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    Icon32 Need some advice, info, recommendations.

    Hey guys. I can't do car audio anymore due to not having a car because college is soo **** expensive, so I am thinking about getting into some home audio. I know that I am not going to get the same amount of bass due to room size and whatnot that I would from a car setup, but what is a decent entry level system for home audio that will give me something. I have the little b/s 5.1 surround with a 6.5 sub right now, some 50$ kmart crap and I'm looking to upgrade. But being in college, the budget is a little more limited on this than it was on the car audio system. Before I took off out here I was running an RE SE XXX 12 in a slot port 32 hz, off a jbl bp1200.1, couple component setups off a 4 channel, in a little hatchback, man do I miss it . Looking to spend a few hundred on a home setup and get something with some kind of bass to it. Maybe like 100-300. It will be used for movies, tv, and music from an ipod. NOt really sure what to get, powered subwoofer, home theatre in a box, build my own setup??? Just looking for some input, and didn't see any stickys so making this. I'm going to do a search after this and see if I have any more luck that way. But yeah any info would be greatly appreciated. I really don't know much of **** when it comes to home audio. Thanks in advance for the help, info and advice. - Sampson



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    Re: Need some advice, info, recommendations.

    Honestly, $300 for everything isn't much of a budget to work with. $500 is more doable...




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    Re: Need some advice, info, recommendations.

    home audio is more expensive then car audio...

    100-300 is not gonna get you anything that compares to your 12" something like 1,000-1,500 will depending on room size




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    Re: Need some advice, info, recommendations.

    Could you recommend some type of like home theatre in a box setup. I've seen some on ebay pretty cheap. I was thinking something along the lines of a setup like this I have seen for around 100$ shipped.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/DiVinci-D-6-Home...QQcmdZViewItem
    http://cgi.ebay.com/NIB-Sony-Surroun...QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Divinci-607-Home...QQcmdZViewItem


    SO yeah appreciate the post, but I just don't have that much money to spend on this, college is F****** expensive.

    ....Just saw the second post from 1loudsuv, so would any of the ones I listed even be worth getting? Or would it just be a complete waste of money?



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    Re: Need some advice, info, recommendations.

    the davinci 607 looks interesting but remember those are white van speakers i wouldnt expect much from them.




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    Re: Need some advice, info, recommendations.

    Old School NAD... RIGHT ON....


    However, to beat that stuff all you would need is to find a stick and hit it....JK







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    Re: Need some advice, info, recommendations.

    So played around with some stuff, and found my roomate had a little setup in his closet. So we hooked it up and it sounds fine to me. It is a pioneer vsx-305 hooked up to some optimus and KLH speakers. So what reciever like that could you guys recommend that would push some towers good. I want something more powerful than the pioneer vsx-305, it does ok, but I want more power. Maybe in the range of 400 watts, or more. Also would I be able to hook a powered subwoofer up to something like this receiver for more bass if I needed it?

    I want a setup like this but with better stuff. I want some towers, with a sub, mid, and tweet in each, for the fronts and something like the speakers pictured in the ebay auction for rear. Does that sound like it would work ok?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Pioneer-185W-Hom...QQcmdZViewItem

    Thanks for the input, and recommendations on a roughly 100$ deck.



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    Re: Need some advice, info, recommendations.

    1) You don't need 400W unless you're driving electrostats or open baffle speakers. That's a lot of power.
    2) $100 won't let you touch anything that does a true 400W per channel...




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    Re: Need some advice, info, recommendations.

    No sh** 400 watts per channel would be expensive as all hell, I'm not a complete idiot man, I meant 400 watts total. 100X4I've looked around a bit and know somewhat the price ranges of receivers and what to expect for 100$, I just want a good brand name and model for around 100$.

    Something like "Oh the pioneer vsx-816 is the **** , that is what I used when I started out, its about 3 years old but its a sweet receiver, or something like that". Or oh yeah jvc **** ***** don't buy it, it's overpriced and not worth it. Even a link to a good home audio review site so I can read the reviews myself would be cool, I've read a few already. So can you recommend a receiver, or not? Thanks in advance.



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