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I did a search and didn't find an answer.

I'm putting together a small second home theater. Just ordered the speakers and want recommendations for a receiver. The room is pretty small and will not be used for music. Just blu ray ps3 and directv on a 42 pioneer elite.
I've been recommended the Onkyo TX-SR313 for a great deal and may just go with this. Thanks.
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I did a search and didn't find an answer.

I'm putting together a small second home theater. Just ordered the speakers and want recommendations for a receiver. The room is pretty small and will not be used for music. Just blu ray ps3 and directv on a 42 pioneer elite.
I've been recommended the Onkyo TX-SR313 for a great deal and may just go with this. Thanks.

They are very small speakers. I wouldn't expect them to handle much power at 80Hz and may need to be crossed over higher than that. I think almost any receiver would work with them.
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Any lower level AVR will work just fine, although if you're going with Onkyo, suggest you upgrade to the next higher model (414) as the 313 does not feature the Audyssey auto speaker EQ.

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Any lower level AVR will work just fine, although if you're going with Onkyo, suggest you upgrade to the next higher model (414) as the 313 does not feature the Audyssey auto speaker EQ.



I dont see the 414 having Audyssey on the Onkyo web site.
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Ach! You are correct sir. Go up one more to the 515 to get Audyssey 2EQ, although note that both the denon 1613 and Marantz 1403 both have the higher version of Audyssey MultEQ for less than the 515. We often recommend the Energy Take 5 speakers with these lower level D&M models.

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Ach! You are correct sir. Go up one more to the 515 to get Audyssey 2EQ, although note that both the denon 1613 and Marantz 1403 both have the higher version of Audyssey MultEQ for less than the 515. We often recommend the Energy Take 5 speakers with these lower level D&M models.




Thank you. I have the Onkyo TX-NR818 in my main home theater and I do love Audyssey.
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Keep in mind that the XT32 used on the 818 has over 10,000 speaker/sub control points to the mere handful in the most basic version of 2EQ used on the 515 or the dozens in MultEQ on the 1613 or 1403.

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maybe denon 1612 and takes 5 would be fine?
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Yes, any of the lower level Denon models would be fine.

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jd, if i want to upgrade my LCF speakers, for $300-400 budget any thing that you can recommend? right now im using takes 5 with my denon 1612. and also can i still use my 2 rear takes even if i will upgrade my LCF, or should i also upgrade my rears?
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Not really worth upgrading in that budget range over the current Energy speakers. Keep in mind the center speaker should ideally be of equal (if not better) quaity as the FL/FR speakers as that is where the majority of the dialogue in TV/movies come from. You may be able to find some better quality "used" speakers in that budget range as an option. Yes, you can keep the current "side" surrounds should you upgrade the F/C/R speakers, although you'll likely be better served just selling the Energy 5.1 setup and apply that into a better quality F/C/R setup and then adding the side surrounds when able. It's far more important the front three be from the same mfr than the "side" or "rear" surrounds.

For much better advice though on speaker recommendations, I would post your max budget and room size in the speakers forum.

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Ach! You are correct sir. Go up one more to the 515 to get Audyssey 2EQ, although note that both the denon 1613 and Marantz 1403 both have the higher version of Audyssey MultEQ for less than the 515. We often recommend the Energy Take 5 speakers with these lower level D&M models.



Amazon has the 515 for $299. I think i'll go that route.
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That's a good price for sure. smile.gif

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That's a good price for sure. smile.gif

And I'm more of a fan of Onkyo anyway and thanks for all the help and advice.
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Here is a quick pick of the room. It's small so I'm thinking this set up will be perfect.

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