New $1,000 system

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by JeffBauman, Jun 23, 2003.

  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. BrianMe

    BrianMe Stunt Coordinator

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    Alternative, extend your budget slightly and get an Onkyo 600 package, including extra rear center. You can get it refurb'd with extended 3-year warranty from Onkyo.com for around $600. Then swap out the sub for an SVS of your choosing. Their lower end 25-31 PCi would put you at a total of around $1200. Sell off the Onkyo sub for $100, and you're at $1100.

    Just my suggestion.

    Brian
     
  3. Peter_A_M

    Peter_A_M Stunt Coordinator

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    -four or five SCH K05B50 speakers, depending on whether you wanted a simulated or a real center channel ($320 or $400)

    http://www.speakerpage.com/K05B50.htm

    -Adire Rava ($400)

    http://www.adireaudio.com/home_audio...eries/rava.htm

    -Pioneer VSXD411 reciever ($190)

    http://www.circuitcity.com/detail.js...rk_8&oid=52446

    I've lived with the SCH bookshelves for half a year and am quite satisfied with their level of midrange clarity and pleasant highs, having owned the Axiom M3tis for a year prior.

    I've not heard the Rava, but I have built a sealed subwoofer based on Stryke's AV12 driver, and am certain that the Shiva in the Rava cabinet would sound similarly excellent.

    I recommend the Pioneer based on your budget and forum recommendations; I wouldn't spend much more than 20% of a $1000 budget on amplification. The people in the Receiver forum may know of a better receiver for $200.

    Best Regards,
    Peter

    Edit: It looks like the Pioneer receiver I recommended doesn't even have one component video input. The Yamaha receiver should work well, though.
     
  4. Pablo Abularach

    Pablo Abularach Supporting Actor

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    CurtisSC Screenwriter

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    Pablo has a good configuration.

    You could lower the bottom line a bit by going with a Hsu VTF-2 and probably will not lose any performance and lower the cost by about $100. Hsu has free shipping right now.
     
  6. JeffBauman

    JeffBauman Auditioning

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    Many thanks for all the replies so far; this is exactly the kind of feedback I was hoping for and will greatly help me in making my decision; others not yet heard from, please don't hesitate to post your suggestions!

    JB
     
  7. Troy R

    Troy R Stunt Coordinator

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    Whatever you decide don't do what I did and get a receiver that doesn't have pre-outs! Spend the extra money if you have to and get a receiver with pre-outs, that way you'll be able to add a seperate power amp in the future.

    just my .02
     
  8. Pablo Abularach

    Pablo Abularach Supporting Actor

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    hey you mean CurtisSC!!
     
  10. Pablo Abularach

    Pablo Abularach Supporting Actor

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    Yes I meant CuritsSC,

    I'm sorry CurtisSC, I will edit my post. By the way what the SC stand for?
     
  11. Chris Quinn

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    I'd guess So Cal.
     

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