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Help buying Reciver and Speakers!

by karlmarx / November 1, 2005 10:44 AM PST

I would like to buy a good receiver, preferably with network connection and speakers. My budget is about $1,000 for each. I have looked at the Onkyo TX-NR901, and the Bose Acoustimass 10 Home Entertainment Speaker System, and they seems good to me however, I always get great tips from participants on this list. Anyone has any recommendations?
Thanks H.

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Help buying Reciver and Speakers!
by jcrobso / November 1, 2005 11:28 PM PST
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by stewart norrie / November 5, 2005 4:33 AM PST

How are you doung mr pro this is stewart calling I just bought a new DENON AVR-3805 amp and ATLANTIC TECH 4200 speakers with there 272PBMTHX subwoffer and on the back wall I installed an old set of cerwin vaga speakers and Iam so happy with this set upTOTALLY LIFE LIKE and the sub is tight and POWERFUL NO MORE CHEAP EQUIPMENT FOR ME ANY WAY GOOD LUCK

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by Dan Filice / November 2, 2005 1:49 AM PST

I agree with the previous post: No on Bose. I've had plenty of time to use the Bose Acoustimass system (both my father and sister-in-law have it) and it is has the worst functioning remote and no flexibility in the way the unit hooks up to the TV. Since it is a combo receiver/DVD Player, I didn't see a way to hook the unit up digitally or component to the TV. It also has the most confusing remote I've ever seen. Go with a separate receiver (Onkyo, Denon, Yamaha are all good), then look at separate speakers. Some brands that aren't too expensive are Infinity, Boston, Energy. I would stick with speakers made by companies that specialize in speakers and stay away from Sony speakers, Yamaha speakers, etc. Keep in mind that you don't need monolithic speakers for good 5.1 surround. Tiny speaker size has been a selling point for Bose, but I just don't think the Bose sound good at all. Also, the Bose "sub-woofer" is the "control center" for the other speakers, so you are limited to speaker placement base on their "sub" placement.

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Go here join forum and ask.....lots of info
by Brakford / November 2, 2005 3:32 AM PST
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Stay away from BOSE !!!!!!!
by avast / November 2, 2005 8:33 AM PST

BOSE is absolutely no no. one can only buy them if they were priced less $100 for the whole system. A friend of mine living in LA has BOSE Acousticmass 5(?) and it was a ripoff. The sound is just horrible. I didn't tell my friend not wanting to make him feel bad, but I feel real sorry for him.

With $1k budget, I'd recommend you buy PSB -- a nice Canadian speaker maker. JBL is pretty good too.

If you have time and the persistence, you can get much better system buying used from "" -- an audiophile marketplace web site now owned by Stereophile magazine. If money is no object, go with Dynaudio, the best in the world!

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oh, receivers
by avast / November 2, 2005 8:39 AM PST

Yamaha and Denon are pretty much leader in this field in terms of absolute sound quality AND features, besides some boutique high-end shops. I personally favor Yamaha receivers but Denon comes real close though.

check out ""'s forum and you will find tons of good info.

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