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Hey,


I'm trying to put together a brand new system, starting from scratch.


The sound-making machinery is going in my living room/dining room, which is approx. 15' x 30' x 8' (w x l x h), with the system at one end of the long side (it's basically two 15' x 15' rooms, but no wall in the middle).


I'm hoping to spend $1000 or less, and here's what I'm thinking:


Start with a receiver, sub and two bookshelf speakers. Then, add two outdoor speakers for patio (so the receiver should have A/B/A+B ability). Then (if possible), add the rest of the surround sound.


The $1,000 only needs to get the receiver sub & two bookshelf speakers.


The system will be mainly used for music. My wife & I were musicians years ago, and I'd like it too sound as nice as possible. We listen to jazz, blues, acoustic & classical. The most common use will be afternoon/evening music. The next most common use will be outdoor hangout/dining music (I live in San Diego, so we eat outdoors at least 9 or 10 months a year).


It'll also be hooked up to a TV & bluray player, but movies are the second priority. No video game system.


I appreciate any & all advice! Thanks!
 

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For that type of music you should a) spend more on speakers
B) Listen to B&W, era, Dali, Energy RC-10, Boston Acoustic CS 26, and Revel.


Bring your own music and have fun listening!


Ron
 

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I would get a Onkyo TX-sr707, and a couple of full range Infinity Primus P362 towers, and worry about the subwoofer when you have more money to allocate to it. That would be a very nice start, and the Primus speakers have fairly good bass on their own.
 
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