HT in a box

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by David Hardy Jr., Oct 10, 2002.

  1. David Hardy Jr.

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    I'm not cheap or nothing but ther is a HT in a box being sold at Wal-Mart for $499.99. It is a Sony HT-1700 it comes also with a
    dvd player
    5.1 channel DD and DTS
    80 watts x 5 channels
    100 watt subwoffer with 8" driver
    Would anyone recommend this or purchase some thing else?
     
  2. David Dhaus

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    Try the Onkyo HT-S650 at Circuit City for $499. The Kenwood HTIBs (505 and 544) are also thought of as good for HTIBs. Listen to them and make a choice. I auditioned a lot of HTIBs at $900 and below, including sony, bose, kenwood, and yamaha. The 650 was the best for me. The sub at 150 watts is very good for a low end system. To beat the others to the punch, conventional wisdom is that you can do better than an HTIB in the long run by buying separates a little at a time. Start with a good receiver and some fronts. Then go to surrounds and center and wind up with the sub. They are probably right, but I am very happy with my budget HTIB.
     

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