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Please vote even if you don't post a reply or offer another option - thanks :)


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I have 4 choices (so far) on a 5.1 package


Which would you recommend?


Thinking of matching with PIO 1014 or Onkyo 620 (other suggestions?)


Have about $500 to spend on reciever and around another $500 to spend on

speakers. ($500 of this is a Best Buy Gift Card, the other $500 is my cash)



Option 1 ($527 shipped free, no tax @ Vanns):

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Infinity PS8

PS Series 8" Powered Subwoofer


Klipsch SS.5

180-degree Surround Speaker (pair)


Klipsch SC.5

Synergy Series Center Channel Speaker


Klipsch SB1

2-way Bookshelf Speakers (pair)



Option 2 ($530 shipped free, no tax @ Crutchfield):

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Infinity PS8 8" 100-watt Powered Subwoofer


Infinity Primus C25 Center Channel Speaker


Infinity Primus 140 Satellite Loudspeaker (pair)


Infinity Primus 150 Bookshelf Loudspeaker (pair)



Option 3 ($499 shipped, pay tax @ Best Buy):

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Athena Micra 6 Surround Package



Option 4 ($499 + s/h, no tax @ www.htd.com ):

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http://www.htd.com/htdmiddies.html


Middies 5.1 package



Other suggestions?



Requirements:


80% movie/tv, 20% music


Open Living room that is pre-wired (at ceiling and wall) for 5.1 surround. So I would like to mount the speakers to wall/ceiling (nothing too heavy)


Thanks,


Mario
 

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In your price range have you looked at some of the internet companies?

Onix by Rocket, specifically the ELT system you can get with your choice of a Denon receiver.

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In your price range have you looked at some of the internet companies?

Onix by Rocket, specifically the ELT system you can get with your choice of a Denon receiver.

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Can you provide some more information?


PM if you wish.. thanks :)


I am curious about "Onix by Rocket, specifically the ELT system you can get with your choice of a Denon receiver."
 

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IF you go with Option 2, I would skip the Primus 140 and just get 2 pairs of 150s. I believe Infinity has a promotion now that you get a pair of Primus 150s free when you buy $400 worth of Infinity speakers.
 

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IF you go with Option 2, I would skip the Primus 140 and just get 2 pairs of 150s. I believe Infinity has a promotion now that you get a pair of Primus 150s free when you buy $400 worth of Infinity speakers.
I had considered that, but i want to mount the 140's as rear surrounds on the ceiliing - the 150s you see are the "free" speakers :)
 

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Whatever setup you go with I'd make sure It has a good sub. Imo many of these modest priced pkgs. when paired w/ good rec like onkyo and pio can produce impressive sound only to be marred by a weak or obnoxious sounding sub. I'd suggest spending as much time on your sub selection as you do on your speakers and receiver. Long term I feel you'll be glad you did... :)
 

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the klipsch system will you give you much more impact and "slam" factor than any of the other systems - esp with a receiver in your budget......


definitely the most efficient system as well - you can play louder as well as having more dynamic headroom (power reserves) in your receiver....


cheers!



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the klipsch system will you give you much more impact and "slam" factor than any of the other systems - esp with a receiver in your budget......


definitely the most efficient system as well - you can play louder as well as having more dynamic headroom (power reserves) in your receiver....


cheers!



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thanks for the info, i was worred that i could not afford the step up from the .5's to the 1's -- wish i could find them for around 500-600, but Vanns has some special package deal that i think is a good deal.


any other sources for the combo at a better price?
 
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