Suggest theater system for COLLEGE DORM

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  1. BlakeS

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    Hi,
    I've been looking online for a good system for a good price range but have come up with nothing yet. I'm looking for a system with 4 speakers, 1 center, 1 sub, and a receiver. Can anyone please suggest a good system to get for UNDER $500. If it goes a little over $500 then that is OK. I realize because of the price it won't be equal to a $3,000 system, but please suggest the best system for my price range. Thanks.
     
  2. Johnny Mac

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    Kenwood HTB 505.
     
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    Any chance you can build the speaker enclosure youself? You could get a pretty nice system for a little over $500 that way.

    If not I'd look at a JBL NSP1 5 speaker package from jandr.com. That will be $250 with free shipping.

    Then get a Sony WM12 sub or a Parts Express DLS 10" ($100-$200)

    Then get the best Onkyo/Denon/Yamah/Harmon Kardon receiver you can afford after what you've spent already (~$300).

    This will take you one or two hundred over your budget but it will be well worth it over a home theater in a box setup.
     
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    I recently set up a buddy with the new Panasonic HE70. Very nice unit for the money ($200). He got the JBL-NSP1 to go with the reciever and will probably get the Sony sub.
     
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    I'd spend the extra money on a Yamaha or HK receiver over a Panasonic one. Big upgrade in quality of amp section.

    As for the Onkyo HTIB you linked to that looks very similar in quality to the Kenwood 504 HTIB.
     

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