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post #1 of 8 Old 07-19-2013, 12:38 PM - Thread Starter
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My wife has been badgering me to replace my old Pioneer Surround system (think 299 cheapo with a free blu ray). She is a big fan of Boss.. because someone told her to be. I have been reading online for sometime and been reading over a lot of the suggestions and reviews on this site. This is what I have come up with. I am a little flexible on cash, but don't want to add too much if I can avoid it. So please take a look and let me know if this is a decent starter system.. especially compared to a 3k Boss system


Onkyo TX-NR818 7.2: $799
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007JOO4XE/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A36VT43W2I07N0

Klipsch RW12D 12-inch Reference Subwoofer: $369
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UVWIO0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AJA746BHQ7SCI
(although based on the suggestions on this site.. I will wait for Newegg to do a sale before purchasing)

BIC America FH6-LCR: $103
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0015A8Y3E/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Bic America FH-65B: $99 a piece
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002ISTP8K/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AED492BX4II6G


Any advice is very welcome.. thank you in advance.

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I am also thinking of these:
Klipsch RB-51 II
http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-RB-51-II-Bookshelf-Speaker/dp/B0040LG96O/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1374263730&sr=1-2&keywords=klipsch+speakers

If I can talk the wife into letting me start at a little bit higher price.
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You should use the LCR speakers for your front 3, if you weren't already planning to do that. While having XT32 is nice, I'm not sure I would spend half my budget on an AVR, and it's an Onkyo which is prone to failure. Adding a second sub and going with a $400- $500 avr would be my choice. I'm also not a huge fan of the Klipsch sub when it is not $300, I would go with a pair of these subs over the Klipsch at that price.

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-770
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Ok thats an easy fix on the LCR.. if i hold out for the Klipsch to come down to 300 should I go for two of them with a cheaper avr? and if so do you have any recommendations on an ave?
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I'm not really a Klipsch fan, so no I wouldnt hold out for those speakers.

You could get this Denon 2113 in "like new" condition from Amazon for $400

http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR-2113CI-Networking-Theater-Receiver/dp/B00829USIU/ref=sr_1_88?m=A2L77EE7U53NWQ&s=merchant&ie=UTF8&qid=1374264416&sr=1-88
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I picked up a Yamaha HTR-7065 - got it today. While I can't attest to how long they last Yamaha seems to get great marks for reliability. It sounds great to me - but then I'm using the preamp out jacks to an XPA-5 - which isn't necessary for most but I have 4ohm speakers. It seems to have plenty of features - not that its why I bought it. It has the same specs as the A820 and V773 at much less cost. It comes with a one year warranty that can be expanded to 2 years for $39.99. HDMI switching is fast and the on-screen GUI looks great too. Haven't had too much time with it yet but will get familiar with it over the next few weeks. Seems very easy to use.

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Jeez, you completely left out the fact you have an XPA5 eek.gif Good deal on the yamaha. I really like my A800.
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You should use the LCR speakers for your front 3, if you weren't already planning to do that. While having XT32 is nice, I'm not sure I would spend half my budget on an AVR, and it's an Onkyo which is prone to failure. Adding a second sub and going with a $400- $500 avr would be my choice. I'm also not a huge fan of the Klipsch sub when it is not $300, I would go with a pair of these subs over the Klipsch at that price.

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-770

+1 on the idea of spending less on the AVR and more on sub and speakers, plus using the LCR speakers for the front three.

My questions are:

How big is your room and what do you listen to?

Thanks.
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