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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-26-2008, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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looking for ideas on a budget build (home system)

Looking to make my home system alittle better. Shit I'm running a Technics receiver now that is like 7-8 years old. One of the inputs is bad. And I have sony speakers that are like 10 years old. Now I do have a sony 10inch sub that sounds alright. But its to 10 years old.

I'm looking at replacing it all. All this stuff I can just throw in my bedroom or the living room. All the new stuff is going in a spare room I have where everything is right now. Now the room is not that big at all. Not for sure if that makes a different.

I already have my budget TV, its a 61inch Samsung dlp slim depth. Its just fine, all I need for it is a higher stand.

So hit me up with some ideas

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yeah u can put that in the living room so tish and i can use it when we move in always upgrading arent u. u would upgrade ur family wouldnt u jk LOL i know u wouldnt. love ya bro.

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You can buy my pre/pro that I have listed for sale
Get you a decent amp, and you'll have a smokin system!
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what is your budget and what equipment do you need?
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I got this one:

http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:JVC%20TH...NlYwNiZ3NpYg--

Found it at Walmart in Frisco, they had 4 of them clearanced for $175!! Regular price was $450.
I love it, sounds fantastic...and I still haven't hooked up the 2 rear surround speakers yet

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I got this one:

http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:JVC%20TH...NlYwNiZ3NpYg--

Found it at Walmart in Frisco, they had 4 of them clearanced for $175!! Regular price was $450.
I love it, sounds fantastic...and I still haven't hooked up the 2 rear surround speakers yet
do they still have this deal?
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You can buy my pre/pro that I have listed for sale
Get you a decent amp, and you'll have a smokin system!

you say get an amp. I'm new to all the home system stuff. I know about amps ive running them in cars but in your home? And damn your receiver looks way to complicated for me. I prolly could figure it out but damn. I need to do some more research before I start dropping the money.

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so uh yeah, what is your budget? I assume all you need is a subwoofer, receiver and 5 speakers?
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do they still have this deal?

I'm not sure, haven't been back to that Walmart in weeks. Just give them a call, they had 4 when I was there

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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-27-2008, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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so uh yeah, what is your budget? I assume all you need is a subwoofer, receiver and 5 speakers?

yea thats about it, and I figure between $1000 to $1500, is that reasonable?

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yea thats about it, and I figure between $1000 to $1500, is that reasonable?

Buy my pre/pro!!!
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yea thats about it, and I figure between $1000 to $1500, is that reasonable?
yup
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Good option on the speakers. I'll put in my 2cents with my usual Axiom entry elevel selection:
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thanks guys, I will be looking into it. Only one more payment on my truck then I will be looking to buy

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7.1 surround is the latest deal for modern HD.
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7.1 surround is the latest deal for modern HD.
7.1 IMHO is a waste.

unless you REALLY know what to look for, most people can't tell the difference.

musclestang, Polk and Yahmaha just teamed up and put out an awesome HTIB. (home theater in a box) Yahmaha reciever and DVD player with upconv. Polk audio RM series satellites and a 12" DSWPRO sub. go to fry's and ask about it.

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You want decent stuff on a budget. Parts Express is the place to check out.

I've bought stuff from these guys. Good prices on budget stuff and great prices on cables. http://www.partsexpress.com/

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it was not a problem to bring money to his house at 10pm.so why is it a problem to call and bitch.it wasnt a problem when we were all sitting around smoking pot together.yes i said it we all were smoking pot together.what now stupid.
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You want decent stuff on a budget. Parts Express is the place to check out.

I've bought stuff from these guys. Good prices on budget stuff and great prices on cables. http://www.partsexpress.com/
I was just checking out their selection of 6 1/2's. Which of these do you suggest?

Tang Band
Dynavox
Pyle Pro
Pyramid
Goldwood

Once I select a set of components, I then have to select a cabinet? Are you being serious?
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I was just checking out their selection of 6 1/2's. Which of these do you suggest?

Tang Band
Dynavox
Pyle Pro
Pyramid
Goldwood

Once I select a set of components, I then have to select a cabinet? Are you being serious?
I'm not sure what you're getting at. I said that parts express was budget equipment. It's a DIY type of distributor. If you are looking for $10,000 speakers then look elsewhere. If you are looking for cheap satellite speaker packages or subs then you've arrived at the right place.

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yea thats about it, and I figure between $1000 to $1500, is that reasonable?

If you can bump your budget up by another $200, this is an absolute SMOKING deal! AV123 is a little kown company that produces some outstanding products.

Here is a deal from them for a complete 5.1 system, towers, center, bookshelves for the rear, and a receiver that supports all new audio formats and does1080p upscaling. All for $1699

http://av123.com/component/page,shop...art/Itemid,37/

All you would need is a sub.
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If you can bump your budget up by another $200, this is an absolute SMOKING deal! AV123 is a little kown company that produces some outstanding products.

Here is a deal from them for a complete 5.1 system, towers, center, bookshelves for the rear, and a receiver that supports all new audio formats and does1080p upscaling. All for $1699

http://av123.com/component/page,shop...art/Itemid,37/

All you would need is a sub.

What "name brand" receiver is it? Seems a little shady.

I have to say, for those on a budget, I am pretty happy with my Onkyo HTIB stuff. It's allowed me to do 7.1 in three rooms of the house and still stay under $1500 total. Two of the three receivers do HDMI, one of which is pass-through, but the other is full HD processing for video and audio, does 1080p upscaling, and supports all of the latest HD audio formats. It even has on-screen display. Of course they came with subs and everything. Heck, two of them even came with Ipod docks. Not bad for cheap stuff!
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What "name brand" receiver is it? Seems a little shady.

I have to say, for those on a budget, I am pretty happy with my Onkyo HTIB stuff. It's allowed me to do 7.1 in three rooms of the house and still stay under $1500 total. Two of the three receivers do HDMI, one of which is pass-through, but the other is full HD processing for video and audio, does 1080p upscaling, and supports all of the latest HD audio formats. It even has on-screen display. Of course they came with subs and everything. Heck, two of them even came with Ipod docks. Not bad for cheap stuff!

which onkyo receiver did you get?

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which onkyo receiver did you get?

I've got 3, and they were all HTIBs. I have the s6100, s5100, and I'm not exactly sure what the oldest one is. I'll do a little research and find out...

Edit: I believe the S6100 came with the 606, and the 5100 came with the 506. Still not sure about the oldest setup, as I have had it now for a couple of years.

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