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pbrown3636's Avatar pbrown3636 02:38 PM 05-27-2013
So I've decided to buy a Denon 1612 and was wondering if the Onkyo HT690 would be a good speaker set to buy. Was hoping to spend less than $300 on speakers and was hoping to get a 5.1 speaker system.

Let me know your thoughts. Thanks!

TheLight's Avatar TheLight 03:12 PM 05-27-2013
I would stay away from that and look to spend $400-500 minimum for a decent budget set up.
caloyzki's Avatar caloyzki 03:33 PM 05-27-2013
Did you bought the denon 1612 already?
pbrown3636's Avatar pbrown3636 07:21 PM 05-27-2013
400-500 on the speakers? And no I haven't bought the receiver yet. I was looking to spend ~$500 on the receiver and speakers if possible
afrogt's Avatar afrogt 07:31 PM 05-27-2013
How many speakers do you actually want? 5.1? do you just want bookshelf size speakers? How big is the room?

And where are you located?

Definitely do not get the Onkyo HT690. Those speakers have a sensitivity of 79db. You'll have to turn the volume way up to make them as loud as a 90db speaker.
pbrown3636's Avatar pbrown3636 09:28 PM 05-27-2013
Well I currently have a 7.1 but my roommate is taking it when he moves out in a week. I've been reading on here that a 7.1 isn't that much better than a 5.1 for a budget system. The room is roughly 15x12.

The speaker size to me isn't a huge deal. Really just the money right now is the issue.
pbrown3636's Avatar pbrown3636 09:29 PM 05-27-2013
Located in upstate NY
caloyzki's Avatar caloyzki 09:34 PM 05-27-2013
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Located in upstate NY
You are lucky if you want to get denon 1612 I am selling my denon 1612. And im located in ny too. I just upgraded my avr.

Here is my post at the classified ads.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1474382/denon-avr-1612-excellent-condition-free-shipping
pbrown3636's Avatar pbrown3636 08:15 AM 05-28-2013
So what speaker set should I get with the denon 1612 thought?
eljaycanuck's Avatar eljaycanuck 08:27 AM 05-28-2013
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Was hoping to spend less than $300 on speakers and was hoping to get a 5.1 speaker system.

Let me know your thoughts.
Not sure what you can get for $300, but if you can increase your budget to ~$355, IMO a good way to proceed would be to start with:
- a pair of well-rated Cambridge S30s ($219, shipped, at Amazon.com); and
- a Dayton Audio SUB-1200 subwoofer ($119 + $15 shipping, at Parts-Express.com).

Then save up for a matching CC speaker and surrounds (or for three new speakers across the front, and use the S30s for surround duty).
afrogt's Avatar afrogt 09:33 AM 05-28-2013
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So what speaker set should I get with the denon 1612 thought?

you can get this Jamo 5.0 setup for $179 and then buy a subwoofer for $100-120 from Parts Express.

http://www.amazon.com/Jamo-426-HCS-WENGE-5-Piece/dp/B003GGXGU6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1369755074&sr=8-2&keywords=jamo+speakers

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-628

That's about as good as you're gonna get for $300 for a 5.1 system.
caloyzki's Avatar caloyzki 09:47 AM 05-28-2013
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So what speaker set should I get with the denon 1612 thought?

i can sell to you my Denon 1612 and Dayton 1200. for a good price. im just upgrading my system thats why im selling it. and youre from NY too you can see and demo them.
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