Originally Posted by sooners23
A little more info.
1. Mid size bedroom not sure of dimensions
2. More movies than music, prefer accuracy over heavy bass
3. Willing to put more $ into it in future, 2k is just the start
4. System is going in large entertainment piece, so need bookshelf type speakers
5. Don't want used speakers but would consider buying direct.
6. I was looking at buying this receiver Pioneer VSX-1120-K, is this a good receiver in your opinion?
Start your own thread with all of your info and we'll be happy to help you there. CQN is still all over the map, so I'd hate to distract him from his own topics.CQN
OK, as I said above, you still seem to be all over the map. You appear to be jumping on each suggestion the first time it is made by any single poster, or quickly bouncing back and forth with the winds. IMO, you really need to take advantage of the forums here and research each suggested piece of equipment or technology. There is a reason AVS has a dedicated forum for each inividual component. Take advantage of that fact and you'll be much better off in the end.
One example is the Audessey vs MCACC issue. IMO, you should not make a receiver decision, or eliminate options, based on this single factor -- unless/until you truly
understand the differences between the two technologies. In fact, since you're starting fresh, I believe your decision should be based on other, perhaps more important/immediate, factors. The auto-tuning method is only significant if/when you have experience with both of them, and then you can make an educated decision as to your personal preference. Until that time, any one of the methods would work perfectly fine for you.
Once again, I suggest you take every opinion
posted here and research it individually. The resulting education you receive will be invaluable when you finally pull the trigger, receive your equipment, install it, and then finally tweak it.
Take things one step at a time, one piece at a time, and one forum at a time. Make a list of every suggestion here. Chances are, you will find an individual dedicated thread around here for every single one of them. You should also study each manufacturer's website for the items you're most interested in, as well as *gasp* other forums and AV enthusiast websites. (Google is your friend!
) Most manufacturers also have forums of their own. Read reviews and industry articles debating the merits of, and comparing, various technologies.
The real key is to try and understand the underlying technology for every component and how hey work with one another. Otherwise, you're simply comparing specification checklists without a clue as to what each specification means
This is all just some free advice from someone who spent many, MANY, months
researching his system... trust me, my patience paid off, and I'm loving every single decision I've made. The countless hours I've spent reading, making phone calls, auditioning equipment, and hunting down deals, have jump-started this hobby and made me much more confident whenever I pull the trigger on a new piece of the puzzle.
I'm not saying that it should take months, but it should certainly take more than one or two sentences, in any single post, by any one poster, to sway you one way or another on each topic!
PS: Since this is the Speaker forum, let's stick to finding you some decent LCR speakers, and then go from there...
PPS: If none of the above interests you, and you decide that you really don't have the patience to do this properly, then I suggest going with the best Onkyo HTIB you can find, and be done with it. (By the way, unlike most other HTIB's, each component in the Onkyo series is
, in fact, upgradeable, since they use standard Onkyo AV components and normal cables/connectors in their kits).