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7/26/13 9:45 PM
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surround surround system.....

I am talking about one that is $500.00 or less.

What are some good brands out there?

Looking for a good crisp sounding system that makes movies more enjoyable.

Looking on Amazon now

Suggestions please
7/26/13 10:48 PM
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Looking too , can be over $500 but not more than 5k. Please advise. Phone Post 3.0
7/26/13 10:50 PM
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I am looking at the Yamaha YHT-697BL HTiB.

Read some reviews but every site has a different opinion on what the best is.

This one sells for $675.00
7/26/13 11:00 PM
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What's your room size ?

Is this for a receiver and speakers? Phone Post 3.0
7/26/13 11:03 PM
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MuaySteve - What's your room size ?

Is this for a receiver and speakers? Phone Post 3.0

My living room is 650 sf so lots of room.

I am looking for a whole system. AKA Home Theater in a box.

I want front tower speakers not the small ones.

The Yamaha looks good but it doesn't have WiFi capabilities for Pandora etc.
7/26/13 11:07 PM
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I'd recommend an AVR from Onkyo, Marantz, Denon, Yamaha, Pioneer, Integra.

For low cost speakers that sound great, the Infinity Primus series is nice, also the Pioneer SP series.

For subs you will ususally get more bang for the buck going with a seperate sub manu.

Hsu or SVS are always good. Hsu actually has some decent speakers as well.

7/26/13 11:12 PM
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JackFunk - 

I'd recommend an AVR from Onkyo, Marantz, Denon, Yamaha, Pioneer, Integra.

For low cost speakers that sound great, the Infinity Primus series is nice, also the Pioneer SP series.

For subs you will ususally get more bang for the buck going with a seperate sub manu.

Hsu or SVS are always good. Hsu actually has some decent speakers as well.


What is AVR?

Also if I buy individual components the price is going to jump way up.
7/26/13 11:12 PM
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Sorry I didn't see you wanted in a box type deal.

I would just grab the Pioneer SP package then.

$549 regular price, buy direct from Pionner, grab a AVR of your choice and you're set.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/Speakers/Home+Theater+Speakers/SP-PK52FS

AVR = audio/video/receiver

7/26/13 11:14 PM
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7/26/13 11:15 PM
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Ya I would go with towers as well in a room that size. For that budget though look at buying a decent receiver for $300 or so, then looked at previously owned speakers. You can get way better speakers for your money. Get a decent sub down the line. Phone Post 3.0
7/26/13 11:16 PM
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7/26/13 11:20 PM
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Still dont know what AVR means.

I goggled AVR Yamaha and AV comes up
7/26/13 11:21 PM
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ORIGINAL01ER - 
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I'd recommend an AVR from Onkyo, Marantz, Denon, Yamaha, Pioneer, Integra.

For low cost speakers that sound great, the Infinity Primus series is nice, also the Pioneer SP series.

For subs you will ususally get more bang for the buck going with a seperate sub manu.

Hsu or SVS are always good. Hsu actually has some decent speakers as well.


What is AVR?

Also if I buy individual components the price is going to jump way up.

AVR = Audio Video Receiver.

The problem with a HTIB in your case is that the little subs that come with them are going to disappear in a 650sq ft room.

They units they come with may not push the speakers well enough in that space either.

7/26/13 11:21 PM
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AVR is your audio video receiver. Onkyo makes great ones.
7/26/13 11:23 PM
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So I am into an AVR about 500.00 then speakers and Sub box so?? 1000.00
7/26/13 11:25 PM
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Oh ya one more dumb question.

Why do I need a video receiver instead of just an audio one.
7/26/13 11:31 PM
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No dumb questions.

Just about everything you look at will be an AVR. The only other type you see will be a "Stereo Receiver".

You want an AVR as it is the only type that will handle 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound.

In the US you can find great deals online all the time. A lot of guys get cupon codes for electronics expo that give you $100 + off of Denon AVR's etc. You can get what you need for around $350.

7/26/13 11:33 PM
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The receiver allows your other equipment and add ons to directly benefit from your sound system. You're pretty much going to run all your boxes via HDMI through the AVR to the TV.

Most decent receivers now have video upconverting and other features.
7/26/13 11:35 PM
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What do you guys think of the

Yamaha RX-V 575
7/26/13 11:42 PM
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It looks like a good receiver. It is pretty full featured and has 4k passthrough which should leave you a little future proofed for the next generation of TV's.

Also has YPAO (Auto Room calibration) which is something you want in any AVR that you choose.
7/26/13 11:43 PM
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Also a big fan of the Denon 2113 in that price range as well.
Audyssey MultEQ XT (Different flavor of Auto Calibration)

7/26/13 11:45 PM
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MuaySteve - It looks like a good receiver. It is pretty full featured and has 4k passthrough which should leave you a little future proofed for the next generation of TV's.

Also has YPAO (Auto Room calibration) which is something you want in any AVR that you choose.

I just read a review on the Yamaha RX-V 575 and one guy complained because there is only 80 watts per channel.

That may be a down fall for movies and music.


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7/26/13 11:49 PM
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Great home theater speakers and a great sub.

http://slickdeals.net/f/6173304-Atlantic-Technology-FS-7-1-GLB-Soundbar-BIC-PL-200-1000W-Sub-629-or-Atlantic-Technology-2400-5-0-Speakers-BIC-PL-200-1000W-Sub-849-with-free-shipping

Look online for yamaha 673 or 773. Last years models. They have wifi, airplay, 4k etc
7/26/13 11:51 PM
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Don't worry about power AT ALL.

There is virtually no difference between the 80watt and 110 watt receiver in the same line.

The electronics companies do all sorts of fudging on those numbers. HK for instance is pretty truthful with their numbers so you will see units rated for 50 watts, that will blow the doors off of the sony's and pioneers that claim 110 wt.

Any separate receiver at $300 and up will have the power you need.


7/26/13 11:54 PM
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I havent been into the audio file world for a long time so I am getting more confused as I go .. LOl
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