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post #1 of 13 Old 01-31-2013, 01:27 PM - Thread Starter
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Like most people who post like this, I am starting out on a budget of probably around $500-600, but it's flexible. Right now I'm looking for a 2.0, or 2.1 setup with receiver that can be upgraded later on to a 5.1 system. I've been doing some reading and researching and I really like Fluance's SXHTBFR. For a receiver I've been looking at Denon AVR-1612. This setup would put me right at about $500 from what I've found.

I live in an apartment with a relatively small living room which is why I don't need a huge setup right now, but I want a nice system that is upgradable. I live in Northeast Alabama for a reference if anyone knows any deals and I'll mainly be using the system for music and movies. Thanks for any advice/input.
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How about a pair of these. These are pretty highly recommended speakers for the price. Others can chime in on more options.

The receiver looks good as well. And you should have no trouble running without a sub for a while. These should provide nice bass down to around 40Hz or so.

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Those are the other speakers I have been looking at reading through the forums and researching myself
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Any other advice or thoughts would be greatly appreciated or if you think my set up is a good start then let me know.
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I'm thinking instead of the Denon-AVR-1612 picking up the Pioneer VSX-1022-K off of Amazon.
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How about a pair of these. These are pretty highly recommended speakers for the price. Others can chime in on more options.

The receiver looks good as well. And you should have no trouble running without a sub for a while. These should provide nice bass down to around 40Hz or so.

Like the Fluences, they have 2 each 6 1/2 inch woofers. Advantage: They are a 3-way design.
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I'm thinking instead of the Denon-AVR-1612 picking up the Pioneer VSX-1022-K off of Amazon.

The Denon has the advantage of Audyssey Multieq which most find is more effective than Pioneer's MCACC.

On balance the Newegg/Amazon price is hot and limited-time, and you are getting 2 more power amp channels.
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The Denon has the advantage of Audyssey Multieq which most find is more effective than Pioneer's MCACC.

On balance the Newegg/Amazon price is hot and limited-time, and you are getting 2 more power amp channels.

I guess for the better bang now I'll go with the Denon. Accessories4less has a refurbished one for $200. Then I'll pick up the Infinities off of amazon and that'll put me just under $500
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Sweet. Audyssey is extremely valuable.

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Hmm... So I brought up to my dad my attempt at setting up my first real speaker system and he has 4 klipsch heresy speakers in the attic and is willing to give me 2 of them. Any thoughts on how I would set them up or what to add with them?
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Ha awesome. How about just buy the Denon receiver, connect the two Heresy's, run Audyssey.

Leave them set to "Large" and you should be pleased.

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And you can add a sub now with the money you save. Perhaps a HSU STF-2. There you would have a sweet 2.1 setup.

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Wasn't planning on a sub, but yeah with the speaker gift I will definitely start researching some subs
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