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Onkyo TX-DS696

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Angelo_c, Jan 23, 2002.

  1. Angelo_c

    Angelo_c Auditioning

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    Hi,

    I was considering in making this to be my new HT setup

    Receiver = Onkyo TX-DS696

    TV = Sony FLAT Trinitron Color TV KV-XA29

    DVD = Philips DVD 951

    Front speakers = Acoustic Research AR 11

    Centre speaker = Acoustic Research AR 4C

    Surround speakers = Acoustic Research AR 17

    Any opinions on that setup.. Problems suggestions...

    I might even put a sub.. Currently i have a SOny SA-W305

    Now with the Onkyo TX-DS696 are there any other setups that will suit best with that... . . (The speakers change , etc..)
     
  2. Kyle_Y

    Kyle_Y Stunt Coordinator

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    I personally don't care for AR speakers, if you could find yourself maybe some Definitive's, Klipsch's, B&W's or M&K's, it's probably sound much nicer. The Onkyo is probably a good receiver, I like the Onkyo line.
     
  3. Angelo_c

    Angelo_c Auditioning

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    Well could u give me like any suggestions for good mains. for the Onkyo 696...

    HOpefully in the budget of $600-900US

    and a recommendation for other Speaker setups witht the Onkyo 696
     
  4. Kyle_Y

    Kyle_Y Stunt Coordinator

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    well, Polk Audio towers go well with Onkyo receivers, but I personally would go with a Definitive BP8B towers or if you can swing just a little more then a BP10B, or a set of Definnitive Powermonitors if you want builtin subs. Definitive ofers a wide variety of satelite speakers and subs at affordable prices.
     
  5. DanaA

    DanaA Screenwriter

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    I do love my Onkyo 696, especially since I paired them with a front line of Klipsch Reference speakers. I've owned many a speaker including AR's which are currently in my living room. I just got my new Klipsch bedroom mains and have never liked a pair of speakers right off the bat so much, albeit they aren't even broken in yet. I did listen to the speakers for hours on end, comparing them to other speakers at Good Guys and other local home theater spots, before purchasing. I really like to listen to music very loud sometimes and the added efficiency of the Klipsch allow me to do so effortlessly. Also, I just found out that they match up very nicely with my Hsu VTF-2 sub. I know there are other great speakers out there, but I hope you give the Klipsch Reference line a good listen before deciding. The Klipsch RB-5ii's cost me $590 shipped from an authorized dealer.
     
  6. itai

    itai Stunt Coordinator

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    from what i've auditioned recently i really liked:

    paradigm reference, kings of smooth!(had to buy those...)

    klipsch reference, absolutly amazing sound quality!

    b&w 600s3's, good overall.

    b&w cdm-nt's, will blow you away, need good amp, bright sound, and more to you're budget(sorry there...),

    mission, m74's, sound bright(english again), but very acurate.

    itai.
     
  7. Pamela

    Pamela Supporting Actor

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    When my 696 was in the living room, I had it paired with Paradigm Studio 40s and I loved the sound. I have since moved the 696 into the bedrom where they are hooked up to Polk RT25i speakers. I am not nearly enamored with the sound.
     
  8. Angelo_c

    Angelo_c Auditioning

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    Thanks for ur suggestions.

    Although not many seem to recommend the AR 's
     

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