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Old 02-18-2012, 06:40 AM
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I just got the samsung 65" led. I need some recommendations on an AV receiver and some speakers. I've been looking at a middle line Yamaha receiver and some Polk speakers. Trying to keep the receiver under $1k and speakers about the same.
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Is that $1k per speaker or total? If it's per speaker, I run M&K S150's, SS150's and a MX350 sub and am quite happy with them.
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Forgot to mention, AVS Forum would be a great site to visit for reviews on speakers.
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1k for reciever. And 1k-1.5k on speakers
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:36 AM
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If you don't mind refurbs...try these guys
Accessories4less: High End Audio at Low End Prices!

I picked up a marantz reciever from them 3 yrs ago at about 1/2 retail and it's still running strong. I personally like the bang for buck factor of the Onkyo recievers.

If I were you I'd spend a little less on the head unit and more on your speakers. That's not a bad speaker budget at all. If you haven't already, check out the Energy speaker lineup. Vanns.com usually has some great deals on those.
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Marantz receivers have always been solid performers at a fair price. Of the new receivers, the SR5006 is $799 MSRP and incorporates a native Airplay server if you are a fan of Apple iDevices. When I was working in the residential market some years back, I had installed countless Marantz receivers. To be honest, I'm not sure I have ever seen one fail. When I designed by brother-in-laws custom HT, Marantz was the receiver of choice. Yamaha and Integra are also in line with Marantz quality and value. The options vary between manufacturers, but finding something that fits your wants and needs should be easy enough.

Speakers are just a personal preference. The biggest decision these days seems to be form factor, i.e. in-wall, floor mounted, etc. My preference would be spec the drivers, build the enclosures from scratch and architecturally integrate them into a HT space. Not necessarily what most would do, though.

Keep in mind, the markup on receivers is not all that much in comparison to speakers. When you find something you like, it definitely pays to shop around online and locally. Good luck!
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I absolutely LOVE my denon avr-991. I got it on sale for 899 when it first came out. I believe Denon did away with my particular model but the sister model (and new one) is the 3312. I was set on denon or a pioneer elite. I feel I chose wisely for what I wanted.

My speakers aren't fantastic but I feel I have. Good budget speaker set. Im probably sitting at $2k in speakers in my setup (7.1) which is cheap by most standard but I do enjoy it still
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:44 PM
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I just know that you can never go wrong with Bose
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I just know that you can never go wrong with Bose
I really hope your kidding.
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No and if you don't agree you must have not owned any yourself. The quality of sound is not just how loud it is. But how you hear everything just crisp and clear. Because unless Bose has started making their products like crap in the past 7 years I would go with them over anyone else
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