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Looking For A Good Home Theater Receiver & Speaker.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by fizzlemahoe, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. fizzlemahoe

    fizzlemahoe Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey

    Can anyone recommend me to a few good home theater receiver & speaker.
    I'm looking to spend about 1k on both the receiver & speaker together so about $500 on each. But not sure what I should look at to tell if the receiver is good and if the speaker is good. If anyone can help me or recommend me a good and decent price A/C receiver & speaker. I would really appreciative. Or tell me what I should look for in the receiver & speaker to tell if its good or not. I just got my 56 inch AQUOS sharp so now I'm trying to get a home theater receiver and speaker for it. I heard that the speaker are more important then the receiver is this true?

    I was looking at these

    Receiver:

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    http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-SR607-7-2-Channel-Surround-Receiver/dp/B001VEI2KO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1245618988&sr=1-1
    Speaker:

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    http://www.amazon.com/Harman-Kardon-HKTS-18-Channel-Speaker/dp/B000K7ZWVK/ref=sr_1_36?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1245197670&sr=1-36
    Anyway let me know guys and recommend me to a few good one. I want to compare and stuff. Not too knowledgeable in this. Thanks
     
  2. H2oBoy

    H2oBoy Regular Member

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    I, personally, would opt for a BOSE system if all possible. Bit more pricey I know, but damn..their sh** sounds really good!

    If, by chance, you don't get many bites here on this thread, head over to www.avforum.com and post your question there. I've done it in the past and have always gotten fast, reliable responses from dudes...and probably 'gals', who know their 'audio'...:)
     
  3. mak111

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    man, i got the yamaha system in my dorm room lol

    YHT-790

    its the shit, got it for cheap off of amazon and ordered a big ass bass from klipsch sub-12 subwoofer that shakes the walls.

    man ill never regtret the decision, movies are amazing, and blasting music is awesome..

    and its real high quality, it was top of the line when i got it..
    but yamaha has a 7.1 yht 791 now thats better than what i got..
    and klipsch has a special package for their sub-10 along with 5 speakers, but u still need a reciever.

    i went with the yammy's cause it comes with everything and i just got a better woofer cause 110watts wasnt enough for me lol

    you should be able to get a home theater in a box + upgraded woofer for like 700
     
  4. tampajim

    tampajim Newbie

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    Get a BOSE lifestyle system, and forget about it!

    They are sooo worth the money, and they always retain their resale value if you are ever in a pinch!
     
  5. fizzlemahoe

    fizzlemahoe Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks guys. Any links to the product or anything so I can see and read what they have. Thanks for the advice and tip. Going to do more research on this before I decide to purchase one. Not looking to spend to much don't have that kind of dough.

    Also just wondering if I purchase the YHT-791

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    http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-YHT-791BL-Home-Theater-Black/dp/tech-data/B001S2RD86/ref=de_a_smtd
    Will I need a receiver still? Not sure
     
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  6. Keedev

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    No, that already includes it.. Would just need a bluray or w/e player you are looking for..

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    http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-HT-S6100-Channel-Receiver-Speaker/dp/B001AMY7ZQ/
     
  7. fizzlemahoe

    fizzlemahoe Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Haha o yea I completely forgot I need blueray with the receiver since most stuff in the future going to be blueray. Thanks for reminding me.

    Does the link you provide me support blueray? I'm reading it but I dont see anything about blueray
     
  8. Keedev

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    They all support it.. That's just the receiver/speakers.

    You might check out some players from Sony..
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    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-BDP-S350-1080p-Blu-ray-Player/dp/tech-data/B001A4LVYY/

    Theres not very many allInOne systems that include the receiver/player and speakers.. Also most don't even have any HDMI/I which sucks if you wanted to play a hdmi console and didn't want to rely on optical audio.
     
  9. LV John

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    $1000 ?!? Good Luck since that's not much to work... But not to give up hope completely.

    I think going seperate componets would give you the most flexibility to upgrade in the future. Here are my best suggestions for your $ range:

    Receiver:
    Yamaha RX-V463
    Harmon Kardon AVR-146
    Marantz SR3001
    Pioneer VDX-817k/S

    DVD Player:
    Oppo DV-980H
    Oppo DV-981H
    Yamaha DVD-S661
    Pioneer DV-578A

    Speakers:
    EMP ECA-4 Series 5.0 system
    tsC TSAT-1000
    Yamaha NS-SP7800PN 5.1 system

    Subwoofer:
    Yamaha YST-FSW100
    tsC ASW-8
    Yamaha YST-225

    But we still haven't included interconnects or speaker cables. Yes - good ones do cost more than you think and cheap ones will ruin your system. Expect another $100 (minimum) just in cabeling.

    This would make a great matched system for your price range:
    Yamaha RX-V463 receiver
    Oppo DV-980H dvd player
    EMP Tek ECA-4 series speaker system
    Yamaha YST-FSW100 subwoofer

    If you have a Sony PS3 - use that for the dvd player (since it has one of the best blu-ray drives on the market) and it would it would save you some bucks.


    Or look at system in a box - receiver and speakers combos...

    The Onkyo HT-S9100 system is THX certified HTIB with 4 HDMI ports - under $1k! Good system with lots of great reviews. Check it out at:

    www dot amazon dot com/Onkyo-HT-S9100THX-Channel-Receiver-Speaker/dp/B001AMUFSE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1245630632&sr=8-1
     
  10. fizzlemahoe

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    Thanks. Sorry about the blueray I was thinking something else I was thinking about receiver/dvd combine but nevermind. I'm just getting receiver with speaker.


     
  11. learningmarketing

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    you need to buy from someplace like

    6th avenue electronics

    call them on the phone and say you want to buy but need a deal

    they typically take 10-20% off straight away


    i like def tech speakers

    and for receiver for that price yamaha or onkyo

    you are wasting your time buying from amazon for this topic


    to read more about individual electronics go to avsforums - theres reviews of every product there.

    goodluck with it.
     
  12. fizzlemahoe

    fizzlemahoe Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks. I'm only looking for a receiver and speaker probably a subwoofer. I don't need a DVD player. I just got confused. Anyway thanks for the advice and tip. Yea I was planning to buy the componets seperate but I thought if I buy a package it would be cheaper thats why. I'm not looking for anything too crazy something decent and will last for a few years like 3+ years. Of course I plan to upgrade but currently don't have a big amount of cash to spend so I will like to have something that is a great value. Also when I say $1000 I mean $1000 on the speaker and receiver. Do not include the cost of cable wire and such because I plan to buy them with a separate batch of money.

     
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  13. LV John

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    Thats fine - it just give you a little more $$ to spend on the important stuff.

    Switch the speakers to the Polk RT35i's. Here is the site page plus Polk's suggested center channel and surround choices. Upgrade to their subwoofer when you get a few extra $$'s, but these should work great without it.

    http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/products/recent/rt35i/


    As far as the receivers go, I think those are still great choices, maybe add Onkyo TX-DS595. Features HDMI switching, Prologic, Ipod compatble, XM ready, and 75W per channel.

    http://www.onkyousa.com/model.cfm?m=TX-DS595&class=Receiver&p=s

    Enjoy