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Old 04-30-2012, 08:43 PM - Thread Starter
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o.k I am about to purchase a home theater for my new TV which is a 60 inch Samsung led 240 hrtz for only $2099 (just bragging a little) anyway here is my situation.

I am very smitten with the Onkyo htib there are several that I am considering mostly the HT-S8409 7.1. But I may try to save a few bucks and go with the 5500 or the 7409 I like the idea of one of these systems because of the convenience, price point, wireless rear speakers and most of all a new system that should last for years.

Now here is where I throw a curve ball. I do have a pair of JBL MRV308 tower speakers pictured below. I bought them about 15 years ago at a going out of business sale for 75 percent off the original price which was $250 each quite a deal.

Now I have only used them for about a year then they got stored so they are in perfect condition. So here is the question should I get the Onkyo htib and if so which one. (My room is anout 13x19).

Or just buy a receiver and build my system around the JBL's. I connected them to a receiver just to try them out and they are super loud. Any advise would be appreciated. I have about 700 to spend and the room is about 2000 cubic feet
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:46 PM
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I would buy a receiver and build around the JBL's. You might want to call JBL and see what they recommend for a matching center.

You could add this sub for $188.
http://www.amazon.com/BIC-America-F1...5843995&sr=1-1

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^^^ What he said.

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Build...build....dont waste money on HTIB
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Onkyo is NOT know as a long time speaker manufactor and JBL is...this is a no brainer. See if you can find a center channel to match those JBLs!

Set up #1: EMP e5ti, e5Ci, and SLS Q line Audio surrounds, EMP 10i10i sub
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and Klipsch 12wD sub
Set up #3: JBL130, JBL120C and Klipsch synergy sub
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i was looking at this center channell JBL ES25CBK 3-Way, Dual 5 1/4" its 178 on amazon and it looks like a good choice for my system. any one know about it and can agree or disagerr?
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