How does this budget setup sound to you?

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  1. Eric_Nathan

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    I am trying to set up an audio system that will work nicely with my HDTV projector. I was able to piece together these at just under $800. Let me know if you see any compatibiily problems or if you have any comments in general. Thanks.

    DVD player: Toshiba SD-5970 with HDMI/upconversion ($122 shipped)

    Receiver Panasonics SA-XR50( $224 shipped)

    Speakers: Fluance SX-HTB 5 speaker set ($310 shipped)

    Subwoofer: Dayton 10"($143 shipped)

    Total price $799
     
  2. Alan M

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    Although I've just upgraded my system,I still think the Fluance sx-htb is the best bang for buck speaker set out there(MHO).
    I had the SX set in my HT for almost two years,and now my niece and her husband are hearing the fluance sound.

    Sounds like you have a nice budget setup planned,congrats.
     
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    I have the Fluance AV-HTB set and the Dayton 10" sub hooked up to a HK AVR-125 and the sound quality for the price is incredible. I considered the SX-HTB set, and probably would have gone with that except I wanted the black speaker cabinets. (I think the black looks better in my HT set up, but obviously that's a preference item.)

    I've got to agree with Alan - sounds like a very good budget setup. (Lots of people pay more than twice that for systems that don't sound as good.)

    For what it's worth, you might be able to do better on the price of the Fluance speakers by buying them on ebay, but make sure that Fluance is the seller. (You'd still be buying directly from Fluance, but possibly saving a few dollars.) I was very happy with my experience buying from Fluance. Quick shipping, excellent packing, etc. Just make sure you have someone available to help you move the box when it comes!
     
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    Thanks for your responses. It just dawned on me that I might need to get a not so powerful sub woofer. I will be in a condo. Is there another under-$150 subwoofer that still is good quality but not as boomy? I hope I am making sense.

    Also, do I get powered or non powered sub if I have the Panasonic SA-XR50?
     
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    Get the Dayton-just turn it down. You need a powered sub with the Panny...
     
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    I agree with Dorian. The Dayton has good level controls.
     
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    Don't forget to save money for an SPL meter and a set-up disk.
     
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    Dumb question: Why do I need these and how much do they cost?
     
  9. Ryan Leemhuis

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    $40-50 at Rad shack. You need them in calibrating your speakers
     

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