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    Help with a home audio project

    Ok so far I have 2 onyx SST woofers I know i wanna use for the project. I still need a reciver amp and speakers. What would yall recommend for all this. I have about 200-250 to spend. thanks



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    Re: Help with a home audio project

    I would assume you're looking at two channel stereo...

    $250 is a rough budget.

    For that price, I would recommend a vintage integrated amp off Ebay (forget the receiver unless you're really in need of an FM tuner) and a pair of small full range drivers in DIY cabinets.

    If you're in need of a subwoofer amp as well, forget this project for now and save some more money.




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    Re: Help with a home audio project

    2 Fostex FE103E drivers in the back loaded horns that are given on madisound's site/catalog. Make the horns yourself outa 1/2" mdf.

    Then one of these
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=300-952
    And this
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...umber=120-1135

    51 bucks for the amp and power supply

    62 bucks for the drivers

    35 bucks for the wood for the BLH's

    ~148 bucks for a decent 2 ch system

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    Re: Help with a home audio project

    If you need a receiver, speakers, and an amp for your subs it is really impossible to get it all for $250. Give us some more specific information and we can help.
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    Re: Help with a home audio project

    I guess the chip amps would be an option, but honestly I haven't been to impressed with the SQ of them.

    But for $250, the options are slim for anything that sounds decent.




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    Re: Help with a home audio project

    DIY is nice if you want to do that, other wise you can get some decent sound JBL for pretty cheap (I know I know I just recommended Junk But Loud, but they sound better than those damn pod speakers and the cheap "line" speakers you can get). Amp wise, check around on eBay, and online warehouses. You can get good stuff cheap sometimes, Yamaha, some Sony, if you really wanna go CHEAP Insignia has an ok 2 channel amp you might have to do a little jury rigging to set the subs up but shouldn't be toooooo hard. What kinda music would you be listening to on this system most of the time?







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    Re: Help with a home audio project

    Ok... I guess im not gonna be getting much of anything by going the DIY route. What kind of surrond sound systems could i get below $200 and still sound good and have good output. I would mostly listen to rock and techno.

    I will jus use the Onyx woofers for another project



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    Re: Help with a home audio project

    You're going to be limited to HTIB's for that budget.




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    Re: Help with a home audio project

    and that is??? Sorry i dont know my way around home audio



    HU:Kenwood Excelon KDC-889
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    Sub amp: (2) Audiopipe 1500's
    Subwoofers: (4) 15" Crunch GPV
    Box: 16 cubes tuned to 28hz (removable port)
    Extra Batt: C&D 139AH
    151.xx sealed up 154.xx in the kick

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    Re: Help with a home audio project

    what about this? It seems to be decent

    http://www.epinions.com/Sony_HT_DDW6...ay_~full_specs



    HU:Kenwood Excelon KDC-889
    Speakers: CDT 61A's with rainbow x-overs
    Front amp: Autotek MM100.4
    Sub amp: (2) Audiopipe 1500's
    Subwoofers: (4) 15" Crunch GPV
    Box: 16 cubes tuned to 28hz (removable port)
    Extra Batt: C&D 139AH
    151.xx sealed up 154.xx in the kick

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    Re: Help with a home audio project

    Biggest problems with Home-Theater-In-Boxes are...

    - Lack of flexibility. If you don't like the components, generally it's hard to switch them or change things. And it's a PITA to integrate your own subwoofers to it.
    - Design compromises to meet a certain price point. Sticking a 3" full range driver in tiny plastic enclosures doesn't come without a price, and that price usually is evident in what you hear.

    Having said that, Onkyo makes what I'd consider one of the best HTIB-type setups out there...although I'm not sure if it fits in your budget.




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    Re: Help with a home audio project

    Quote Originally Posted by JimJ
    Biggest problems with Home-Theater-In-Boxes are...

    - Lack of flexibility. If you don't like the components, generally it's hard to switch them or change things. And it's a PITA to integrate your own subwoofers to it.
    - Design compromises to meet a certain price point. Sticking a 3" full range driver in tiny plastic enclosures doesn't come without a price, and that price usually is evident in what you hear.

    Having said that, Onkyo makes what I'd consider one of the best HTIB-type setups out there...although I'm not sure if it fits in your budget.
    Ok thanks! Ill look around Ebay for some Onkyo



    HU:Kenwood Excelon KDC-889
    Speakers: CDT 61A's with rainbow x-overs
    Front amp: Autotek MM100.4
    Sub amp: (2) Audiopipe 1500's
    Subwoofers: (4) 15" Crunch GPV
    Box: 16 cubes tuned to 28hz (removable port)
    Extra Batt: C&D 139AH
    151.xx sealed up 154.xx in the kick

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    Re: Help with a home audio project

    Just remember that by going with a HTIB you're giving up alot.







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    Re: Help with a home audio project

    You can get an Onkyo refurbished 5.1 channel receiver @ jandr.com for $150.

    Then go on ebay and look for some good used bookshelf speakers from a good company such as Boston, Paradigm, Energy, Polk Audio, NHT, JBL, Klipsch, etc.

    This is the BEST sound you can get for that price.



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