EDIT: I've purchased a Denon AVR-1612, two BIC FH-6T towers and a BIC FH6-LCR center. Now I need to buy or build a sub for a low cost. If you see the thread, I'm leaning towards a 3ft^3 enclosure with the Dayton Audio SD270A-88 10" DVC Sub from Parts Express, and I want to pair it with the 70 W plate amp. I run into really high cone excursion (8mm vs 6mm xmax) when running WinISD. Can I simply turn down the gain and expect to lower the wattage to, say, 35 W rms? Skim the thread for some more details! My last post explains a bit more.
Not sure if I should put this in HTiB or Speakers but I moved it here. If it needs to be moved back, please do so or let me know.
I've been lurking on the forums for quite some time now. I've even posted a bit and gotten really good replies but I am getting more and more confused as I learn more and more about home audio. (I've learned a lot so now I'm really confused)
Let me start by saying I REALLY want to stay under $500. I know it's not much, but I'm in college and I don't have a ton of money to spend. If I absolutely must, I can expand that budget a little bit. The area is about 17x23 ft, I'm not sure exactly it might be bigger. I will be listening to music, watching movies, and my roommates will be playing Xbox 360 so it needs to be well rounded. I started out by being dead set on the Onkyo HT-S7409 HTiB and just looked at AVS for reassurance, and at first I was happy, but I am really not so sure now. It's on sale for $469.54. HT-S7409
AVR: (Onkyo TX-NR609)
Pros: Network ready, Video Upscaling?, Powerful, 7.2, THX Certified
Cons: No Audyssey Multi EQ (just 2EQ), That's it..
Speakers: (Onkyo HTiB)
Pros: Almost free (~$100)
Cons: LOW sensitivity (R-79, F-81, C-83), HTiB speakers, Plastic, eh..
I am under the impression that MultiEQ will make the system sound much much better, and that the HTiB speakers really suck. If those are true, I might want to piece together a system instead of going HTiB.
I was wondering if it would be better to buy an AVR, some towers/bookshelves and a sub instead of trying to go 5.1
There is a sale on these Bic Speakers which I keep hearing about:
FH6-LCR (Left, Center, Right)
I also saw this on sale today, Looks like it is actually the Jamo 426 HCS 3:
Would it be best to get some combination of these and an AVR and then expand later on? I want at LEAST 2.1 for now, (I was looking at Towers and a sub but that leaves very very little for the AVR). Eventually I'd like to get up to 5.1 or even 7.1 but I will not be upgrading the AVR for at least a few years (probably).
Sorry for the long post, but I wanted to give as much information as I could! Thanks for any help! Please comment specifically on EQ if you can and give suggestions; I am open to all opinions!
Edited by anuj1450 - 7/25/12 at 6:12pm