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Well I have been on the look out for a system for awhile and I have decided I need to raise my budget to $1000

Things I need:

2 zones, 5.1 in basement and 2 speakers upstairs in living room.

Iphone control.

3D.

The TV I have is A 55" lg5600

What should I buy?
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So for the record I need the receiver and the speakers for $1000
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Hey Jeremy,

I'm in the same boat as you. I just picked up a 5.1 system set at Newegg, with excellent reviews:

http://reviews.cnet.com/surround-spe...ag=mncol;lst;1

You could get 4 of the bookshelves for 140:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882117405

You could get the center for 60:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882117404

You could get the two towers for 200 (though I've heard they sometimes go on sale for half that, for the pair):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882117403

or you could add another pair of bookshelves for 60 bucks.

Check out the Acoustech H100 for a well reviewed sub at budget level:

http://www.acousticsounddesign.com/c...pid=1062&sc=32

This sub would end up at 237, if you put in the coupon code 'TV15'. Supposing you skipped the towers for another pair of bookshelves, you end up with a cost of 507 (or, 637, if you got the towers). Check out the Denon 2112, which you could probably get at around 450 from Electronic Expo IF YOU CALL.

That would be a pretty sweet system right at around 1000. The speakers are a bit larger than a standard 5.1 satellite system with smaller speakers, but I figured if you were going to have two running by themselves in another room, it's going to be much better. I've been looking at this for quite a while now, and that's what I've come up with so far.
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I have the denon 2112 and the Pioneer towers, center and surrounds. No complaints. It sounds great. I actually bought the 5.0 package from Best Buy for $285 b/c I had some gift cards. One of the reasons I like the Pioneer towers is they have metal grills so my toddler can't destroy them as easily.
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This looks like a pretty good option. When was the last time those towers were on sale?
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I have the Pioneer speakers in question here. Have the two floor-standers, two bookshelves as my rears, and the center. I'm using a Denon AVR-791 and a Bic F12. When I put this system together, it ran me about $900 or so. It sounds great. I found these speakers to have a much warmer and fuller sound than the Polk's at double the price, and the low end Klipsch towers at Best Buy. I've had my system for about 7 months now, and it seems like it's sounding better every day.

Last I saw the towers were only $99 for the pair on Newegg with a code. They sold out quickly. $200 for the pair is a steal in my opinion. Best Buy should have the 5.0 package on sale for $285 as gbc3 stated.
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Also for the second zone I want some small In wall speakers to have some music upstairs. I am assuming that this receiver can handle this with no problem?

Any sugestions for some in wall speakers?
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Also for the second zone I want some small In wall speakers to have some music upstairs. I am assuming that this receiver can handle this with no problem?

Any sugestions for some in wall speakers?


I don't have any recommendations for in wall speakers but yes, I have the denon 2112 w/ zone 2 speakers hooked up. Like most receivers (so I hear) it won't pass hdmi audio to zone 2 so you'll have to run hdmi and analog from the source to the receiver to get the audio to zone 2. That works no problem.
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Well I will probably use zone 2 mostly with AirPlay do you think that would be an issue?
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