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I just received my HiPix card and I'm looking to purchase a good Surround Sound receiver to use with it. This might be the wrong discussion group to post this question, but what are the rest of you HiPix users using for your Surround Sound decoder?


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Whatever you get - make sure it has "Dolby Digital" coaxial

input.


One of my systems has a Sony standalone DD decoder

which has low level RCA ouputs for the 5.1 so I can put on whatever amps I like.


The other has a cheapo (approx $200) AIWA 100wattx5 receiver/amplifier. Then the subwoofer output (RCA jack) goes to a bridged/mono amp and some big woofers.


Maybe if you suggested how much you are willing to spend you could get some more specific suggestions.
 

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I'm looking to keep things cheap to start with ~$500 for the speakers and $300-$400 for the receiver. Is this realistic?


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Mike,

Speakers have a very distinctive personality so you have to listen to them yourself and decide what sounds good to YOU.


You can find really good sounding speakers for around that price range. Just will have to find a REAL audio/video store though - not CC or BB.


A suggestion:

Take a listen to the B&W 600 series speakers. You get one heck of a sound for a reasonable price. You won't find these at CC or Best Buy though.
http://www.bwspeakers.com


I am not biased because I own these - I gave my 602's to my brother last year.


Also, take a listen to the NHT line. http://www.nhthifi.com


Personally, I use NHT 2.5i's for the rears and NHT 3.3's for the fronts (with matching center speaker) but those are out of your price range.


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