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  1. r1c0

    r1c0 Auditioning

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    planning to buy a home theater system and a new tv budget is around $3000 for both, room size is 10 sq ft.

    so far these are what i'm planning to get:
    http://www.samsung.com/Products/TV/D...S4266WXXAA.asp = around $2000

    package of speakers, amp, dvd player = $1000
    speakers: http://www.jbl.com/home/products/pro...CheckProduct=Y

    amp: http://www.harmankardon.com/product_...%20140&sType=C

    dvd player: http://www.harmankardon.com/product_...D%2027&sType=C

    this is my first to have these and it took me awhile to save up for it so hopefully i don't make any mistakes... thanks
     
  2. Alon Goldberg

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    Rico - you're paying way too much for that Samsung, it can be found for as low as $1,150. For $2,000 you could purchase a 50" Hitachi UltraVision and have lots of change to spare. Are you located in the States?

    The rest of your URL's are broken, so you'll need to repost them.
     
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    i'm from the philippines i guess they cost higher here. links are fixed now sorry.
     
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    i just called the shop and the price of that tv now is $1700, and they also offered me a 42 inch samsung plasma for $1900, which is better DLP or Plasma? or there are other brands to consider.

    the room is only 10 sq ft. and i'd like the setup to last upto 5 years without any upgrade.
     
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    Hi Rico - the B&W DM604's are certainly a good choice, however you will need a far more capable receiver in order to bring the most out of these speakers. Instead I would recommend:

    Fronts: B&W DM603
    Center: B&W LCR-60
    Surrounds: B&W DM600

    An alternative speaker system to audition might be the Paradigm Studio Series:

    Fronts: Paradigm Studio 60
    Center: Paradigm Studio CC-470
    Surrounds: Paradigm Studio ADP-470

    For receiver, I would recommend auditionning the Denon AVR-3806 or Rotel RSX-1057, both of which pair very well with the above systems. For subwoofer I would recommend SVS or HSU, if they are available in your country.

    You can certainly start out with the front speakers and a sub, and build up to a 5.1 system over time.

    As for DVD player, I would avoid the Samsung. My recommendations would be a Denon DVD-1730 or DVD-1930CI. Alternatively, an Oppo 970 or Oppo 971, if they are available in your country.
     
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    thanks alot for your input [​IMG]

    i'm going for the b&w 603 and denon dvd-1930CI, but the receiver's u suggested are beyond my budget, i'll look for the speakers and sub you recommended, however i havent seen yet the brands you mentioned. (paradigm, svs, hsu, oppo)
     
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    You may also want to audition the Monitor Audio Silver Series (also made in the UK, they compete with B&W)

    Fronts: Monitor Audio RS6
    Center: Monitor Audio RS-LCR
    Surrounds: Monitor Audio RS1

    These pair very well with a Denon AVR-2807 or Denon AVR-3806.
     
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    i havent seen Monitor Audio here too but l'll be on the lookout for these brands that you recommended.
     
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    Last but not least, I would recommend the Denon AVR-2807 receiver over the Onkyo TX-SR803. The AVR-2807 is a far more capable receiver, at a similar price point. Enjoy your new system!
     

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