Go with Onkyo HT-S760 HTIB or Get Fluence SV-10 ?

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  1. Mohamed_M

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    Hey guys, just putting my Home theater together and need some advice. I already have a Sony 48" Projection. My original budget was around $500. Went to Fry's the other day and it seemed like the best i could get for my money is the Onkyo HTIB HT-S760. It sounded good. Not incredible, but i guess that's expected in this price range. Receiver was impressive however for a HTIB, especially the fact that its 6.1. Searching online i discovered this forum and must have spent 10+ hours just reading. In conclusion, Would i be better off streching my budget a little and get the following:

    Fluance SV-10 Mains
    Fluance AV-BP2 Dipolar surround
    Fluance AV-SC (maybe 2 if i get a rear center)
    Onkyo 601 rec.
    A powered sub (not sure which one yet)

    What do u think ? or should i just stick with the S760 HTIB ? I would love to hear your opinion.
     
  2. Tyler Cookson

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    Just get the onkyo HTIB until you feel then eed to upgrade (which if you stick on this forum will be soon)
     
  3. Tim Stumpf

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    I think you'd be better off with the Fluance. I have the center and bp surrounds that you mention and I'm very happy for the price. If you get the Dayton 10" sub from parts express for around $100 US you'll end up with a decent system that you'll be able to use for a while without too much "what if". I think you'll be happy with the Onkyo receiver also. Great piece of gear!!
     
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    I second what Tim said... go with the Fluance. They are great sounding speakers for great price... Those Onkyo speakers are nowhere near the Fluance speakers... Happy hunting...
     
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    I agree with Tim. Get the Fluance speakers. They sound much better then the price indicates. I have the SX-HTB package and I'm very happy with it (at least until I can spend $1500 or more to upgrade [​IMG] ) You could replace the center with the AV-SC and use the original center as your rear.
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to reply guys.

    Tyler, Can you please expand on your reply? I am not sure where youre getting at.
     
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    More imput would be greatly appreciated![​IMG]
     

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