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post #1 of 23
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hi guys is this thing is worth to buy? or it is better to get a set up? my only budget is $500-600. http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/ONKHTS3400/Onkyo-HT-S3400-5.1-Channel-Home-Theater-Package/1.html
post #2 of 23
You have a 500 to 600 dollar budget, and you are looking at that option? I would skip it.
Edited by zieglj01 - 2/7/13 at 12:46pm
post #3 of 23
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Originally Posted by caloyzki View Post

hi guys is this thing is worth to buy? or it is better to get a set up? my only budget is $500-600. http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/ONKHTS3400/Onkyo-HT-S3400-5.1-Channel-Home-Theater-Package/1.html

I try to be more helpful than the post above me but you haven't provided much information. so we know your budgets, but what about the room, your preferences, your previous speaker experiences? Anything more to add?

I would tell you and any friends I knew, if i had that little information, buy a nice set of bookshelves, find a clearance receiver and add to it as you can budget.
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post #5 of 23
I'm not trying to be rude, as I can see you post here very often.....

I would save my money and buy the Onkyo set before those Pioneer speakers. While they do sound decent, they are really priced at what they are worth.
They certainly did not sound amazing, to me anyway.

Wouldn't a set of Infinity, JBL, or Boston sound so much better?
post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by skidawgz View Post

I'm not trying to be rude, as I can see you post here very often.....

I would save my money and buy the Onkyo set before those Pioneer speakers. While they do sound decent, they are really priced at what they are worth.
They certainly did not sound amazing, to me anyway.

Wouldn't a set of Infinity, JBL, or Boston sound so much better?

It all comes down to taste, preference and choice - there will be some who may not prefer the Pioneers.
I try to weigh out a speaker in my home - and Pioneer is real popular all around > I will take the Pioneer
over the entry level JBL, Infinity, Polk, Klipsch, and some entry level PSB, Paradigm and Boston.

Now if the OP really wants to build up - then I would go with the Denon, JBL subwoofer, and a pair of the
Cambridge Audio S30 speakers.

I for sure would skip that Onkyo package - however, to each their own.
post #7 of 23
Thread Starter 
thanks guys, but my wife wont let me spend 600 on HT set up. that is why i came across on that unit for 200 including everything. but i am not sure if in the long run i will regret it buying those onkyo package. what if i will buy denon 1612, jamo s 199 at amazon and polk psw10? is that a good decent entry level for HT with that kind of budget?
post #8 of 23
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i am not sure if in the long run i will regret it buying those onkyo package.
You will. $200 is about what you'll pay for a worthwhile AVR. If you want to chip away at it do an AVR and a $150-$200 center, when you can add the rest bit by bit.
post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice View Post

You will. $200 is about what you'll pay for a worthwhile AVR. If you want to chip away at it do an AVR and a $150-$200 center, when you can add the rest bit by bit.
that is what i a thinking about. so denon 1612, jamo s and polk psw10 not a good combo, sir?
post #10 of 23
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that is what i a thinking about. so denon 1612, jamo s and polk psw10 not a good combo, sir?

I would aim for another subwoofer - or save up a little - your choice
post #11 of 23
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I would aim for another subwoofer - or save up a little - your choice
ok. how about denon 1612, jamo s, and dayton 1200 sub?
post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by caloyzki View Post

ok. how about denon 1612, jamo s, and dayton 1200 sub?

I expect the sub to be better than some old RadioShack subwoofers.

If $129 is your max budget, then try it out - if may work out for you.
post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by zieglj01 View Post

I expect the sub to be better than some old RadioShack subwoofers.

If $129 is your max budget, then try it out - if may work out for you.
but jamo will be fine with denon 1612 receiver?
post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by caloyzki View Post

but jamo will be fine with denon 1612 receiver?

Yes
post #15 of 23
Are you against adding pieces in time? I would buy $400 bookshelves and a $200 receiver. Something similar to a BW 685 but without the premium BW pricetag.
post #16 of 23
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^^^ send me a link pls.
how about denon 1612 and energy takes 5.0 speakers?
Edited by caloyzki - 2/7/13 at 3:27pm
post #17 of 23
Never heard HSU bookshelves personally but I've heard many rave about them and no one trash them so far:
http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/hb-1.html

I've seen these recommended a lot too:
http://www.theaudioinsider.com/product_info.php?p=arx-a2-center-lcr-loudspeaker&products_id=66&

Both of those links at least allow you to build a matching set over time. I won't lie I don't know the best speakers for the money in this range. I have a pair of Energy CB-10s which are 200/pr.
I would make a new thread to ask for suggestions of bookshelves in the $300-400 range if this idea interests you.

Denon 1612 isn't the only $200 receiver btw.
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by caloyzki View Post

^^^ send me a link pls.
how about denon 1612 and energy takes 5.0 speakers?

I would aim for bigger speakers - and build around them

Like the Cambridge S30
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_779S30N/Cambridge-Audio-S30-Noir.html

HTD Level Three or Level Two
http://www.htd.com/Products/level-three-speakers/Level-THREE-Bookshelf-Speakers

http://www.htd.com/Products/level-two-speakers/Level-TWO-Bookshelf-Speakers

HSU bookshelf

Pioneer bookshelf
post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by skidawgz View Post

I'm not trying to be rude, as I can see you post here very often.....

I would save my money and buy the Onkyo set before those Pioneer speakers. While they do sound decent, they are really priced at what they are worth.
They certainly did not sound amazing, to me anyway.

Wouldn't a set of Infinity, JBL, or Boston sound so much better?

Where did you listen to them at? Best Buy?

My neighbor owns the Pioneer speakers and, to me, they sound like speakers that cost considerably more. They pretty much have a cult following around here to with lots of positive reviews. You may have just listened to them in a poor room, or the receiver was not setup right.
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by zieglj01 View Post

I would aim for bigger speakers - and build around them

Like the Cambridge S30
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_779S30N/Cambridge-Audio-S30-Noir.html

HTD Level Three or Level Two
http://www.htd.com/Products/level-three-speakers/Level-THREE-Bookshelf-Speakers

http://www.htd.com/Products/level-two-speakers/Level-TWO-Bookshelf-Speakers

HSU bookshelf

Pioneer bookshelf

All of them are really good choices, and I agree build around your system. Focus on the front three speakers and than add components like a subwoofer and surrounds as you get more budget.

OP it would also help to understand how big your room is and how far away do you sit from the speakers?
post #21 of 23
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My living room is not that big. Im not sure maybe 20x50 not sure if that is right. Ok i just bought denon 1612 and takes 5. If i want to upgradw my three front speakers which one should i go? Budget is 300. Can i just use my 2 takes for my surround?
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by caloyzki View Post

My living room is not that big. Im not sure maybe 20x50 not sure if that is right. Ok i just bought denon 1612 and takes 5. If i want to upgradw my three front speakers which one should i go? Budget is 300. Can i just use my 2 takes for my surround?

20' x 50' Not that big? smile.gif I beg to differ.

You already have Energy Take 5.0 system??? We should have been advising you on a subwoofer instead.
post #23 of 23
Thread Starter 
That id only my guess not really sure. Yes takes 5 just came today with dayton 1200 sub.
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