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post #1 of 4 Old 01-10-2010, 09:47 AM - Thread Starter
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i want to use the set up for music, gaming, movies.. primarily for music though.. my budget is flexible.. whats important to me is great music and good sound quality.. if spending a little more will make a big boost in quality then ill get it.. if i could save alot of money and not loose much quality at all .. sounds good to me

max budget / min budget 1500 - 500

room size is about 15L x 12w x 11h (feet)

i did some research and looked over a few audio sites.. here what i have decided on .. this system is for hooking up to my PC


SOUND CARD: OMEGA CLARO + 163.38 w/ship

http://www.linkecomputer.com/product...2B/HT%20Omega/

RECEIVER: Onkyo SR507 - $261 w/ship
(i currently have SONY STR-K850P, will this receiver be a significant upgrade?) (should i keep the reciever and put that money into better speakers or something?)

http://www.accessories4less.com/inde...=ONKTXSR507BLK


SPEAKERS: Energy take 5 5.0 $150
(what about keeping my reciever and spending the extra money on some nice athena's.. and then possibly upgrade the receiver next year when im balling?)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rgy%20Take%205

http://www.google.com/products/catal...wAA#ps-sellers

SUB: Formula F-12 12-inch 475 Watt $212 w/ship

http://www.provantage.com/bic-america-f12~7BICA003.htm

total ~$786







Current System: please tell me if i should save any money by keeping what i have

STR-K850P receiver with sony speakers and sub)

SUB: SONY SAWMSP85 100w sub

SPEAKERS: im pretty sure i need speakers. ive mixed and matched the original sony speakers (some died on me) with speakers i have dug up at the dumpster.. so.. it looks like a speaker foster home my center is actually a left speaker from a boombox.. LOL!

(my current system is sony 700 watt receiver with 5.1 speakers i bought at best buy in 2000 .. it was on sale for only 200 dollars (reduced from normal 400)..

any advice on what to do with the system.. i think it still sounds ok.. whats the best way to make some cash on this thing
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SVS SBS-01 5.0 speaker setup (http://www.svsound.com/products-spks-sbs01.cfm) ~$399 + ~$65 shipping = ~$465

would this be significantly better than the energys?
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For a PC setup, I'd say keep the Sony receiver and just spend your money on the speakers. You don't need fancy features in a receiver for a PC setup (most people don't really even need them for their HT).
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heres what im going to do..

im going to buy Model SBS-01 5.1 Set Black with PB10-NSD for

~850$ shipped.. everyone says these speakers and subs are top of the line for entry level... then after i break them in awile.. im going to go to best buy and pick up an onyoko receiver. probably a 606.. maybey 706.. i will test it out with the speakers.. if it makes a big improvement then i will return it and order one online for 300-500 dollars new or used, if it doesnt make a big differnce i'll return it and stick with what i got

https://svsound.com/store/index.cfm?...TOKEN=84173826
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