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surround 5.1 system

by MadMex66 / January 15, 2009 3:30 AM PST

I recently purchase a Samsung PN50A450 HDTV, a Pansasonic DMP-BD35 BLU-RAY player and the Sony STR-DG820 A/V receiver. I would appreciate any feedback as to what a suggested good 5.1 surround would compliment my recent purchases. Thx.

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(NT) budget?????????
by givemeaname / January 15, 2009 4:08 AM PST
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5.1 budget
by MadMex66 / January 15, 2009 4:53 AM PST
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no more than 500.00.

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Small budget, so look online at JR.COM at their
by NM_Bill / January 15, 2009 6:39 AM PST
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HTIBs. Usually, Onkyo is considered to have the best HTIB for the buck.

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by MadMex66 / January 15, 2009 7:33 AM PST

Whats the feeling on Orb's 5.1's?

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klipsch quintet iii - model # QUINTET III = $500.00
by mamontano / January 16, 2009 4:49 AM PST
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You'll have to buy a sub though.
I hear the $100. sony sub model
# SAW2500 is decent until you can
afford a better 1.

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by bearvp / January 16, 2009 6:37 AM PST

I'd either go with an Onkyo system in your budget or an Infinity HTIB set. I was pretty happy with my Infinity HTIB set before I upgraded.

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i agree on Onkyo
by iaquino2002 / January 17, 2009 7:52 AM PST
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They have the best sounding budget 5.1 system but you got to get the receiver but they have deals with reciever included.Their recievers are pretty good too.

I can't tell you which one becuase my audio systems are mixed and is older.

Go to Amazon and look at Onkyo sets they have and read the reviews.

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by MadMex66 / January 17, 2009 9:52 PM PST
In reply to: i agree on Onkyo

I already have purchased a Sony STR-DG820:looking to add just a surround system, speakers and sub only.

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Onkyo surround system
by kenworbr / January 20, 2009 6:02 PM PST
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Take a look at the Onkyo SKS-HT540. It is actually a 7.1 system, but for the price you can't go wrong. They have been reviewed on CNet and other sites and I bought them and am thrilled! As CNet's review states, and I have done... "If you don't want or need to run all four surround speakers, go ahead and stick with standard 5.1 channel surround; you can hook up the extra two speakers to your receiver's B speaker outputs and put them in another room."

Currently they are selling anywhere $200-$400 depending on where you buy.

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surround sound systems for all budgets
by techsorceress / January 20, 2009 11:20 PM PST
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Check out they have LTB(listen to believe) and Hamilton Electronics lines which are all quality without having to pay top dollar for name brand like Bose. LTB are the same people who make the highly popular Q Bean. I strongly suggest you check this site out

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Why would anyone choose this over Onkyo?
by Pepe7 / January 20, 2009 11:37 PM PST

Onkyo has such a good track record it makes no sense to use a 'bargain brand' like this one.

my $.02

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"bargain brand"
by techsorceress / January 21, 2009 12:17 AM PST

Pedro do you work for Onkyo? =) I think it is always a wise and smart consumer conception to shop around and find the best merchandise at the best value. "Bargain brands" are for merchandise manufactured poorly. I am saying it is worth checking out merchandise that has been manufactured for years and buy direct than going through resellers-

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by MadMex66 / January 21, 2009 3:16 AM PST
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please cancel my post...I have made a purchase...Thx all

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by Pepe7 / January 21, 2009 5:45 AM PST
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I do not work for Onkyo. I do however recognize the value of going with a very reasonably priced HT equipment manufacturer with a great track record and strong value when you look at the features. How about making a one to one comparison with some specific product on the reseller site you gave? You would be hard pressed to find anything there that would provide the same value as some of the Onkyo receivers/HT combos which have been mentioned in this thread (and others).


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Message from MadMex66
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 21, 2009 6:04 PM PST
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He has made his purchase, so he no longer needs any other recommendations.

Thanks for all your help.

As the OP no longer needs help, I will lock this discussion.


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