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Old 11-13-2011, 02:24 PM - Thread Starter
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I have to buy a 2.1 and need to choose from the following options i came up with after little research:

1. Bose cinemate -II
2. Yamaha YMC-S21BL
3. Onkyo HTX-22HDX Ultra-Compact HD Home Theater System

Please advise.

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out of those three my vote is for...

Onkyo HTX-22HDX Ultra-Compact HD Home Theater System

However, what is your budget?
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Bowers Wilkins 685

http://www.modia.com/Bowers_Wilkins_...er_p/685bk.htm - $325

Pioneer VSX-520-K 5.1 - $140

http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-VSX-52...241867&sr=1-12

and add a sub later

OR

LAVA LSP08 - $167 (after AVS forum discount)

http://www.lavasubs.com/8_inch/power...subwoofer.html

Pioneer VSX-520-K 5.1 - $140

Yamaha NS-333 - $190

http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-NS-333-...1242241&sr=1-3

Just somthing to think about!
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I think thats a very good option, thank you very much.

Just two doubts:

- is pioneer receiver worth it or should i look for onkyo or denon ?

- is Yamaha speaker worth it (given its 2 yrs old model) or should i look like def tech, klipsch or polk etc ?
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I think thats a very good option, thank you very much.

Just two doubts:

- is pioneer receiver worth it or should i look for onkyo or denon ?

- is Yamaha speaker worth it (given its 2 yrs old model) or should i look like def tech, klipsch or polk etc ?

It's worth it. This years model is on sale on amazon for 299
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Is this beatable, in this price range ?

P.S I dont need 3-d or internet ready features

Yamaha NS-333 2-Way Bass Reflex Bookshelf Speakers
$189.95

Energy ESW-M6 800 Watt Mini Subwoofer
$199

Pioneer VSX-920-K 7.1 Home Theater Receiver
$ 245

I will upgrade if needed with a polk center some time ahead.
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Is this beatable, in this price range ?

P.S I dont need 3-d or internet ready features

Yamaha NS-333 2-Way Bass Reflex Bookshelf Speakers
$189.95

Energy ESW-M6 800 Watt Mini Subwoofer
$199

Pioneer VSX-920-K 7.1 Home Theater Receiver
$ 245

I will upgrade if needed with a polk center some time ahead.

yes, it is. spend more on speakers and less on the receiver.

In addition, you want the front 3 speakers to be matched by the same line (timbre matching). So, if you get the Yamaha NS-333 you need to get the matching center (Yamaha NS-C444).
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thanks a lot.

I got it, so the 3 speakers would be yamaha (or if you have any such gud, not much expensive alternative), sub would either be lava or energy , wht sort of receiver should i luk at ?
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thanks a lot.

I got it, so the 3 speakers would be yamaha (or if you have any such gud, not much expensive alternative), sub would either be lava or energy , wht sort of receiver should i luk at ?

I'd go for the Pioneer VSX-521-K 5.1 for $180 at newegg

speakers could be...

polk rti4 same as Polk RTi A1 (better than polk TSi series you see at bestbuy) - $150

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PAIR-RTi4-CH...item53e9fe7a87

LAVA LSP10 Subwoofer for about $210 after AVS 15% discount.

http://www.lavasubs.com/10_inch/powe...subwoofer.html
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so the receiver & sub is finalised.

Reading about speakers, isnt yamaha ns-333 ones better than polk rti4 ?
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I have the RTi series and enjoy them. Honestly, I would go to bestbuy and listen to the Polk TSi line and if you like the sound you will like the RTi series better.

EDIT: When you wish to purchase a center, the CSi3 or CSi A4 (same thing) would be a proper match.

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_107CSI3...sh.html?tp=189
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choosing refurb- can get denon from dakmart , HK from ebay, both ~250-280

I think its better of than going for new pioneer, yamaha, onkyo etc, especially after going through various posts in this forum.

Please advise out of HK or denon as above.
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Go with whatever features you need/want. The difference in sound quality between the receivers will be negligible. Good luck!
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