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post #61 of 72 Old 08-22-2013, 05:31 PM
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bladerunner6, I had selected Onkyo before SZ was suggested, I am all open for better options, I haven't got a chance to look into the specifications of SZ but will do

Is there a particular reason you selected it?

BTW, what sort of stores do you have around you that carry audio equipment and where are you located?

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I selected it because I had read some good reviews about it.

Unfortunately there are no good stores around which carry the audio equipment I am looking for, I have the regular stores like Best Buy, HHGreg. I will end up ordering online and I am located in Fairfax Virginia.
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I selected it because I had read some good reviews about it.

Unfortunately there are no good stores around which carry the audio equipment I am looking for, I have the regular stores like Best Buy, HHGreg. I will end up ordering online and I am located in Fairfax Virginia.

I would consider checking your local stores for closeouts on receivers.
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Thanks everyone for all the great suggestions.

Earlier I was in a rush to get my unit, but now that my Bose has been fixed, I will be looking for deals and be picking up in piece meal in a period of few months.

My Front L/R, Centre and Sub woofer will be as follows and decided with no doubt in my mind.
Front L/R CMT-340SE
Centre CMT-340SE
Sub SVS PB1000

Still Debating on the following:
Surround (4 Speakers) Yamaha NSB210 or SZ or any good one with a good deal
Receiver TX-NR-515 or any other one with a good deal

I will let you all know what I finally pick and most importantly how it sounds.

Truly appreciate all the valuable information I got from this forum.
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Thanks everyone for all the great suggestions.

Earlier I was in a rush to get my unit, but now that my Bose has been fixed, I will be looking for deals and be picking up in piece meal in a period of few months.

My Front L/R, Centre and Sub woofer will be as follows and decided with no doubt in my mind.
Front L/R CMT-340SE
Centre CMT-340SE
Sub SVS PB1000

Still Debating on the following:
Surround (4 Speakers) Yamaha NSB210 or SZ or any good one with a good deal
Receiver TX-NR-515 or any other one with a good deal

I will let you all know what I finally pick and most importantly how it sounds.

Truly appreciate all the valuable information I got from this forum.

Good luck. I think you'll get better enjoyment of out of the sub over the surrounds initially. Add the surrounds whenever you have the funds or inclination.
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Good luck. I think you'll get better enjoyment of out of the sub over the surrounds initially. Add the surrounds whenever you have the funds or inclination.

Agreed.

Or, after hearing the fronts and sub, you might decide you want to go with 5.1 and match your rear speakers to the fronts with either the HTM-200 SE or CBM-170 SE smile.gif
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Agreed.

Or, after hearing the fronts and sub, you might decide you want to go with 5.1 and match your rear speakers to the fronts with either the HTM-200 SE or CBM-170 SE smile.gif

This is exactly what I was thinking.

I hate to derail this but does anyone know how something like the Mirage OMD5 compared to the Ascend 200 as a surround performer?

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Someone has HTM-200 SEs for sale for $225 shipped on the AVS classifieds. That might be a nice option.

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Thanks everyone for all the great suggestions.

Earlier I was in a rush to get my unit, but now that my Bose has been fixed, I will be looking for deals and be picking up in piece meal in a period of few months.

My Front L/R, Centre and Sub woofer will be as follows and decided with no doubt in my mind.
Front L/R CMT-340SE
Centre CMT-340SE
Sub SVS PB1000

Still Debating on the following:
Surround (4 Speakers) Yamaha NSB210 or SZ or any good one with a good deal
Receiver TX-NR-515 or any other one with a good deal

I will let you all know what I finally pick and most importantly how it sounds.

Truly appreciate all the valuable information I got from this forum.

Shoponkyo has 20% off refurbs until 9/3.

Join ClubOnkyo, which is free and get an extra $10 off, plus additional deals.

They have the 626 for $289 before discounts.

Refurbs have only a 1 year warranty but an Amex card will add a year to the warranty.

Or $40 add two more years. I am normally extremely against buying extended warranties but a refurbed unit with an extra warranty that is less expensive than a new unit makes some sense.

Personally, I would buy a Denon with a better version of Audyssey, but that is my preference.
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Shoponkyo has 20% off refurbs until 9/3.

Join ClubOnkyo, which is free and get an extra $10 off, plus additional deals.

They have the 626 for $289 before discounts.

Refurbs have only a 1 year warranty but an Amex card will add a year to the warranty.

Or $40 add two more years. I am normally extremely against buying extended warranties but a refurbed unit with an extra warranty that is less expensive than a new unit makes some sense.

Personally, I would buy a Denon with a better version of Audyssey, but that is my preference.

I would also look to squaretrade for a warranty. The Onkyos sound great and have great features they just apart to have a really high failure rate.

I'm looking to move from my onkyo 818 to the Denon x4000.

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OP, here is a thread about places to audition speakers in Northern VA. I'm in NoVA too but haven't visited these stores. Some of them have good details on what speakers they carry, not sure if they list prices.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1484871/good-place-to-audition-speakers-in-northern-va-dc/0_100

Hope this helps.
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I just bought my brother the older set of 1005.2 SE KEF's for Christmas. The older set had a 200w front firing 8" and can only be found in white I think. I was impressed with the construction. The cases were all aluminum I think not 100% tho. I found them for $200. Also I second the pioneer equipment. On a budget they sound great and the speakers can be had very inexpensively. Oh and if your in the US take a serious look at Emotiva It's a big step up and worth the cash also their current ratings are all channels driven and shipping is free with 5 yr warranty 

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