New system for ~1100

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  1. Mike Dickerson

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    I just got out of high school so I don't have a gigantic budget, but I would be willing to spend 1000-1200 on a good setup. I play video games, listen to music, and watch movies all about the same. It would be used as my computer's sound system as well as for movies (and music). I currently just have the Klipsch 4.1 system for my computer- its good but even after I modded it the midrange was lacking. I was thinking of getting the:

    Pioneer VSX-D811S Reciever- 300
    JBL NSP1 Speakers - 250
    SVS 20-39 PCi sub - 550

    for a total of around 1100. What do you think? I know the sub is overkill, but I want it and the receiver to be good for a while...

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    The NSP1 is still going to be lacking in midrange for music. And yes, the sub is way overkill, especially with those speakers, but you will probably never buy another one.

    I would consider putting a little more into the speakers than the sub if you do a lot of music listening, or go with that setup and maybe at least pick up a pair of N38s or N26s for mains, IMO
     
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    good choices,i think you should look at the sony sub(sa-wm40),130.00 bucks , get two, stuff 'em with about 505%poly fill, sounds great! saves you about 200.00 bucks
     
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    I'm sorry, but the Sony isn't even in the same league with the SVS mentioned, PERIOD. The WM40 is also not a very good sub for music. The 20-39 will still outperform two WM40s, IMO.
     
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    From what I hear the JBLs will not be lacking in midrange... didn't they have a smooth (+-3 db) response over 80hz-20khz? So wouldn't they match up nicely with the SVS sub provided I don't play music at insane levels.
     
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    NO the sony isn't in the same league, but for 130.00 bucks it is hard to beat,for this system and this budget i still say it is a good match. as to being a good match for music,well it comes down to matter of personal taste,some say the sun is yellow i'd swear it is red.
     
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    Mike,
    As you can tell by the conversation, speaker selection often boils down to personal preference and usage. The companies you mention all make a nice product. Are you going to college in the fall? I ask because dorm rooms are typically very small. You may want to make sure the sub you select will fit into your future living space (height vs. footprint, etc.).
     

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