Onkyo and...

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  1. Pedro Diaz

    Pedro Diaz Agent

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    I have been reading post in the forum.

    A lot of brands are not available in my country but Onkyo, Kenwood, Marantz, Pioneer, Sony, Harman Hardon and others are all around.

    Im looking for a receiver or maybe a HTiB setup. Which brands I should avoid? Pioneer? Sony? Kenwood?

    Which brands I should embrace? Onkyo? Marantz?

    When looking for a receiver, which features I should be looking? Which features are important?

    Thank you very much.
     
  2. steve nn

    steve nn Cinematographer

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    Go ahead and punch up HTiB on the search function for your research on HTiB. This will give you plenty of info.
     
  3. PeerG

    PeerG Auditioning

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    I just purchased the Onkyo LS-V950 HTIB system and it has all of the features I need and more: small front and rear wall/ceiling mounted speakers, very clear-sounding center speaker, powerful subwoofer and progressive scan DVD/receiver unit for my limited shelf space. The DVD receiver also offers the following features that I found to be very useful: All-channel set surround sound mode (useful for non-surround sound broadcasts, this function distributes the front speaker volume to all speakers), receiver display dimmer (useful when watching a movie in a completely darkened room and when the receiver is located just above the TV), separate speaker volume adjustment function on the remote, and three subwoofer modes. The fornt/rear speakers are not very powerful (40 watt RMS), but they're great for people who don't watch movies or listen to music at a sound level high enough to rattle the windows and irritate the neighbors. Overall it's a great value (I got mine for $799 on the Internet) for my needs.
     
  4. Pedro Diaz

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    Ok... I have read a lot and this is what I think is better.

    A TX-SR600 or a TX-SR700 Onkyo receiver with the Onkyo Surround Sound Speaker System (ONK SKSHT500).

    Acording to the CC website the SR700 receiver is $759.99, the SR600 has a 469.99 tag and the Speaker System is $249.99.

    Also I can buy the HTiB combo (HT-SR650) which, I think, has a TX-SR500 receiver, for $499.99

    With the SR700 I have a $1,009.98 total
    With the SR600 I have a $719.98 total

    I can afford the $719.98 combination. Maybe, with a lot of sacrifice I can reach the 1,009.98 combo.

    Which one would you buy?

    Or should I look into another brand or combo with that amount of money?

    Thank you very much
     
  5. Pedro Diaz

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    Mmmhh, searching in the web, I found a Harman Kardon receiver in $399.98 USD.

    It is a brand new AVR320.

    Which one is the best option? The Onkyo SR600 ($469.99)or the HK AVR320 ($399.98) ?
     

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