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post #1 of 5 Old 12-07-2012, 11:54 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello all,

I'm on a tight budget and was at first looking at an Onkyo HTIB from accessories4less.com for a starter... BUT, I have just read so much on how it's best to piece together your own system and I have read alot of great reviews on the Energy Take Classic 5.0 http://www.amazon.com/Energy-Take-Classic-Pack-Theater/dp/B0021L9BME/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

So, if you agree these would be a great starter set I would like a receiver recommendation from accessories4less.com or somewhere with nice prices or refurb units. I would also like a good recommendation on a starter low budget powered subwoofer.



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What is your budget for all this? I would pair the energy speakers with the Denon 1612 from www.accessories4less.com It is a good entry-level receiver and comes with Audyssey MultEQ for good room calibration. Depending on your budget, take a look at subs from Dayton, BIC, or Polk.

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hard to beat the Takes for $119.
http://sellout.woot.com/offers/energy-take-classic-5pc-speaker-system-6

check newegg too, they run great deals on 5.0 & 5.1 setups.

My living room budget build: Samsung PN51E530 / Denon AVR1613 / DefTech PC1000 / DefTech PM60 / DefTech ProSub 60 / Dayton Sub1200
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Ok great, now I'm thinking about the Polk Audio PSW10 subwoofer, the Take Classic 5.0 speakers and the Denon 1612 all for about 430 bucks. I've never heard any of these types of systems unfortunately. Will all this setup together really outperform one of the HTIB's like the Onkyo 5400?

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Yes, better than a htib. Spend a little more and get a better sub. Check out the budget sub thread.

My living room budget build: Samsung PN51E530 / Denon AVR1613 / DefTech PC1000 / DefTech PM60 / DefTech ProSub 60 / Dayton Sub1200
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