Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    AR Newbie Registered Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    4

    What are my options?

    Okay so I have about $300 to spend for sound after splurging on a huge TV. I want it to last a bit before I spend more on sound but this is all I have at the moment.

    I'm looking at a refurb Onkyo TX-SR304 for about $120 and leaving me with $180 for 5.1 speakers.
    Or I could get a TX-SR505 for $160 leaving me with $140 for speakers.

    OR should I scrap all that and just pick up a HTiB such as the Logitech Z-5500 or Onkyo HT-S4100?

    Thanks for the help and I'm not looking for anything future-proof.

  2. #2
    Suspended
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    4,380
    You should probably go with your option 3 until you have enough money to buy real gear.

  3. #3
    Forum Regular luvtolisten's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    526
    I would go with the Onkyo HT-S4100. I think in the price range you're looking at, you'll get more bang for your buck, buying an all in one. Plus it'll be easier to set up.

  4. #4
    Retro Modernist 02audionoob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    2,908
    You could get a 5.1 receiver on craigslist for $30 and spend $270 on speakers. 5.1 receivers are seriously that cheap sometimes. I sold a 70-watt Denon for $60, yesterday. I think I paid $75 for it.

  5. #5
    AR Newbie Registered Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    4
    Thanks for the help guys, do any of you know a good set of speakers for around $200?

  6. #6
    Forum Regular luvtolisten's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    526
    If you're looking for a set of 5.1, you'll have to go the craigslist route as 02 suggested. I don't know of any 5.1 sets new <$200.
    If your looking for a pair of speakers for <$200, I would suggest the Energy C-200's:
    http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ENC200
    or the Wharfedale 8.2's:
    http://www.tsto.com/cgi-bin/TSTO.sto.../View/2823&2D1

  7. #7
    AR Newbie Registered Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    4
    Nah, I need 5.1 ;( and craigslist has nothing good for me area.

  8. #8
    Retro Modernist 02audionoob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    2,908
    I saw the Polk RM6750 speaker set on eBay for $239, new in box with free shipping.

    http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/p...recent/rm6750/

  9. #9
    Forum Regular luvtolisten's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    526
    Here's a set from the "Speaker Company" (not real familiar with them, but have had favorable reviews from other forums) for $242.00

    http://www.thespeakercompany.com/Cat...?CategoryId=36

  10. #10
    AR Newbie Registered Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    4
    Thanks 02, those were one I was really looking at. I would love to get the Energy C Speakers that were like $200 on ebay but I cannot find them anywhere. Do you guys have any other suggestions?

  11. #11
    Retro Modernist 02audionoob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    2,908
    Jbl Scs 145.5

  12. #12
    Forum Regular luvtolisten's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    526
    Here is the Energy Take 5 Classic (a little nicer than the take 5) for $199, but , you'll need a sub.:

    http://www.wwstereo.com/#/ecommerce/...rs/33/144606//

    If you can squeeze out an extra $77 + shipping, here is a sub that would work great with those speakers:

    http://www.highdecibels.com/proddetail.asp?prod=ESW-8
    Last edited by luvtolisten; 05-28-2009 at 05:35 PM.

  13. #13
    Forum Regular blackraven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Posts
    5,421
    Consider the Energy Take system and these Wharfedale 9.0's http://www.buy.com/prod/harman-infin...204049696.html

    I would also consider the infinity primus 152's. They got a good review in stereophile magazine. I bought the 160's for my daughter and they are a decent speaker for the money.

    http://www.buy.com/prod/harman-infin...204049696.html

    And this infinity center channel http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...al_5_1_4_.html

    Then buy an inexpensive sub. http://www.fadfusion.com/selection.p...er=20160800117

    You should strongly consider going 3.1ch and and buy better speakers or receiver. Then buy the rear channels later when you have more money!
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Luxman DA-06 DAC
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Dual Martin Logan Original Dynamo Subs
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •