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Seeking suggestions for Onkyo TX-NR1030

I'm putting together my first home theater. I don't call myself an audiophile but I hope to in the near future


My HT is a 15x17 foot room in the basement and will feature an Onkyo TX-NR1030 in a 5.1.4 setup.


The ceiling speakers are already in place -- four Polk MC60's.


I've tentatively selected the Fluance SXHTB+ 5-speaker system and BIC America F12 subwoofer. I'd like to know if there are better selections for the money.


(I want to keep the 5.1 speaker budget under $650, but I can go higher with a convincing argument.)


Mostly movies and sporting events, not gaming.


Advance thanks,


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I think that I would save up - or build something nice slowly

That is a lot of receiver and tends to be out of balance, as far as
the receiver/electronics and speaker plus sub ratio.

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+1.

Why have a $1500 AVR with a set of cheap speakers. Cheap speakers will still sound cheap no matter how much you spend on an AVR whereas good speakers will sound good no matter how little you spend on an AVR.

I realize you spent what you did in order to have a full Atmos system, but why compromise it with cheap speakers and a bargain basement sub?

Buy a good pair of mains, then save up for a good sub or two then get a matching center and finally the surrounds.

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<snip> Why have a $1500 AVR with a set of cheap speakers </snip


... because nobody makes a $500 or $1000 5.1.4-channel Atmos AVR. I don't need the speakers to be any better than my ears.
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... because nobody makes a $500 or $1000 5.1.4-channel Atmos AVR. I don't need the speakers to be any better than my ears.
Then get anything you like . The comments you've received were excellent, whether you agree with them or not. And I'll echo those statements: A $1500 AVR and $650 on 5 speakers and a sub is completely out of whack. If you can return that receiver, then do so and get something to tie you over until there is some media available for ATMOS. There are plenty of nice AVRs for under $300. Get the best front stage (LRC) that you can afford. Then get a proper subwoofer for your room volume (that alone could cost well over $650). What good is any home theater that doesn't sound like a theater? And after all, you did ask for help .

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<snip> Why have a $1500 AVR with a set of cheap speakers </snip


... because nobody makes a $500 or $1000 5.1.4-channel Atmos AVR. I don't need the speakers to be any better than my ears.
Not everybody is Joe Millionaire, I feel ya dude. Get what you can afford for now and work your way up gradually to get better equipment, when you can afford it. I totally get it dude, its your money, not anyone elses
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<snip> Why have a $1500 AVR with a set of cheap speakers </snip


... because nobody makes a $500 or $1000 5.1.4-channel Atmos AVR. I don't need the speakers to be any better than my ears.
How do you know how good your ears are? Plus you don't need "golden" ears to hear and FEEL the advantages of a good sub or two.

Like others have said it's your money. Money that IMO your pissing down the drain because you'll be wanting to upgrade right away and if you can't return them, you won't be able to sell them for anywhere near even half price.

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