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BigPun1982's Avatar BigPun1982 03:49 PM 12-09-2012
Ok guys so I just bought my first house and am taking the plunge to upgrade my HK HTIB. I work for a large retailer (insert jokes here) and get fairly large discounts on products we carry. So here are tge details:

Budget- $1300
Room- Living room. 19x12. 8' ceilings. Carpeted.
TV- 60" Samsung Plasma (model?)
HT 80% Music 20%

I think I have narrowed it down to this:
Receiver - Yamaha RX-V673
Center- DefTech Procenter 1000
Fronts- Deftech Studio Monitor 55's
Rears- Deftech ProMonitor 800's
Sub- Cadence CSX-12 MarkII

The sub has already been ordered and should receive it any day. What do you think of this package? Should I look into changing anything before I place my order? I have contemplated doing a Polk RTi a5 setup in front with a matching center and surrounds. I also dont know much about receivers.

Thanks in advance for your insight/help!!

Elihawk's Avatar Elihawk 04:08 PM 12-09-2012
You can get a really sweet deal on the dt sm450s if you watch new egg- got mine fir just under 200 dollars!
zieglj01's Avatar zieglj01 05:46 PM 12-09-2012
The Definitive SM55 are some real nice speakers - if you have enough
room in your center space area, I would get another SM55 to use as a
center channel.

The new Studio Monitors, are a nice step up from the former series.
BigPun1982's Avatar BigPun1982 08:41 PM 12-09-2012
Thanks guys! I didn't know if I would benefit from Polk RTi a5 towers over the bookshelves.
How is that Yamaha for a receiver? Anything else in the $500 range you would reccomend? I can get my hands on Denon, Mrantz and Pioneer Elite.
zieglj01's Avatar zieglj01 08:54 PM 12-09-2012
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Thanks guys! I didn't know if I would benefit from Polk RTi a5 towers over the bookshelves.
How is that Yamaha for a receiver? Anything else in the $500 range you would reccomend? I can get my hands on Denon, Mrantz and Pioneer Elite.

This refurbish Marantz would be a nice one - and they have good
power handling in surround mode.
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/MARSR5006/Marantz-SR5006-AV-Receiver-with-Networking-and-AirPlay/1.html#!more

If you can squeeze a little more - this Pioneer Elite
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100008233%2050001167&IsNodeId=1&name=Pioneer
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