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So I'm extremely new to audio equipment, but I'm jumping in anyway. I want a receiver and two speakers (5.1 stuff isn't an option). I've been looking at receivers and think I found one, although I could be totally wrong. I'm looking at the Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K


My price cap for receivers is $300. If this isn't a good one, what's wrong with with it so I do know what to look for. I watch tv, play games, and listen to music so I need one that's good for that.


Now for speakers I'm clueless. My cap for that is about $150. Is that way too low? I want 2.1 because good surround seems to be way too expensive. Should I look at a sound bar? I need some serious help. Thanks a bunch!
 

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Now for speakers I'm clueless. My cap for that is about $150. Is that way too low? I want 2.1 because good surround seems to be way too expensive. Should I look at a sound bar?

Just to be clear, you want a subwoofer with this, too?


And your total budget for everything is $450?
 

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Yeah....I'm getting the feeling that my budget is too low. Just to be clear, I'm not looking for top of the line equipment, just stuff that gets the job done without being total garbage.
 

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If a true stereo system is all you want to consider (no multi-channel processing for a future HT system), then you might consider a good stereo receiver sold as a refurbished unit from a factory authorized dealer.


Onkyo TX-8555 http://www.accessories4less.com/make...eceiver/1.html or they also sell a slightly smaller unit for about $50 less (less power and no separate subwoofer pre-out channel).


If you have room for a pair of tower speakers, I would recommend the Polk Monitor60 towers from www.newegg.com http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...itor60&x=0&y=0 or the Infinity Primus P252 towers from Crutchfield http://www.crutchfield.com/p_108P252...le.html?tp=185


Then save a bit more in your budget for a future purchase of a powered subwoofer, like the Polk PSW505 or BIC 10" or 12" subwoofers.
 
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