Where online did you buy your HT?

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  1. Shawn.G

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    I am shopping around for an amp and preamp or a sub around 300. I am in my second year of HT and I am begining to wonder, where's the best place to buy speakers, receivers, etc. online? Why-good returns, prices, what? Thanks for your responses!!
     
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    I've bought audio stuff online from the following places and would gladly shop at any of them again.
    (1) B&H Photo Video - www.bhphotovideo.com (absolutely outstanding customer service. If the price is comparable I'll always buy here.)
    (2)Best Price Audio Video - www.bestpriceaudiovideo.com (good prices, quick response to e-mails)
    (3) Reliable Audio Video - www.reliableaudiovideo.com (good prices)
    Don't forget to check out www.resellerratings.com and www.audiosurvey.com for customer reviews of various retailers.
    Boka
     
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    Buy only from authorized dealers if you want to avoid serious trouble. As for a separate preamp, power amp, and a subwoofer for $300, you'd be hard pressed to find such a deal even in the used market.
     
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    I prefer to buy local, from dealers I have built up some rapport with. I find I can get good deals this way, often as good as online pricing with no shipping. Of the few problems I have had, they are, so far, very willing to help me with them.

     
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    I must have worded that wrong, sorry. I meant a preamp and an amp for around 300 or a sub for 300. But I am mainly looking for a sub. What would you recommend for a sub. I don't mind buying used either. Thanks.
     
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    I think you will have a hard time finding a pre-amp/amp setup for $300, too. At that price, you are probably in the market for a receiver.
    I have purchased components from a few online vendors that I would recommend. I've received the best service from www.onecall.com , www.jandr.com and www.bhphoto.com . One other site recommended above (www.reliableaudiovideo.com) does not double box their shipments, so I have avoided using them after one purchase.
     
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    I bought 4 Adcom GFA-535 stereo amps off ebay for an average of $125/ea including shipping. Some great deals can be had off ebay for used gear.
    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
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    Scott,

    elegantaudivideo, double boxed my receiver, and Marc in Ottawa doubleboxed all five speakers!

    Alex
     

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