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hawkfan
01-16-2007, 09:10 PM
I'm looking to build my first home audio system and want to get some other opinions. I want to be able to listen to CD's, FM radio, and I also want the ability to connect to my digital cable receiver whenever I watch videos or listen to the music channels. I want good sound quality but I also want to keep the cost reasonable. I had in mind the Onkyo 8522 receiver with 100x2 watts at 4 ohms, an Onkyo DVD/SACD player, and an MTM kit from Madisound or Partsexpress. Here are the links:

Speaker kits:
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=302-930
or:
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=302-940
or:
http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?cart_id=2258014.18804&pid=523

Receiver:
http://www.onkyousa.com/model.cfm?m=TX-8522&class=Receiver&p=i

DVD/SACD player:
http://www.onkyousa.com/model.cfm?m=DV-SP502&class=DVD&p=i

I may add a sub and plate amp later on. Thoughts?

joetama
01-16-2007, 09:31 PM
I like number 3....

hawkfan
01-16-2007, 09:45 PM
I like number 3....
Cool. Thanks for the response. That's what I was leaning toward anyway. Too many people were saying that the Dayton kits were "ok" but nothing special. I hear great things about Vifa all the time, so I figured why not include the Madisound kit? The Onkyo receiver and DVD/CD/SACD player seemed like the best bang for the buck that I could find, especially if I purchase from their website or Ebay. Hopefully I'll get a few more opinions before I purchase.

mrogowski
01-17-2007, 01:48 PM
Yeah, if it were me, I'd select the all Vifa project as well. Gee, I had no idea the Parts Express tweeter was famous?! :rolleyes:

Interesting to see that some companies are still using discrete outputs in their amps.

Best,
Mark