Home Theater in a BOX Questions....

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  1. dank

    dank fuck yeah

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    I want a decent setup, but I'm a broke college student, so I can't justify spending more than $500 or so. I dont need a dvd player or anything, just a 5.1 reciever and all of the speakers. I've narrowed it down to home theater in a box because its cheaper than piecing good shit together and it would be matched.

    So I have two questions:
    1. What brand will provide the best sound for that kind of money?

    2. This will double as the stereo system for the house, I see those little satellite speakers and can't imagine them rocking the house. Will they?
     
  2. DaddyThirdLeg

    DaddyThirdLeg SMASH puny humans

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    you will get zero bass from the speakers make sure the setup comes with a good sub
     
  3. jigga

    jigga while your gun's raisin, mine is blazin

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    HTIB = teh suck
    but check out some reviews on ecoustics.com or epinions.com
     
  4. 04

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    https://www.harmanaudio.com/search_browse/default.asp?brand=HK&market=HOM&cat=BFS&status=C

    I would suggest getting a pair of the HK6's for the fronts, and a pair of the HK4's for the rears. Those speakers are a fantastic value for the money IMO.

    I would also get a Dayton 10" powered subwoofer: http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=300-632

    Then, I would spend around 200 dollars on an reciever of your choice.

    :)
     
  5. dank

    dank fuck yeah

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    what about this?

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    onkyo ht-s770
    6.1 surround
    130w/channel
    $450-500

    people seem to think they sound great :dunno:
     
  6. james330i

    james330i Imported Redneck

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    that onkyo is a good buy.

    If you "have" to get a HTIB, Onkyo should be on the top of your list.
     
  7. Maverick

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    I just bought that. It's an awesome HTIB. Hands down. :bowdown:
     
  8. ronman84

    ronman84 New Member

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    Im thinking about the SONY HT-6800DP then in a year or so upgrading to infinity speakers? any comments? opinions?
     
  9. YesterdaysGone

    YesterdaysGone Iced Out Platinum Member

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    no. that would be a waste of money. get the onkyo listed earlier on the page, - OR - go to the home theater store nearby (preferrably a high-end one) and listen to all the systems in your price range and pick one. i always tell people to do this, and nobody ever listens, but really, how can you hear something from a picture on the internet?
     
  10. unrealii

    unrealii professor of plant biology

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    I would keep an eye out for open box systems. You can really get a steal for something practically brand new with full manufacture's warranty. Especially since the holidays are over and there is a good chance of returns.

    I paid $300 for my energy take 5 + 1 and $240 for my yahama htr5660 reciever. Really cannot beat that price of $540 when the system itself retailed for over $1100 new just a year before.
     
  11. 04

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    Exactly, so why should he take your opinon that the Sony is a waste of money if he can hear it in person and likes it?
     
  12. YesterdaysGone

    YesterdaysGone Iced Out Platinum Member

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    he wanted an opinion on that particular model, and i have heard it and don't like it. however, if he does, all the better for him.
     
  13. ronman84

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    talked to a friend and got a nice yamaha reciever HT-5740 fer dirt cheap! so looks like im piecing together my own system, i have a connection at best buy so i think im going to pick up the athena speakers. thanks fer the help
     

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