Opinons on system upgrade please

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Jamie Shelton, May 4, 2004.

  1. Jamie Shelton

    Jamie Shelton Auditioning

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    Hey everyone. I'm new around here, but have been looking for a while, particularly at the fs/ft forums and I can tell yall know home theater, so I would like your opinions on a few things. First off, I bought an Onkyo HT-S760 HTIB in Nov. 2004 and for a beginner system, I think this is decent, but I want more performance now. I'm a college student and have a very limited budget, but I definitely want to upgrade my subwoofer, fronts and center if possible. The rears aren't so important to me at the moment b/c they aren't that bad. I was trying to keep price low on front and center b/c I am a bass-head. I was looking at the Velodyne CHT10, I found it for around $240 shipped. I was also looking at the Pioneer SH453FK (at CC) towers for fronts. Now the big dilemma is the center, I have no clue on that. I would like to keep it under $100 for the speaker, but would like something that will sound good and compliment the Pioneers. If I could please get some suggestions, opinions, ideas, whatever else you have to offer I would greatly appreciate it. Oh, btw, I like in an average size apartment and use my system 60% for movies and about 40% for music, so I want something that works well for both. Thanks in advance for the help.
     
  2. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

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    What's your budget including the sub and the size of the room you'll be playing it in?
     
  3. Jamie Shelton

    Jamie Shelton Auditioning

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    My budget will likely be somewhere between $400-$500. The room is about 12' X 14' roughly and it's carpeted (if that matters).
     
  4. Cam McFarland

    Cam McFarland Supporting Actor

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    Lets see...sub.......$240.00
    towers (cc online)...$200.00

    does not leave much for the center....
     
  5. Kevin G.

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    Look at the Dayton 10" @PE (don't know how it stacks up against the Velodyne, but it's a great entry level sub, and can be caught on sale for 100.00).
    should save ya some cash for the center
     
  6. Jamie Shelton

    Jamie Shelton Auditioning

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    The Pioneers went on sale last week for $100, so if I get them, it'll be when they go back on sale for that.
     
  7. Joey_V

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    im not sure - but i think cc has a sale where if u buy some polk speakers - u get a sub for free.
     
  8. Kevin G.

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    Crutchfield is running that right now, but I have hreard that their prices are notoriously high.
     
  9. Mark Hedges

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    You can get JBL S312's (remanufactured) for $166 each at harmanaudio.com. They are big suckers but should crank out some pretty good bass.

    Mark
     

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