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simplesine
05-15-2005, 06:12 PM
Didn't really know where to put this so...

This dualdisc thing they're doin with cds now (Chevelle, Nine Inch Nails, Rob Thomas, Bruce Springstein) has got me interested in getting surround sound. :) I have no idea where to start so I figured maybe I could get some good ideas from here.

My dvd player does have surround sound so could I use this as my reciever and posibbly us plate amps?

If i were to pick out all the components what is a good brand of speakers for surround sound and plate amps?

Should I just get a system already put together or are they really worth a crap?

I'm lookin to spend no more than 500 dollars, but I'm not goin for huge output either. Maybe around 50 watts per channel and about 150 watts for the sub.

Any help is appreciated. :)

ighettoboyi
05-15-2005, 06:54 PM
tannoy fx5.1 if you want a 5.1 package. surprisingly good, and takes a fat dump all over bose acoustimass for about a fifth of the price

simplesine
05-15-2005, 08:18 PM
Would these be pretty good for the price? Anyone know the rms of these?

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000844TJ/qid=1116195861/sr=1-38/ref=sr_1_38/102-6969048-7730538?v=glance&s=electronics

What's a good brand for a reciever and plate amp?
I already have an idea of what sub I want. 11kv2 perhaps?????

PV Audio
05-15-2005, 08:19 PM
surround sound ***** nuts; it is a fake excuse for imaging and soundstage

stereo pwns joo

simplesine
05-15-2005, 08:34 PM
Well I've kinda changed my mind and I think I wanna go for good ol stereo sound as yall suggested, but I don't really have room for towers. So here's the list for a nice stereo system:

2 channel reciver
plate amp
sub
2 speakers/towers

Anything else?

PV Audio
05-15-2005, 10:31 PM
Well I've kinda changed my mind and I think I wanna go for good ol stereo sound as yall suggested, but I don't really have room for towers. So here's the list for a nice stereo system:

2 channel reciver
plate amp
sub
2 speakers/towers

Anything else?
towers aren't that big...i'd go with 2 tower mains, book shelf surrounds and 2 5 1/4" + 1 tweeter for the center

unbeatable.

PV Audio
05-16-2005, 02:12 AM
2 x 6.5" Center Channel > 2 x 5.25" Center Channel ;)

Me > You
i'll take my fiquars anyday

vettelovr1124
05-16-2005, 06:46 PM
It still might be good to buy a 5.1 receiver just in case you want to expand. Some good budget brands are Pioneer (esp. the models with MCACC), Onkyo, and Yamaha.

Oh...and if you can't find the space for two towers then you don't deserve to own an audio system.:)

You'll also save a lot of money if you build the towers yourself. Parts Express (http://www.partsexpress.com) is a good place to start looking. That place has nice plate amps, also.

vettelovr1124
05-16-2005, 07:02 PM
Do they even have 2-channel receivers that aren't 20+ years old ?
That's a good question...:)

simplesine
05-18-2005, 10:00 PM
So if i bought a 5.1 reciever i wouldn't have to use all the channels? I thought u would have to use all of them. And I'm sorry for asking stupid questions but I don't know anything about homeaudio but do the recievers power the speakers as well, excluding subwoofer which i would have to get a plate amp for?

simplesine
05-18-2005, 10:09 PM
yae? nae? http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=300-794

vettelovr1124
05-19-2005, 04:05 PM
yae? nae? http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=300-794
That's a nice, cheap brand. It's worth getting, IMO.

simplesine
05-19-2005, 06:35 PM
You can run 5.1 receivers in stereo mode ... Also, do you have to use all the channels on a 4-channel amp in car audio ? ;)

Yes, the receiver generally powers everything but the subwoofer(s) ...

I figured you could run it stereo mode but I'm not sure on if I can leave some of the channels "free" or "speakerless'' I guess you could say.

And on your question, I've never dealt with anything more than a 2-channel car audio amp, so really I don't know the answer to that question. And I know you asked that question so I could answer my own question in a sense hence the :) , but I don't really know the answer to that question either. :laugh: I have to laugh at myself sometimes. lol Sorry for my little know how, but thanks for your patience.

JimJ
05-19-2005, 08:21 PM
Solid state gear is nice that way :)

vettelovr1124
05-19-2005, 08:31 PM
Solid state gear is nice that way :)
True story.:)

Yeah, the receiver you get will probably even have a setting for 2.1, anyways.