New $1,000 system

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  1. JeffBauman

    JeffBauman Auditioning

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    I’m cross-posting this to the “receivers” forum and the “speakers” forum since it deals with both.

    I’m looking to put together my first home theater system for about $1,000.

    At Best Buy, I was looking at…

    *) Klipsch quintet speakers ($400)
    *) Klipsch KSW-10 subwoofer ($400)
    *) Yamaha HTR-5640 ($283)

    …with Best Buy grouping the above for $1,000. This system would satisfy me, but I want the most for my money. Can you recommend alternative setups (new equipment only) that are worth considering?

    I need dual component-video in’s on the receiver (which the Yamaha has) to accept a Playstation2 (owned) and a DVD player (future option – we just use the Playstation2 now as our DVD deck.)

    I look forward to your reply.
     
  2. MarkMac

    MarkMac Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi, Jeff-

    My first system was made up of Quintets, a KSW-12, and an Onkyo TX-DS595. I've since begun to upgrade, and the only component I still have is the Onkyo (which I'm looking to change this fall.) I can't comment on your choice of receiver, but I'd say the Quintets are a great start. For such little speakers, they pack a big punch from a HT standpoint. I'd caution you with music, however. They are definitely lacking in that regard, but they are great for movie soundtracks.

    On the subwoofer side, I would PLEAD with you to avoid the KSW subs. I was very unhappy with the performance of my KSW12. For the money, there are much better subs out there. The sub I picked up for my Dad last year was a JBL PB-12. I got that for
     
  3. JeffBauman

    JeffBauman Auditioning

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    Thanks! Very useful info; exactly the kind of feedback I was hoping for.

    JB
     
  4. Rajeev_s

    Rajeev_s Stunt Coordinator

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    I highly recommend Energy Take 5 for speakers. I love mine. This is how I started my HT. I think they sound better than quintets for similar price.
     

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