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i would like to spend approximately $1500 on a 5.1 setup from scratch. 60%movies/40% music. i would like to fit the sub, speakers and reciever in my $1500 budget.


the speakers need to be small and contemporary in style. so far the KEF 2005.2 and the gallo mircos have impressed me and are on the size scale i am looking for. based learnings from past posts in this forum, i would probably substitute a more powerful sub for the micros though.


as for the reciever, i haven't done much homework, but i've heard that NAD recievers drive small speaker setups well. any help would be much apprechiated...
 

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us dollars. sorry for the confusion.


i have an xbox that can play DVDs, but it is definately limiting my picture quality on my 40" LCD TV. so i plan on buying a new progressive scan DVD, but will hold off until i've recovered from paying off the HT system.


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thanks. i've seen it. i think i'm pretty familar with the speakers with my specifications available. i was a little mre curious about everyone's opinions. in particular what rciever would best drive these small speakers. i've heard one of the NAD T7x3 might be a good way to go...
 

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The system below gets you started with a very good quality six-channel, 85wpc, 2-zone receiver with all the trim, and a set of speakers that I believe offers the best and the largest soundstage you will be able to find in this kind of price range. Shop around for the best deal on the speakers, and you may be able to bring in the whole package for under your $1,500.00 price tag.



Speakers: 4, MMG-W's and MMG-C by Magnepan (list price)........... $897.00

Subwoofer: STF-2 direct from HSU Research................................ $399.00

Receiver: Onkyo TXSR601 refurb from eCost................................ $240.64

Total (excludes taxes & shipping)................................................$1, 536.64


Here are the links: http://www.magnepan.com/
http://www.hsustore.com/stf2.html
http://www.ecost.com/ecost/ecsplash/...sp?dpno=157381
 

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Asuuming the LCD stays and you will be holding off on the DVD player... this would be pretty tough to beat for the money; but remember you still need to buy interconnects and wires... the prior advice is excellent, but take a look at Ascend speakers, and perhaps Yamaha receivers.


You really can't beat the subwoofer recommended... HSU is great!


Speakers: Ascend Acoustics ( www.ascendacoustics.com )

CBM-170 front pr + CMT-340 center + CBM-170 surround pr

Code: S23-2000



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