My First 5.1 Setup :)

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  1. JorelB

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    Hey yall!
    I think it's finally time for me to get some surround sound [​IMG] So looking around some shops I found some stuff that interested me so I did some research. So whaddya think bout this setup for a first system:
    Receiver: Panasonic SAHE70 $279
    Front and Rears: JBL N24II $440
    Center: JBL N-CenterII $245
    Subwoofer: Sony SAWM40 $250
    So the total would be around $1200, and thats CDN so like $750 American I guess. Pretty good I think but I thought I better ask the experts first [​IMG] So yall think I can do better or is this fine?
    Thanx, C Ya
     
  2. Wayne Ernst

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    Jorel,

    Looks like a good system. Have you priced the Panasonic SA-HE100 in Cananda? In the US, it sells for about $100 more than the '70.' The SA-HE100 has earned high marks on system tests in Sound and Vision magazine. If you can get the SA-HE100 for $130 more (Canadian $$) - I'd go for it. If you don't, you'll always be thinking about what your sytem would be like if you had sprung for the better receiver from the start.
     
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    SAHE100 here is almost double the price round here, at $500 CDN [​IMG] ALthouh thtere is another receiver, Sony STRDE585, that I could get instead of the Panasonice I haven't heard good thing bout the low end Sonys.
     
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    Argh, so many errors, too early to be typing [​IMG] I forgot to add one more thing. I just really wanna know if this receiver will be powerful enough to use these speakers. Hmmm, that doesnt sound right, can't quite figure out the words to use. I guess what I'm tryin to say is, are the speaakers more powerful than the receiver or vice-versa or is it a good match?
     
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    The speakers will match up fine with the receiver. Another receiver you might want to look at is the Pioneer D411. They're both entry level receivers, but i think the Pioneer has a bit better build quality, and possible a few more features.

    Also, you can probably save some money buy purchasing the JBL NSP1 package, which consists of 4 JBL N24s and a N-Center. These are available online for as low as $250 shipped (US). Regardless, i think you've picked out some great entry level speakers. I'm currently using a NSP1 package for center/surround duty in a 7.1 setup w/ N28s as the mains. The Northridge series really offers alot of bang for your buck.

    Hope this helps.
     

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