Trying to piece together a budget $1000 under system for my friend

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  1. Anny Chien

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    Receiver= Outlaw Audio 1050 $300-$350 used
    NHT Audio Center= $150 used
    NHT superones= $100 used
    NHT 2.5= $350 used
    Misc cables, stands= $100

    Any input would be great. DO you guys think the NHT 2.5 can go low enough and run the speaker large? She listen's to alot of music so a full range tower would suit her better and save a cost of a subwoofer. The outlaw is a nice reciever, but I'm sure there's other recievers that put out more for the money.
     
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    Nothing can replace a sub IMHO. I would just look for some decent b-shelves and get a sub. I would run the Outlaw, Denon 1803, HK125, etc with the JBL N-series and the JBL 12" sub. You can choose the NSP-1, the N38's, or whatever you like to match your budget. Now that I think about it- you may be able to get the S center with 5 S26's for under budget. That would be a killer budget setup.
    Hope this helps a little.
     
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    I'm in the same position--a good friend has asked for a $1,000 recommendation for 5.1 speakers and a receiver. I'm leaning toward the Denon 1803, JBL S-Series (from etronics.com) and possibly the audiosoursce sw-15 or sony wm-40 sub.
     
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    Pioneer VSX-811S Receiver $300 (Best Buy)
    JBL NSP1 5 speaker system $250 (many online places)
    Audiosource SW 15 Subwoofer $143 (Ubid)
    2 bags of polyfill for the sub $5

    Total cost: $698 plus any tax and shipping
     
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    Receiver: Pioneer D811S - $300
    Mains: JBL S36AW - $200 shipped
    Center and rear center: JBL S36AW - $200 shipped
    Surrounds: JBL S36AW - $200 shipped
    Sub: Sony SA-WM40 or Audiosource SW15 - $150 shipped
    Total - $1050
    If white speakers aren't a problem, then i would suggest the JBL S36AW for mains and surrounds. They are a very smooth speaker, similar to the S38 (horizontal 3-way), and wall mountable. They are also a steal at $170 a pair + shipping. Search shopping.yahoo.com for S36AW and you'll see what i mean. 3 pairs would make for a perfectly matched 6.1 setup for an unheard of price.
    The rest are pretty standard recommendations for the price range. Many people love the 811S, including me. I had it and loved it... i only upgraded to the Denon 1803 to help out a friend (traded him my 811S and some speaker stands for his 1803 ). Sonicly, i can't tell a difference.
    The Sony and Audiosource subs are both great performers for the price, especially after you add some pollyfill. Either would be great.
    Hope this helps [​IMG]
     
  6. Phuong

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    Pioneer 811S receiver (300)
    NHT SuperZero speakers ($375 from onecall.com)
    Hsu Research VTF-2 ($450)

    A little over $1000, but worth it, and it'll look good, too.
     
  7. Pablo Abularach

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    Anny,

    This is my suggestion,

    Receiver: Pioneer VSX 811S $300
    Mains: JBL N38 $200
    Center Surrounds and back surrounds: JBL NSP1 $250
    Subwoofer: Sony SA-WM40 $150
    TOTAL $900 + shiping around $1000

    You could even drop the N38 and the sony sub and go for an VTF2 $450.

    Hope this helps,
    Pablo
     
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    A friend of mine just bought a nice low budget package today. Denon 1803 and Energy Take 5+1 system. $900 no tax no shipping from authorized dealer.

    -MarcW
     

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