newbie 5.1 decisions

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  1. Simon-d

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    Hello

    I recently purchased a Toshiba 57H83 (rear projection) TV and now need nay want to purchase a 5.1 setup. Already have a progessive scan DVD player, satellite dish and VCR :)

    I'm not an audiophile and I'm on a bit of a budget let's say around $700 CDN, can go a bit above. Any suggestions? anything inparticular to stay away from?

    The room is 17ft x 15ft. Running cables is no problem.

    Thanks for any advice.

    Comments about the TV are welcome...ISF calibration read a bit about this... is it worth the money?

    Sy
     
  2. David Preston

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    Check out the RAD MIcro system at www.rutledgeaudiodesign.com it is only $750 USD. Very good set up. You have a choice of color also.
     
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    thanks for the link but $750 USD is $1,028 Canadian, abit too far above my budget.
     
  4. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    The Acoustic Research HC6, 5.1 system can be had for $300-$400 U.S.

    Very nice at the price.
     
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    "I'm not an audiophile" Sure, neither am I, but I do want something that doesn't grate on my nerves. I also want to feel the bass.

    You're in pretty tough trying for a budget of $750, so you may want to piece it together over time.

    Look for a Denon AVR-1403, it's around $400 Canadian and matches well with Paradigms Atom bookshelf speakers.

    Look for 1 pair right now, as 2 pair would put you over your budget, and everytime you get a few bucks buy another pair for the rear, a center, and finally the sub.

    SURE, it may take you a while to get it all but it will be a much better system than a HTIB solution.

    Brent
     
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    I have to agree with Brentl, build the best stereo setup you can now, and add extra speakers over time. [​IMG]
     
  7. ChrisLazarko

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    I personally like Klipsch. There Quintets can be had for about $350 USA and it is a pretty good price. Also you might be able to make a component Klipsch system for around $600US but you will have to purchase a cheaper subwoofer...
     
  8. Simon-d

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    thanks for your replies...I'll keep that in mind
     

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