what do you think about this HT setup?

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  1. DPoon

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    Kef HT2005 $460
    Kef PSW2150 $290
    H/K AVR630 $700

    what do you guys think about this system? the price next to the equipment is what i can get them for. would you guys recomended anything else? or would this be a sweet system?
     
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    I'd spend more on the speakers and less on the reciever.
     
  3. DPoon

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    are you saying that kef isnt a good brand to go with?

    the ht2005's normally retail for about $900, sub retails for about $600 and the reciever is about $1100


    what would you recommended then at the $1500 price?
     
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    No, I think he's saying that the AVR630 is probably overkill in your situation and probably isn't the best use of your budget. Figure out what features you need in a receiver and buy something that does all that, but you don't need all the bells and whistles or power of something like the 630 and you'll probably be able to knock a couple hundred off that $700 price. Buying a cheaper receiver and then budgeting all you can for speakers is gonna get you the best sound quality.
     
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    :werd:

    With a budget of 1500, I would probably spend around 300 on the reciever. I doubt one of the 300 dollar models won't have all the features you need unless you are really picky.

    The reason I say this is that I once set up a system for a guy who spent over 1 grand on a reciever and around 1 grand on the speakers (I didnt help him pick the components out) He had no idea how to use all the extra features of the higher end reciever, nor did he use hardly any of them :sad2: He would have been MUCH better off buying a 300 dollar reciever and spending that extra 700 on speakers IMO.

    Kef is a good brand though, I'd just spend more of the money on speakers.
     
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    my budget isnt $1500, i dont want to spend no more then $2000

    what kind of set up would you go with, with a $2000 set up?

    heres the following list of brands i can get at a good price: (this is just what i priced out and general idea of what kinda discount i can get)

    HK AVR630 $700
    HK AVR430 $550
    Onkyo TXNR801 $550
    Onkyo TXSR701 $465
    Denon AVR3803 $675

    as for the Kefs, they carry the KHT, Q series, and referance line (way out of price), but priced some of the Q series

    of what i was looking at:
    4 of the Q1 series ($265, per pair)
    Q10CBL ($350)
    PSW2150
     

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