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post #1 of 2 Old 06-23-2012, 01:10 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi everyone

I'm looking for a system used mainly for watching TV/movies. Not so much for music as I haven't listened to music on a good system for a long time. If I can find a mid-range system that could satisfy these needs, that would be great. I'll be using this in the living room. No den for HT yet. I'm a newb in AV.

I saw this on sale in Future Shop Canada Basically, it's the Denon 5.1-Channel Receiver (AVR-1613) and Energy Speaker System (Take Classic II). I went to the store to have a listen. I also tried the Pioneer Receiver (VSX-822-K) with Polk Audio Speakers (RM6750) Both system were adjusted differently and different movies were played. The bass was really good in Captain America on Pioner/PA while Tron is so-so at the Denon.

The Denon set is $200 more than the Pioneer/Pol Audio set. Of course, the store AV guy said reviews will be better for the Denon. I'm thinking of subbing the AVR-1613 with the the Denon AVR-1713.

Anyone has experience with the Pioneer Receiver and Polk Audio speakers? Or is Denon a better bet? I'm going to the store again this weekend with my CD to listen to the systems again. But any advice is appreciated.

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