I am in shopping for my First HT set up (Except my current Bose Cinemate).
I have finalized my speaker selection. (Def Tech BP-8060st, CS-8040HD center and 8040HD surround.......). I have confusion for reciever considering my very shallow knowledge on this stuff.
I saw a deal on BB last week , onkyo HT-R2295 (7.1 Ch, 910 W, 1% THD) at 250 (originally 500).
Another point of interest is Denon AVR-E300 (5.1 ch, 875W).
Can you guys help me to choose between these two... or suggest any other good AVR under 500.
Also If you have any reviews on Def tech system I am choosing, would be much appreciated.
Do you have any feedback on Yamaha or pioneers? I know reviews can alter on model basis, but overall company wide how are these boys stand compared to denon.
These all are fairly new to me so you can expect these kind of stupid questions from myself.. :)
I very much like Onkyo's power and feature-set per dollar spent, but unfortunately the last 3 Onkyo devices that I've purchased each had issues and needed servicing while still under the included warranty. For that reason, I've switched to Denon products. Hopefully, my two Denon products will get well past their warranty periods and then some without anything going wrong. Still, if Onkyo's build quality should improve in the future, I'd be willing to try them yet again.
Let us know what you decide to go with and how it works out for you.
Pretty sure after some research I am leaning toward Denon and Pioneer Elite (big jump...) much ,, will update once I get AVR.... excited to set up my first HT ... sure wifey will get my but kicked for this set up...
Panasonic 60VT60 (cal by DNice)
Denon 5200 w/ Outlaw 2200 Amps (3)
Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s F/R & Horizon w/ RAAL Center; Sierra 1s Surrounds; DefTech PM1000s Fronts & Top Middle w/ PSB S5 Rear Surrounds; PSA v1800 & SVS PC12+ Subs
Oppo 103; Onkyo HD-DVD; Apple TV & Roku/Fire Sticks
Finally Picked up my gear from BB....
AVR: Pioneer Elite VSX 70 (Will be available today to pick up... local BB had it on sale for 500 new and 450 OB,, got new )
Front: DEf Tech BP-8060st
Center: Def Tech CS-8040HD
Rear: Def Tech SR-8040HD
This all cost me 2500 plus tax...... didnt purchased Extended warrenty as my Amex is covering extended warrenty fro another 3 years after mfg warrenty expires.....
Going to be a pseudo 5.2 system ,,,, ( Each tower has built in 10" woofer) , will add supecube in future if needed.....
Will post more review over weekend once set up completed and I will watch my Favorite Avengers....... Lol
what do you think for these set up in attached image,,, its my basement layout ,, this is what i am planning for placement,,,,, please suggest for rear surround,, should I go with green placement or red placement
Thanks for all your help and suggestions friends....
I bought the same set of speakers from BB (and saved $1k)! I bought a Denon AVE X2000 from Electromix for $499.
I am newbie as well to HT systems, learning stuff from my friends.
One question I have is - will X2000 be enough to drive BP-8060ST or will I be better off with a X3000?
Electromixusa.com does not seem to be on the list of authorized dealers. Hopefully you won't have any problems with your Denon.
I hope so too.
Any insights into this - will X2000 be enough to drive BP-8060ST or will I be better off with a X3000?
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