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Old 08-09-2011, 06:59 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm primarily buying this system for music, although I will also play movies and TV. I want the highest quality sound I can possibly get for the money.

My entire music collection is stored on an external HDD with mostly 256+ MP3 and some FLACs. I have an HP laptop with HDMI out that I currently have hooked up to a 37" Vizio LED TV. I use a wireless mouse and keyboard.

Onkyo TX-NR509 Receiver ($250)
2 Polk RTi4 Speakers - front ($150)
2 Small Cambridge Soundworks bookshelfs (not sure the model) - rear (already own)
Polk PSW10 Sub ($100)

HDMI laptop to receiver
HDMI receiver to TV
14-gauge wire to speakers and sub

Any suggestions for improvement or does this sound pretty good? Am I losing any sound quality with this setup?

Any tips for wiring that I should know to get the best quality sound for music?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:19 AM
 
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Before you commit yourself to the PSW10(is $100 a hard budget???)...

Peruse Ebay/Craigslist for local subwoofer deals.
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:24 PM - Thread Starter
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I actually already committed to the PSW10 for 100. Seems like a reasonable price to me.
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:38 PM
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Have you paid any attention to acoustical room treatments? If not, why not? As what you're listening to is roughtly 50% equipment and 50% room related, you're missing a HUGE system improvement by not treating the room. You can build stuff yourself to save on costs and end up over engineering things beyond the specs of mass produced stuff. Just my $0.02. Good luck.
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These speakers are $150 too and are phenomenal.
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