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    I need help!!!

    Since no one ever looks in the home audio section I am posting this in here! I need help. I am looking for a simply amazing and stunning sound quality system for my house. I don't really have a budget right not mainly cause it's my dads system. He put me in charge of making it sound amazing.

    Mainly cause he sat in my car and was literally just moved by how crisp and clear the music sounded he is throwing all his money towards his home audio system. SO I would really like to make him proud by getting him some awsome sound equipment, receiver, TV, DvD, etc. The whole nine yards.

    SO PLEASE give me any links anywhere I can go to find this stuff. I would greatly appreciate it, to no ends!







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    Re: I need help!!!

    Try the Soundillusions forum. A lot of the guys there know their Home Audio VERY well.



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    Re: I need help!!!

    Since no one ever looks in the home audio section
    Au contraire, my friend.

    You need a budget, and you need to specify what exactly you want to do. Regular stereo (2.1)? 5.1 surround? 7.1 surround?

    I can give you list after list of good equipment to pick from, but I need to know those two things.




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    Re: I need help!!!

    Surround for sure. 7.1 surround to be exact. And honestly budget...I'm not lookin' at anything in particular If you could just throw stuff at me that would be great!

    I want pure SQ PURE, so pure you can just taste it. I mean I want it to sound so amazing it can't get any better.




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    I mean I want it to sound so amazing it can't get any better.
    Seriously...a budget would come in awfully handy. Home audio gear gets pricey quick, and a budget would let me know what class of equipment you're looking at.




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    Alright lets say $6,000 for the speakers and at least $3,000 for the TV. Thats what I threw in there cause my dad won't give me a number

    He just keeps sayin' "Whatever it takes"




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    Re: I need help!!!

    OK...since you don't have a budget, I'll give you a middle-of-the-road setup, and you can tell me if that's too expensive, or to go higher.

    Receiver: Denon AVR-3805 http://www.crutchfield.com/S-AvXh7bn...ch=denon+7%2E1 does 7.1 channel surround. 120 watts into seven channels.

    Speakers:

    http://www.klipsch.com/
    http://www.energy-speakers.com/v2/
    http://www.paradigm.com/
    http://www.axiomaudio.com
    http://www.ascendacoustics.com
    http://www.athenaspeakers.com/




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    ok well thats just ridiculous. so ur saying u can just go drop 100 grand on a system? i doubt it. good audio does not mean expensive audio. i can make a tower speaker that sounds just as good as any top of the line definitive or paradigm, for maybe 1/8th the cost. when u buy retail speakers, ur buying the cosmetics, the name, and the sales pitching. u pay about around 1% for the drivers themselves. also, surround usually doesn't tailor to high end sq systems. u have no imaging with a 7.1, its just all aorund u. a good speaker set will tell u the difference from rear left stage and just the left speaker. u can take the best retail speakers in the world, and if they're not set up right, they'll sound like crap. from here on out, i will only diy it. i used http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=264-806 two of those surrounding by a tweeter in a bookshelf speaker, and people couldnt tell me which was playing, my fathers 500 dollar infinitys or my 30 dollar bookshelves. the NSB is a WONDERFUL driver. it has a slightly hollow midrange, and is shrill on the highs. BUT, for $.49, it CANNOT be beaten. people couldn't tell (non-audiophiles) the difference between my advent towers and the NSBs, whose enclosures are paper paint buckets, no joke. this is the NSB:
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=269-570
    believe me when i say, that when u build it urself (including the crossover) that it will outshine anything u can buy in a store, and if not by sq alone, but by the fact that u built it urself and people are paying 10x as much as u paid for equivilent sound. so in recap, for sq/imaging, don't do a surround setup unless its for HT AND music, build the speakers urself, and experiment, experiment and do more experimentation. i did the above, and i'll never buy a speaker from a store EVER AGAIN. hope this helps. if u need some tips on driver selection, i'd be more than happy to give u a list depending on the type of speaker u want.




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    Re: I need help!!!

    almost forgot...for subs, http://www.svsubwoofers.com/




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    Re: I need help!!!

    so ur saying u can just go drop 100 grand on a system? i doubt it. good audio does not mean expensive audio.
    That's what I tried to say...but if he has the dough, he has the dough, and DIY is only mandatory for us poor, starving audiophile folks that don't have any better option




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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Frost
    OK...since you don't have a budget, I'll give you a middle-of-the-road setup, and you can tell me if that's too expensive, or to go higher.

    Receiver: Denon AVR-3805 http://www.crutchfield.com/S-AvXh7bn...ch=denon+7%2E1 does 7.1 channel surround. 120 watts into seven channels.

    Speakers:

    http://www.klipsch.com/
    http://www.energy-speakers.com/v2/
    http://www.paradigm.com/
    http://www.axiomaudio.com
    http://www.ascendacoustics.com
    http://www.athenaspeakers.com/
    that receiver is beautiful..BUT, for any decent klipsch LET ALONE paradigm and axiom speakers, he'll need an amp with it. the sub NEEDS to be a DIY unless he can afford the top-o'-teh line paradigm or velodyne subs.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Frost
    DIY is only mandatory for us poor, starving audiophile folks that don't have any better option
    i beg to differ. any serious audiophile, millionaire or not, will build his own speakers because he has finer control of what they will sound like. at least they SHOULD.




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    that receiver is beautiful..BUT, for any decent klipsch LET ALONE paradigm and axiom speakers, he'll need an amp with it.
    ?

    You don't need more than 120W to drive any standard loudspeaker that's out there. Even 120W will drive a Quad electrostat or a Maggie.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Frost
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    You don't need more than 120W to drive any standard loudspeaker that's out there. Even 120W will drive a Quad electrostat or a Maggie.
    are we speaking aobut sats/bookshelves, or full towers? most definitive speakers are so power thirsty, u only hear 'em for what they really are with around 150 at LEAST.




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    Re: I need help!!!

    Thats actually the receiver I was looking at.

    Yeah sorry about the money thing. He just wouldn't give me any numbers lol. But I will check all of those websites out and reserch this subject as much as possible. Thank you very much Frost




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