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Alamoudi.moh

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Hi all,
I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying their weekends. I would like to upgrade my home theater set from my very basic LG to some of the mid-range sets. I have few options in mind, depending on where i live.Options are
1. Onkyo HT-S7800
2. Yamaha RX-V 685 with separate speakers.

Well, i care about having good quality surrounded sounds, that have ability to be expanded later to 7.1 If you suggest Yamaha, then what set of speakers to get to make use of the atoms and dts-x Thanks
 

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In general, Onkyo makes a decent receiver but Yamaha's sound better; of course, that last bit is subjective. The 7800 receiver is fine, but those speakers are not great, especially for music. Will this be used for both home theater and music, or just home theater?

In any case, I'm a big fan of Axiom speaker and love the M22s:
https://www.axiomaudio.com/bookshelf-speakers

But if you're on a budget, I've also had these and they're not bad for the price:
https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-B...speakers&qid=1552193282&s=pet-supplies&sr=8-2
https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-C...speakers&qid=1552193282&s=pet-supplies&sr=8-5
 

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Mohammed:

:welcome: to the HTF.

I've remarked on the forum a number of times over the years that my son bought the Onkyo 5400 set back in 2012 and I've been quite impressed with its sound. He DID have to replace the receiver within the past year. One of the good things about the Onkyo units is that they do not use proprietary connectors or anything...so they are very easy to replace any part that might go bad or you decide you want to upgrade.

It is a nice HTIB. But the recommendations you'll get from a forum like this are most helpful after you give us a budget you'd like to stick to and then we can debate amongst ourselves about how you can get the best bang for your $$$.

Bottom line: we love helping new members spend their money! :D
 

Alamoudi.moh

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In general, Onkyo makes a decent receiver but Yamaha's sound better; of course, that last bit is subjective. The 7800 receiver is fine, but those speakers are not great, especially for music. Will this be used for both home theater and music, or just home theater?

In any case, I'm a big fan of Axiom speaker and love the M22s:
https://www.axiomaudio.com/bookshelf-speakers

But if you're on a budget, I've also had these and they're not bad for the price:
https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-B...speakers&qid=1552193282&s=pet-supplies&sr=8-2
https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-C...speakers&qid=1552193282&s=pet-supplies&sr=8-5


Thanks Al.Anderson,
Mainly it will be used as home theater

I have got the same reviews on amazon. People are not happy with the speakers.

The receiver is good but not the whole set. However they sell it here as one and i believe it is only meant as one whole set.


Btw.i am Budgeting for $1200 max.

I found Onkyo for $700
And the yamaha receiver for $700 yet i don't know what speakers are available here.
 

Alamoudi.moh

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Mohammed:

:welcome: to the HTF.

I've remarked on the forum a number of times over the years that my son bought the Onkyo 5400 set back in 2012 and I've been quite impressed with its sound. He DID have to replace the receiver within the past year. One of the good things about the Onkyo units is that they do not use proprietary connectors or anything...so they are very easy to replace any part that might go bad or you decide you want to upgrade.

It is a nice HTIB. But the recommendations you'll get from a forum like this are most helpful after you give us a budget you'd like to stick to and then we can debate amongst ourselves about how you can get the best bang for your $$$.

Bottom line: we love helping new members spend their money! :D


Well... is the quality of onkyo the same as how it was back in 2012?

May i ask for the replacement reason?

Well since you guy rock at helping us spending some money then i am all in.


Here is my budget
$1200 max.

I found Onkyo set for $700
And the yamaha receiver for $700 yet i don't know what speakers are available here. Ill be checking that soon
 

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The Onkyo quality is as good now as it was then.

The reason for the replacement is that the receiver stopped outputting sound on one or more channels. Instead of getting the receiver repaired, he opted to take the path of least resistance and just get a new one.
 

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