Originally Posted by Zorba922
Yes, the 40.3 or even the 30.4 at $300 ($250 shipped after discount).
If you are sure you will one day have dual subs and want to be able to EQ them using Audyssey XT32, there's the 50.4 at $500 ($410 shipped after discount).
If your usage is all HT/TV/gaming with no critical music listening, the JBL B17/C25 setup would probably be fine, and a $600 Hsu VTF-2 over the S10 would be worth it IMO. If you do go with the Chanes I'd still spend the extra $100 to get the $400 Emotiva S12 over the S10 though.
Originally Posted by Roctopuss
Chane a1.4 + a2.4 $600
HSU VTF-2 $600
Craigslist reciever + HDMI splitter $100
That's how you should be prioritizing. You can always upgrade the reciever later, and easily sell it for what you paid.
Originally Posted by audiofreak38
Honestly, I have not owned the A1.4's. But, I did own (3) of the A2.4's and I can tell you first hand that they produced the most cohesive sound that I have ever experienced. Was totally blown away. Do think that you would be well served with the A1.4's and a A2.4 center. Couple them with the BasX10 or even the BasX12 and you will have one rocking setup.
Keep in mind that the Denon X3300 will have Audyssey Multi EQ XT32 w/Sub EQ HT. That is rather significant in that it can EQ two subs independently. Provided that you eventually end up with dual subs down the road. Check to see if Jon Lane albeit Chane has any B-stocks available. Might as well save some money. In fact, he might can make you a deal on (3) A2.4's across the front! Just saying..............best wishes!
Originally Posted by mikeTRON250LM
I think spending more on your AVR than speakers or sub(s) is doing it wrong. I mean obviously the 3300 is a good receiver but the extra $150 over the 1300 wont make a $850 3.1 sound any better. than a $1k receiver.
edit: i jusy realized the original post was for the 2300. I'd say that is an unwise decision. Either get the 1300 or the 3300, where the 3300 will shine with multiple subs (that you don't have in the budget).
Ultimately I'd say the best bang for the buck is about 300 for the receiver, 500 for a sub and 750 for LCR, just for reference. Also the best way to stretch your dollar is to buy slightly used gear.
Thank you very much guys!
I was not expecting to spend so much on the sub, but I am the noob here so I will finally go for the Hsu VTF-2.
Also, I spoke with A4L and the AVR are all 110V. I will go back to Europe in around 1 year so I will need to sell the AV before I go. I think I will get the Denon AVR-S530BT for $200 and then a HDMI splitter.
It is a new model so I think it will be easier to sell it. Also, I want Bluetooth which the Integra don't have. Unless of course you think of something else?
I just have another noob question. Is the 70W enough for the speakers?
the A2.4 says 20W-200W recommended.
So finally the system would be:
- Denon AVR-S530BT $200
- Chane a1.4 + a2.4 $600
- Hsu VTF-2 $600
Total $1400 which is not so far from the original budget. (Knowing that writing here usually doubles the original budget
Of course I am open to any other suggestion.
I really appreciate your help!!