Buying new speakers or home theater system

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  1. HowardPM

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    Right now I got a really junky Kenwood hometheater system, not really upgradeable because of how you have to plug the speakers into the sub, then into the receiver, so I'm doing some shopping for a new one, hopefully around 500 watts and has DTS, but I can't really afford to pay more then 450, (ya I know it wont be great) but better then what I got. So if anyone knows a really good but cheap theater in a box let me know. I was also looking at buying these speakers the Onkyo SKSHT500 if you go to http://www.shoponkyo.com/products.cfm?id=8 you can see them, Circut city has them for 249 dollars, then I figure I'd buy a cheap receiever.
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    The reason you need to hook your speakers up that was is that the sub isn't powered. What receiver do you already have?
    You can get this: http://www.htdaudio.com/leveltwo51set.html for $500+actual shipping which will upgrade all the speakers, give you a powered sub-woofer and all your speakers will be timbre matched.
     
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    Its just the receiver that game with my theater in a box, Its the Kenwood VR-406
     
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    That's a fine low-end receiver. You would defiantley be best served with a speaker (and powered sub) upgrade better than the receiver upgrade you listed above.
     
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    Thanks for the information. One other thing, if I get new speakers and keep my old kenwood receiever (which I don't think is so great) won't it defeat the purpose of having good speakers, if it can't handle them.
     
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