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Here is my dilemma.


I found some cheap Polk Audio RM6750 5.1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290066


I'm looking to pair this up with the YAMAHA RX-V46 5.1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...39&Tpk=RX-V467


I don't know if I should pick those two up and pair them or just go ahead and get the ONKYO HT-S6300 7.1


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-160-_-Product


The Polk and Yamaha receiver is only 20 dollars cheaper and comes with 2 less speakers and it's 5.1 and the other system is a 7.1. Now I don't think I will EVER need or want a 7.1 and the place that this system will be in will be in a small room 10' X 15'. But really, are the polk speakers and yamaha receiver worth it when I can just get the HTIB 7.1 for only 20 dollars more. To me, looking at the specs the S6300 speakers are better than the polk. I would like opinions please. Are the Polk speakers and the receiver really worth that much when I can just get the S6300? I need a response ASAP because the sale on the Polk Speakers end this Monday. THANKS!!!


Also, if anyone has any better options for $499 or cheaper (the cheaper, but good quality the better) please do tell.
 

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$499 TOPS! But less is good as long as the system is good.


Forgot to mention...the receiver comes with a 50 dollar Newegg gift card, which is awesome. I could use that gift card on a person or two for christmas or keep it for an external hard drive I've been wanting to put movies and shows on. System will be used for movies/shows and games.


EDIT: Maybe I should tell you what I'm using now. I'm using nothing. Right now I'm using TV speakers. So anything would be good and wow me right now. lol
 

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I'd go for a cheaper Denon receiver:
http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR-391-...0728305&sr=1-3


As for speakers, I'd go for a set of Pioneer without a sub to keep under the budget.

Front and back: http://www.jr.com/pioneer/pe/PIO_SPBS41LR/

Center: http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PU...peakers/SP-C21


If you have space for tower fronts, I'd go with the Pioneer sp-fs51 at Best Buy. Without a sub, that set above should keep you under $500. Since you're using TV speakers now, I think these speakers would offer enough bass for now. Save up for a good sub later.
 

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Let us know what you get.
 

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Let us know what you get.

I really don't know what to get. The Yamaha with Polk are still my favorite because of the reviews and deal on them and the 50 dollar credit on the receiver. But I'm liking the Energy Take Classic 5.1 with the Onkyo Receiver Onkyo TX-SR308.


I guess ANOTHER option I thought of was the Polk speakers with the cheaper ($200) Onkyo TX-SR308 receiver. That would be me saving 50 dollars because the receiver I was going to get was 300 WITH a 50 dollar gift card I was going to use on Christmas.
 

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I wouldn't get the Denon 391 at all. Its lacking too many features that come with other Denon receivers such as Audyssey MultiEQ room calibration. Nor does it convert analog video sources to HDMI.


If you're looking for a good package deal get the Denon 590BA which comes with Denon 590 receiver and Boston Acoustics 5.1 speakers. Or the newer 591BA system if its in the price range.

http://www.amazon.com/Denon-DHT-590B...0736704&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/Denon-DHT-591B...0736704&sr=8-2

That comes out to $520 because of S&H. :/
 

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So you'd kill a deal over $20? Geez....

Not when I have the other options. That and I was excited that it came out to $480 only to get to $520 with S&H lol. I'm still looking at it though, just thought I'd say something about it, when I can get all these other options S&H free.
 

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Every time I think about pulling the trigger I get a big clump in my throat and think about "what if one of these things go wrong and I got to ship it back for 50 dollars". Sucks that I have nowhere local to look, try, or buy these things.
 

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Every time I think about pulling the trigger I get a big clump in my throat and think about "what if one of these things go wrong and I got to ship it back for 50 dollars". Sucks that I have nowhere local to look, try, or buy these things.

Sometimes you have to take the risk - and sometimes you need

to just make a decision.
 

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afrogt, you're right that Denon 391 lacks any room calibration. I kept thinking it had some basic eq. So it's actually a horible choice


As for the speakers, those pioneers are likely the best in this price range at the moment. I was going to recommend the Jamo 406 set, but it's no longer available. Go for the speakers suiko
 

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afrogt, you're right that Denon 391 lacks any room calibration. I kept thinking it had some basic eq. So it's actually a horible choice


As for the speakers, those pioneers are likely the best in this price range at the moment. I was going to recommend the Jamo 406 set, but it's no longer available. Go for the speakers suiko

Would you recommend the ONKYO TX-SR308 with those speakers?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882120164


I'm reading (scanning over rather) this thread about the speakers you posted

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...278774&page=11


People are hands down saying those speakers are awesome. Those speakers along with the receiver will come to a price of $440 which is awesome! Now I just need a subwoofer...? I would like one, I heard the speakers themselves give off a nice subwoofer effect but I still would like to have one for gaming. Is there a 70 to 80 dollar woofer that I should think about? Seems low for a woofer. (saying woofer sounds retarded)


P.S. I have 15 tabs open on 2 different windows, all newegg and amazon and JR.



EDIT: I found that quote in that thread. What does it mean exactly? "While they definitely sounded better (on the low end and midrange) than the various surround style speakers, they seemed to be lacking in the upper frequency range."


Does that mean when the speakers are turned up louder he thought they were lacking?
 

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Originally Posted by suikostinger /forum/post/19546603


Every time I think about pulling the trigger I get a big clump in my throat and think about "what if one of these things go wrong and I got to ship it back for 50 dollars". Sucks that I have nowhere local to look, try, or buy these things.

That is why you are paying less than $500... what are you complaining about. If you were to buy local you would be paying much more than that and harping about it even more.



Myself I would suck it up and pay the extra $20, because it is a better system.
 
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