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That's right, folks. After about 3 years living with my Onkyo HT-S770, I've moved into a new place, and it's a great excuse to say "out with the old". Since I bought the system, I haven't been able to hear voices and mid-levels clearly from my center & fronts. I'm looking to change that.


I thought about going ahead and replacing all 6 speakers. Problem is, I just bought a Samsung 46" LCD (...and a house), so I'm on a tight budget. So I'm thinking the best solution might be to go ahead and replace the fronts and center - the ones I have a real issue with - and then replace the 3 rear surrounds when I have more cash to play with. But I have no idea where to start.


I've found what looks to be a great deal on the Infinity TSS 3-in-1 speaker, which would solve the problem in one swoop - but can't seem to find any reviews on it. Anyone have any experience? Would I be jumping out of the frying pan & into the fire if I went with it (I'm a little worried about the 3-in-1 thing)?


Or would I be better off just going with a complete set of Fluance's? Or something else?


I can only afford to spend about $300 right now, which I know puts me at the bottom of the barrel. But if anyone has any thoughts for the best way for me to get out of Onkyo Speaker Hell on the cheap, I'd really appreciate it.
 

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I can only afford to spend about $300 right now, which I know puts me at the bottom of the barrel. But if anyone has any thoughts for the best way for me to get out of Onkyo Speaker Hell on the cheap, I'd really appreciate it.

$300 for 3 front speakers.


Option 1. Athena LS-300 towers and LS center speaker. Definitely will not sound muffled like your Onkyo speakers.
http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ATLS300
http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo...umber=ATLSC100


Free shipping too.


Option 2 Infinity Beta 10 Bookshelfs and Center
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it..._c=site_search
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it..._c=site_search

Right around $300 with free shipping.


Polk Rti4 bookshelfs and CSi3 center

bookshelves available at One_call and Amazon for same price.
http://www.jr.com/polk-audio/pe/POK_CSI3_hy_BK/


Or you can replace most of your Onkyo's by getting this 5 piece Mission system.
http://www.tsto.com/cgi-bin/TSTO.sto...duct/View/2229
 

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You rock - thanks! I had looked at Infinity and Polk, but had no idea which models to look at, or if they were worth it.


Since my HT-S770 (& a lot of my other hardware) is silver, I'm torn - based on brand, I'd rather go with the Athena, Infinity or Polk, but being nit-picky, the Mission system would look a lot better with my place. But I don't know much about Mission.


I'm searching through posts right now looking for reviews. Quality-wise, I'm guessing I'd be better off going with 3 fronts for $300 instead of getting the full Mission package?


Side note - I *am* planning on keeping the Onkyo sub, as the bass has always been adequate.


Thanks again.
 

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Missions are way too warm for HT. I sold mine last month since they're neither the best for music nor HT. I'd go with the Athena route even if they're closing down. Their teteron tweeter was designed with HT in mind but aluminum tweeters would actually be good for anything.
 
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