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#293145 - 02/20/10 08:31 AM Re: You are very first post.... [Re: Ken.C]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4842
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
my first post below. I was debating on klipsch or axiom m60s (or maybe even the m50s) with an ep350, and I planned on getting a yamaha receiver.

Looks like I blew my original 2k budget by opting for the epic 80 500 and a 3808 \:\) . I just happened to find an audition for the m80s and couldn't go back... and with 6ave offering such a great deal on the 3808 who couldn't give in?

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ok, so i am sure to get a biased response around here but...
i have about a 2k budget. I listened to klipsch synergy f-3 speakers at best buy and I liked them.

link here: http://www.klipsch.com/products/details/f-3-home-theater-system.aspx

some people over at avs forum suggested axiom speakers instead, and I have read nothing but great reviews. I wish I could hear them, I like the 30 day trial but hate to pay $200 to ship them back if I do not like them.

anyway- I was just wanting to get some input from people about these speakers... maybe someone who has heard the klipsch speakers as well.

Also, I could save some cash and get the axiom epic 50/350...

The receiver I am buying is the new Yamaha RX-V661


link here: http://www.yamaha.com/yec/products/productdetail.html?CNTID=547398

it is rated at 90 watts per channel, and It may be 6 months+ before I can purchase an external amp... so would I be better off getting the axiom epic 50's over the 60's? is 90 watts per channel going to push the 60's until i can get an amp?

any comments of the klipsch vs axiom, or the epic 60's vs the 50's are welcomed.

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#293150 - 02/20/10 09:21 AM Re: You are very first post.... [Re: terzaghi]
EFalardeau Offline
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Registered: 08/27/07
Posts: 3270
Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Yeah, that's quite a budget overrun... Did you use to work as an accountant at Nortel?
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#293153 - 02/20/10 09:59 AM Re: You are very first post.... [Re: EFalardeau]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6600
Loc: It's all about the location.
That's why they call it a budget. You start at say, $2000 then you "budge it" a few times till you get what you want.
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#293158 - 02/20/10 10:16 AM Re: You are very first post.... [Re: Adrian]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4842
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Well, when I realized I wanted to spend about twice as much as originally budgeted I delayed my purchase 6-7 months and saved up.
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#293160 - 02/20/10 10:55 AM Re: You are very first post.... [Re: Adrian]
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 Originally Posted By: Adrian
That's why they call it a budget. You start at say, $2000 then you "budge it" a few times till you get what you want.


Good one

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#293167 - 02/20/10 12:20 PM Re: You are very first post.... [Re: ]
Micah Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1789
Loc: Indiana you hoser!!!!
I did a lot better this time around, I had a figure of around $4000 bucks to spend in my head, and the Epic 80/800 all from the factory outlet cost $4400. Not bad.

Expecially not bad considering my last HT debacle. I had a 36 inch TV in my basement that I wanted to upgrade to a big screen. I saw where our company gave discounts on a certain brand, I think it was perhaps Sharp or Zenith? Anyway, so I started looking at getting a 50 inch rear projection, that would cost $2000 bucks with my company discount. But then when I went down to HH Greggs (I'd been doing all my shopping online to that point) to actually see the TV in person, I fell for a Toshiba 65" rear projection that cost $3500. Then I decided to update my reciever from the crappy Sony thing (that came in one of those 'rack systems' they sold at Sears... A reciever, dual tape deck, CD player & two tower speakers for $400 bucks) I had to something better... well after scouring the internet I finally talked myself into the Denon 4802 that I currently still own, for a mere $2200 bucks (I say mere because it listed for over $3000 dollars on Denon's webste, but after endless nights searching for the best deal I could get, I found it for $2200... How could I NOT take advantage of such a deal, right?). Then came the 9 piece surround sound, wires (back then I fell for Monsters propaganda hook, line & sinker... I had over $1000 dollars in the wire, cables & of course their premium power conditioner. So 50% of my ORIGINAL budget I gave to Monster. Oh yeah, color me stupid), new DVD player, yada yada... All told my initial $2000 dollar budget ended up being a $9000 dollar home theater.

Which I enjoyed for years mind you, but let's just say the wife wasn't impressed with my lack of discipline for quite some time! \:\(











P.S. Of all my purchases, the Denon really did knock my socks off!
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#293173 - 02/20/10 01:59 PM Re: You are very first post.... [Re: Micah]
Micah Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1789
Loc: Indiana you hoser!!!!
Oh and the 9 piece surround sound was actually 11 pieces, as I utilized all 6 of the surround channels the Denon supplied, plus left/right mains, a center and two original subwoofers. A 220 watt Cerwin Vega down firing sub and a 350 watt JVC down firing monster that rocked that basement like nothing else!!! The only problem was the JVC would only last 3 or 4 weeks and then it would quit working altogether! I went through 3 of them until they discontinued it. Then I switched to an Acoustic Research model. But it fizzled out after about two months. After that I gave up and just stuck with the Cerwin Vega.

So, has anyone else here gone $7000 grand over their original budget? Please make me feel better, am I the least disciplined (and most foolish, spending $1000+ on Monster Cables) member of this board???
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Denon 4802
Emotiva XPA-3
Samsung BD-P3600
Sharp 65 Inch Aquos LCD

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#293176 - 02/20/10 02:36 PM Re: You are very first post.... [Re: Micah]
Adrian Offline
axiomite

Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6600
Loc: It's all about the location.
Sorry, can't help you feel better, I only went $6999 over budget.
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#293180 - 02/20/10 02:50 PM Re: You are very first post.... [Re: Adrian]
CV Offline
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Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11144
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
Who even makes a budget beforehand?
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#293183 - 02/20/10 06:08 PM Re: You are very first post.... [Re: CV]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4842
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
yeah, setting a budget is like setting yourself up for failure.
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