Best HT System for less than $1500

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  1. RichJ

    RichJ Auditioning

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    I am searching for a HT system for $1500 or less. This would be for the receiver, speakers, and DVD player. I have done a lot of looking, and here is what I come
    up with so far:
    Receiver
    Denon Model: AVR-1802
    $499 at Good Guys
    or Yamaha Model 5460
    $499 at Sears
    Speakers
    Energy Take 5+1
    $599 at Good Guys
    DVD Player
    Toshiba SDK700
    $189 at Costco
    or Panasonic CV36VK
    $219 at Costco
    That brings it to around $1300, with $100 left for interconnects (is that enough?)and tax. All comments and
    recommendations are Highly valued.
    Rich
     
  2. Norm Strong

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    Home Theater magazine for Nov has a $1500 system--and it even comes with a 32" TV set.
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  3. BryanZ

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    Okay. Try this:
    Onkyo TX-DS595 - $350 from www.jandr.com (authorized dealer)
    Panasonic RV-31 - $180 (including free shipping from Amazon.com)
    Paradigm Titan fronts, Atom rears, CC-170 center - $575
    Adire Audio Rava - $400
    Just over $1,500 for an excellent system that you should have for long time to come. Look at other speakers as well, such as nOrh, Ascend Acoustics, Axiom, NHT, Home Theater Direct, etc.
     
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    Rich,
    If you shop around, you can surely get a better deal on your equipment. If you don't mind going used on the speakers you can surely pick up some premium quality ones at a good price. Look online for your receiver and DVD player and price match at sears.
     
  5. John Garcia

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    Never buy anything electronic (HT related anyway) at Sears, and they no longer price match ANY price, only websites THEY approve.
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  6. Nick G

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    I second BryanZ's recommendation for the Paradigms only I might get 4 Atoms as fronts/surrounds since I like them better than the Titans for everything except bass and you would have a great sub in the Rava to take care of that. The point of this is that speaker preference is totally subjective so try to listen to as many possibilites as you can and get what sounds good to YOU. And if you audition Paradigms, you might find that you agree with Bryan and like the Titans better, and that would fine. Enjoy.
    Regards, Nick
     
  7. Robert Fellows

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    Try:
    http://saturdayaudio.com/specials.htm
    for used or demo speakers. I've purchased from them in the past and was very satisfied.
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    p.s.: This advice is worth exactly what you paid for it...
     
  8. Dan_Myers

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    Onkyo TXDS787
    5 NHT Super Zeros
    Velodyne FSX12
    $1279.65 at onecall.com
     
  9. John Garcia

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    Zeros do not have enough bass, even WITH a sub. Super Ones would be better. (not to mention the Super series of NHT have been discontinued).
     

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