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Liamkilc

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Ill keep this pretty simple.
I'm new to this and want a system in my room. It's a pretty small bedroom but I'm moving out within 6 months and then will use it in a smallish front room/living room
I'm thinking Onkyo HTS5405 because it's just at my price range and also it's an av receiver rather a blurry player because I already have a ps3. It also has an active sub which I read is a bonus.
Is this a smart move being in the situation I'm in? Should I spend a bit more now to get something worth it or can I change for better speakers later?
This was written on my phone which is why I've kept it pretty short. If there's anything else I should be asking please do tell because I don't want to waste money on a silly little thing like it doesnt support 3d etc.
Also I listen to music which id use it a lot for. And I like bass in speakers. Would this be pretty Rubbish or a beat heart pounding ?
Thank you in advance to anyone who answers. I really am grateful
 

Al.Anderson

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The Onkyo HTIBs are a great buy and I'd recommend the 5405 for anyone looking for a video based HT system. And yes, one of the reasons many of us like the Onkyos is that they provide a "real" receiver which you use with other speakers when you later want to upgrade.
However, you mentioned music. While I think satellite speakers do a fine job for video applications, I don't think they cut it for music. With that added criteria I think you should go with separates. I'm not up on good budget speakers, but there have been a few threads recently with some good recos.
 

Liamkilc

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So if I were to go for separates what would be the cons and pros of that ?
And if it's not tO much trouble what would you suggest for max £400?
Also thanks a bunch for the quick reply. That already has helped me massively
 

Jim Mcc

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I would recommend you buy a receiver and a pair of bookshelf speakers. HTIB systems have never had the sound and upgrading quality of separates, and they never will. You should be able to buy a decent 5.1 receiver and a pair of bookshelf speakers for $400 or less. You should post in those sections.
 

Martino

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Here is a 2.1 system that comes in at $427.00...there is a $50.00 off code on the speakers - so if orderd by 5/30 - comes in at $377.00 -- even without the discount, it is very close to your asking price - and would work well in your small room - and then later - you can add a center channel, and 2 more of the bookshelf speakers and you will be ready for the bigger room.
Pioneer SP-BS21-LR Bookshelf Loudspeakers Pair - $99.00
$50 off w/ promo code EMCYTZT1679, ends 5/30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882117405
Reviewed here:
http://hometheaterreview.com/pioneer-sp-bs21-lr-bookshelf-loudspeaker-reviewed/
DENON AVR-791 7.1 Channel A/V Home Theater Receiver - $219.00
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/DENAVR791/DENON-AVR-791-7.1-Channel-A/V-Home-Theater-Receiver/1.html
Dayton Audio SUB-1000 10" 100 Watt Powered Subwoofer - $109.00
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-628
 

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