$5000 budget

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  1. ITR06

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    im moving into an apartment and im definitly a tv noob.
    It needs to be hangable + thin since i dont have alot of space.
    I need a tv, receiver, speakers the whole works. Im in an apartment so im not gonna be turning this shit up that loud remember that 2.
    anyone help? Thanks
    I want to play alot of video games on my xbox 360 + the wii also.
     
  2. Ronin

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    B&W
    Paradigm
    Polk
    Vandersteen
     
  3. Ronin

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    Fronts: http://www.bwspeakers.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/products.models/label/Model DM602 5 S3

    Center: http://www.bwspeakers.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/products.models/label/Model LCR60 S3

    Rears: http://www.bwspeakers.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/products.models/label/MODEL DM600 S3

    Subwoofer:
    http://www.bwspeakers.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/products.models/label/Model ASW 600

    That will run about 1600ish and its pretty tame so it should work well in a apartment if you plan to move out anytime soon id switch to an SVS sub.

    Receiver:
    http://usa.denon.com/ProductDetails/554.asp
    http://www.idealav.com/item.aspx?pid=96069

    around 500 with warranty

    talk to veonake about cables(pm)

    or check out: http://www.bluejeanscable.com/

    Let's say 2500ish right now with cables

    http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wc...rogram=11002&cachePartner=7000000000000005702

    2500 bucks

    right at 5 grand now

    wall mount will run u 220

    5220

    u might also want to figure about 120-150 for speaker stands for the rear speakers

    5370

    i got relatively close :dunno:
     
  4. Ronin

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    *sigh*
     
  5. ITR06

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    wow thanks for the input, much appreciated sorry was on holidays so i didnt reply :)
     
  6. Ronin

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    :)

    noticed ur in BC try to get your stuff in the states, ie ship to a friends house or something/shop in WA cuz candadians get raped on this kind of stuff for price
     
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    and the list goes on

    To be honest I'd look at subs for HSU and SVS and other sub companies before B&W.
     
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    Is that 5k Canadian cash?
     
  9. TFunkadelic

    TFunkadelic One Nation Under A Groove

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    I can't reccomend the BW's for a home theatre system, or any system for that matter. There are so many better speakers to be had than BW at any of their price points. If you get the BW's I think you'll find that they are among the most bland and subdued sounding speakers you'll ever hear.
     
  10. Ronin

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    SVS= not as cheap

    HSU is ok, i have 1 :dunno:
     
  11. Ronin

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    :dunno: B&W was just the first thing i thought of

    http://www.axiomaudio.com/epicmaster_350main.html 1577

    or

    http://www.axiomaudio.com/epicgrandmaster_175main.html 1700

    or

    Model: Phantom v.3 speakers
    Price: $529 USD per pair
    Dimensions: 37"H x 7.75"W x 12.6"D

    Weight: 33 pounds each


    Model: CC-270 v.3 center-channel speaker
    Price: $279 USD
    Dimensions: 7.5"H x 22.75"W x 10.25"D

    Weight: 20 pounds


    Model: ADP-170 v.3 surround speakers
    Price: $449 USD per pair
    Dimensions: 10.75"H x 9.5"W x 6.6"D

    Weight: 12 pounds each


    Model: PDR-12 subwoofer
    Price: $419 USD
    Dimensions: 16.25"H x 14.5"W x 19"D

    Weight: 41 pounds


    System Price: $1676 USD

    or

    http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/products/systems/systemsbookshelf/showsystem.php?id=229
    1239

    or

    http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/products/systems/floorsystems/showsystem.php?id=228
    1749

    i hear polk has gotten quite a bit better :dunno:



    SVS subwoofers start at about 500-600 a sub, as the TS is in an apartment i wouldnt worry about a sub, infact if it was me id bypass one altogether unless the apartments are cement floors with thick walls etc, you dont want to get angry neighbors

    but yeah keep in mind canada=large increase if you get stuff brought to you or bought in CA

    id A)find friend with a big truck

    B)go shopping in WA, prolly in Seattle area

    C)???

    D)go home and reap the benefits
     
  12. ITR06

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    i have a ford f-350 so the truck isnt a problem

    i also have a friend that has a house in point roberts so i could get everything shipped there but i dunno about getting electronics shipped

    yea it could be 5g usd since i have a 10g budget but i didnt really want to spend more than 5g on home electronics.

    And yea i dont want to piss the neighbors off.

    Everyone helping thank you
     
  13. Ronin

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    yeah id go with a tamer set up with something like an apartment, the axioms and maybe omit the sub, in an apartment a set of good bookshelfs or small floorstanders will go quite a ways.

    perhaps the axiom is your best fit

    if it was me id get that first set up for 1577

    then if i wanted to upgrade id add in their larger bookshelf style or floorstanding speakers and move the original bookshelfs to the rears and the original rears to the sides for 7.1 audio.
     
  14. TFunkadelic

    TFunkadelic One Nation Under A Groove

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    DO NOT GO TAME. What's easier, being dissatisfied in the future with your purchase or learning how to use a volume knob?

    Also, in many apartment situations, sound is transfered easily because the sub is coupled to the floor. You can do away with alot of this by decoupling the sub from the floor, which is easy. Even with a sub turned down, you'll get much more than without one, and the sub is one of the things that truely makes a home theatre system a blast to use.
     
  15. Ronin

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    *sigh* with my proposition it will easily expand from tame 5.1 to a thunderous 7.1

    i agree a sub is important but i dont know how the walls are on his apartment, its not hard for a note to dip low and go through a wall etc
     
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    right now at my condo i have a 5.1 setup with no sub, and the neighbor complains and theres a 5feet think wall between us. Im not sure how the walls in the apartment are since its not done being built yet. People are gonna hate me i can tell.
     
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    I've got a sub in my apartment, regardless of decoupling or any other fancy stuff, proper placement is by far the best way to avoid annoying your neighbors because if your sub is in the right spot you won't need to turn it up as much and thus won't annoy your neighbors.
     
  18. TFunkadelic

    TFunkadelic One Nation Under A Groove

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    a speaker not being used is money wasted. when I buy something I like to think that within a year it won't just be a $400 box sitting in a closet somewhere.
     
  19. Ronin

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    :ugh: you obviously misread my statement
     
  20. TFunkadelic

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    You're not going to be building anything "thunderous" around the systems you've mentioned thus far.
     
  21. Ronin

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    IL + 1
     
  22. Ronin

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    being in a condo you can be kicked out for repeat violations such as noise violations cant you?

    if what you have right now is pretty weak compaired to what you are thinking about getting then all the more reason to possibly consider omitting a new sub and going easy

    im all for getting the most out of your money but its not going to be worth it when you get a lot of complaints and/or have to keep it quiet all the time.

    and as i said in a condo i wouldnt worry too much about getting big floorstanders as i assume your living room isnt very big and filling it with sound will be pretty easy

    and as i said before:

    you dont lose anything with that process so being tame for now with expandability seems like a safe bet especially since you can get some massive floorstanders+sub and still have a tonal match in the expansion
     
  23. TFunkadelic

    TFunkadelic One Nation Under A Groove

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    Being tame in home theatre is just like the morons that buy a small house and say "well, if we need more room we can just build a few additions!" By more now, be more happy, save more money.
     

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