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Bill K Davis
08-23-2009, 04:16 PM
Advising my sister in law on a bedroom system. I find the Onkyo cs 325 looks pretty good for about $225. I can get the cd player and reciever for about $150,and then have a pick of speakers,although their advertising say there speaker are specially geared for their receiver. I was considering used Paradigm Atoms off ebay. She would also like an ipod dock,if possible. Onkyo's ipod dock is about $85. She also wants to run some speakers into the bathroom(wall speakers I guess). I know nothing of wall speakers. Any advice is appreciated.:aureola:

08-23-2009, 06:45 PM
I would buy this 2ch receiver

or one of these two|c:4586|&Sort=0&Recs=10

and a pair of these speakers

or these speakers

And this CD/DVD player

This would make a great budget system for around $300. Better than what you are looking at. The Denon CD/DVD player would be the best of the lot. You won't find a better CD player than this for this price.

Dont shy away from sherwood. They make some high end gear. And for your budget they are a perfect fit. I'd rather put more money to the speakers and CD player.

Sherwood receiver $80
Denon 1940 CD/DVD $87
Energy C200 speaks $150 or C100 for $99

= $267-$319

Hope this helps!

Bill K Davis
08-26-2009, 04:43 AM
Thanks blackraven, for your in depth answer. I should have mentioned that the main characteristic in the bedroom system would be size(small unobtrusive). Even so the idea of using Energy speakers is a possibility. I am even considering the Energy -50's.

08-26-2009, 11:17 AM
I would skip the 50's and go with the C-100s at minimum. The 50's would be good for a HT set up as rear channels.