- Jan 4, 2013
- Real Name
On Jan 1 of this year, I went from a 32" Tube Tv to a 47" 1080P, 120 Hz LED HDTV. I figured it's time to get a good sound system to go along with it. After doing a lot of research, I have come up with a few options. I currently live in an apartment, but hope to buy a real house later this year, so I want something decent enough that it will be good for a mid size to large room for the future. All of that said, I have heard ok to good things about the Onkyo HT-S5500, but read others say to buy a refrubished Onkyo HT-S7409 instead. I have also researched and am thinking about buying a separate 7.1 or 7.2 receiver (hopefully a refrubed one under $300) and looking at starting off with a 5.1 Speaker set, such as the Jamo S 426 HCS 3 WENGE 5-Piece Home Theater System and a Polk Audio PSW10 10-Inch or Monoprice 12". Though this setup is really pushing the budget I have set forth. I just don't feel like I know enough to really make a informed/intelligent decision... I know I could go with the S5500 and I'd probably be really happy, it would be cheaper, but at the same time, I'm really intrigued about piecing a system together, with higher quality (at least I'm told they are much higher quality) components and having something that sounds much better. I also fear that what I am trying to do will end up costing too much or isn't compatible with one another. Hopefully someone else can set me straight... Thanks!