I was looking to buy a soundbar for my tiny NYC apartment living room (12x11). My friends (I respect them as audiophiles) talked me out it. They suggested that I get a decent receiver and go for some bookshelf speakers and maybe add in a sub later on.
The basic gist it I am going for a receiver and good bookshelf speakers around the 500 dollar range. After reading through this forum I want to get the DENON AVR-1613 or the Yamaha RX-V473. I don't mind getting it from accessories4less as more people on this forum recommend it. I might pull the trigger on either one of those.
However, Bestbuy has a sale on the this onkyo HT-R2295 for 150. Should I get this. Or is it an overkill for my 2.1 setup. I may never be able to setup 7.1 in my place or even in the near future.
This is what I need
1. Should I buy DENON AVR-1613(210$- refurb) or the Yamaha RX-V473($279-refurb) or the Onkyo HT-R2295 (150 - brand new).
2. I need some good book-shelf speaker suggestions around the 150 - 200 $ range. I did see some Polk for 150 on newegg.
3. What about sub-woofers? Should I get them.
thanks for your suggestions.
Thanks for the respose 'jdscience'. I am leaning towards the Yamaha (4k pass through). I will get the get one the newer consoles within the next year. My TV is not 4K, but i wanted to futureproof my purchase.
Leaves you about $100 for your subwoofer. Either go with this Dayton 10" sub for $110 shipped or wait until you have another $100 to get a better sub.
Thanks for all the help.I was wondering why there were no responses yesterday. I am going to wait out for the sub for now. If I were to get a center channel speakers. Should I go with the S50 center speakers(http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/CAMBS50OAK/CAMBRIDGE-AUDIO-S50-4-3-Way-Center-Channel-Speaker-Dark-Oak/1.html $180 shipped). The tax returns will be on their way next month so I might have a budget to buy the center speakers and the Bic F12.
Got the Cambridge S30 and the refurb Denon AVR-1613 yesterday. Setup everything, no sound. The problem is with the receiver. The speakers work good. Tried them at a friends place. The audssey and the speaker calibration have been greyed out. Talked to Denon customer service. They were not very helpful but mostly rude. Makes me rethink if I want to get another refurbished unit or even a Denon. I am trying to get my money back from acessories4less. They take 24 hours to start the refund process.
Makes me wonder do i really want to get another Denon or get something else from a best buy. Thoughts?
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