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Old 01-16-2013, 02:06 PM - Thread Starter
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I purchased Energy Classics a few years back but only got around now to unboxing them. I've also inherited a pair of JBL Pro III speakers from my father's collection as well as his Energy Audissey A5+2 and his Polk Audio PSW150 sub.

Question 1: Looking for an entry receiver and deciding between Onkyo HT 430 for price ($185) and Denon 1712 ($330 refurb).

A. Ease of setup! Technophobe but getting over it.
B. No hassle when switching between PS3, cable or music.
C. Best sound I can get between these two options.

Question 2: Do I need to set up the Polk Audio sub? In a room 18x15 feet and I think the Energy A5+2 come with subs already.

Question 3: Should I use (2) of the Take Classics + (2) JBL Pro III's or should I stick will (4) Take Classics for my surround sound? The A5+2 will be my front speakers.

Thank you in advance and looking forward to overcoming my phobia of wires, remotes, and manuals. smile.gif
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1. The 1712 uses a far more advanced speaker EQ program not to mention it is the only one of the 3 that can EQ a sub.
2. Yup. The sub can likely handle the lower frequencies better than the speaker woofers.
3. Experiment and use whichever sounds best to you.

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