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post #1 of 3 Old 05-29-2010, 02:57 PM - Thread Starter
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I know there are a few separate threads for Speakers and receivers but I was wondering if I might get some feedback here.

Initially I was going to go out and spend about 450.00 or so for just fronts, surrounds, center and a receiver and add a sub later.

I was looking at Jamo 401/400's and an Onkyo 507 refurb which would be about ballpark for that price.

Now I think I've decided to wait it out till near the end of the year and have more money to spend into my first setup that's not an HTIB. I know many things can change from now until then but if you had a 1K budget to spend right now for receiver and all speakers what route would be good one to take?

Is 1K a decent amount to make a few steps up from what I was considering before?

This system will be for movies, games and definitely music via DVD-A 5.1 mixes. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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I'm nowhere near the expert that so many here are, but if I was working with a $1k budget, I'd be thinking something along these lines:

Fluance SXHTB+ $300
HSU STF-1 $300
Pioneer-VSX-1019AH-K $400

That's a pretty decent system for $1k. But there may be better options depending on your room, WAF, etc.

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Good way to conserve speaker budget by getting a refurb receiver. Here's another good alternative. http://www.ecost.com/Detail/Receiver...avid=155438257
Given overall budget, you should be happy with a Bic F12 sub for @$200 but if music is really important the Hsu STF-1 recommendation is a good one.
For speakers, since you've decided to wait a bit, I would start trolling Craigslist for used deals, especially for surrounds that don't have to match your fronts. You might just get surprised and a great deal on a full 5.1 set from someone who's upgrading. Be sure to audition anything you're interested in.

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