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I'm just starting out building my Home Theater system. I just happened across this bundle, and bit the bullet and bought it on a whim:

Onkyo TX-NR818 + Definitive Technology ProCinema 600 5.1 System for $1279 (I got the last one in stock! haha)
http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-Receiver-Definitive-Technology-ProCinema/dp/B008RYMOL4/ref=pd_rhf_ee_p_t_2

Prior to this, I had been thinking about getting maybe a TX-NR709, so the 818 is a good upgrade for sure, but I was going to pair it with the brand new 2012 model Klipsch Quintet V 5.0 system and a Bic America F12 sub, because I really like the crisp sound that Klipsch speakers produce.

Klipsch Quintet V (2012): http://www.klipsch.com/quintet-home-theater-system-2012
Bic America F12: http://www.amazon.com/BIC-America-F12-475-Watt-Subwoofer/dp/B0015A8Y5M

However, the bundle I bought comes with a 5.1 system, so should I just keep the system as is? Or would re-selling the Def Tech system and buying the Klipsch/Bic setup be much much better? To throw another wrench in the dilemma, I see that the Klipsch Quintet IV is on amazon for about half the price of the Quintet Vs. Would I notice much of a difference by sticking with the V over the IV?

Thanks everyone in advance. I'm really looking forward seeing your opinions!
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Also, to clarify, I have a pretty small room.. about 11x15. This is all getting hooked up to a Sony KDL-55LX900 TV, and I primarily watch blu-rays from a PS3. I may be moving within a year to a bigger house (and bigger theater room!) and so I might be looking into upgrading to 7.1 later.
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I'm just starting out building my Home Theater system. I just happened across this bundle, and bit the bullet and bought it on a whim:
Onkyo TX-NR818 + Definitive Technology ProCinema 600 5.1 System for $1279 (I got the last one in stock! haha)
http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-Receiver-Definitive-Technology-ProCinema/dp/B008RYMOL4/ref=pd_rhf_ee_p_t_2
Prior to this, I had been thinking about getting maybe a TX-NR709, so the 818 is a good upgrade for sure, but I was going to pair it with the brand new 2012 model Klipsch Quintet V 5.0 system and a Bic America F12 sub, because I really like the crisp sound that Klipsch speakers produce.
Klipsch Quintet V (2012): http://www.klipsch.com/quintet-home-theater-system-2012
Bic America F12: http://www.amazon.com/BIC-America-F12-475-Watt-Subwoofer/dp/B0015A8Y5M
However, the bundle I bought comes with a 5.1 system, so should I just keep the system as is? Or would re-selling the Def Tech system and buying the Klipsch/Bic setup be much much better? To throw another wrench in the dilemma, I see that the Klipsch Quintet IV is on amazon for about half the price of the Quintet Vs. Would I notice much of a difference by sticking with the V over the IV?
Thanks everyone in advance. I'm really looking forward seeing your opinions!

Looks like a very nice setup.
I own the 5.1 Pro Cinema 600 and it's a great system. Great reviews... Have fun with your new setup...

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Looks like a very nice setup.
I own the 5.1 Pro Cinema 600 and it's a great system. Great reviews... Have fun with your new setup...

Thanks for the reply. So you think I should just keep the ProCinema and not swap it for a Klipsch/Bic system?

Somehow I feel like I'll enjoy it either way, haha
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Thanks for the reply. So you think I should just keep the ProCinema and not swap it for a Klipsch/Bic system?
Somehow I feel like I'll enjoy it either way, haha

That's up to you but I think the DefTech Pro Cimema 600 5.1 is a good set of speakers...

We have enjoyed them for years until we just upgraded to our James Loudspeakers.
I will more than likely put them in our sitting or craft room (DefTechs). You will enjoy them they sound good.

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I would absolutely go with Klipsch Quintets. I have owned a few sets and they are just fantastic. The new Quintets have a reworked 90x90 degree horn, and much improved midbass drivers to extend lower.

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I would absolutely go with Klipsch Quintets. I have owned a few sets and they are just fantastic. The new Quintets have a reworked 90x90 degree horn, and much improved midbass drivers to extend lower.

Thanks for the input. DO you think the 90x90 degree horn and better midbass is worth the price jump from $275 to $550, though?
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Thanks for the input. DO you think the 90x90 degree horn and better midbass is worth the price jump from $275 to $550, though?

Lol, good luck on your decision I thInk my DefTechs are a great little setup I can't speak for the Klipsch speaker Blake is talking about. I have a pair of klipsch XB-10 speakers in master and they sound great also. don't think you went wrong with Pro Cinema 600 setup.
Good luck...

You only paid $275 for a complete DefTech Pro Cinema 600 with Sub that is a deal...

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i am planning to either buy 600 or 800 series, what receiver would one recommend? I'm leaning towards 5.1 Pioneer VSX-822-K.
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