Receiver & Speakers for Newbie

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ralph W, Jul 15, 2001.

  1. Ralph W

    Ralph W Auditioning

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    Here is what I think I have decided on for my receiver and speakers (budget of $1,000). If I've learned nothing else in the 3 weeks that I've been following this forum, I've learned that where there are 3 forum posters, there are 4 opinions. So here's my question: Am I making a mistake with any of these choices? Keep in mind that I do not plan to make this an obsession where I continue to upgrade the components - I just want to have a quality and reliable system that I can enjoy for the next 4 or 5 years.
    Onkyo TX-DS595 Receiver
    JBL N26 Bookshelf Speakers (front)
    JBL N24 Bookshelf Speakers (rear)
    JBL N-Center
    JBL PB10 Subwoofer
    Thanks.
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  2. Aurel Savin

    Aurel Savin Supporting Actor

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    Ralph:
    Sounds like a good solid system that you will enjoy for years to come.
    I am looking to change my speaker setup myself and I know it can be a frustrating experinece with all the choices available.
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  3. DonnyD

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    IMHO....JBL N Series are gonna sound pretty darn good for the money and will embarrass some higher price models. The PB10 appears to be a good match for them and the big O will provide plenty of juice to make them work. Among our small HT group around where I live, there are some N series and some S series performing well. You are making good choices and obviously have considered "bang for buck".
     
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    Sounds good... I'm not to sure about how much the Onkyo 595 runs, but I myself would probably do the Outlaw Audio 1050 for $499. That's a great price for a 6.1 receiver and leaves a good amount of room for upgrades later on.
    However I love Onkyo, great recievers. You got my seal of approval!!!
    www.outlawaudio.com if you are interested in taking a look!
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  5. Scott H

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    For the dollar, I would strongly consider the JBL Northridge stuff... However, I would prob lose the JBL sub and go with the venerable Sony, which is even less expensive I believe.
    If the Outlaw 1050 had DPL2 I would go with it for sure. I would say go with it anyway, but as the 595 can be had closer to $400 and features DPL2 it makes the 1050 a bit less appealing.
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  6. Scott H

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    Sean, the Sony SA-WM40 can definitely be had for under $200 in stores. By price matching some here have said they got them at Sears for under $150.
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  7. Sean Laughter

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    While not quite as sweet as getting it for $150, but if you get those "Customer Appreciation" coupons in the mail for Best Buy's "Customer Appreciation Weekends" than you can take 10% off of the retail price of $200 and walk out of the store with the Sony WM40 for $180. Of course, that involves holding out for one of those weekends, but in my case none of the Sears around here will price match internet prices (their signs say as much [​IMG] ).
    [Edited last by Sean Laughter on July 16, 2001 at 07:32 AM]
     

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