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So it looks like I am going to go with the Monoprice speakers for L, R, Center and surrounds. (not sure what the diff is tho between the 6.5 and 8" ones)

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2


My question, though, is what goes best with them as far as a Sub and a Receiver? Can any of you recommend what to put with them or what woudl go best? Not sure I am in the right forum. If not, where should I post? Thanks.
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So it looks like I am going to go with the Monoprice speakers for L, R, Center and surrounds. (not sure what the diff is tho between the 6.5 and 8" ones)

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2


My question, though, is what goes best with them as far as a Sub and a Receiver? Can any of you recommend what to put with them or what woudl go best? Not sure I am in the right forum. If not, where should I post? Thanks.

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I see Monoprice has inwall Centers and Subs. It would be your best bet at matching Center Timber to your other speakers.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...09&cp_id=10837

Receivers, however, you need to be more specific with Budget, size of room and if you have a mix of analog and digital inputs.
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Budget, I would say 300-500? I dont know for sure yet. It will be for HT setup. The Room is in my basement. I dont have the exact measurements handy but it the room itself will be split up some so the whole room doesnt need it. Probably 15x20ish?
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Any thoughts from anyone? I know I am not giving alot of info here..just wanted to get some general thoughts a good receiver...
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Plenty of options under $500.

Marantz 5005 and 5006 or Onkyo NR709 from accessories4less.com

Denon 2112, Yamaha RX-V867 or 671,

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Is that $300-$500 for the receiver AND subwoofer? If so, you need to clarify.

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I dont knw man. I am so confused with this stuff. Im trying to cut costs b/c I am getting the basement finished. So I want a decent system. I know the Mono price arent that great. But for the price, i read they are good. I have alot of other expenses with this basement so I am really trying to limit wher ei can without TOTALLY sacrificing sound. I will have 100" screen with Epson projector, LRC Monoprice and was considering also bying the Monoprice sub with it....then getting a decent receiver.......
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What about something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RX-V373...=5336055023-20

I dont want to get a reciever that is "too good" for the speakers and dont want to get one that is not good enough..which I am guessing will be hard to do with these cheaper speaks. I dont want something that is too powerful or where I wont be able to use all the features/power with what i have.....hope that makes sense...thanks guys.
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How about the HK AVR 1650 from Electronics Expo $333.91 shipped (after discount code)

http://www.electronics-expo.com/harm...heater-receive

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Chikoo..thanks...is that better that the one i posted?
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Hey Chickoo....i see a price of $498.....
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What about something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RX-V373...=5336055023-20

I dont want to get a reciever that is "too good" for the speakers and dont want to get one that is not good enough..which I am guessing will be hard to do with these cheaper speaks. I dont want something that is too powerful or where I wont be able to use all the features/power with what i have.....hope that makes sense...thanks guys.

I would take the Denon AVR 1612 over the Yamaha because of better room correction software.
http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR-1612...5301062&sr=1-1

But if you really want to save money then the Yamaha 371 may interest you.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882115313

Or the Pioneer VSX-821 which has an additional $20 off with a promo code.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882117397

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Thanks Afro.

I like the HK one mentioned above too. Just wondering if that would work good as well. This is for HT.....
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I'm sure the HK would be fine. The HK AVR-2600 is also available under $400.

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Doing some price shopping.....any thoughts on quality in relation to price and which you would go with:

>>HK AVR 1650 ----$333.91 shipped
>>Denon AVR 1612----$251 Shipped
>>Denon AVR 1912 ---$300 local
>>Yamaha RX V373----$249 shipped
>>Pioneer VSX-821----$150 shipped

I think the Onkyo NR709 is out of my price range I think. The more I look at these, I am not sure I need all that. What does the NR709 have that I would need that the other 4 above dont have?

Thank you all.
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the HK has 7.1 channels, but the Denon has audyssey EQ
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I am doing 5.1 so not all that interested in the 7.1 capability.......
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Doing some price shopping.....any thoughts on quality in relation to price and which you would go with:

>>HK AVR 1650 ----$333.91 shipped
>>Denon AVR 1612----$251 Shipped
>>Denon AVR 1912 ---$300 local
>>Yamaha RX V373----$249 shipped
>>Pioneer VSX-821----$150 shipped

I think the Onkyo NR709 is out of my price range I think. The more I look at these, I am not sure I need all that. What does the NR709 have that I would need that the other 4 above dont have?

Thank you all.

I'd get the Denon 1912. Its the only one on the list with networking, internet streaming and can be controlled by a smartphone.

The Onkyo NR709 offers a better version of Audyssey, the ability to connect an external amp, better video scaler and a few more connections. But there is also a recall on this receiver so you may want to stay away. The Denon 1912 should be more than enough for your needs.

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