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#318984 - 08/18/10 10:55 AM Re: $1,000 Challenge [Re: Adrian]
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#318988 - 08/18/10 11:10 AM Re: $1,000 Challenge [Re: CatBrat]
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How about the new EMP line? It's too bad that he wasn't trying to put it together one year ago since they were running very nice introductory prices. But, anyways he can get a 4.0 system to start with small towers (http://store.audioholics.com/product/2715/66334/emp-impression-e5ti-tower-speakers--red-burl-pair-), some surrounds (http://store.audioholics.com/product/271...-red-burl-pair-) and $250 left for a receiver. Johnk can always has good suggestions for nice refurb AVR's for around $250 to $300 that are a huge step up in features over a budget model, or you can go with the budget Denon that you suggested. Either way, this would come in at about $1000 - $1100. Not to mention the WAF of the speakers (due to the finish) is much better than some HTIB. Later on add a sub and then a center.

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#318989 - 08/18/10 11:39 AM Re: $1,000 Challenge [Re: Nick B]
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The tricky part here is to make sure I have the clients best interests in mind when doing this and not my own. I admit that what i would do and what he wants are def two different things but I have hard time steering hime towards inferior products knowing full well he could have afforded better.

When he had his house built their were wires and mount locations ran to the ceiling of his living room and now im tryign to tell him that may not be optimal especially with a M22 due to the size. In his mind i feel he is invisioning smaller satelite speakers no center some rears and a small hidden away sub and more concentrated on the astethics of the room than acoustics.

However i think i change all fo this once he gets to my house and sits in the captains chair for some U571 and attack on home tree in Avatar. :-)
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#318991 - 08/18/10 11:48 AM Re: $1,000 Challenge [Re: Nashvegas Rocks]
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How about M0s?
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#318993 - 08/18/10 12:02 PM Re: $1,000 Challenge [Re: Ken.C]
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M0s or an "Epic Midi" (the smaller one) from Factory Outlet is about 1100-1150. Not a bad deal! I think your friend will have a very direct question to answer: does he prefer to have an adequately good complete system now ("Epic Midi" more than qualifies for "adequately good" for most people) or does he want to eventually get to a more high-end system piece by piece.

In my opinion, the in-betweens are secondary to that first question.
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#318995 - 08/18/10 12:04 PM Re: $1,000 Challenge [Re: EFalardeau]
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You might also want to consider a different HDTV. I’ve seen 46” Samsungs for below $800 locally and a friend recently got one for under $700, not sure what model. Other brands can be had for even less. Since buying my speakers I’m on my 3rd display and second receiver but still the same speakers so I’d look to free up as much as I could for those.
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#318996 - 08/18/10 12:07 PM Re: $1,000 Challenge [Re: grunt]
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I was wondering why that was in the HDMI cable thread... wink
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#318997 - 08/18/10 12:10 PM Re: $1,000 Challenge [Re: Ken.C]
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Originally Posted By: kcarlile
I was wondering why that was in the HDMI cable thread... wink


Just got up and haven’t had any caffeine. sleep

Caught it in time to delete.
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#319069 - 08/18/10 10:54 PM Re: $1,000 Challenge [Re: Nashvegas Rocks]
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Brian, unless your co-worker is totally opposed to adding-on at a later date, I'd also suggest getting better quality speakers now, even if a full set couldn't be fit in to the present budget. My suggestion would be that he get the M22s and QS4s as you have. The M22s can at least temporarily do some of the work of the sub and center speaker. As I've mentioned several times here, the M22s alone have enough bass for enjoyment of most music, although a sub is highly desirable for some music(e.g., pipe organ)and some movie LFE. On the other hand, there's no substitute for the surrounds which are essential for an HT setup.

It appears, as Dean commented, that a better price could be had on that TV or a similar one and a better price on a refurb Denon is definitely available, such as this 689 .
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#319109 - 08/19/10 10:48 AM Re: $1,000 Challenge [Re: JohnK]
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JohnK

Awesome link to the Denon, that will definately be used. I will start searching for a better deal on the TV but dont mind paying 100 dollars more or so for both a current model and the ability to return to a brick and morter store should it be DOA.
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