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btnhfan
07-18-2005, 05:33 PM
I have decided on a receiver, I think.
Let me know your opinions on it, since I am a total HT newb.
http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.process?Product=4031471
or
http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.process?Product=4028950

If anyone has any other options to throw out there, that would be great

Also I will just be using 2 speakers and sub for right now. I cant do 5 or 6 in the dorm room.
Thats okay with the receivers right?

For sub, probably and RE Re series 8", not positive.

Speakers
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-TSx342sZQJZ/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=37900&I=107RTI4B

But again, I am not sure if those are good speakers or not.

I might not be necesarily buying from these places, just showing what I have selected.

Any input at all would be swell.

AznRevlAzn
07-18-2005, 05:35 PM
oh god, your gonna raise hell at your dorm, lol.

JimJ
07-18-2005, 05:39 PM
Hey, I ran two JBL 3way studio monitors and 250W pushing a Shiva in my room :D

As for the original poster, I would stay away from Polk Audio gear. I haven't been impressed by their offerings. You could build a pair of speakers for a whole lot less, and have the money to upgrade the receiver.

Those were some fun times, having that much **** in the room...now I get to pack all my gear into my apartment...ooh, more room for stuff :)

JimJ
07-18-2005, 05:41 PM
http://creativesound.ca/

an FR125 in a bass reflex cabinet would make a really simple, really nice full range monitor. You wouldn't even need a tweeter/crossover for it.

btnhfan
07-18-2005, 05:42 PM
I was hoping the HT god would see this :)

Which of those receivers do you like more?
Or should I try and go with a more expensive one?

JimJ
07-18-2005, 05:45 PM
Out of those?

I would pick the Denon :)

Onkyo and Harmon Kardon are two other brands to look for.

btnhfan
07-18-2005, 05:49 PM
Thanks

Im liking the looks of those speakers.
But will they sound better than a seperate mid/tweeter setup?
Also it doesnt list the rms, or maybe I am blind.

JimJ
07-18-2005, 05:54 PM
But will they sound better than a seperate mid/tweeter setup?

Depends on your tastes. Personally, I like the sound of a full range setup, provides a real "point source" and is also easier to build...you don't need to design/build crossovers for them :) But it all depends on your tastes. The WR125 is meant to be used with a tweeter if you want to go with a more traditional two way setup...Exodus Audio even sells complete kits with them. However, that's slightly more work.

http://www.creativesound.ca/pdf/CSS-FR125-intro.pdf

That's the info sheet for the FR125 driver...it's not loading very fast for me, but it'll probably work for someone not on 56k.

btnhfan
07-18-2005, 07:23 PM
I have no idea how to do crossover nextworks and all that other stuff.

Is there any reviews on those speakers?

It looks like we might have a winner.
But I dont know about their power handling.