic.
     
  3. Geno

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    http://www.leasemania.com/subcatmfg...00&1=209&2=1087
    42" Plasma by PHILIPS (42FD9932) $5,099
    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-8fxjgu...est=&search=jvc
    JVC XV-FA90 Black $279.99
    http://catchup.cnet.com/giftguide/r...6839678,00.html
    Klipsch Synergy System 6 $999.00
    http://www.digitalaudioguide.com/ne...newstuff_42.htm
    VR-510 THX SELECTâ„¢ Home Theater Receiver $600
    total with 7% tax = 7,467.53
    that gives you $1000 to play with. I just spent 10 minutes online building this, so if you're doing it for a friend, i'd spend a bit more time.
     
  4. Andre F

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    Hey, can I borrow some money from your friend? [​IMG]
     
  5. Rory Buszka

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    You could get an SVS sub or a pair. I'm not sure what kind of sub the Klipsch Synergy 6 has, but I'm almost sure the SVS subs are a step up. Get them with the Samson amp. That might be a good way to spend the $1000.
     
  6. John_Bilbrey

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    Don't forget to include cables/connectors in with his budget. I believe the standard is 10% of your budget, but $850 will buy some primo cables. I think you could probably get out for less than that, though. Uh-oh, I may have just opened the debate for the high-dollar cable advocates....[​IMG]
     

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