Pioneer VSX-9900

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  1. davidMac

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    I've aquired this receiver, it is in good shape but I have no idea of the value, quality, or if it current enough for home theater. Does anyone know if this would be good for both a home theater and music listening. I'm looking to spend about $500.00 on speakers.
    Should I use this or update to a more current receiver?

    Thanks!
     
  2. John S

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    This AVR looks to be a nice piece. Dolby Digital decoder. Probably better than many many AVR's out there.

    You need a sub and 5 speakers for $500???

    Get 3 pair of JBL E30's and do a search on Parts express and get at least one if not two of their budget 12" powered subs. That system would be very impressive.
     
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    Glad to hear this AVR is still up there. For my speakers the catch is I have a $500.00 gift certificate at ABC Warehouse (equal to Best Buy or Circuit City). I will see what brands they offer and do some research and hope to get some advice from here.
    I have a pair of Ohm C2 that are about 25yrs old and have seen it's better days, and have been wanting a speaker upgrade.
     
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    I went to their website... Not to much selection on there at all.

    The best thing I see are the Polk Rti70's. These are highly regaurded speakers.

    If you could get 4 of those for $500, I'd do that and call it good for right now. This will give a respectable representation of 5.1 in a 4.0 config. No sub, but they have great low extension, and if you tell your AVr you have no center channel a phantom center will be created between the two fronts.

    Best of luck...
     
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    Thanks for your help John, I was able to purchase a pair of Polk Monitor 60's and a Polk CS1 center for $500.00 out the door. I liked the Polk line much better vs JBL in the same price range.
    Polk is not usually very flexible on price,the 60's sell for $279.00ea and the CS1 is $179.00, but I made this offer to a few of the ABC outlets and one of them caught me as I was leaving and agreed.
    For now I'm going to use a pair of old NHT 1.3 for the rear and get a Dayton 12" sub from PE that you suggested.
    I like the idea of the Monitor 60's for the music end.
    Do you think this set up should work out OK?
    Thanks again!
     
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    I like Monitor 60's very much. They will benefit a lot with a subwoofer.


    When on the ABC Website, I really got the impression your best bet, was to go to a store, see what they have and make an offer.

    You did decent for your money. Should be a very nice system...
     

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