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Hey everyone,

I recently got an Onkyo HT-RC360 for my birthday for use with movies, games, and music, but I've yet to get speakers. I'm on a very tight budget and in my interwebz travels I've come across two older Onkyo 7.1 speaker sets, the HT-S780 and the SKS-HT540, both for about $100 each.

I am relatively new at all of this and still confused about some of the ends and outs such as wattage, ohms, etc. So with the HT-RC360 in mind and the HT-S780 and SKS-HT540 as options, is one of them "better" then the other or would they basically be the same to my non-audiophile ears?

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I guess I can always choose from a hat, but any and all advice would certainly be greatly appreciated
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I guess I can always choose from a hat, but any and all advice would certainly be greatly appreciated

Flip a quarter, or use a hat - or buy a pair of the Monitor 40, and
save up to expand.
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Flip a quarter, or use a hat - or buy a pair of the Monitor 40, and
save up to expand.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290203

+1 on starting with a decent pair of fronts and saving up to expand.

Monitor 40's, the Pioneer towers on sale at Newegg for $120, a pair of P162's with a coupon, something used off Craigslist or eBay.
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Thanks for the advice guys!

At the moment, I'm looking for a cheap, temporary 7.1 solution. So I want to get everything at one go. Later on down the line, I'll piece together a crack squad of speakers.

What I am unsure of is if the SKS-HT540 is inherently "better" than the HT-S780.

As to coin flipping versus hat pulling, I think we can all agree making a decision using a hat, say a stove pipe, beats using a coin any day.
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Thanks for the advice guys!

At the moment, I'm looking for a cheap, temporary 7.1 solution. So I want to get everything at one go. Later on down the line, I'll piece together a crack squad of speakers.

What I am unsure of is if the SKS-HT540 is inherently "better" than the HT-S780.

As to coin flipping versus hat pulling, I think we can all agree making a decision using a hat, say a stove pipe, beats using a coin any day.


well the ht-s780 shows up as not being for sale anymore , i would choose the sks ht-540 though imo . Just know that you will have to turn the volume up quite a bit to get good sound as the speakers are 86db for the lcr and 82db for the surrounds .
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I'm not actually buying off Amazon, someone on CL is selling the HT-S780 and the SKS-HT540 is on eBay.

I'm still new at this and didn't realize that speakers had an inherent volume; that explains the speaker db ratings I suppose.

Seems to me a lower db rating would only influence my maximum volume, so as long as I don't want to blow my roof off, it wouldn't be a big deal, right?
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