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Randy Savage
12-25-2006, 01:59 PM
Thinking of starting off with just 2 fronts and the receiver for the time being, then adding the sub, and surrounds. I'm still undecided on the receiver, maybe I'll try to pick up a nice used Onkyo or Yamaha off Ebay.

For the fronts I'm thinking either Athena AS-F2.2's or WS-100's. The 100's can be had for around $350/pair and the 2.2's are about $100 more.

I really don't want to spend all that much, I'd like to stay around $5-600 for the 2 fronts and the receiver. It's a large room- around 28'x21', so I think towers would be my best bet, but tell me if I'm wrong.

Can I find anything better in the price range?

Also, any suggestions on a receiver? I was looking at a Onkyo TX-SR504 from ShopOnkyo, they're $180 refurbed. Good deal?

joetama
12-25-2006, 02:36 PM
Yamaha Receivers are nice....

Other than that.... You are on your own!

Rich B
12-25-2006, 02:42 PM
I just got this ad for a reciever in my email-

JVC RX-DP10VBK

Regular Price $1,499.77
Sale - $1,100.00
Your Price $399.77

7.1-channel, 120-watt x 7, THX Ultra certified A/V control receiver.

http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/item/features/538999168?v_c=EM122506

:eek:

Scoobydoo
12-25-2006, 03:04 PM
hmm, whats up with that deal? i researched it and that receiver sells at most places for $900-1000 and you also get a free pair of speakers with that receiver

why the would give away speakers rated 5-60 watts with a 120 watt per channel receiver is beyond me though

Rich B
12-25-2006, 03:06 PM
hmm, whats up with that deal? i researched it and that receiver sells at most places for $900-1000 and you also get a free pair of speakers with that receiver


Vanns has been around for a long time.

Authorized JVC dealer too.

Maybe JVC cut them a deal to clear out an '06 model?

IamDeMan
12-25-2006, 03:58 PM
Yamaha Receivers are nice....

Other than that.... You are on your own!

Loving mine. Good USEFUL options and easy to use.

joetama
12-25-2006, 06:20 PM
Loving mine. Good USEFUL options and easy to use.

B&W_EE will never lead you wrong.....

ballstothewall
12-25-2006, 10:08 PM
Loved my Yamaha when I had one, looking to buy another receiver and I'm looking at Yamaha units...

rubicon
12-26-2006, 03:14 AM
That receiver looks nice, I have a similar one and I love it. Speakers look good too just make sure to listen to as many as you can at a local shop before you purchase (and choose the ones YOU like the most).

mastarecoil
01-04-2007, 10:43 PM
Look at www.av123.com for a great set of speakers for $220 (or $320 if you wait for the floorstanders. These are the best you will get for this pricerange. Excellent speakers, hope to own my own someday too.