Home Theater System < $1700

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by scott_burnham, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. scott_burnham

    scott_burnham Auditioning

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    I am very excited about putting together my first system and I am looking for some advice. Ground Rules:

    What I have:
    Budget = $1700
    Room = 12 X 15 X 8, hardwood floors.
    TV = Sony KF-42WE610 42" Grand Wega LCD rear projection.
    DVD = Samsung DVD-HD931

    What I need:
    Receiver - I was looking at Marantz SR5300 for $399
    Speaker System - I was looking at CSW MC300.5 package buying individually from ebay for approximately $1200.

    Also have been looking at the Axion epic grand master.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. BobAlbano

    BobAlbano Second Unit

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    Hey Scott!

    I would throw in a vote for the ELT bundle package that www.av123.com is selling for $1250.00. The bundle pack includes the 6 speaker ELT package as well as a Denon 1804 receiver. This would leave you about $400.00 to either upgrade the subwoofer or the receiver. I have heard this package and IMO it is one of the best that you will find for under 2K. Good luck with your decision! [​IMG]
     
  3. Justin_D

    Justin_D Stunt Coordinator

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    I can tell ya that my setup cost ~$1300-$1500 depending on if you want to count certain cables.

    I really enjoy it.
     
  4. CurtisSC

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  5. scott_burnham

    scott_burnham Auditioning

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    thanks for your input!

    scott
     
  6. Drew_W

    Drew_W Screenwriter

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    What about a Paradigm package of some sort? You should be able to do a Monitor series setup for that money.
     
  7. Nhan_H

    Nhan_H Second Unit

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    Do you need to throw in some $ for a throw rug for the hardwood? This is to minimize sound reflection.
     
  8. Brian E

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    I'd try & hit some local dealers to check out various speaker options. That was the best advice I got when I was shopping & I ended up with some B&W's that I love. Nothing can beat hearing things for yourself.
     
  9. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Both Bob and Curtis have made excellent suggestions. My preference is for the ELT system—and I’d upgrade the sub from the ELT model to the UFW-10 (if you wish to stay in the Rocket family).
     
  10. BryanZ

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    ELT/Denon combo is an excellent one. My vote would be for the nOrh 4.0 video package ($850 delivered though look are love 'em or hate 'em), HSU VTF-2 (should be able to find for $450 delivered), and the Marantz receiver.
     

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