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I live in a basement sweet so having a sound system wasn't a big priority for me (love good sound but can rarely afford it). I was however, saving up for a 46" sony XBR8 but it turned out that by the time I saved the money they will no longer be available. So I splurged and bought my first AV Reciever a STRDA-5400ES Sony.


The Equipment:


TV: KDF-37H1000 Sony Rear Projection

Reciever: STRDA-5400ES (I love this reciever)

Fronts: Kenwood JL-505's I got for free from my father-in-law

Centre: Sony SSCN550H (Got it for $50 from Sony Style)

Rears: Acoustic Research 215PS (also free from Father-in-law)

Sub: Sony Sub from a SAF-T1 speaker set I got for free, not really fond of it. I will upgrade to a PSB subseries1 when I find the money.

Blu-ray: PS3 (for now, I would like a Sony BDP-S760, but a sub first)

VCR: Panasonic PV-V4521 (don't have many components so I gotta list them all)

Wii

PS2

I have it all hooked up with Monster Cables (Got them for free, yay!)


My next purchase will be a power console. Currently just using two $30 monster powerbars but I don't want to rely on those for very long. The only thing I really need are speaker stands for my rears, I'm just waiting for a friend to re-do his workshop and we're gonna make some (as well as a component rack)


I have a very small space, but I think it works.
http://s964.photobucket.com/albums/a...DSC00393-1.jpg

One of my rears.
http://s964.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=DSC00399.jpg

The other one!
http://s964.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=DSC00400.jpg

From the side (my couch is just out of frame, I only sit about 5 feet back)
http://s964.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=DSC00405.jpg

Covers off
http://s964.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=DSC00407.jpg

Man I need those speaker stands
http://s964.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=DSC00416.jpg
http://s964.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=DSC00417.jpg

I really am in love with this reciever
http://s964.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=DSC00414.jpg
http://s964.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=DSC00418.jpg
http://s964.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=DSC00397.jpg
 

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Cool setup.. Some improvement needed but still nice.

About your receiver. If you get better speakers you may want to get a emotiva amp. For 2 channel audio, your receiver rocks. It will give about 150+ wpc. But when you go 5-7 channels, the power output drops to 50-60 wpc. That really sucks.



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Originally Posted by rocky1 /forum/post/18118978


How does it compare to this one.
http://www.hometheatermag.com/receiv...002/index.html

http://www.hometheatermag.com/receiv...02/index2.html

The Marantz sr 8002 gives over 100wpc with all 7 channels driven.. I currently have the SR6003. With 5 channel, it will put out 111wpc. 7 channels - 98wpc.


Sony's have pretty good sound quality (My sr6003 replaced a sony I got in late 2008 and for the price I sounded pretty good but lacked power)


The 5400es paired with a amp like the Emotiva Xpa 5 (200wpc x5 @8ohms) will a wicked combo an can drive many demanding speakers.
 

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I always liked the 37" Sony Rear Proj. It sold for next to nothing when it went out of production, like $300. Gave a better picture than the cheap lcd's at the time. Granted this was back when I was working for Circuit City... haha


If you use IMG codes from Photobucket rather than the URL codes, you can embed your pictures rather than making us click on individual links!
 

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Haha yeah I love my H1000, and thanks for the photobucket info, sad to say but this was the first time I had ever uploaded pictures to the internet. As a quick side note, it seems one of my mids is torn on the kenwoods, anyone have any advice on how to repair? I didn't even notice till I took the pictures
 
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