Need New Home Theatre System.

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  1. Capo Di Tutti

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    Ive got a Panasonic 52 with built in HDTV tuner and want to start upgrading a home theatre system. Im in college right now so i dont have a big income, but would like to buy pieces one at a time to get a nice system. What would be good to start off with first, I dont have any new wires, just the basic one from the cable company. I was thinking maybe about maybe getting some new wires or a progressive scan dvd player.
     
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    yeah give us an initial budget and we can start making recommendations
     
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    So im guessing by that link that you want to spend as little as possible?

    How big is your room?

    Use mostly for movies or music?

    I would buy a reciever and two front mains first and then add more speakers later on. Check out the Panasonic XR55 reciever. Goes for $230 online and ill probably get one in a few weeks or month.

    http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/vModelDetail?displayTab=O&storeId=15001&catalogId=13401&itemId=93545&catGroupId=25013&modelNo=SA-XR55K&surfModel=SA-XR55K&cacheProgram=11002&cachePartner=7000000000000005702
     
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  6. David02

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    For around $700-800 you could get one of these: http://www.yamaha.com/yec/YSP1/index.htm

    It would be pefect for your dorm room or any small apartment. Full surround sound with no wires and a super easy set up.
     
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    not necessarily as little as possible, i just figured since its just for my room i didnt need anything too loud plus i have a little over $200 i can waste right now, its for my master room, mostly tv and movies, so id like to use the 5.1 for tv shows
     
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    i have enough space for a full set of speakers, im looking for at least a 5 speaker set
     
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    Since you dont have a DVD player yet, check out the Panasonic S77.
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    S77 thread

    How do you see your completed system...a year from now? Big speakers or just something adequate? How big is your room? I would save up a few more hundred dollars and buy the Panasonic XR55 as the receiver and Athena AS-B1's for $100/pair on www.audioadvisor.com. Then get a AS-C1 (center), then subwoofer (your choice), then surrounds or upgrade your mains to AS-F2's and move your AS-B1's as surrounds.

    I bought my brother two pairs of AS-B1's, a AS-C1, and im building him a 12" woofer. You wont find anyone that has any bad comments about that Athena setup (well, some people have said that they didnt think the center channel matched up but others have been happy :dunno: ). IMO, you can't do any better for $300 unless you can get really good deals on more expensive speakers. His whole setup will cost a grand total of ~$900.

    $230 - Panasonic XR55K
    $200 - 2 pairs AS-B1
    $100 - AS-C1
    $300 - DIY 12" subwoofer {$150 for driver, $130 for amp, the rest for wood and accessories (speaker spikes, terminal, etc)}
    The rest on wires and cables

    Bought speakers on a Monday and they got delivered on the following Friday with FedEx Ground. Good company to buy from.

    AS-B1
    http://audioadvisor.com/store/productdetail.asp?sku=ATHASB1&product_name=Audition%20AS-B1%20Speakers%20-%20Pair

    AS-C1
    http://audioadvisor.com/store/productdetail.asp?sku=ATHASC1&product_name=Audition%20AS-C1%20Center%20Channel%20Speaker

    Budget subwoofer.
    10" for $100 shipped
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=300-632

    12" for $120 shipped
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=300-635

    And dont forget to get some banana plugs for your speaker connections to make it a lot easier when setting everything up. 100' of Sound King 14ga speaker wire is around $32 a roll from there too.
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=090-460

    Do you have a table or bookshelf for you speakers or do you need stands?
     
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    And what model is your TV?
     
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    :bowdown: thanks man, thats exactly what i was looking for. So far i dont have any stands or a place for the reciever, i just got a cheap home theatre in a box hooked up to it now. My tv is model number pt-53wxd63
     

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