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post #91 of 220 Old 02-19-2012, 02:30 PM
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Just like the original poster, I too am looking for an AV reciever with 5.1 speakers for around $2000. I love Denon so i have decided on the AVR 2312CI for $850. I had a Denon in before when I lived in England and loved the quality, features and sound. The speakers, I am not sure about. One of the mistakes I made in my AV room in England was that I had superior speakers in the front and smaller inferior speakers in the back and I just couldnt get everything to balance properly. My next set of front L/R and rear L/R must all be the same.

I would like the experts in here to give me their comments on the following
Denon AVR-2312CI
2 pairs of Polk Audio TSi 200 (Front/Rear/L/R)
1 Polk Audio CS20 (Front Centre)
1 Polk Audio PSW125 (sub)

On BestBuy, the above comes to $2210 but I am sure they can be found cheaper by shopping around.

Thoughts, Suggestions, Comments?
(By the way, I have a Toyota Rav4)

You can do better on price with that receiver, but I think its a good choice. For the same money you can get into a 3312, which has pre-outs if you ever think you might want external amplification. Here is a useful thread for comparison shopping online:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1388096

If you don't need preouts, the 2112 is also solid and can be had for $450 and save you a little coin.

Edit: I'd also post in the subwoofer forum specifically for subs and maybe up the budget to get something a little better with the money you save on the receiver. If you can get into the $500-700 range an internet direct sub will smoke the one you are looking at, like this one:

http://www.rythmikaudio.com/FV12.html
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I'm with JohnAV on this one. This is the best analogy so far, hands down.

But McDonald's is not grossly overpriced like Bose is.

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You can go Denon but they are like a Ford....

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Bose is for men who have let their wife emasculate them !

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Thank you for your comments... I agree with upgrading the amp. I may well be expanding the systems to other rooms in future. I have found all the items on Amazon for cheaper and have now the following items in my Amazon Cart:

Denon AVR 3312CI
Polk Audio PSW505 (a much bigger sub for less money)
Polk Audio TSi200 (2 pairs)
Polk Audio CS20 (centre speaker)

All the above for $1981.70 from Amazon. All items eligible for FREE shipping.

Give me a good reason for NOT proceeding to checkout.
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But McDonald's is not grossly overpriced like Bose is.

They are grossly just not overpriced, yes. But it is still the best analogy so far in this thread.

For those looking into getting Energy speakers, or upgrading their current Energy setup, here are some reviews I've written that may help:http://www.tempestaudio.blogspot.com  (haven't updated in a while, but include Energy Take Classic 5.1, RC-10, CF-70, and CC-10)

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Thank you for your comments... I agree with upgrading the amp. I may well be expanding the systems to other rooms in future. I have found all the items on Amazon for cheaper and have now the following items in my Amazon Cart:

Denon AVR 3312CI
Polk Audio PSW505 (a much bigger sub for less money)
Polk Audio TSi200 (2 pairs)
Polk Audio CS20 (centre speaker)

All the above for $1981.70 from Amazon. All items eligible for FREE shipping.

Give me a good reason for NOT proceeding to checkout.

I'd take a little time on the sub and post in the subwoofer forum for some options, unless you are in a real hurry. And I'll stand on the Rythmik FV12 suggestion in the $500 price range, from what I have read its a lot of sub for the money.
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Thank you for your comments... I agree with upgrading the amp. I may well be expanding the systems to other rooms in future. I have found all the items on Amazon for cheaper and have now the following items in my Amazon Cart:

Denon AVR 3312CI
Polk Audio PSW505 (a much bigger sub for less money)
Polk Audio TSi200 (2 pairs)
Polk Audio CS20 (centre speaker)

All the above for $1981.70 from Amazon. All items eligible for FREE shipping.

Give me a good reason for NOT proceeding to checkout.

I would definitely call Electronics Expo and see what's the best price they can give you on the 3312. They're an authorized Denon dealer and I wouldn't be surprised if they were $100-200 cheaper than Amazon.

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You can go Denon but they are like a Ford....

Are fords that awesome? Never owned one before :-)
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Thanks Holt!
Expo are quoting $1,098.99
Amazon are quoting $1099.99 Just a dollar difference!

Jjackkrash,
I really appreciate your help. It is not the time that is the issue, its the money. Just like the original poster, Im trying to keep the total under $2000. To get the Rythmik FV12 is $565 (incl shipping), whereas the PSW505 is only $249. Can you recommend a good reliable supplier of the Rythmik FV for a more comparable price? I cant find it on BestBuy, Amazon, nor Expo. I want to avoid EBAY. I feel that the PSW505 is a bargain at that price. It was previously listed at $589 saving 58%

Thanks for your help
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Thanks Holt!
Expo are quoting $1,098.99
Amazon are quoting $1099.99 Just a dollar difference!

Regarding Electronics Expo, is that an actual quote from them or just what you see listed on their website? They list the 4311 for $2100 but I just purchased one from them for nearly 40% less.

FYI-Rythmik is sold internet direct (ID) and not in stores.

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Thank you. It is their website quote. I will call them tomorrow. Maybe they will have a President's Day sale and beat Amazon on the other items also. Thanks for your help!
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Are fords that awesome? Never owned one before :-)

Yeah...before I purchased Lexus/Toyotas I had 2 F150s. Super cab and standard. Still like the dependability of the Toyota/Lexus and the resale value. My last 2 AVR purchases have been Denon a 3808ci and A100

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Thank you. It is their website quote. I will call them tomorrow. Maybe they will have a President's Day sale and beat Amazon on the other items also. Thanks for your help!

Yeah, definitely give them a call (or chat with customer service). I'm guessing they would sell it for 25-35% off list price, shipped and no tax. Not sure whether or not they carry the Polk speakers.

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An $1100 receiver and a $250 sub is a misallocated budget. You are buying a top level receiver and budget level 12" sub. Take jjackkrash's suggestion for the FV12 and get the Denon AVR-2112ci instead. The better receiver will offer you minimal return in audio quality compared to what the FV12 will do.

To learn about the different Denon receivers available, see this post on AVS.

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IIRC, EE will sell the 3312 for around $800 shipped and the 2112 for $450 shipped. FWIW, my brother in law has a 2112 and is very happy with it, and it has the same room correction software the 3312 has. Either way, that would get you into the Rythmik given your total budget. The MSRP for that Polk sub isn't a realistic price and it is priced appropriately on sale, but I wouldn't call it a great value even at the discounted price. I am confident that the Rythmik would crush that Polk sub and would be more than worth the difference in price.
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I will go into Expo tomorrow and enquire about the price for the amp. It is not imperative that everything comes from the same supplier. If I can save $200 by buying the amp there, then I will upgrade to the Rythmik FV12.


Nobody has discussed my choice of "bookshelf" speakers. Are they OK? (TSi200 and CS20)

I appreciate all your comments in helping me make the right decision.
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I don't know enough to comment on those speakers. I'd post a separate thread on them or in the Polk thread and get some broader feedback.
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A Camry is an appliance of a vehicle, and so is a Bose an appliance in the speaker world. There is no joy of ownership, no enthusiasm, no aftermarket support. Just middle of the road features and performance followed with great resale values.

Bose is middle of the road performance? lol
Sure if the road only includes speakers such as the ones built into your TV, or perhaps this $37 set:
http://www.amazon.com/Cyber-Acoustic.../ref=de_a_smtd

LCD TV Speakers < Bose lifestyle < $37 Cyber Acoustics

Middle of the road, as you say. You just have to be careful how you define the road.
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OK. After reading all the expert advice in this thread for which I am very grateful, I have finally made my mind up
$1000 for the Denon 3312,
and $1000 for this neat looking set of speakers.
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@brendan,

You might find this thread interesting, it compares the FV15 to some other subs, and, IIRC, every other sub discussed in the thread is more expensive, which is why I think the FV15 is a good value at its listed price.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1394772

Edit: And the BA speakers (not sub) discussed in this thread seem interesting for the price and fit your budget:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1395152
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OK. After reading all the expert advice in this thread for which I am very grateful, I have finally made my mind up
$1000 for the Denon 3312,
and $1000 for this neat looking set of speakers.

Boy I would personally get the Camry

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Boy I would personally get the Camry

lol, wasn't the camry = bose situation posed early in the thread

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Bose is for men who have let their wife emasculate them !

this.

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boss seriously!!!!
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Where else will you find a thread so enlightening?

Ask for audio and get auto advice too

Seriously, you enjoy listening to music. Do you ever think of taking your Camry for a drive just for the fun of it?
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Where else will you find a thread so enlightening?

Ask for audio and get auto advice too

Seriously, you enjoy listening to music. Do you ever think of taking your Camry for a drive just for the fun of it?

I don't have a Camry, but my two-channel set-up is in my truck. If I want to listen to music, I just go drive around. The biggest problem is 8 MPG.

Two worlds meet.
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OK. After reading all the expert advice in this thread for which I am very grateful, I have finally made my mind up
$1000 for the Denon 3312,
and $1000 for this neat looking set of speakers.

L O L . you do know that if you buy that set of Bose speakers they will have absolutely NO Resale Value..................

Bose is for Bozo's

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OK. After reading all the expert advice in this thread for which I am very grateful, I have finally made my mind up
$1000 for the Denon 3312,
and $1000 for this neat looking set of speakers.

nice joke Brendan.

U r joking...right?
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OK. After reading all the expert advice in this thread for which I am very grateful, I have finally made my mind up
$1000 for the Denon 3312,
and $1000 for this neat looking set of speakers.

The woofer in that Acoustimass module is no bigger than the one in the Polk TSi200's. LOL

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