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I have a budget around $600-$700. I have a living room that im making into a theatre. The room is 20' deep with vaulted ceilings. Thanks for the help
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does that budget exclude anything? As in do you have some pieces already TV? Speakers? Receiver? Source (bluray, internet streaming device?), seating? Or are you starting from scratch? If that is the case then $700 is a tall order lol.

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That price is just for audio (speakers, receiver, sub)
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That's a pretty cheap budget for such a large room.

Are you okay with gettng 2 speakers, receiver and sub or are you hoping to get a 5.1 system plus receiver? If you want a full system you're probably better off getting something like this.

http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/item/features/502471809/onkyo-ht-s9400thx?v_c=netelixir&ne_ppc_id=705&ne_key_id=14962881&ne_sadid=13676877527

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That's a pretty cheap budget for such a large room.
Are you okay with gettng 2 speakers, receiver and sub or are you hoping to get a 5.1 system plus receiver? If you want a full system you're probably better off getting something like this.
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/item/features/502471809/onkyo-ht-s9400thx?v_c=netelixir&ne_ppc_id=705&ne_key_id=14962881&ne_sadid=13676877527

Agreed... the Onkyo HTIB setups ARE great starter sets though! We have an S5400 set up in our bedroom.
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That's a pretty cheap budget for such a large room.
Are you okay with gettng 2 speakers, receiver and sub or are you hoping to get a 5.1 system plus receiver? If you want a full system you're probably better off getting something like this.
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/item/features/502471809/onkyo-ht-s9400thx?v_c=netelixir&ne_ppc_id=705&ne_key_id=14962881&ne_sadid=13676877527


with all due respect....i dis agree ...onkyo provide better HTib s compared to other cheap htib systems..
9400 cost 1000$ msrp but u can get it around 750$ online...

BUT MAJOR DRAW BACK OF THIS SET UP IS THAT..THE SPEAKERS COMING WITH THIS SYSTEM ARE OF VERY POOR QUALITY....SENSITIVITY IS LOW..WEIGHT IS LOW....AND ITS LIMITED IN EVRY WAY..

SPEAKERS PLAY A MAJOR PART IN SOUND QUALITY FOR ANY HOMETHEATRE... I AM NOT SAYING MORE..ITS JUST SIMPLE RULE OF THUMB ..( U MUST SPEND MONEY IN 2:1 RATIO FOR SPEAKER:AV RECIEVER )
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SO I WILL EXPLAIN....
OPTION 1...
BUY
1. ONKYO TX-NR 414 ..JUST 280$ ONLINE...ITS UR AVR ..WITH 3D,AND MANY FEATURES..
2. ENEGY TAKE CLASSIC 5.1 SPEAKER SYSTEM...400$ ..UNANIMOUSLY POSITIVE EXCE;;ENT SPEAKERS ..EDITORS CHOICE FOR CNET AND MANY OTHER REVIEWS....

SO JUST 680$....U HAV A VERY GOOD 5.1....
IT WILL SOUND 100% BETTER THAN ANY hTIB..WHETHER ITS 9400 OR ANY OTHER FOR MORE THAN 1000$
A GOOD 5.1 IS 1000 TIMES BETTER THAN ANY 7.1 HTiB....
...

2. BEST OPTION..IF U SPEND A LITTLE MORE U GET THE BIGGEST BANG FOR UR BUCK....U CANT BEAT THIS CONFIG....

1. ONKYO TX NR 616...390$ ONLINE....AVR WITH LATEST BELLS AND WHISTLES ..AND 7.1 THX CERTIFED ..GREAT

2. U CAN BUY A MUCH BIGGER PIONEER SP-BS 21/22 SPEAKERS ...SEPERATELY....
ITS MUCH BETTER TO AVOID PIONEER SUB AND U CAN BUY A POLK AUDIO PSW10 FOR 99$..OR PSW 125 OR ANY OTHER GOOD SUB,..IT WILL STEP UP UR SYSYTEM MANY FOLDS..
PIONEER BS 21 ...FRONT LR...80$ FOR PAIR . SO 160$ FOR 4 SATELLITE.
BS C21 CENTER FOR 70$...
PSW 10 FOR 100$
SO A TOTAL 160+70+100= 330$ SPEAKER AND SUB..IF U WANT 7.1 BUY AN EXRA PAIR FOR 80$...

SO GRAN TOTAL...
390+330= 720$....U WILL GET ONE OF THE BEST MID RANGE AVR ...AND AN EXCELLENT SPEAKER SYSTEM..( IT WILL BE BIGGER AND BETTER THAN ENERGY TAKE CLASSIC )

....SO U GET A TREMENDOUS SET UP FOR JUST 720$...IN FRONT OF THIS SYSTEM ..ONKYO HTIB WILL BE A JOKE...wink.gifwink.gif
..GOOD DAY
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GO FOR ONKYO TX NR 616 AND PIONEER BS21 SPEAKERS..BUT BUY POLK AUDIO PSW 10 SUB...URE DONE...DONT GO FOR HTIB...THEY ARE CHEAP SPEAKERS
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ok iam sorry
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Here is what I would do... Get the energy take classics, do they sound as good as the pioneers? No. But they are cheap and we are about to leapfrog the crap out of them. Setup your take classics and enjoy them, then go to a stereo shop and try some 3-5k speakers see if you can tell the difference between that set and your home, if not go home happy knowing you saved some money. If you do start scouring craigslist and eBay looking for used speakers... It's going to be harder because you will have to research every pair you find. But you can find some great deals, I found the three front speakers for $300 and it was a pair of mirage towers that retailed for about 1k a piece and a matching center. Then once you have your new speakers move the take classics and make a 7.1 or make an office setup. That is value

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Agree, all HTiB -sony, samsung, & Onkyo ( in the $500 range) are far inferior than separate
For AV amp, go for new digital tech, I believe 616 is much better than 416 . I still use Onkyo 606 for my HT.
For Sub, Ctr and F speakers, you may find 2nd hand on the Web. If you search selectively after studying reviews and provided you test it or returnable, you will be surprised what a good steal you may have.
I think with a working sub and proper surround setup, large floorstanding front speakers are not a 'must' for AV excitement. , also as many people use spare micro Hifi speakers for surrounds in 5.1/7.1 /9.1, you may enjoy sensational HT entertainment within your budget.
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Can I use a onkyo 515 instead of the 616?
Its about $50 cheaper
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I thought Onkyo had issues with their HDMI boards? I've been seeing a lot of complaints recently.
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