help me with my ht setup!!

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  1. kuttaS

    kuttaS Stunt Coordinator

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    i am looking to get my new home theater setup for my apartment family room. i own a sony 27 inch tv and want a HT setup for about $700-800. i have narrowed down some componenets but still need help in selecting.
    For Speakers, i want to get JBL NSP 1 II with PB10. i can get this for about $320. My other choice is getting Klipsch Quintets with ksw-10 which retail for about $550 or so.
    Now my biggest problem is receiver and dvd. i have seen some really good integrated dvd receiver like the JVC rX51sl for about $300 and the sony ES for about $350. the jvc one includes DVD-audio and the sony one has sacd playback. i have heard that integrated units suck so i am also considering some entry level receivers with separate dvd players. the receiers i am looking at are HK 125, 225; Denon 1603, 1803. the HK has really low power rating and i am a kind of person who wants to wake my neighors in the middle of the night. i want something powerfull enuff to shake my apartment. i also listen to lots of punjabi music so i want the loudness. HK doesnt seem powerfull enuff even when ppl say that dont get fooled by the power rating. i am more prone to DEnon 1603 because it is about $270 online. please comment me on my selections and suggest what should i do. also for the dvd player, i have no idea. i want something in $150 price range and want to have atleast dvd-audio or sacd playback since the integrated units feature those. plzzz hellp me i am too confoosed.
     
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    Separate DVD players and receivers will serve you better in the long run...

    If you want a good DVD player, the newly released Pioneer DV563 gives you progressive scan, and support for DVD-Audio and SACD as well...it retails for $299 Canadian.

    There is an explaination of why the H/K power ratings are so low in comparison to other companies on their website...if you actually compare this receiver and its power to lower end receivers, you'll find that the H/K blows them all away, even being rated what it is...plus the sound quality is probably a whole lot better too...go to your local H/K dealer and get a demonstration, I'm sure you'll be very impressed...and if you're big into music, I'd look at getting a solid receiver and stereo speaker setup for that money...you can then expand later when funds allow...for music, the front left and right speakers are the most important...
     
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    the only HK i can afford is 125 so how it would it compare to similarly priced denon 1603 or 1803????
     
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    Denon just came out with 1804. I would expect that the price of the 1803 should drop very soon. If you like loud buy a reciever with pre outs then start saving your $ for an outboard amp for the front 2 speakers for when you want to really crank it up.
     
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    i think Pioneer DV563 is just what i was looking for a good price. now i think i should i should go for a Denon 1603. what do u guys think. is 1803 or HK 125 worth the xtra money or should i just settle with 1603??
     
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    Pablo Abularach Supporting Actor

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    kuttaS,

    I would go with

    PIONEER VSX-912K $300
    JBL NSP1 $209
    JBL PB12 $212
    or SONY SA-WX700 $200

    That will leave you about $700 + shipping.

     
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    The 1803 I believe is more comparable to an H/K 225 than a 125...look at www.harmanaudio.com, you might be able to find a good deal there on a refurbished 225 or even 220 (last year's model)...refurbished models have a Z in the model name.

    Also in the budget-conscious speaker department, many members seem to have good things to say about Fluance speakers: www.fluance.com

    AV-HTB: $199.99 + shipping
    SX-HTB: $259.99 + shipping

    And don't forget to set aside some money for cables/interconnects...when I built my system in December, I had no money left over [​IMG]
     
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    actually i am getting the NSP 1 II with pb10 for about $330. and the pioneeer dvd reeiver is about $150 online (its new so i gotta wait a lil). thats about $480. so i have like $250 to get a receiver for. any suggestions in that price range. tell me if i can get some HK or Denon for for that price range or a little more.
     
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