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#318966 - 08/18/10 10:08 AM $1,000 Challenge
Nashvegas Rocks Offline
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Ok, so a co-worker comes to me for advice on setting up a HT in his existing home. He has a budget of 2,000 total. I have 1,000 of that spent on a 46" Samsung LCD. This leaves me 1,000 for sound. I was planning on this Denon (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Denon+-+600W...p;skuId=9878176)for $350 leaving me only $650 for sub + 5 channels. I dont believe that Axiom will be a suitable fit for his budget at this time. Does anyone know of something of SOME quality for this price range. The closest i have gotten but have reservations is the $800 Def Tech 600 HTIB.
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#318967 - 08/18/10 10:14 AM Re: $1,000 Challenge [Re: Nashvegas Rocks]
BlueJays1 Offline
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You can start off with just the mains and subwoofer first and add the other channels later. If you want to stretch the budget a little more, add the QS4 and go with a phantom centre.

Something like a pair of Axiom M3 or M22 and one of these subs below (bic/dayton) would be a good start. With a small budget like this, it is best not to stretch it to thin. You are better off buying better quality components at the time, and expand to the other channels when funds become available in the future.

http://www.parts-express.com/wizards/sea...=&srchAttr=
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#318969 - 08/18/10 10:21 AM Re: $1,000 Challenge [Re: Nashvegas Rocks]
alan Offline

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Hi Nashvegas,

Instead of suggesting that your friend purchase a junky HTIB system that he'll grow to dislike if he ever hears your system, why don't you suggest he start with a stereo setup of a couple of excellent Axiom speakers plus a subwoofer. A pair of M22s or M2s plus an EP125. . .

He could run an AV receiver in the stereo + sub mode and gradually upgrade, adding surrounds and a center as he can afford them.

Regards,
Alan
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#318970 - 08/18/10 10:27 AM Re: $1,000 Challenge [Re: BlueJays1]
CatBrat Offline
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If it was me, I'd choose from the factory outlet and get one of the following. (Note: I'm not a big fan of the M3). I've used the M22 for quite a while without a sub and was ok with that, but I wouldn't use the M2 without a sub.

M22 + wall mounts = $504 (Leaving $146 for sub)

M22 + stands = $620 (No sub)

M2 + wall mounts = $346 (Leaving $304 for sub)

M2 + stands = $462 (Leaving $188 for sub)

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#318972 - 08/18/10 10:35 AM Re: $1,000 Challenge [Re: CatBrat]
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I would lower the receiver budget first. Better speakers will always make more of a difference than the receiver.

Edit:
And definitely forget surround and a center! Maybe a couple of M60s from the outlet if the budget can be raised a bit.....


Edited by MarkSJohnson (08/18/10 10:38 AM)
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#318973 - 08/18/10 10:38 AM Re: $1,000 Challenge [Re: CatBrat]
Adrian Offline
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SHOOT! I saw the headline and thought we could win a $1000 for guessing the best combo. Carry on.


(I would buy a quality system, piece by piece as suggested...a lot depends on how serious your friend is about HT)
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#318976 - 08/18/10 10:40 AM Re: $1,000 Challenge [Re: Adrian]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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How big is the room?
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#318977 - 08/18/10 10:41 AM Re: $1,000 Challenge [Re: MarkSJohnson]
CatBrat Offline
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I agree (from above) M60's would be a much better way to go, if your friend could spare an extra $250, or downgrade the receiver as stated.

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#318978 - 08/18/10 10:43 AM Re: $1,000 Challenge [Re: Adrian]
Nashvegas Rocks Offline
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Originally Posted By: Adrian
SHOOT! I saw the headline and thought we could win a $1000 for guessing the best combo. Carry on.


(I would buy a quality system, piece by piece as suggested...a lot depends on how serious your friend is about HT)


This is how i intended to make sure i got some feedback! Bait and switch I know but i am afterall in sales.
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#318980 - 08/18/10 10:46 AM Re: $1,000 Challenge [Re: Nashvegas Rocks]
Adrian Offline
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I want to speak to the store manager!
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