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  1. PascalC

    PascalC Agent

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    Hi,

    I want to purchase a home theater system

    budget :around 2500$CND = 1600$US

    Receiver and 5 speaker (no sub)

    Receiver : Denon 1802 or 2802 or Marantz SR6200 or ?

    Speaker : PSB 4T/8C/1B or Energy Xl25/XLC/XL15 or Klipsch SF2/SS1/SC1 or i Can have acces to B&W, Mirage, Paradigm

    I would like comment on these receiver and speaker!

    Which are the best and why!

    Thanks
     
  2. Chip E

    Chip E Screenwriter

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    I like the PSB's...great bang for the buck. (personally, i run Stratus Silveri's). Why no sub?? Please tell me its because you already have one!
    I just realized...500 posts! As "Stone Cold" Steve Austin would say:
    "Can i git a Hellllll Yeahhhhhhhhhhh" [​IMG]
     
  3. PascalC

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    No sub because I'm in apartment I will buy a sub next year when I will be in my new house!
     
  4. Jagan Seshadri

    Jagan Seshadri Supporting Actor

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    Receiver: Steer clear of the Marantz 5200/6200/7200. They are problematic/defective (do a search for "x200" on this forum and you'll see).

    Speakers: PSB's are a great brand to go with.

    -JNS
     
  5. PascalC

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    thanks,

    Other suggestion?
     
  6. Brian Johnson

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    i have the 1602- the 1802's younger brother- i love it- easy to set up & use-plenty loud . I also have the ksc-c1 center- sounds great but it tends to overpower but my system hasnt been properly calibrated yet.....

    2 cents
     
  7. Trey Jones

    Trey Jones Stunt Coordinator

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    Paradigm Studio CC and Studio 20's. That would be my choice.

    Look at the Onkyo 787 for a reciever also.
     
  8. PeteD

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    I have PSB 800's and you don't really need a sub with them. Especially if your in an apartment.

    I really have to say I wouldn't trade my speakers for any other. I love em!

    P.
     
  9. Thomas_Berg

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  10. Chip E

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    Thomas,

    Amen brotha....
     
  11. Paul Mthr

    Paul Mthr Auditioning

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    I would choose a Denon 3801 (you should still find some backstock at area AV stores for about $650) as the receiver.

    Paradigm for speakers.

    Atoms/Titans for fronts.

    CC-370 for center.

    ADP 170s for surround.
     
  12. Sonnie Parker

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    If size is no limitation you can upgrade your PSB selection to the 6t's, 9C, and 10s's for that $1600US if you shop around. Or you can get a better price on what you've already selected. Check out Kiefs Audio/Video ... give Ed a call, he may be able to help you...I believe they carry some of the others you are considering as well.
    SP
     
  13. PeteD

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    Thomas,

    I have a sub. It just isn't that necassary IMHO (with my setup, not as a rule). The PSB 800's are not very flat in response and are coloured to the low frequency range.

    I got a good deal on a Mirage sub and bought it. Although I can tell the difference, it's not night and day. I got by fine without it.

    P
     
  14. Chad Isaacs

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    I have,and love my Klipsch Sf-2,Sc-2 and Sb-1's,I got the book shelfs for the rears because I perfer direct surrounds and they were half the price of the Ss-1.It is a great system for music and movies.I have the speakers mated with an Onkyo txds575 and its a great team.I also have a SVs 25-31cs.The sub and the speakers are a perfect match...when you are ready for a sub.

    The sf-2 do really well without a sub,but as mentioned,no speaker can take the place of a good sub.
     
  15. PascalC

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    I listen the Klispch today and I love it...

    SB1-SC1-SS1

    It is a good choice
     
  16. Kevin T

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    i suppose i'll chime in as part of the mirage lobby. nobody really ever gives mirage any credit but i think they are dollars to donuts some of the best speakers around. sure there are better but i don't think any brand compares in their relative price range. i personally think the frx-series are the best performer price wish but stepping up to the om will give considerable benefit (as it should based up the $$$ spent). the only speakers i would consider replacing the mirage with are b&w cdm-xnt series. until the day i have that kind jack to spend, the mirage suit my ears just fine.

    kevin t
     
  17. ToddJoseph

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    You have alot on your plate right now....Buying a new home, getting new HT system. My advice to you is do not rush your purchases, and get what you really want. I like the SF2 from Klipsch, but I really liked the Reference line, so I waited several months until I had enough money to buy them, and that is what I did with eveything I own. I could afford this, but if I wait and save I can afford this.... That way, later on down the line you will not be kicking yourself in the ASS.

    I like the PSB's, but Klipsch to me where the winners
     
  18. Jim A. Banville

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    Kevin T, call the police! Somebody stole your shift and comma keys! [​IMG]
    Seriously, though...
     
  19. Kevin T

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    actually i meant nobody as in nobody on this forum. as for the shift and comma keys, i had to sell them in order to pay for upgrades!

    kevin t
     

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