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i'm not really looking for htib's. what i have now is basically an htib, and i'm looking for something a bit different. my budget is about 7-800. i'm really not looking to spend all of that, granted it can be helped. i don't want mind blowing sound, but just something that will likely be primarily be used for gaming. whether i have to buy the a/v receiver seperately or not, i'm just looking for the best deal for my money.


just so i'm clear, i will also need some decent speakers
 

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Hello,

With that budget, I would definitely recommend going the B-Stock route and purchasing an Onkyo from Accessories4less.


For instance, you could get an Onkyo TX-SR606 for 299 (599 MSRP): http://www.accessories4less.com/make...r-Black/1.html


For Front Speakers, I would go with Hsu Research HB-1 for $149: http://hsuresearch.com/products/hb-1.html


For a Subwoofer, I would go with the SVS PB10-NSD for 475: http://www.svsound.com/products-sub-box-10nsd.cfm


This would be an excellent start to your system and the Subwoofer is absolutely fantastic and will compete with Subs that cost in the thousands.


System total before shipping:$923 Compared to a HTIB, it is in another stratosphere. The Hsu's being Horn Loaded are quite efficient and will work well with the Onkyo. A Subwoofer like the SVS PB10 will really give your system a super foundation and will be more than good enough should you decide to upgrade in the future.

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a bit over what i wanted to spend. it does seems like a good route to go, but i need something a bit more friendly to my wallet. lol


edit:the receiver is fine. the speakers...just can't do it
 

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You already stated that you have a HTIB system and have $7-800 for upgrading.

$800 will only buy a medium-grade HTIB system (many like the Onkyo systems). My son-in-law got a good price on an Onkyo close-out that is quite respectable.

I suggest purchasing new L/R speakers (the HSU listed above are very good) or other speakers of your choice. Temporarily continue to use your existing center channel.

If you can get by with the existing receiver, then purchase a decent subwoofer. Individuals in this forum like the Premier Acoustics PA-120 and the BIC F12 (or H100) that are both under $250 shipped.

When you have a little more money, you can consider purchasing a center channel (HSU makes a very good one) and a suitable receiver.
 

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The trouble with the recommendations here so far is that they are all over your budget. But the idea of replacing your present system one piece at a time might be good. I suggest looking for a receiver for $200 or less, and going from there. The new low end Pioneer[*] just coming out is $229 MSRP. Try asking in the speaker forum about speaker sets for around $400. I just bought a very nice set of speakers for $600 advertised on my local craigslist (but I watched the list for 6 months before that deal turned up). Last summer Amazon had a few previous year's Pioneer models on sale, and I got a new 7.1 receiver for $146, so my total investment now is $746.


*I mean the Pioneer VSX-520-K.
 

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Find a decent receiver (like the Pioneer one for ~$200).


You can get the Polk RM6750 for ~$200 as well, which comes with a Sub. For your purposes, this setup will do just great. Trust me, prior to upgrading, it's what I did, and it was a fantastic setup.
 
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