Originally Posted by pastelsoda
thanks for your suggestion, but I think for me Im more of a all in one system type of a guy. What do you guys think of the Onkyo that I showed? will there be big difference vs my Panasonic system I have?
Also whats the best all in one system out there for under 600?
In terms of ease of set up, there really is very little difference between "an all in one system" and buying separate speakers, sub and receiver. You still have to connect all the wires together.
The difference is that something you buy as separate components will sound vastly better and be expandable/upgradeable.
I had a Panasonic SC-PT760 and when we went with a new system based on separates, the improvement was 1000%, at least.
I am not exagerating. My wife and I both agree the new system sounds at least that much better than what we had before.
Without knowing your room size, the first thing that comes to mind for your budget is:
Two pairs of these Pioneer bookshelf and a matching center.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rder=BESTMATCH
A BIC F12 Sub already mentioned.
And the Onkyo receiver mentioned or a Pioneer 821 from Costco.
All that is about $550 or so.
I would say this would be significantly better than the all in one system your are looking at in terms of sound quality. And more upgradeable too.
BTW, how big is your room?