small home theater setup, suggestions?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by BryanWiatrak, Jan 7, 2002.

  1. BryanWiatrak

    BryanWiatrak Auditioning

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    I'm a n00b at home theater stuff and i'm in HS so i don't have that much $$$ to spend. Also, this will be for my bedroom (which is pretty small) so i don't need anything great.
    I will be picking up this tv soon: http://www.bestbuy.com/detail.asp?e=...cat=24&scat=28
    Now i need speakers/sub and a reciever
    Since i don't have that much $$$ to spend, i was thinking about getting a home theater in a box. Are there any good ones for under $500?
    I was also thinking about saving up some more and putting it togeather piece by piece.
    I was looking at Klipsch SYNERGY SERIES speakers/subs, those any good?
    I would also like Dolby Digital, DTS and Dolby Pro Logic decoding
    Any suggestions would be great,
    Bryan
     
  2. Ted Lee

    Ted Lee Lead Actor

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    hi bryan -

    welcome to the forum. this is a great place to hang!

    without a doubt, probably the most popular htb system is the kenwood htb-504. i don't have a lot of experience with htb's, but i've heard the kenwood myself and must admit it sounded pretty darn good.

    if you absolutely want to go that route, i would give it a serious consideration.

    personally, i think your second option is better. going separates is absolutely the way to go. you'll get better flexibility and performance (especially with regards to speakers). of course, you'll spend a little more. but i always tell people to piece the system together slowly. i think they'll be happier in the long run.

    post out in the receivers and speakers forums. ask for recommendations...i'm sure you'll get some replies.

    good luck!
     
  3. BryanWiatrak

    BryanWiatrak Auditioning

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  4. Tom D

    Tom D Stunt Coordinator

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    I dont have a model number for you but, Yamaha has a new HTB out. The place where I get my movies from also sells electronics and he has this system set up. Every time I go in he has something playing on it. It sounds pretty good!
     

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