Apartment System Help?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Brian Herold, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. Brian Herold

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    Hey guys, just joined the forum and have been reading around trying to put together a system for about $500-600ish. From what ive been reading, I could easily go with the onkyo ht-s760 setup which im sure would be perfect, but I also ran across the fluance av-htb system.

    I'm guessing the Fluance speaks would perform much better (from what ive heard), so I need to pick out a sub and receiver to pair with them - looking for a little help.

    Fluance av-htb: ~$250 shipped (fluance.com)
    Denon 10" sub: ~150$ shipped (parts express)
    Receiver: ???

    Kenwood VR-806 (100w/ch @8oms): $150+SH ebay
    Sony STR-DE597 (100w/ch @8oms): $150+SH ebay
    Onkyo TX-SR502 (75w/ch @8oms): $250+SH ebay

    I guess I just need help picking out a receiver that would do the job on a budget - unless theres another setup that would offer a better bang/buck.

    Any suggestions would be extremely appriciated!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Brian Herold

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    BUMP!
    Could really use a couple suggestions [​IMG]
     
  3. Mike Fassler

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    I use the Fluance SX-HTB setup in my apt with a Velodyne 10" sub, and it works just superbly. Id get the Fluance over the onkyo HTiB anyday, Im running them on a Pioneer VSX-D412-s receiver its a decent receiver for the money, I have no need for tons of inputs since I only use it for watching DVD movies. my room dimensions are 16'x12'. Luckily my neighbors dont care about noise much. I play my movies regularly at -32 db level and higher, on movies with good LFE the building can shake depending on volume levels. Good Times.
     
  4. Brian Herold

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    Thanks man - I think im going to go with the sx's and either a dayton 10", CHT 10, or JBL e250p for a sub.
    All of that decided, I still need a capable amp to power all this with. I'd like at least 6.1 support if I ever decide to throw in the extra rear center and have component out for my tv - Ive heard some good reviews from the above mentioned onkyo 502, so maybe I'll go that route, but I'm wondering if only 75 W/ch would be underpowering the fluances? Someone toss out some decent receiver ideas I can research.

    Again, thanks for the info.
     
  5. Raj_asaurus

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    I'd go with a Pioneer VSX-D814 or 812 over the onkyo because it has a little more power, but also has preouts if you decide you want an amp later on. The onkyo only has the sub preout!
     
  6. Brian Herold

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    That actually looks like a pretty damn good option. Looking on cnet the 912K got the second highest rating. I might go with the 9xx line just for the auto calibration feature; but I have one question, whats the difference between the 912 vs the 914?
     

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